Nappies, wipes & lotions
GAIA Natural Baby Moisturiser
GAIA Baby Moisturiser is free from mineral oil – instead it contains organic shea butter, which is non-irritating, organic wheat germ oil, which increases skin suppleness and elasticity, and organic evening primrose oil, which is very nourishing for skin. Studies have shown it also helps to soothe irritations, itchiness and eczema. As well as this, the calming aroma of certified organic lavender, chamomile and sweet orange will leave your baby nicely relaxed and smelling divine! €6.99 for 250ml. GAIA Baby is currently available nationally from selected pharmacies, healthfood shops and some organic baby product websites. To locate the nearest GAIA stockist call Ocean Healthcare on t: 01 2968080 for more information or a free sample.
Happy Heinys one-size nappy
All the nappies in the Happy Heinys range are recyclable and can be used time and time again. They’re made from soft, custom-milled fleece with no dioxins, thus reducing rashes and allergic reactions. Happy Heinys One Size nappies are designed to fit baby from birth to potty training. This will allow the nappy to fit most babies from about 8lbs–35lbs. They are machine washable and suitable for tumble-drying. €20 per nappy includ¬ing two inserts (€15–€18 for the sized varieties). Available from www.ticktocktots.ie.
BAMBONature nappies offer optimum comfort with minimum environmental impact. These eco disposable nappies are oxygen-bleached so are perfectly safe for baby skin. Raw materials used to produce the nappy are certified free from harmful chemicals. Furthermore this nappy was awarded the Nordic Swan Eco Label for eco-friendliness. Prices start at €6.29 for 30. See www.econatural.ie.
Earth Friendly Baby Wipes and Nappy Sacks
These wipes, by Earth Friendly Baby, are hypoallergenic and 100pc biodegradable with soothing organic chamomile and calendula. €3.65 per pack of 72 wipes. The nappy sacks are 100pc degradable and unfragranced, so they leave no harmful residues. They are an ideal size to hold soiled nappies and have tie handles for ease of use. €2.35 per roll of 50 bags. Both from www.econatural.ie.
WEE natural products
WEE is a completely natural handmade line. Wee Rub (€9.50) puts nappy rash in the trash with moisturising goat’s milk and
shea butter while the WEE Bar (€4.95) offers gentle aloe vera and extra goat’s milk to keep babies’ skin kissable. Both products are fragranced with lavender oil. Available from Nelsons Homeopathic Dispensary, 15 Duke Street, Dublin 2, or mail order on t: 01 6790451.
Earth Mama Angel Baby products
These safe, zero-toxin herbal products sup¬port mamas and babies through the entire birth process, offering nature’s perfect solutions to perfectly natural pregnancy discomforts. Cruelty-free, certified vegan, kosher, and 100pc free from toxic ingredi¬ents. The Angel Baby Bottom Balm, made with organic oils and healing botanicals, comes particularly recommended. It also soothes itchy cradle cap, bug bites, scrapes, chicken pox, minor rashes, burns and scrapes. €14.25 (60ml) and €9.50 (30ml). Available from www.econatural.ie.
Moltex Eco are now white! They are whitened using a totally chlorine-free process that uses oxygen. This is the most environmentally-friendly bleaching process with no harmful chemi¬cals being released into the environment. The new Moltex Eco Nappy also now contains more biodegradable ingredients than before. This means over half of the nappy is made with regrown, plant-based materials. They are also free from bleaching agents or perfumes, recommended for babies with eczema and other skin problems and helpful in preventing and solving nappy rash. Mini and Midi €15.99; Maxi, Junior and XL€17.49. Available from www.econatural.ie.