The winners of the Gentle Parenting International’s #gentleparenting awards 2017 have been announced and Weleda has won in a number of categories. The full list and comments are on their Facebook page, but as a summary:
In the Best Nappy Cream category, Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream won the GOLD award for the third year running! I’ve used the Nappy Cream for over 13 years with my four youngest children – it really is a mainstay here! Also fab for other chaffed/sore areas and I’ve had nothing but excellent feedback from parents on its use. It is one of my top recommendations from Weleda – an absolute gem of a product!
In the Best Pregnancy Product category, Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil won the GOLD award. Not just for pre and post pregnancy, this stretch mark massage oil if fantastic for anyone who may be concerned about stretch marks/scarring – and what’s more, it smells absolutely amazing! I keep it with my other body oils and always offer it as an option alongside them, regardless of gender as it’s a fab general body oil in its own right (and people have chosen it as a favourite based on scent alone).
In the Best Baby Toiletries category, Weleda Baby Calendula Range won the GOLD award. As Weleda UK’s Managing Director, Jayn Sterland, says, the Calendula Shampoo and Bodywash is the top-selling product across the Weleda range. It is what I personally use to wash my hair and, naturally, is also used by my youngest children. Also in regular use here are the Calendula Cream bath, Baby Lotion and Baby Oil. All have a delicate scent and are a great choice for adults too.
In the Best Breastfeeding Aid category, Weleda Nursing Tea won the GOLD award. This is a really pleasant herbal tea. I bring it along to the Love Creates Love meetings that I co-run and it’s makes a lovely drink whilst you breastfeed.
In the Best Product for Sensitive Skin category, Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Body Lotion won the GOLD award. I use the Calendula range with my own children, however, if you have particularly sensitive skin, the White Mallow range is the perfect choice. Accredited by the National Eczema Association, this range is fragrance free and contains white mallow to help soothe skin prone to irritation. Also in the range are a face cream and nappy cream – and the face cream can be very useful for adults with very sensitive skin too!
In the Best Birth Product category, Weleda Perineum Massage Oil won the GOLD award. Maybe not the most comfortable of conversations, but massage of the perineal area from 35 weeks reduces the risk of perineal trauma during birth (1).
In the Toothache & Teething category, Weleda Chamomilla 3x granules won the GOLD award. Chamomilla is a traditional remedy to help symptoms of teething and colicky pain and is suitable from birth.
In the Best Maternity Toiletries category, Weleda Mum-to-Be range won the SILVER award. Containing the GOLD award winning Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil and Weleda Perineum Massage Oil, the range also contains the lovely Weleda Nursing Oil formulated for use whilst massaging the breasts to help prepare for breastfeeding and stimulate milk flow.
I have samples of a few of the above available and, if you’re local to the Doncaster area, you can book either a one-to-one or group session to sample from the wider range (and get some general advice on skincare for baby and mum-to-be). In addition I co-run the Doncaster branch of Love Creates Love – a free peer support group for new and expectant parents (alongside the local NCT) – so do get in touch if you’d like to come along.
- Cochrane: http://www.cochrane.org/CD005123/PREG_antenatal-perineal-massage-for-reducing-perineal-trauma