How far would you go to protect your baby?
Having your first baby is the most challenging yet rewarding time of our lives, one thing that overwhelmed me when Isla came along was my lioness instinct to protect her in every way and protecting her delicate skin was no exception.
Isla had quite dry skin particularly on her back and at times her face. At our 6 week doctors appointment we were prescribed an aqueous cream and emollient for in the bath. Like good dutiful parents we tried these solutions, but found them slow to show results and largely ineffective.
When i took the time to look at the ingredients I was horrified to see what i was smothering my beautiful new baby's delicate skin with and frankly I felt guilty (as mummy's often do) for the harsh chemicals i was exposing her to.
So I decided, out of interest, to try our Naturology Night Cream formulation on her, although it is predominately an anti ageing product as it's over 90% natural and designed for the most sensitive skin, I figured it couldn't do any harm to try.
To my delight within two days the dry taut looking skin on her tiny back was visibly softer and less flaky, and after a weeks use it was completely hydrated and as smooth as a little girls skin should be!
Needless to say I immediately stopped using the harsh products prescribed by the doctor and never looked back!
Over the last two years we have used the Night Cream on our gorgeous girl for everything from little patches of eczema to dry skin round her nose in the winter.
When I got pregnant for a second time last August it prompted us to look into creating a super natural cream designed especially with babies in mind! We knew we wanted something so gentle it can be used safely all over baby and deal with all the nasties we face with newborns including:
Over the last 9 months we created our fabulous Baby cream, we are calling it Cradle Cap Cream but i like to think of it as an all purpose baby balm!
The ingredients including Organic Shea Butter, Camomile & Oatmeal have been carefully selected for their kind calming properties and we are delighted with the end result.
The perfected final formula was ready just in time for the arrival of the newest Naturology family member - Florence (or Flora as we are calling her most of the time) and I can confidently say I couldn't be happier with it!
As Flora's skin adapted to her new non sterile world outside the womb her skin peeled, as many newborns do, and as you can see from the images the cream dramatically improved the appearance within just 3 days!
She has a fabulous thick head of hair and has shown no signs of cradle cap so I have not had to use it on her head! But I have used it several times a day for her nappy area and it has kept nappy rash at bay wonderfully.
The cream is really lovely and thick which makes for far easier application on a wriggly piggly baby! It should also avoid sloppy situations like the one i had when i turned my back on Isla for 10 seconds...
I tend to apply twice a day to problem areas but I have also used it for massage, as part of our bedtime routine, over her whole body
I love the fact that I am not exposing my newborn to any horrible parabens and sulphates. As with the rest of the Naturology range the cream is fragrance free, suitable for vegans, made in Britain and not tested on animals!
So in answer to the title question, how far would you go to protect your baby?
We would create our own products to protect the precious skin of our most prized possession, on the bright side it means you don't have to!
We are so confident in our products we offer a 90 day guarantee, so you have nothing to lose.
- Chloe Wallace