Caring for your baby or small child with eczema

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Caring for your baby or small child with eczema

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on managing eczema in babies and young children. Eczema is a common condition that affects many families, and we understand the challenges it brings. Our new factsheet, “Caring for your baby or small child with eczema,” is designed to provide you with easy-to-follow advice and practical tips to help you care for your child’s sensitive skin.

Fact sheet

Caring for your baby or small child with eczema.  Medically reviewed and easy-to-follow information.

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Help for carers and parents.

This factsheet has been carefully co-designed with input from maternal health nurses, parents and carers, dermatologists, and other health professionals. This collaborative approach ensures that the information is both medically accurate and practically relevant for everyday care.

In this factsheet, you will find valuable information on why eczema occurs, the role of genetics and immune system factors, and debunk common myths about food-related triggers. We offer clear guidance on daily skin care routines, from moisturising to bathing, and explain how to effectively manage eczema flares with safe treatments. Additionally, you’ll learn when to seek professional help and discover useful resources like our Eczema Care Plan and Online Toolkit. At Eczema Support Australia, we are dedicated to supporting you and your child through every step of managing eczema.

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