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    Mindee has mild eczema occasionally. Is messy play a no go area? I'm thinking salt trays, shaving foam...

    I will check with mum, but I doubt she has done messy play of that sort with him so wouldn't really know.

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    I'd still have a go and watch mindees hands! ... if they start to react, remove/wash and put emollient cream on.

    it might depend what triggers a flare up. I have a little one with mild eczema, and so far, haven't found anything that makes it any worse! I only use 'sensitive' shaving gel/bubbles etc. my biggest concern is mindee eating it!

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    The same as Loocyloo - trial and error!

    I ask parents if there’s anything they know I should definitely avoid, but often the children are too young for them to have tried much.

    I then stick to sensitive products and leave out harsher things. Eg. I’ll often do shaving foam and paint, but if I know a child has sensitive skin I don’t use the paint as some of that can be quite harsh on young skin.

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    The same as Loocyloo - trial and error!

    I ask parents if there’s anything they know I should definitely avoid, but often the children are too young for them to have tried much.

    I then stick to sensitive products and leave out harsher things. Eg. I’ll often do shaving foam and paint, but if I know a child has sensitive skin I don’t use the paint as some of that can be quite harsh on young skin.
    I find most paints seem to stain hands these days! (

    I made playdough using tumeric to colour it .... mindee went home with yellow hands that took 2 days to wear off

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    I found in the past crayola was the worst paint for staining so won’t buy them at all.

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    For some reason I didn't think about turmeric staining hands - thanks for the tip! Over Christmas I sorted out my herb/spice cupboard and found so many out of date jars. I have put them all in my craft cupboard for sensory play, adding to playdough etc. I'll bear that in mind when it comes to the turmeric!

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