Are you and your bub having sleepless nights due to the wicked itch? There's nothing worse than knowing your little one is uncomfortable and feeling helpless to stop it. A recent study from The Medical Journal of Australia found that two to three hours per day is spent treating your baby's eczema , and between one to two hours of their sleep each night is interrupted.

TWO TO THREE HOURS PER DAY IS SPENT TREATING YOUR BABY'S ECZEMA, AND BETWEEN ONE TO TWO HOURS OF THEIR SLEEP EACH NIGHT IS INTERRUPTED

If you’re tired of asking your baby for the hundredth time "how can I help stop this itching!" only to get blown bubbles as a response, it means it's time to try these tips:

Being wrapped up in pyjamas and tucked under the covers can get toasty, which may cause itching through the night. Make sure your baby's bedroom is cool, and use light cotton blankets rather than woollen or synthetic bedding.

Before bedtime, give your little one a lukewarm bath and moisturise their skin with massage oil once they're dry. If you're not sure what to use, try our Billie Baby Moisturiser which is specially formulated for little ones and contains a range of soothing oils that can be applied all over the body, even the face!

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While these steps will initially calm the skin enough to help your baby fall into the dream world, we're in this for the long haul... To prevent scratching throughout the night and an interrupted sleep for both you and your bub, wet dressings placed over inflamed spots will keep the area cool and calm, while cotton mitts will help minimise any further damage to the skin caused by scratching.

Give these tips a go and catch up on some shut-eye. Sweet dreams!