Experts say that eczema is the biggest skin condition facing Britain’s children. This comes after an international study found that levels in Britain are amongst the highest in the world, with around 1 in 5 children being diagnosed and 65% of those within their first year of life.
Eczema is the name given to the condition where the skin becomes itchy and inflamed. It can be so itchy that your child continually scratches leading to it becoming infected and affecting their quality of life. Whilst there is no cure for eczema , there are ways to reduce outbreaks by avoiding common triggers such as rough clothing, chemicals or being too hot and damp.
While there is no known cure for eczema, treatments aim to control the symptoms by reducing inflammation and relieving the itching. Bamboo cotton and organic cotton clothing are thought to be particularly beneficial to children with eczema for a number of reasons:
- Both are natural fabrics which allow the skin to breathe.
- They are softer than standard cotton so they don’t irritate delicate skin.
- Bamboo cotton is four times more absorbent than standard cotton helping to maintain body temperature by removing moisture from the skin.
- Organic/Bamboo cotton is also thought to have anti-bacterial properties preventing the spread of infection.
A number of parents have found organic and bamboo cotton clothing to reduce discomfort associated with eczema, including myself. Below are quotes from a few:
“ I bought a few bamboo baby grows recently and they are soooo much softer and nicer on the skin than cotton.”
“Bamboo has such a lovely soft feel like cashmere”
“I first started buying bamboo and organic clothing when my baby was suffering from an allergic rash and my GP recommended it. It seemed to help”
“I have been so pleased with the improvement in my babies skin since she has been wearing organic clothing”
KyNa Boutique have a great range of organic clothing for children, all with free delivery & free 60 day returns.