It’s no secret how delicate a baby’s skin is; it’s so important to treat it with the care it deserves. Babies can be prone to cradle cap or eczema; the latter’s symptoms present as patches of red, scaly dry and itchy skin. Eczema in babies often appears behind the ears and in the creases of their necks, knees and elbows.
The Organic Babies range by Green People was created by mama Charlotte Vøhtz after discovering her own daughter had eczema. Charlotte realised through her nursing and pharmaceutical background that steroids weren’t the answer.
For the past twenty years Charlotte and her company have been the pioneers behind organic skincare products, being instrumental in setting up UK industry standards in natural and organic cosmetics.
The Organic Babies range is brilliant for all babies, especially those suffering with skin complaints. The range includes gentle but effective washes, balms, salves, lotions and nappy creams. All products in the range can be used to treat the most delicate baby’s skin.
This Soothing Baby Salve contains a special mix of lavender essential oils. The salve contains organic shea butter, hemp, beeswax and calendula to help soothe irritation to soften, calm and protect skin. It lifts away cradle cap while its water resistant properties protect against nappy rash.
The Organic Babies’ Rescue Balm is luxuriously rich in organic shea butter, calendula and vitamin E. It also contains organic sunflower, almond, hemp and beeswax making it the ultimate in skincare rescue.
The balm is suitable for babies with dry, sensitive skin. It’s also specially formulated for babies prone to eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Top tip – it’s also ideal for perineal massage during pregnancy.
The Organic Babies’ Nappy Cream contains hemp, calendula and chamomile and is rich is zinc oxide 3&6 fatty acids.
The formulation of this baby balm repels water, protects against dampness and aids healing. It can be used as often as is necessary.
The Organic Babies’ baby lotion is packed with organic apricot kernel oil, shea butter and calendula extract to protect against dryness and irritation while healing sensitive skin.
The light, scent-free lotion nourishes and moisturises baby skin, and is the perfect product to use on your baby after bathtime.
This gentle wash contains key plant actives including aloe vera, chamomile and yucca which retains scalp oils and keeps skin moisturised and protected against irritation.
The Baby Wash & Shampoo is SLS-free and is suitable for daily use. The product is available in scent-free or lavender, perfect for relaxing little one before bed.
Ideal for baby massage, this scent free baby oil contains a blend of natural oils including organic evening primrose, rosehip, elderflowers and pomegranate seed.
The oil is super absorptive and can even be used by expectant mums to improve skin elasticity to help reduce stretch marks.
Extra tips to reduce eczema’s inflammation:
Keep fingernails short
Keeping finger nails short means baby is unable to scratch, the effects of which can push bacteria into open and damaged skin.
Avoid rough fabrics
Avoid dressing baby in any other than 100% cotton to minimise irritation. Choose loose clothes that allow baby’s skin to breathe.
Always use baby-specific washing powders, detergents and conditioners, as mainstream brands can be full of chlorine, brighteners, phthalates, phosphates, artificial fragrances and dyes.
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