* This post is an entry for BritMums Confessions of a Summer Parent Challenge, sponsored by Anchor.
Every skin is different and it might require different regimen but all babies have something in common, their skin is thinner, more delicate and definitely more sensitive and much more prone to dryness than adult skin, therefore it requires special protection. Baby skin should only be exposed to mild, child friendly products, which will nourish their skin, protect its natural balance and maintain the outer, protective layer. Skinfix can offer it all.
Skinfix Inc. is a Canadian company that makes healing balms and daily care products that treat skin’s most vexing conditions. Their story starts around 1850 in Victorian England when a Yorkshire merchant compounded an active skin healing ointment. Through the years they have changed their “place of business” but their formulas are still compounded using the scientific traditions of pharmacopeia.
Now they return to Brittan.
Skinfix, has launched a range of skin care products onto the UK market. Their collection is dermatologist recommended, fragrance-free and use natural ingredients. At present there is four product design especially with babies in mind:
Skinfix Baby Gentle Hair & Body Wash 236ml RRP £12.99
A mild and gentle formula that cleanses baby’s delicate skin and hair. Sulfate free and fragrance free, this 2-in-1 formula uses natural botanical based cleansers that are tear-free and won’t strip away skin’s natural moisture or irritate. Key Features: dermatologist recommended; made with 98% natural ingredients; free of tree nut & peanut ingredients, sulfates, fragrance, parabens and phthalates; non-stripping, safe for daily use on sensitive, eczema-prone skin; tear free, 2-in-1 formula; suitable for: 0-5 years old .
Skinfix Baby Gentle Lotion 236ml RRP: £12.99
Specifically formulated for dry, sensitive and eczema-prone baby skin. Free of fragrance and irritants, this silky lotion is infused with natural moisturisers and soothing botanicals that quickly absorb to banish dryness on contact. The perfect texture for all-over body application and the key to a regimen that keeps baby skin healthy and supple after bathing. Key Features: dermatologist recommended; made with 98% natural ingredients; free of steroids, tree nut & peanut ingredients, fragrance, parabens and phthalates; lightweight, easy to apply and deeply hydrating; safe for daily use on sensitive, eczema-prone skin; suitable for: 0-5 years old.
Skinfix Baby Gentle Eczema Balm 60g RRP £14.50
Formulated for tender baby skin and provides concentrated healing and targeted therapy, creating a barrier to protect dry, red, itchy and irritated skin patches all over the body. An alternative to steroids and prescription medication, this healing balm helps to repair the skin barrier with natural butters, botanicals and emollient protective oils. Key Features: paediatrician tested & dermatologist recommended; made with natural ingredients; free of tree nut & peanut ingredients, steroids, fragrance, parabens and phthalates; concentrated formula helps manage eczema flare-ups and dry skin all over baby’s body; suitable for: 0 to 5 years old.
Skinfix Baby Nappy Balm 60g RRP £6.99
This super- rich balm protects baby’s delicate bottom, locking out wetness and irritants that may cause nappy rash. This balm effectively creates a barrier against wetness with zinc oxide, while replenishing essential moisture with emollient protective oils of sunflower and jojoba. Formulated without tree nut & peanut ingredients for those babies with allergies. Key Features: dermatologist recommended; made with natural ingredients; winner of the North American Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal & National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA); free of steroids, tree nut & peanut ingredients, fragrance, gluten, parabens and phthalates; provides a protective barrier to seal out wetness & irritants; leaves babies skin moisturized, soft and smooth; suitable for: 0-5 years old.
What do you think?
Does it sound like something you are your baby would love to try?
If the answer is yes, it might just be your lucky day. I have a bundle of all four products to be given to one of my Bark Time readers. To be in with a chance of winning please tell me:
What’s your best tip when it comes to baby skin care?
Answering the question is mandatory for entry, for additional entries please follow instruction on the Gleam app below.
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by Skinfix.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries. Winner will be chosen by Gleam.
4. The winner will receive a bundle of baby care product as detailed in the post above. The prize will only be fulfilled by Skinfix.
5. The winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 17/07/2016 at 23:59pm.
A lot of parents complain about their kids being fussy eaters, they may be right, their kids might be fussy but then there might also be a different explanation – a lack of the right type of food…
A few months ago Leo started to show a lot more independence when it came to food. He will no longer blindly eat whatever is in front of him, his taste is now much more refined and he is communicating his wants and needs quite clearly. It took us a while to find a good combo which makes feeding and snacking time pleasurable for all of the family.
A combo of good quality, kids friendly feeding “tools” from Oxo Tot and a great selection of healthy, tasty snacks from Kiddylicious seems to have worked wonders for us. We no longer have to worry if Leo will or will not eat his food.
Oxo Tot offers a wide selection of baby and toddler feeding cups, plates and dishes. Lately our favourite is the flippy snack cup. The Flippy Snack Cup’s soft, flexible opening gives kids easy access to goodies, yet keeps even small snacks off the floor. The twist-on lid stays secure when the Flippy Snack Cup is dropped, and the non-slip handle is shaped for tots. Includes a solid snap-on cover to keep snacks fresh and secure. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? But it isn’t only about keeping food fresh and off the floor, it also gives the feeling of achievement, it’s like a mini game… if I want a snack, I have to “hunt” for it, inside my cup… Leo enjoys it, which really does make a difference when it comes to the whole eating process. I only wished that Oxo Tot made this cup in a bigger size as well. Our flippy cup is good now but very soon it will simply be too small 🙁
We first were introduced to Kiddylicious almost a year ago when Leo received a giant goodie box filled with their delicious snacks to help him celebrate his first birthday. Since that moment Leo was hooked, and in turn so were we 🙂 Now this year it is even better as the Kiddylicious range has expanded. Currently flavour of the month award goes to Smoothie Melts, no matter which flavour as he loves them all.
Do you have your own perfect combo when it comes to snacking time?
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Winter, at least on this part of the globe, means low temperatures, which leads to the heating blasting most of the time in our houses, which invariably dries out the air in the room. Dry, stuffy rooms aren’t sleep friendly, especially for fussy kids, who struggle with bed time anyways. But, there is a solution – a humidifier, a device which will keep the atmosphere in a room moist and thus in turn sleep friendly.
We were sent a SweetDreams cool mist humidifier with projector by Vicks so we can test and see if it will makes a difference.
Well, it did!
Leo’s room isn’t the biggest in the world and there is a radiator close to his cot. Despite turning the heating down during the evenings and night hours, the room still gets hot and stuffy. A humidifier really helps to clear the air and make it breathable again, providing a much better sleeping environment.
But this isn’t all.
The humidifier comes with a projector, which projects 3 different themes of three slides each. It might not sounds like a lot but trust me for a toddler this is plenty… he simply gets fixated on the pictures and just dozes off to sleep. And to make things even better each theme has its own bedtime story 🙂
So, how to get a good night’s sleep in winter?
- Stick to a bedtime routine.
- Air the room well before bedtime but do not make it too cold.
- Turn the heating down or at least turn the radiator in the room down a bit.
- Turn on the humidifier and let it work its magic.
- If you have a wonderful projector like us, turn it on.
- Read a bedtime story and watch your toddler falling to sleep blissfully.
- Enjoy your evening 😉
Any tips to add?
Do you find that winter times are harder when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep?