I have recently been sent some of the products from the Earth Friendly Baby and the Earth Friendly Kids range to review. This is excellent news for us as The Boy has very sensitive skin, something he has inherited from his parents; both hubby and I suffered from eczema as children, him far worse than me, and I tend to have allergic reactions to many products.
My sister had given me a tube of their Organic Red Clover Diaper Care Cream when I first had The Boy and it is marvellous stuff. The smallest amount on nappy rash clears it up fairly quickly and without harshness from chemicals. So I was more than happy to receive a pack of Earth Friendly Kids Gentle Wipes and Organic Lavender Shampoo & Bodywash to review.
The Earth Friendly Kids Gentle Wipes (flushable and 100% biodegradable) are soft and thick, which is always great. I've tried a few supermarket own-brand wipes that are quite thin and almost a little gritty, so these were a 'refreshing' change. Nothing worse when dealing with certain nappies to have to use one that is too thin! I should point out that they are labelled as being 'ideal for toilet training and sticky hands' and not intended for nappies, but they do actually work. They are nicely fragranced containing 100% organic Aloe Vera which is also soothing for little sensitive bottoms!
The one that I really must rave about is the Organic Lavender Shampoo & Bodywash. We started using it hoping that it would help with The Boy's scalp as he appears to have recently developed a toddler version of cradle-cap, which is a complete mystery to me; he never had it as a baby! It is brilliant! As it is lavender it's soothing and calming to his scalp, and used just before bedtime it is very relaxing. All three of the washes in the range contain Chamomile ' as a key ingredient, because for centuries, Chamomile has been used for its gentle healing properties – ideal for babies'. It's a top-toe wash and only the smallest amount needs to be used as it is concentrated. This one I am a big fan of, and when we run out it is definitely going to be the one that we use as opposed to Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I am a convert!
The kind folk over at Earth Friendly Baby have offered up a few products for a competition. One of you lucky individuals can be in with a chance to win items from their Earth Friendly Kids range: the Zingy Citrus Bubblebath has a blend of organic extractswith an easy-pouring bottle while the Zingy Citrus Body Lotion is ideal for the whole family, has a skin nourishing formula and has an easy to use pump.
To be in with a chance to win these two items just tell me what your child's favourite bath-toy is in the comments box below.
Extra entries are available through:
– tweeting the following: I want to win Earth Friendly Baby products on @TheBoyandMe's blog http://www.TheBoyandMe.co.uk
– following me on twitter (@TheBoyandMe)
– subscribing to my blog.
Don't forget to tell me what you've done, or you'll only receive one entry!
Competition ends Saturday 19th February 2011 at 8pm.
Open to UK residents only.
The Winner: I assigned each entry a number and then used random.org to randomly generate a winning number. It was no. 44 which was HoniebUK. Congratulations!