Eczema-prone skin, baby’s skin dryness: how can you talk about it at the nursery?
Written in partnership with Dr. Clarence De BELILOVSKY, dermatologist & member of the Mustela experts' circle.
Initiating a dialogue with the childcare worker about your child's eczema-prone skin's symptoms and signs
It is time to entrust the care of your child to a nursery or to school. Is it also time to talk about his or her atopic-prone skin? Why not! First of all, there is no shame in being affected. It is true that atopic dermatitis is a skin problem, but it is also common and, most important, non-contagious.
You will probably find that the childcare worker, teacher or someone else from the nursery is already well-informed on this topic. With nearly 15% of infants and 20% of children under age seven affected1, your child will not be an exception.
In any case, the choice to share information about it is yours: you will always be the one to decide, according to your child’s sensitivity, the context, the people you choose to talk to, and so on.
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If you hesitate to talk about it, don’t worry, you don’t have to linger over the details. Informing the teaching staff as of your first visits is only going to help them to welcome, take care of and understand your child throughout the year:
If you still don’t know what to do, this simple question might help you decide: What is less stressful: to talk about it or to say nothing? Sometimes, you just have to follow your intuition.
1 Source : Fondation Dermatite Atopique