Nine Months More

Some things are always important

aj_sdc_200Some things will always be important. Bed time stories, kisses good night, I love you’s: these are just a few things that will always be an important part of our day, our house and the heart beat that makes up our little family.

Some things we never even knew how important they would be, until we were faced with the challenges of a newborn baby who had allergies and eczema. A newborn baby that deconstructed the puzzle of parenthood time and time again with each new hurdle we needed to overcome as we learnt what was best for his skin, for his allergies and ultimately for his wellbeing.

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Looking after AJ’s skin will always be important. Some days I catch myself looking at him and being just a little chuffed about the long way we have come. The long way that started at red raw itchy skin and a screaming baby, to now an almost eight year old boy who looks like he hardly has eczema.

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Making sure that everyone in our family looks after their skin will always be important. Only a few weeks ago the once perfectly happy PJ, who washed his hair and skin with whatever took his fancy in the shower, had an allergic reaction to one of the products. Weeks later we are still trying to manage this for him. Reminding me how important skin and the products we use is.

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With AJ we never compromised. Once his diagnosis became serious we switched exclusively to QV. My husband, who has suffered from eczema all his life, wholeheartedly entrusts his skin to QV and always has. So even before it was recommended to us by the nurses and doctors, we switched AJ to the QV range and have not looked back.

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Instantly after PJ’s recent reaction, we exclusively switched him to the QV range too and the difference has been reassuring. If anything, PJ has had a recent little habit lately of biting his bottom lip and always having red raw itchy skin as a consequence. No amount of lip balms and lip creams seemed to ease this irritation for him, until we tried the QV lip balm and within days the irritation is almost gone. I’ll be sure to pack one of those little lip balms in his school bag for next year – it is that good.

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I’ve learnt that when it comes to the things that are important, things that make a difference in the wellbeing of my family then I cannot afford to compromise. Sad faces at night because Mum is too tired to read them bed time stories are not worth it. There is always time for a story and a kiss good night. Itchy skin and irritation is not worth it. Products that I know work and products I have trusted for years will always be important for my family.

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What is important in your family?
Are eczema and allergies part of your family?

 

Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with QV. A brand my family has trusted for years and will continue to trust for years to come. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Happiness is the most important thing to my family and if my girls are itchy it makes them unhappy. They both have sensitive skin and cannot use bath soaps. The last bottle I bought was QV and it worked! I was so relieved that I had happiness reign again.

  • LydiaCLee

    Not an issue with our family, but gentle in the chemical department is good for everyone in my opinion! (Time together is important to our family, but not necessarily in the bathroom! 😉

  • Love, laughter, happiness and delight in the simple things is important in our family. We don’t have any eczema or allergies in our family that we know of, although my youngest over the past few months has been developing weird rashes on and off. We are yet to determine whether it is heat related or otherwise. QV helps.

  • I love QV and have used it for years. Fantastic cream for eczema sufferers (just about everyone at my place).

  • QV is an excellent product. My 12 year old has eczema as a baby and toddler and it was brilliant for us. We still use it on Miss 2

  • We definitely rely on QV in our house. Bell has had eczema since she was a baby, and it has always been the best for her to use.

  • We don’t have allergies or eczema in our family but I am still always so conscious about what I’m putting on their gentle little skin. QV seems very popular in family households. I must try it x

  • We’ve never had excema, but two of my girls are allergic to suncream, so I’m cautious about what else they put on their skin. I’d love to give these moisturisers a go.

  • marypreston

    I’m actually the one in the family with the eczema and allergies. QV has been a sanity saver for quite some time now.

    Time well spent together is important. The years just fly, so enjoy the now as much as possible.

  • After the events of yesterday love and making it known to each member of our family is important. Thankfully all my girls have limited skin conditions. Phoebe has had a bit of eczema and cradle cap when she was born. I didn’t know QV has a kid range.

  • Rohit

    Family health is very important in our family. Both of my son’s have eczema since first month of life and it is emotionally very draining to see little ones scratch and feel helpless in front of the scratching monster. I seriously wish that our third one stays away from this skin condition when she comes in this world.

  • Pip (@melbournelass)

    Nutrition is the most important thing in our family. Good gut health. I honestly believe this makes all the difference to skin and other vital organ functions in the body. Dealing with atopic eczema most of my life I was petrified of passing it on to my kids. Thank goodness by the time I’ve reached adulthood I’ve investigated the effect of wheat, dairy, sugars and other irritants on my skin. Watchful of these irritants and aware of the triggers coupled with probiotics in the diet has made all the difference. Who knows whether this is the reason so far my young ones haven’t had much to complain about in the skin department but they have inherited the dryness so am always looking out for the latest advice on how to treat problematic skin. Thanks for the chance to win such a useful prize. x

  • Kristine Godfrey

    My 6 month old has ezcema all over his body QV has been amazing and was recommended by his specialist peadiatrician. I would LOVE this as it would help my son immensely. His ezcema is mainly triggered by the heat. If it gets hot his rash is out in force and is quite bad.

  • Learning about new things and learning to respect and play nicely with other people is important in my family. We have the QV moisturiser which has been fabulous for my 2 year old with dry skin. My 4 year old has super sensitive skin around his mouth and hates most lip balms. I think I’ll try the QV one, I know all their other products have been fabulous! I didn’t realise they made lip balms. #TeamIBOT

  • TeganMC

    I’m so glad that you’ve got some great products to help your little guys skin.

  • We only ever used these as I have very sensitive skin and believe that a child’s skin is pure and doesn’t need any other ‘stuff’ on it!

  • Bad skin runs in our family (poor kids lucked out in that gene pool!) and we religiously use QV. There is nothing worse than the discomfort of itchy skin so to keep it at bay and happy smiling faces in our household is a priority.

  • Wow what a great giveaway! I do love the QV range, it’s just perfect for bubs. And doesn’t have an overly perfumed scent, which means we can enjoy more of that lovely freshly washed baby smell – it’s just divine. xx

  • Pen Johnston

    We are a sensitive bunch our family. Q.V has always been a part of our family, its the only brand I trust that attends to our needs.

  • Deborah Bolam

    The kids and husband all suffer with skin complaints especially eczema Q V is excellent for their skin no reactions to the products they make

  • TwitchyCorner

    We have a few QV eczema products, the teen uses the facial foam wash and the flare up cream has been used by 3/4 of us here. Good stuff.

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    Unfortunately for my 3 year old he has been passed down my problem skin we both have eczema his flares up sometimes so badly that he will leave blood on his sheets from scratching it breaks my heart. I am hoping that my 7 month old does not have to go through it too.

  • Ally L

    QV has been part of my family for as long as I can remember, I have issues with eczema, have had forever, and find this is one of the only things that helps control it. My daughter has it and is also allergic to certain things, so again, QV saves the day.

    Happiness is important in my family, one cannot maintain a true grin while itching from nasty chemicals.. QV keeps us smiling 🙂

  • We have very mild skin issues in our family but I like to be careful as my nan has terrible eczema and I grew up watching one of my poor cousins suffer horribly with the same. He was so bad they would have to put compression tights on his arms, torso and legs throughout summer months. I tear up just thinking about it!

  • ggrugger

    I have used QV on my skin that gets irritated and rashy but isn’t eczema I have always found it highly effective. I haven’t tried the lip balm, but after reading this blog I think I might put it on my shopping list. Thanks

  • Nikita Tasi

    I’ve suffered from eczema my whole life. It orginally started out on the backs of my legs, on my fingers and in the crease of my arms behind my elbows. At the age of 24 now I am probably 70% of my body now effected by eczema, it’s horrible. Most times I am covered up in clothing from head to toe because of how bad my eczema can flare up to be at times. Having eczema changes everything, its special clothes washing for me with limited products that I can use on my skin.
    Having a 16 month old baby girl now I have to be careful with her skin just incase she is to get what Mummy has, which unfortunately I think her skin is already so sensitive.

  • This giveaway is now closed.

    Congratulations Pip on your fabulous entry!

    Nutrition is the most important thing in our family. Good gut health. I honestly believe this makes all the difference to skin and other vital organ functions in the body. Dealing with atopic eczema most of my life I was petrified of passing it on to my kids. Thank goodness by the time I’ve reached adulthood I’ve investigated the effect of wheat, dairy, sugars and other irritants on my skin. Watchful of these irritants and aware of the triggers coupled with probiotics in the diet has made all the difference. Who knows whether this is the reason so far my young ones haven’t had much to complain about in the skin department but they have inherited the dryness so am always looking out for the latest advice on how to treat problematic skin. Thanks for the chance to win such a useful prize. x

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