Yes, we had another hot night down south – over 20 degrees.

MyItchyBoy was already suffering an eczema flare-up from Friday so the heat was not at all welcome.  We had all the windows open throughout the house as well as the loft hatch, to let the heat up and out.

However, sleep was still a struggle.  MIB complained of being too hot and I felt helpless as he continually asked me to help him ‘not be so hot’.  I swapped his beloved pj’s for a vest and shorts and gave in and let him in with husband and me.  This always seems to help him calm down, even though I’m sure it was warmer snuggled up between two warm people.

When I say ‘snuggled’ I should really point out that ‘star-fished’ is perhaps more descriptive of MIB’s interpretation of bed sharing.  Unfortunately although MIB managed to get a lot of sleep after that, husband and I struggled due to little feet jabbing in our backs and the sound of MIB raking his skin (you’ll know the sound if your child has eczema – it’s one up from scratch and a truly horrid noise).  It is hard to ignore him attacking his skin so badly, even if he is asleep.

MIB eventually went back to his own bed in the wee small hours and then stayed there happily til 9 Saturday morning.  Unfortunatley, husband and I didn’t get to enjoy the lie in so were walking around a bit like zombies all day.

Once MIB was up and fed I popped him in the bath to wash off all the sweat and last night’s cream before loading his skin up again.

At least last night was a bit cooler  Am sad to see the summer go, but it is a blessing for MyItchyboy’s skin.



My son has atopic eczema and he reacts badly to dairy, soya and we are slowly working towards him eating eggs again. He's had a mild anaphylactic reaction to peanuts and has regular flare-ups to random things that we rarely manage to pinpoint. I started the blog to share my experiences and frustrations of having an itchy boy.

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