Our battle with eczema started when our daughter was just 6 weeks old, our son also has it but hers is like nothing I’ve experienced before. It’s constant itching and as a parent I feel helpless to stop it, which is what I think we struggle with most. They also both have multiple allergies that aggravate their eczema.
Childs Farm sent our family a selection of their products for my eczema babies to try out. Atopic Eczema affects 1 in 5 children under the age of 5, 82% of parents believe their child has sensitive skin.
Most of their products have 98% naturally derived ingredients. It is all approved by paediatricians and dermatologists.
Their baby moisturiser is one of our ‘go to’ creams, we use it every day all day, on both the kiddies. It contains Shea butter, which is wonderful on skin, but it’s important to check your child can use this if they have a nut allergy. It is formulated to protect and hydrate skin.
The Sensitive Scalp Shampoo is so mild, it’s unfragranced and contains salicylic acid. Salicyclic acid has antiflamatory properties and comes from willow bark. It aids the removal of dead skin whilst soothing the scalp. We have been using this one for a while so we know it works well without any irritation to eczema.
Their wipes are biodegradable, it makes me feel less guilty about the amount of wipes we go through. The wipes were lovely and thick and smelt of grapefruit. The second ingredient is Aloe Vera, so they are nice and gentle on little one’s sensitive parts. The only problem is they are too easy to open and I have caught little lady emptying the packet a few times!
One of the most important parts of having a bath is the bubbles!! But this is something our children didn’t have for a while because you can’t just use anything when they have sensitive skin. Well, Childs Farm ‘Bubble Bath’ makes some great bubbles which smell fab too, organic tangerine! We are so happy that bubbles are back and here to stay!
Childs Farm Hand Wash, grapefruit & organic tea tree, I found hard to open but mother-in-law had the magic touch with it. Little Monkey loved washing his hands at the kitchen sink and pumping it himself. It’s specially made for persistent use throughout the day, it is a natural antibacterial as it has tea tree oil.
The first thing I want to tell you about the Hair and Body, Blackberry & Organic Apple is the smell! It’s so good I used it on myself too, couldn’t resist. One of the ingredients is Argan oil, which moisturises the skin and hair. I can’t wait to wash the kids again so that I can smell it.
The kids love the Child’s Farm products as they have fun pictures on the different bottles, it works as a great distraction when you’re trying to rinse the hair off.
Everyone will have some advice for you, either a cream, herbs, could it be an allergy, it can make your head spin. Go with your gut feeling and you will find something that works for your child.
Child’s Farm is a range designed just for little ones with eczema. It hasn’t cured my children’s eczema but it has meant we can have bubble baths, clean hands and head, knowing it’s more natural than the steroids, creams and other washes we were using before, and it’s affordable. I would recommend it.
If you would like to buy or look into Childs Farm