If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I am something of a kids skincare connoisseur – I’ve become obsessive in making sure that H uses good quality skincare that looks after his skin without tons of nasties. There is the other issue of cost of course, with daily baths, you can be replacing your kiddy’s skincare quite often like we do and it adds up.
So I am sort of in love with Childs Farm products at the moment!
See, I loved Melvita and L’Occitane kids skincare, but they were both discontinued. I like Weleda’s White Mallow range very much too, Burts Bees I find is inconsistent – their products smell incredible but I don’t find them entirely suitable. Then there is Childs Farm, which is more affordable than any of the ranges I’ve just named, is SLS and Parben free, and is ok for sensitive and ezcema prone skin.
I tried some of their range when it was on offer at John Lewis’ and liked it enough to get a few more bottles. I have tried their washes and bubble baths; I found them all effective, gentle and nice smelling.
I have 3 more products here to quickly review too!
Hand and Body Lotion for Silky Skin (£3.99)
At first I couldn’t get the pump working…but thankfully it was ok! I like pump lotions as its more hygienic than a pot, even though I wash my hands before dipping my hand in of course!
This has a light texture but still leaves a film on the skin in a good way – for me, lotions that disappear into H’s skin quickly are not enough to hydrate for 24 hours until his next bath and he has dry skin. It’s a very simple but nice lotion to use, good for normal skin types and healthy but a little dry types too! If you have very dry skin or say issues currently like flaking, try a cream instead. When H’s skin is healthy this lotion works well, if his skin is playing up, I might move to Aveeno which is like a thick gel, or Salcura.
Quick Dip! 3 in 1 Swim for Hair to Toe after Swim Care (£3.99)
I wanted to try this because H now had swimming lessons and I hate the thought of chlorine being left on his skin. This 3 in 1 was is good for getting rid of chlorine and works for skin and hair. It seems to work better than the Klorane product I have been using and I can’t smell any chlorine on his skin or hair after using this at all which is great – who wants to walk around with that smell all day!
Can’t fault this product at all, recommended to young swimmers!
Nappy Cream of Happy Bottoms (£3.85) (have you noticed that Childs Farm products have cute illustrations on the bottles?!).
I am dedicated to Sudocrem for bums BUT I do like tube nappy creams for the baby bag – it’s quicker to use and more hygienic. This bum cream is ok for newborns, has 98% natural ingredients, contains no paragons, SLS, mineral oils or colours. Perfect for a newborn!
I found this nappy cream had a thick but still spreadable texture (not the same firmness as sudocream but not too thin – I prefer thicker bum creams that do leave a protective layer on the skin). I like the blandness of the cream – overly thin or fragranced or coloured ones are just weird to me (drapolene for example is luminous pink, and H’s bum HATES it). I found this to be quite a gentle, effective cream and I could see it didn’t cause any stinging or problems. I’d definitely use this on baby no. 2!
Check out the full range of Childs’ Farm , also check Amazon, as I found they have discounts on some products!
I have quite a selection now and we use them up within a month but at these prices, they’re not a pain to replace. Also check out their bubble bath, they are SOOOO bubbly!