A few weeks ago, I wrote about how The Baby had developed a nasty nappy rash. It was awful, worse than she had ever had before, and it spread down her thighs. I’m still not sure what had caused it, although each time she teeths she does get a rash, so maybe it was the prolonged teething that was the culprit for this nasty, sore rash. Who knows, though.
At the time, I was desperate to find something natural and organic to clear the rash up. I am quite fussy about the products I am prepared to put on The Baby’s skin, and always opt for natural, paraben-and-other-chemical-free lotions. I did manage to find something online, but it didn’t arrive in time, and in the end I used traditional, well-known pharmaceutical-brand creams, and eventually the rash subsided.
I was, therefore, very interested when Baby Sensory contacted me to ask if I would try out their handmade, natural Nappy Balm. It was well-timed, too, as the first signs of another bout of nappy rash were just beginning to erupt.
The first thing I noticed about the balm was how rich, yet quickly absorbed it is. It is completely scent-free, as it contains no essential oils, and no synthetic perfumes. In fact, the ingredients give you a good idea of how moisturising and protecting it is; sunflower seed oil, olive oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and castor oil. Nothing man-made, nothing nasty, just lovely skin-nourishing cream.
In the blurb, Baby Sensory also mention that there is no Vitamin E from wheat-germ oil, which reduces gluten sensitivity. There has obviously been a bit of care and thought put into this product.
The best thing about the balm from The Baby’s point of view, however, is not that it is completely natural and organic, nor that the early signs of nappy rash cleared within a couple of days, nor that the balm is a fantastic barrier cream and there has been no sign of another rash in the two weeks we have been using it, despite the other classic signs of teething (we are getting through 3 or 4 outfits a day due to oceans of dribble…my washing machine can’t keep up). No, these things don’t really matter to The Baby. But what does matter is that the pot is plastic, and can therefore be chewed, bitten, thrown, and generally treated like any other teething toy, without being snatched out of her little grasp along with the words, “No it’s GLASS! If you drop it, it will HURT!” screeching from my mouth.
So well done, Baby Sensory, Mum and Baby are both very happy with your Nappy Balm!
Baby Sensory Nappy Balm retails at £5.99 for a 50 ml pot. They can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can find more information about this fabulous product at www.babysensoryshop.com. For information about the ideas behind Baby Sensory and their classes, along with facts about child development, visit www.babysensory.com.
This review is all my own opinions and words. Baby Sensory sent me a pot of Nappy Balm, along with a page of background information, but I was not paid to write this post. Image taken from www.babysensoryshop.com.