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I have something to admit: I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to the products I use on my children’s skin. I want them to have the best, especially when they are babies as their skin is so delicate. When my eldest was a baby, I did a lot of research and spoke to a lot of trusted friends and family members who I knew shared the same opinions I did. I eventually decided on my brands of choice, and for baby oil I decided to use Neal’s Yard Baby Oil – and I haven’t looked back since.
There’s many reasons as to why I’m so obsessed with the Neal’s Yard Baby Oil (I’ve got through an embarrassing amount over the years!), but here are the top 5 reasons why I think you should use Neal’s Yard Baby Oil…
The Neal’s Yard Pure Baby Oil is made with 100% organic ingredients, which are as follows:
This means that this oil is completely free from synthetic fragrances, colours, parabens, and non-GM.
As a baby’s skin is so delicate and sensitive, I personally choose organic over synthetic as often as possible.
Neal’s Yard Baby Oil is hypoallergenic, which means it is less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
My youngest, Ada, has CMPA and as such we are being cautious of the fact that she may possibly have other allergies that we are not yet aware of. As such, hypoallergenic skincare products are a must for us.
A newborn’s skin is extremely delicate, but you can rest assured knowing that Neal’s Yard Baby Oil is pretty much as gentle a product as you could get for them. In addition to the oil being organic and hypoallergenic, it is also fragrance free, dermatologically tested and allergy certified.
Baby massage has so many wonderful benefits for you and your baby, but if it’s not feasible or affordable for you to attend a baby massage class, then you can double up and use your Neal’s Yard Baby Oil as a massage oil in the comfort of your own home!
Neal’s Yard also sell a Baby Massage Oil that is infused with calming essential oils, but this is recommended for babies 3 months and older, so the Pure Baby Oil is your best bet for younger babies.
PS – it’s not just for babies. An instant way to boost your mood is by using this oil yourself – convince your partner to give you a massage, or simply use the oil on your legs after a nice long bath and I promise you’ll feel rejuvenated!
My youngest, Ada, is a little on the bald side (okay, she’s a LOT on the bald side – she wasn’t graced with as much hair as Arthur was!) so her cradle cap is quite prominent and obvious. When she visited the paediatrician for something unrelated, he advised using oil on her head as often as possible to soften the cradle cap. Not only will this stop it from being itchy for her (the NHS website says it’s not itchy for them, but it can hardly feel nice having big crusts on your scalp?!) but will soften the flakes so that when I brush them using my Pourty cradle cap brush, they’re more likely to loosen up and fall off.
I’ve been following the doctor’s advice and using Neal’s Yard baby oil on my daughter’s head as often as possible (I try to remember to do it once a day but in reality it’s probably more like every other day). I pour a small amount into my palm then use my fingertips to gently apply it on her scalp in a circular motion. It’s important to be very delicate on the scalp and if the cradle cap has any signs of infection, redness, looks sore or you’re otherwise unsure then please consult your doctor before applying any product on your child’s cradle cap.
There you have it: 5 reasons why you should use Neal’s Yard Baby Oil! Have I convinced you? If you like the sound of Neal’s Yard, they have plenty of other products to explore – from skincare to aromatherapy, they have you covered.
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