I was interested therefore when Green People got in touch to ask if we would like to try out some organic products from their Organic Babies collection. Each product in the range is Certified Organic, providing the purest, most natural products to use on baby's skin. They are midwife approved, eczema friendly and very concentrated, meaning a little product goes a long way. There are 7 products in the Organic Babies range, including Soothing Baby Oil, Nappy Cream Baby Balm and Baby Salve. These are the products we were sent to try out...
Baby Wash & Shampoo (£7.50)
This smells amazing! It's a gorgeous lavender scent and when I pour it into Little L's bath I am immediately transported to a late summer afternoon in a beautiful lavender field. It's not that horrid fake lavender smell at all and I notice the calming aroma seems to settle Little L after his bath and it helps him sleep well. A little goes a long way and as we are a family who love bubbles in the bath, we were pleased that although it's a very natural product, it still gives off lots of lovely bubbles. I also like the fact that it can be used on his hair and to wash his skin too and he feels incredibly soft and clean after we've used it. I'd say it's well worth the money and the 150ml tube will last us quite some time as you really don't need to use much.
Dry Skin Baby Lotion (£10.50)
This is such a lovely product and I've even tried some on my own very dry hands (I always get such dry hands in the winter and washing endless baby grows makes them even drier). Bar getting extremely dry skin when he was a week old all over his body, he hasn't suffered again with any dryness at all, probably because we have been diligent in using the Organic Babies Bath Wash. But I have put some of this lotion on his skin after a bath and it was lovely and light and soaked in very quickly. It's scent free so good for babies who might be prone to eczema.
Mum & Baby Rescue Balm (£10.50)
Any decent product with multiple uses as got to be worth the £10.50 price tag in my opinion because this multi-purpose product can be used to treat dry and irritated skin, and as it's packed with vitamins, you know you're helping to nourish the skin. It contains fairy traded shea butter, organic calendula and vitamin E and organic sunflower, sweet almond and hemp seed oil. This magic skin saviour can be used on the perineum to prepare the skin for stretching during birth, as nipple balm which is safe to use before, during and after breastfeeding. It can also be used to help target cradle cap. I would liken the consistency to the Lansinoh balm, just not quite as thick and pasty. It becomes quite oily once it comes into contact with warm skin. I've used it on L's cradle cap and its helped to nourish the dry flakiness on his scalp.
I'm really impressed with the Organic Babies products we have been sent to try and I'd love to try out some of the other products in the range, particularly the nappy cream, as both LO and L get nappy rash. The baby oil also sounds lovely and perfect for use for a relaxing baby massage.
In my opinion the Organic Babies products are well worth the money and considering they are all Certified Organic, and contain over 90% active organic ingredients, are very good value for money compared to other baby products on the market. For me, it's so reassuring as a mum to know that the products I'm putting on my children's skin are free from nasty chemicals and are natural and organic, especially when faced with such a huge range of products on the market, it can be hard to know what to choose. The packaging is lovely and simple and any of these products would make a fabulous gift for a mama to be.
Organic Babies products can be purchased from selected John Lewis stores, independent health stores and online at www.greenpeople.co.uk and Ocado.
NB: I was very kindly sent these 3 products to try for the purposes of this review but all opinions are my own.