by Lina Ristevska March 27, 2017

No one likes seeing his or her child uncomfortable. But for families with children who have eczema, distressing, itchy rashes are all too common. Eczema in children may stem from a variety of factors, such as contact irritants, environmental allergens, and even certain foods (like cow milk). While it’s always key to address the root cause with your healthcare professional, here are our top five tips to reduce toddler eczema.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids in the Diet May Help Reduce Toddler Eczema

Omega 3 fatty acids, including DHA, influence many different body systems, including the skin. They have an anti-inflammatory effect and may help reduce toddler eczemasymptoms.

Food Trigger May Cause Toddler Eczema

Cow dairy may trigger toddler eczema. Use a 7-day diet diary to track eczema symptoms and identify possible triggers. If cow milk seems to be contributing to your toddler’s eczema, swap it out for Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler formula.*

Moisturize! 

Keeping skin moist is key to treating toddler eczema. Apply an unscented, hypoallergenic moisturizer twice per day, especially after bathing (ideally within 3 minutes). To address flare-ups, first, moisturize and then protect the skin. We like to use coconut oil along with a zinc oxide-based barrier cream.

Keep Nails Short

Scratching eczema patches leads to increased inflammation and itching. Reduce scratching by keeping your little one’s nails short, and using scratch mitts overnight if necessary.

Reduce Home Allergens

Eczema may be associated with environmental allergies. Reduce home allergens in the home by using a HEPA air filter, vacuuming often, and regularly washing bed linens with hypoallergenic detergent.

Eczema can be triggered by a long list of factors – and the ideal solution for treating eczema in toddlers is to find and address the root cause. For a more in-depth look at eczema, see Symptom Spotlight: Eczema.


Kabrita non-GMO Goat Milk Formula is designed to maintain the natural comfort of little ones during feeding transitions, such as weaning, supplementing or changing formulas due to skin or tummy troubles*.

Are you curious to see if Kabrita Goat Milk Formula may be right for your family? Check out our free trial kit today!

We encourage parents to consult their little one’s healthcare provider before making a feeding change. 

*Not suitable for cow milk protein allergy.

Lina Ristevska
Lina Ristevska

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