13. Use good biomechanics when placing baby in your hands-free baby carrier. Yes, baby carriers are awkward when you first use them. Extra fabric is hanging off your front, you can’t see what you’re doing, and baby is flailing and practically sideways once you try to get him in. So have the carrier strapped on and ready to go, sit down while placing baby in the carrier, keep baby close to your body, sit while placing baby inside, try standing with one leg propped up on a higher surface such as bench or floor of car in order to situate baby, and maybe even insert baby while standing in front of a mirror so you can see what the heck is going on. Keep yourself safe. And don’t drop your baby.
It is important to use the correct amount of topical steroid for your eczema, as instructed by your healthcare professional. Topical steroids should be applied with clean hands so that the skin just glistens. It can sometimes be difficult to judge how much steroid to use and there are guidelines on the amount required to cover body areas that are affected by eczema. These are based on the Finger Tip Unit (FTU), and explained in detail in our fact sheet which you can download as a pdf from the related documents to the right of this page.