Approximately 60% of all those with Atopic Dermatitis develop the disease in the first year of life, and 90% within their first five years1.
This article explains how to care for young atopic skin, understanding the challenges parents face during the first days and weeks of a young infant’s life. We examine how gentle and regular skincare application helps to keep young skin moisturised, prolonging the periods between flare-ups and reducing their severity. We also look at how to adjust your newborn or toddler’s routine to suit the phase their skin is in. As newborn babies have very thin skin and not yet completely developed barrier functions, parents need to know exactly what basic care to use. Specialized skincare can alleviate the symptoms of neurodermatitis, atopic eczema in infants, atopic dermatitis in infants and atopic dermatitis in toddlers. To find out more about the symptoms, causes and triggers of this disease, read Atopic Dermatitis in babies and Children.