Although it is common, discovering your baby is suffering the discomfort of nappy rash can be very upsetting and the number of products promising to prevent and soothe the irritation can be mind boggling, leading parents to question which product really is the best to care for their little ones delicate skin?
Nappy rash occurs when the skin in the nappy area comes into contact with faeces and urine and becomes inflamed, and it can often flare up when your baby is teething or when you introduce a new food during weaning. Frequent nappy changes therefore are essential to prevent nappy rash, as well as allowing baby to enjoy some nappy-free time, but obviously our lives don’t always allow for this and sometimes nappy rash is inevitable. So how can worried mums and dads keep their little ones bottoms happy?
Luckily Weleda has been coming to the aid of stressed out parents and delicate skins since 1985 with their best-selling Calendula Nappy Change Cream (75ml, RRP £6.95)*, preventing and soothing sore bottoms with its 100% natural formulation, and this summer the cream celebrates its thirtieth Birthday!
Weleda’s Calendula Nappy Change Cream is made with carefully crafted ingredients, many of which are grown organically in their very own biodynamic herb gardens, including healing golden calendula and soothing chamomile. These are combined with nourishing plant oils of sweet almond and organic sesame, plus protective beeswax, purest lanolin, and comforting zinc oxide to produce a gentle balm that will protect your baby’s delicate skin from the very first day. Like the rest of the Weleda baby range, it is free from mineral oils, preservatives, parabens and artificial colours and fragrance.
Over the last decade Weleda nappy cream has won 28 awards in the UK alone and one tube is sold every ten seconds – It’s not difficult to see why. After being unhappy with some of the harsh, highly fragranced creams on the market I very quickly switched to the whole Calendula range, including the nappy cream, and never looked back. This easy to apply, lightweight cream is also first choice for a lot of celebrity mums, including Victoria Beckham, Fearne Cotton, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Holly Willoughby. I wonder if the Duchess of Cambridge is a Weleda fan too?
The Calendula Nappy Change Cream is available from Waitrose, Boots, Ocado, and leading health stores nationwide, as well as online, but I’m giving you a chance to win a cream yourself, simply by entering my Rafflecopter Giveaway** below!
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