Devilish Giveaway For Your Little Angels!

Esther and William both suffer with their skin. Esther in particular suffers with itchy and sometimes sore eczema while William has patches of very dry skin. They both love their bath so though I know it can be drying for their skin we do bath them every day. This is often their special time with Daddy and a time when they can lose the last of their energy for the day before relaxing with milk and cuddles before bed.

Esther and William can be little devils in the late afternoon their evening bath returns them to the angels that we know and love.

How perfect then that we have been sent some products from Halos n Horns to review. And not only that, but some angelic prizes for your little devils too!

As part of our Twinfant to Twoddler Twin Birthday Giveaway Series Halos n Horns have given us 3 sets of Baby Bath and Baby Moisturising Lotion to Giveaway, 3 copies of Halos n Horns ‘The Little Book of Holiday Fun’ and one lucky winner will also receive a VTech Kidizoom Digital Camera.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post with your top tip for looking after your little ones’ precious skin. The winner will be drawn at random on Tuesday 2nd August 2011 at 7.00pm. Good luck!

Here are some tips from Halos n Horns to get you started.

Halos N Horns understands how hard it can be for mums when a new baby arrives, especially when it’s the first child. Looking after the delicate and sensitive skin of a new baby is just one of many things mum might worry about – so Halos N Horns has worked with its baby skincare advisor and award winning midwife, Sharon Trotter, to bring you some easy to follow, practical advice.

Try these top 10 tips for looking after your baby’s skin:

Just use water on your baby’s skin for at least the first month, so the skin has a chance to mature and develop its own protective barrier.

Remember to wash your hands before and after carrying out any care of your baby.

Read the labels of any skincare products before you buy them, and avoid products containing sulphates (SLS / SLES), parabens and phthalates.

To help ensure your baby doesn’t react to a new skincare product, before you start using it do a patch test on a small area of skin.

Breastfeeding your baby can help strengthen their immune system so their skin is less likely to be affected by potential irritants.

Don’t overload your washing machine! This will help prevent a build-up of chemical residues on clothing and bedding.

Cloth nappies are as efficient as disposables and don’t give a higher risk of nappy rash – they are also kinder to the environment.

Use a thin layer of barrier cream on your baby’s bottom to help protect against nappy rash developing – choose a cream free from preservatives, colours, perfumes, antiseptics, and ideally opt for a cream clinically proven to be effective in the treatment of nappy rash.

Choose vegetable based moisturising lotions and massage oils, which are free from mineral oils and colours. If there is a history of nut allergies in your family you should also avoid nut-based oils. If you want to try baby massage, contact a qualified baby massage therapist and ask for their advice on suitable massage oils.

In line with Cancer Research UK’s SunSmart code, babies under a year old should be shielded from direct sunlight with the help of parasols, wide-brimmed hats and UV buggy covers or beach pods. Sun protection creams should be used with great care and avoided altogether for at least the first six months of life.

Good luck with the Giveaway and check back tomorrow for our Halos n Horns review x

13 thoughts on “Devilish Giveaway For Your Little Angels!

  1. Olive Oil can be fab to rub in to dry skin… natural and moisturising too! Makes a good early replacement for off-the-shelf creams and also works REALLY well for baby massage!

  2. I use olive oil on my twins skin it keeps it nice and smooth and i also uwse when i massage them it helps them chill out

  3. Let them have some naked time (might not be for everyone in a society where we are covered up a large portion of the day and night). Clothes can nip, rub and chafe, 5 mins run around in the nude will not only let their skin breathe but they will find it amusing too

    @littleboo_21

    • Esther and William do not have naked time as I worry they may wee on the carpet but this will put a large towel down from now on and let them roan free for a while before their bath. I know they would love it x

  4. Loveday loves her bath too and has one every night – to help her skin I only wash the ‘dirty’ bits with baby soap and leave everywhere else. Then once a week I add a few drops of organic olive oil to her bath at the end – she smells a little culinary but she feels delicious!!! Just remeber to rinse the bath well as it is super slippery afterwards. xxxx

  5. I used, and still do, an olive oil based cream as I found olive oil itself too slippery/slimy. It was amazing and worked a treat on his dry and sensitive cream.

    Thanks for a fabulous competition.

  6. If you are breastfeeding and your baby has dry skin or soreness, express some milk and put it on the affected area. Works wonders. If Cleopatra could bathe in milk, why not! :)

  7. If you are breastfeeding your baby and the have dry or sore patches, express some milk and put in on the affected area. Works wonders. If Cleopatra could bathe in milk, why not?!

  8. Heating some olive oil gently about 10 minutes, being very careful not to burn it, makes it less acidic. When cool, you can apply it for a lovely massage :)

  9. Wash their clothes in a non bio washing powder like Persil and use a fabric softener like Comfort as they clean your clothes but are gentle on children’s skin. My son’s skin is very sensitive and I once changed washing powder and his skin all started peeling which was awful. A couple of trips to the doctor and various creams finally cleared it up and it has stayed OK as long as I stick to non bio powder.

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