AD| Organic Children is a range from Green People which is formulated especially for children. It’s perfect for their sensitive skin in those precious early years.
Organic Children products are:
- tested by midwives
- use natural and certified organic materials
- free from chemicals
- kind to sensitive skin
- a little goes a long way
In the range, there are products such as:
- bath & shower gel
- hand cream
- hand wash
- shampoo & conditioner
I always use natural and organic products with Leo. He has always had really dry skin. When he was a newborn, I waited a couple of weeks before applying anything other than water to his skin and then started using organic coconut oil after his bath. I was really worried about what to use on his skin and I didn’t want to use a body wash that had any chemicals or nasties in it!
I waited until he was a few weeks old until I put any soap on his precious skin. I was proberly a bit over-cautious that he would have a reaction to something. I always patch test anything on a small area of his skin before putting it all over.
He’s now a year old and still has dry skin. He’s also touching everything at the moment, exploring the world with his little hands! Apparently, babies learn most by touch so touching things is a way for them to learn about the world.
He also feeds himself and he gets so messy, so I really needed something to protect his hands and keep them hydrated.
Green People have just launched a new berry smoothie hand wash and hand cream.
Organic Children Berry Smoothie Handwash
This natural hand wash is suitable for the most sensitive hands – even those with eczema. It’s has a berry scent to it which is so sweet and delicious, it’s sure to encourage your little one to wash their hands! I know young children don’t like doing things like this, but it’s a good way to make them a bit excited over it.
It doesn’t leave behind the trace of any nasties on their hands, just a lovely scent. The packaging is fully recyclable and it’s made from 30% recycled plastics.
It contains some plant extracts such as:
- pinapple – to remove dead skin cells
- raspberries – to give it a sweet, fruity smell
- aloe vera – to soothe irriated skin and hydtate dry skin
- apple – for a refreshing smell
Organic Children Berry Smooth Hand Cream
Paired perfectly with the hand wash is this matching children’s hand cream. It has similar features to the handwash, being natural, organic and gentle on sensitive hands.
The packaging is also made from 30% recycled plastics and is fully recyclable.
It plants extracts in the hand cream are:
- sunflower oil – to soothe and soften skin
- chamomile oil – it’s anti-inflammatory and helps to calm the skin
- aloe vera – to soothe and hydrate
- yucca – creates a foam thats suitable for sensitive skin
5 Tips for children’s dry hands in winter
It’s so important to teach children to wash their hands and how to wash them properly. Especially during winter when there are lots of bugs going around. There’s also the pandemic to think about and I’m sure we are all more conscious of washing our hands. Or using antibacterial hand gel which can dry and irritate our skin. If your child is of school age, they might be using hand gel quite often at school or nursery. Frequently wetting and drying your hands can remove the skins natural barrier which is why they can get irritated and sore.
The last thing you want is for your child to end up with dry, cracked and chapped hands! So here are some tips to help prevent your child from getting dry hands this winter.
Pick the right soap
Use a soap that is gentle and moisturising for the skin, such as Organic Children’s hand wash. Usually, if hand soups are advertised as antibacterial then they tend to be drying.
Dry their hands well after washing
Make sure your child’s hands are dry after washing them. If they are older, teach them how important it is to dry their hands and not let them air dry. When I was a child, I never used to dry my hands properly and always ended up with chapped hands!
Get them into the habit of using a moisturiser like Organic Children’s hand cream after washing their hands to keep them soft and protected.
Ask your doctor
If your child’s hands are red, sore and itchy then it might be time to contact the doctor to see if they have a skin condition that might need some medicated cream prescribing.
Get them gloves
Protect their hands by getting them gloves and encouraging them to wear them when they are outside!
Getting children to take care of their hands can be tricky, but teaching them how to do it early can get them into the habit of taking care of their skin both while they are at home and at school.
Have you tried the Children Organic’s range before?