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Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Lydia and my sons name is Elias. My husband and I were focused on getting through a high risk pregnancy, so we were relieved when Eli arrived. I took to parenting, I felt like I was in my element. I’m an avid reader, so I was over prepared with superficial knowledge, but it didn’t hurt. It’s funny to think about now because I had so much information and when we reached our first big problem I didn’t know much about it.

We found that Eli had eczema somewhere around the two-month mark. My husband and I don’t have eczema. We have family members with eczema, so we thought we would have enough tips to handle it easily. I had no idea, how severe it could be. On the worst days we dealt with a crying sleepy baby with torn skin and infections. The advice we were getting wasn’t working. We found that allergies were having a negative effect on his skin. To read more about Eli’s story read my article on Medium.

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The purpose of this blog is to find other parents who may have felt what I felt. I felt that nothing I read was helping and there was no one I could turn to who was going through what I was. This blog is a place for advice, information and venting. A place where you can learn more about eczema, and also find parents who are going through a struggle similar to yours. You will find tips about dry skin and allergies, but also tips about more severe eczema that can’t always be soothed with a bath.

Some websites have everything you need to know about eczema and I will share those with you. I always wanted somewhere to turn to on the hard nights, when you have tried every tip you read, but nothing worked. I never found that site. I hope to someday create that space. For now, I will begin with sharing our story and what works for us. Our journey is far from over, and we are still learning every day. I hope to share with you all that I know and learn more from you as well.

Explore the site and leave your comments and questions below or contact me on twitter using #eczemama.

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