- Cloth Nappy Friendly
- Disposable Nappy Friendly
- ACO Certified Organic
- Australian Made
- Zero Waste Packaging
- Palm Oil Free
- GMO Free
Suggested Uses for Nature’s Child Bottom Balm
*nappy change time
*cradle cap on newborns
Few other products stand up to this bottom balm in the amount of certified organic ingredients used, in a beeswax base.
Bottom Balm is made with Cloth Nappies in mind so you can be assured it is safe to use with all cloth nappy fabrics.
Ingredients: Certified Organic Olive Oil, Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, Certified Organic Almond Oil, Certified Organic Beeswax, Unrefined Certified Organic Calendula infused in Sunflower Oil, Certified Organic Comfrey infused in Sunflower Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Certified Organic Lavender Oil, Certified Organic Chamomile, Roman Oil. * This product is Certified by ACO (Australian Certified Organic)
Heavenly Bottom Balm – What active ingredients help soothe babies skin?
Every Single Ingredient in Bottom Balm is a skin calming ingredient which is why it is so effective. There are no fillers at all. The most powerful herbs are the comfrey and calendula. These are anti inflammatory and skin calming with a rich history of use in many cultures around the world. Olive Oil is packed with antioxidants and is highly hydrating and Sunflower Oil is loaded with essential fatty acids, including omega-6, which have been shown to be effective in eliminating skin infections like dermatitis and sunburns. We use Vit E in its natural form known as Tocopheryl Acetate which is highly moisturising properties for antioxidant protection and immunity. Lavender and Chammomile Essential Oils are calming both on the skin and nervous system and they smell divine while being safe for newborns.
It is also important to note what WE DON’T include. Common nappy rash creams at the chemist are based on Petroleum, Alcolhol and Lanolin formulas. They also contain active ingredients that are iriritants and hormone disrupters such as fragrance or chemical compounds written in large capital letters on the front of tubs to indicate safety concerns. It really upsets me that it’s even legal to sell some of the brands on chemist and supermarket shelves.
While claims for a cure on skincare is regulated in Australia, ingredients are not so most people will be shocked to learn that what we assume is SAFE is not regulated at all. Only claims are. This is why we cannot say that our balm Cures anything, we can only let you know that it may assist.
Tips to prevent nappy rash
You can remove excess moisture and avoid friction as a first step in avoiding nappy rash. Any severe rash that continues after these tips may need the help of a naturoath as it could be a gut issue with your bub. 99% of parents can prevent or stop nappy rash by
1 – Avoid excess soap and petroleum based creams that contain skin irritants and fragrance
2 – Keep babies bottom clean with simple water, pat dry and give nappy free time to air their skin. No Nappy time gives friction free skin time
3 – use talc free baby powder at every nappy change to keep moisture off skin
4 – use organic cotton and bamboo fabrics with nappies so only natural fibres against the skin
Our Recommended Nappy change routine at the change table
The nappy change space has to be an area that is fun to visit as you will come here many times a day. It also has to be the most organized area of your home. Ideally your table is a comfortable height for you so when you bend over there is no back strain. A comfortable mat means your baby is comfortable and happy. Take your time as babies love nappy free time and many songs and love have happened during nappy changes. Treat it as a joy, not a chore and many delights and memories will be created at the change table.
Have a toy or book handy for baby to enjoy. This is a lovely time to do some baby massage, especially if its close to bed time. Have all your nappies folded and stacked for easy access, have access to clean water or have a spray bottle of water there to use, your baby powder, your bottom balm, your baby wipes, your baby wash, your baby massage oil, your nappy liners, nappy bucket, absolutely everything that you may need!. Check supplies before you leave the area so you never get caught out.
1 – Remove nappy from your baby
2 – Remove the nappy liner and put aside for flushing if there is poo on the liners or compost or bin if its just a wee liners
3 – Check babies clothing for soiling or wetness and remove any wet or poo stained clothing, checking especially their back just above where the nappy ends, which is where sneaky poo or wetness sometimes is left!
4 – Place soiled nappy in nappy bucket
5 – Take a cloth nappy wipe and thoroughly wipe front, back and all creases to ensure there is absolutely no poo or urine residue on your babies skin. Once you are done, take one more clean cloth baby wipe and give one final wipe or check.
5 – If baby is not tired or hungry, allow them time to kick and be nappy free, enjoy a song or chat and take your time to enjoy these few minutes.
While baby is happy, check the area of accidental mess or poo or urine. There is nothing worse than a lovely fresh outfit on your baby getting accidentally soiled!
6 – If there is any sign of rash, use a small amount of Nature’s Child Organic Bottom Balm and spread liberally to both assist calming of the rash and as a barrier to more urine.
7 – If there is no sign of rash, just before you are ready for a new nappy, shake some natures child organic baby powder on their skin and rub lightly to spread powder over the area, this will ensure moisture protection and prevention.
8 – Wash your own hands thoroughly. Then wash your babies hands if they are a little older. It’s unnecessary for a newborn unless they have accidentally picked up some poo on their hands. Wipe hands clean and dry with a cloth baby wipe.
Nature’s Child makes Gorgeous Baby Products that are Certified Organic, cost effective and convenient without costing the earth. We love the Natures Child range because it is ACO Certified Organic, Australian Made, Preservative Free, Fragrance Free, Gluten Free, Palm Oil Free & Cruetly Free.