Child’s Farm baby and child toiletries review

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Child’s farm was kind enough to send me their Child’s farm products that is said to accommodate sensitive and eczema prone skin. Two of my children have severe eczema. When I got the email with information about these products I was excited to try and test them out. Anything that can ease the irritation and promote healing my children’s skin I’m all for.

A little bit about the company and products:

Child’s Farm is a baby and child toiletries brand created by Joanna Jensen. “Childs Farm’s product range, which includes moisturisers, bubble baths, shampoos and sun care, is specially designed for all skin types, and is dermatologist- and paediatrician-approved for use on sensitive and eczema-prone skin. Products don’t contain any parabens, SLSs, mineral oils or artificial colours and the majority contain over 98% (by volume) naturally derived ingredients.

Speaking about Childs Farm’s international expansion, founder and CEO Joanna Jensen said, “We’ve seen huge growth of the business in the UK since the launch due to the high consumer demand for our products, predominantly driven through word of mouth recommendation. This demand has now reached International markets, so the natural next step for us is to launch into new markets where we’re seeing this demand for our products. I’m really excited about the recent launch in South Africa as part of our International expansion strategy.”

It’s literally the latest craze to have hit SA. A lot of mommy bloggers are raving about these products. I get why they would. But is it really worth the hype?

So, this is my review

My first reaction upon smelling the products was oooh no this isn’t going to work for them. If you as a parent have ever taken your child to a doctor/dermatologist for eczema, the first thing they will tell you is that your child is to stay clear of any and all fragranced and harsh soaps and moisturizers. That’s the number one rule when it comes to your child with eczema prone skin. So, for a few days I just left it one side because I’m all about healing my child’s skin not increasing the irritation and flare – ups. Eventually I did test the products on my children.

Bubble bath and hair and body wash

  1. The bubble bath and body wash smells incredible. The smell envelopes your bathroom and really makes you feel like you in a fruity heaven. (I happened to try out these products too on myself).
  2. Gentle on the skin which is really important so any child from new born and up can use it.
  3. The packaging is lovely and creative and definitely has a personal touch. It’s different to anything I’ve ever seen.
  4. The ingredients are derived from organic essential oils which means that all the ingredients will benefit your skin in some way.
  5. If your child has normal skin then your child will love these products. It’s mild enough for sensitive skin too. I totally recommend this for children with normal to sensitive skin.

Moisturizer

  1. The moisturizer has a gentle fresh smell.
  2. Same as with the other two products, the packaging is really creative and different.
  3. There are two things I look for in moisturizers 1) the moisturizer must be able to soak into the skin. 2) The moisturizer must be able to keep the skin moisturized for a long period of time. I think this moisturizer has the same consistency as perhaps that of aqueous cream and if that is what you seek then you will love it but I feel like the moisturizer won’t give my children the moisture it so needs.
  4. If your child does have eczema like mine does, maybe give it a miss, there are plenty of products specifically designed for eczema prone skin. If you are like me when it comes to eczema then chances are that you are using products that the dermatologist has specifically scripted for your child, stick to that.
  5. I do however use the moisturizer on myself (and this is why I say that it wouldn’t work on the two that has eczema) and the one daughter that I can actually use it on.
  6. It’s a great moisturizer for kids that have normal and sensitive skin.

Now, I have to say, my daughter’s skin didn’t react to any of the products in a bad way. I had a proper look at her skin and found that there were flare-ups or irritation .

Childs Farm products are currently available in Baby City, Clicks stores and via takealot.com. Prices range from R99.00 to R119.99, with a range of over 15 different products to choose from.

For more information on Childs Farm products visit www.childsfarm.com or the local Facebook page.

Try it for yourself and let me know what you think.

Until next time!

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