Nature’s Child Natural Organic Baby Powder was designed initially to help at nappy change time. It quickly became apparent to us that adults were buying baby powder for themselves as well. The purpose of using baby powder is to keep your babies bottom dry at nappy change time and is the perfect prevention in the heat to avoid skin irritations, which is why adults use it for themselves as well.
Your baby is unique, so not all babies will have the same risk of nappy rash. There is a lot of online chatter about what can affect nappy rash and our short article on this topic will be a great help.
In brief, the following factors will affect the rash. The season, the climate, diet, nappy fabrics, nappy wipes, how often you change your babies nappy and what stage of development your baby is at. Teething, for example, is a time when nappy rash and other skin irritations can flare-up. The lack of consistent experience across all babies makes it difficult to give one rule of advice.
Consider using a natural baby powder if you have trouble keeping things dry. You may go through periods you don’t need it and others where you will use it a lot.
When using baby powder, make sure not to let it build up between folds of skin and wipe away residue at your next nappy change. Remember that baby powder is more for prevention than treating a diaper rash. When an outbreak does occur switch to a nappy balm to soothe the skin. If it doesn’t go away in a few days, get it checked out by a doctor.
Time-Saving to Help Prevent Nappy Rash
One of the most popular reasons to use baby powder is the application process, it’s just so simple! Just a quick shake of baby powder takes a few seconds which is simpler to use as a preventative than a nappy cream. This time-saving aspect is a big appeal. You simply shake out the perfect amount as needed. It is impossible to over-use, and we love to get messages from happy customers who comment how long this one container lasts! As far as we know, our natures child organic baby powder remains the only fully certified organic baby powder in its class, made right here in Australia.
Ingredients: Certified Organic Tapioca starch, Kaolin (Australian white clay), Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil.
The natural blend of tapioca and kaolin mineral powder in our organic baby powder is a winning combination. This blend provides effective moisture control with tapioca acting as a smoother alternative to the more popularly used corn starch. The addition of kaolin (white clay) helps the product glide even smoother against the skin. Lavender soothes and gives off a subtle, pleasant floral scent.
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Baby Powder was once considered a daily essential by our mothers until the habit seemed to skip a generation when the whole talcum powder scandal hit – and rightly so!
Our founder Jannine Barron loved using baby powder on her babies, so she set out to create a beautiful talc-free baby powder that is also gluten-free.
When Jannine researched potential ingredients for a natural baby powder, she found that the most commonly known and used starch-based powder is corn-starch. Most natural baby powders on the market were using corn-starch, which kept the price under $10, but the price is never the main motivator at Nature’s Child.
We are conscious of keeping prices affordable for our customers but we know that Nature’s Child is known as a brand that stands for the very best quality and always certified organic so we kept searching for better ingredients than cornstarch. Our customers trust us to use the best, chemical-free ingredients and always certified organic where available.
The other cheap ingredient that baby companies were using to keep prices low was a primary base of mineral powder. Kaolin, also known as white clay, is very mild and silky as well as very effective at preventing friction and moisture. Kaolin also has a long history of being used by indigenous communities worldwide for healing. There are no major toxicity concerns, but it is not available in a certified organic form. We found a happy compromise by using kaolin in just 5% of our product, which allowed the application of our baby powder to be perfected without compromising the organic integrity.
The result is a baby powder that is just gorgeously soft to use! Made with tapioca, the softest powder available with a gentle hint of lavender. Our formula is enhanced with a natural mineral powder to ensure it’s easy and economical to use.
You can buy baby powder direct from natures child or at your local health food store and all good on-line baby stores.
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