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Best not too pricey natural products for toddler

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WeeLors Wed 12-Oct-11 08:53:27

Hi there,
I've already posted this on the parenting forum but was directed here and the childrens health board. My 20mth old DS has always had slightly sensitive skin but lately its gotten really bad. He suffers from bumpy (and at the mo red and angry looking) skin on his arms and face, and recently this has spread onto his trunk. This "rash" seemed purely cosmetic and didn't seem to bother him so I did a bit of online research and came up with keratosis pilaris (which I've since had confirmed by gp).

Anyway, although there is no cure for this as such, it seems like there are a lot of chemicals that can aggravate it so we decided it was time to switch to all natural products. I ended up ordering some trial sizes of Burt's Bees Baby Bee products and LOVE them (DS skin is responding well too). The only problem is they are just so expensive that I don't know if we could afford to keep buying them. Have came across a few cheaper ranges such as the Tesco BNatural Baby range and Halo's N Horns. Was just wondering if anyone knew if these products are as good as the more expensive ones and just how "natural" they were in comparison too. Looks to me like there are still a long list of chemicals on them and can't find much info online.

Anyone with experience of keratosis pilaris that can suggest some good products for babies would be much appreciated too

Thanks x

AKMD Wed 12-Oct-11 10:20:16

The E45 range is pretty good, although it's mostly targetted at people with eczema. Their website has a list of baby and toddler products and details here.

Another good one is the Waitrose own brand baby product range, which is about £2.19 per item. I use the massage oil to moisturise DS after his bath and it only contains fractionated coconut oil, vitamin E and vanilla. I also use the bottom butter on him and that has a similar style of content. Their shampoo and bath bubbles used to be all-natural but the list of ingredients changed earlier this year and I've had no response to my enquiries asking about the nature of the changes. It would be a shame if they've dropped the 'natural' commitment.

Burts Bees is often cheaper on Amazon.

WeeLors Wed 12-Oct-11 11:26:34

Thank you, will look into E45.
Funny you should mention Waitrose, thats been recommended by a few other people. We don't have a Waitrose anywhere near us though (there's not many in Scotland) so will maybe have to look and see if they have nationwide online shopping (some of the supermarkets only deliver if you're within a certain distance to a store)

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