Take a look at some of the gentle baby products on the market. Normally hypoallergenic, organic or natural (or a mix of all three) – these products are perfect for those who have sensitive skin. Here are a few of my favourite baby buys:
One of the loveliest baby brands is British Willow Organic – not least because of its retro, cute bunny pictures on the packaging. There’s a whole range of products available (with coveted Soil Association Certification) for men and women, but the baby selection includes a lovely choice of mild, highly organic products. These are delicately fragranced with Chamomile and Lavender, known for their soothing and calming properties.
The nourishing Massage Oil moisturises and cares for baby’s skin and mum’s, too. It can be used on baby for a bonding experience that helps your baby sleep more deeply. And afterwards, make sure you get your massage, so you can sleep with them!
The soothing Chamomile & Lavender Baby Balm gently calms and moisturises, helping to protect against nappy rash. It’s a great all-rounder and one to throw in your bag when out and about as it is also ideal for chapped lips and any dry areas. willowbeautyproducts.co.uk
This Bath Soak from Little Me Organics is ideal for sensitive skin or eczema sufferers. It gently cleanses and contains soothing organic aloe vera, hydrating pear and mallow to leave skin subtly scented. littlemeorganics.co.uk
Thea Organic Skincare produce a vast range of 100% natural products for all the family. I particularly like the Organic Coconut and Lavender Baby Lotion. It has a wonderful scent and deeply moisturises skin with its sweet almond oil and refreshing orange blossom. Meanwhile, the Foot Lotion has skin-softening natural oils, purifying antioxidants and nutritious vitamins. It eases fluid retention in the feet, ankles and legs whilst replenishing and balancing the skin. Certain to put a spring in your step. theaskincare.com
I love this Organic First Aid Lotion from Essential Care. It contains aloe, tea tree, echinacea and lavender. While it is perfect for kiddies’ cuts and scrapes – due to its antibacterial effect – it can also be used on spots, acne, bites, burns and after tweezing. essential-care.co.uk
Dab this genius balm from This Works on your pulses for a good night’s sleep when baby is slumbering. It can also be used to moisturise dry elbows, heels or cuticles. thisworks.com
It may say Kids on the packaging, but this 30SPF spray from Soltan is perfect for sensitive types. It is hypoallergenic and absorbs really easily into skin. It also is extra water resistant and leaves skin dry to the touch so sand does not stick to you. Which, let’s face it, women hate more than children! Result! boots.com
Green People’s Organic Babies Mum & Baby Moisturiser uses lavender for a relaxing treat. It not only deeply soothes dry skin but is non-greasy and calming, too. A great body lotion. greenpeople.co.uk
Lastly, these are a brilliant find for both kids and adults. Extremely light and non-messy, so perfect for travelling. They contain 50% feet so you’ll have effective protection against biting insects. Got ya.