Mellow Mummy: Kiddy Balm Review : Taking life as it comes...

Sunday 16 October 2011

Kiddy Balm Review

Kiddy Balm came in to our lives this month. Oh how I wish we'd had it since Lara was a baby. Kiddy Balm is a multi-purpose balm that can be used for blocked noses, itches, heat rash, insect bites and stings (and a whole host of other uses if you can think of them!). The great thing about it is that Kiddy Balm is the only product of its kind that can be used on babies as young as 3 months old.

When Lara was about 4 or 5 months old she suffered from a string of colds which were really hard to deal with. Then again at about 7-9 months and her blocked nose caused her a whole lot of grief. We tried every remedy I could think of but what I really wanted to use on her was my own secret ingredient, Tiger Balm. I spent a number of years in Hong Kong as a child and we learned to use Tiger Balm for all sorts of uses such as clearing a blocked nose or relieving an itch. In the UK it is quite easy to find these days but it phenomenally expensive and I certainly wouldn't recommend it for a baby - way too powerful stuff. Kiddy Balm is a very similar thing, but made with babies and children in mind.

Kiddy Balm comes in a small 8g metal pot that is easy to open from a small rim around it. It is a semi-solid balm made from all-natural ingredients and the stuff that really does the hard work is Eucalyptus oil, camphor and menthol which give it a really zingy instantly-nose-clearing scent!

I found Kiddy balm to rub on really easily and it came out of the pot simply too so that I didn't end up applying bucket loads! We've so far used it to relieve an itchy spot for Lara and then the very next evening she demanded that we rub some more on even though the spot had gone!

I'm looking forward to trying it out next time Lara has a cold (weird, she hasn't had a cold for almost 12 months!) but I also think that Kiddy Balm will be great for me and Mr. B. Kiddy Balm costs £3.95 and from experience, will last you a long time... a little goes a long way.
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