One of the things I loved to do with Lucas when he was a newborn was baby massage. I think it is a lovely way to bond with your baby and it always calmed and soothed Lucas. It’s something I wish I had done more of with the twins in the early days but finding a quiet time to do it was difficult. I was excited when I was offered a chance to try out the Tiddley Pom Organic Baby Massage Experience Gift Set. If nothing else I thought it would give me more confidence to massage the twins and make it part of our routine.
I was also eager to try these products as they have been specially designed for babies with sensitive skin; the founder of the range Emma Nash actually created Tiddley Pom when her own daughter had eczema and she was looking for something natural to use on her skin. She is very passionate about using English sourced lavender and chamomile and organic ingredients. The products contain no parabens, SLS, mineral oil, artifical colours or harsh chemicals. All three of my boys have eczema so I usually steer clear of all the usual baby products as they are so damaging to their sensitive skin. I always feel a little sad when I add a boring emollient to their bath and try and cover them in eczema creams which never quite seem to soak into the skin but in the past I have been stung by so called ‘natural’ products and they haven’t been kind to my children’s skin. I have been using these products with my boys for over a week and am happy to say that not only have they been kind to their skin they have actually improved it. I have such faith in the Tiddley Pom products for living up to their organic, natural name.
The kit contains the the products needed for the four-step programme specially developed by Tiddley Pom for soothing, healing and calming. First step is the Organic Baby Wash (50ml) which can be used in a warm bath. I added a couple of drops to the babies bath and used the bubbles to wash them and their hair; it contains lavender and chamomile oils so has a lovely, light fragrance. Second step is the Organic Massage Oil (50ml) which is fragrance free and is made from organic sunflower oil; I felt confident using this on my boys skin as it had no fragrance whatsoever but glided on beautifully. It was easy to try out the massage techniques using the oil and their skin felt so soft the next day so I was very impressed. Third step is the Organic Soothing Lotion (50ml) which is specially designed for any sensitive areas or dry patches. This is really my favourite product in the set and it has all sorts of lovely ingredients such as shea and coconut butter alongside lavender and chamomile oils. I must admit to being cautious about applying too much to the twins as I know how easily they can react to products but I needn’t have worried. I dabbed a little on the areas where they are the driest; elbows, shoulders and knees and their eczema looked so much better in the morning. I was shocked how much it cleared up and obviously soothed them; The final step is the Organic Nappy Balm (30ml) which does what it says on the tin really; I like that this is a balm rather than a cream so you only need a small amount and it is easy to apply. You can see as it glides on it creates a barrier but also sinks into the skin to sooth.
In the gift set there is also an instructional booklet and DVD, which focuses on the holistic nature of Tiddley Pom; not only is it about natural skincare but it brings together touch, smell and music for simulating babies senses, helping to create that bond between parent and child, promoting brain development and calming and soothing. There are different massages to try depending on whether baby is getting ready for playtime or bedtime and there are even some massages to try out for baby ailments, I am going to be trying the teething one this week! I think it is such a good idea to add a DVD to the set and really makes it a complete gift; there was no way I could make it to any baby massage classes with the twins so this gives me a great way to learn at home.
I am absolutely delighted with these products and as a parent to three children with eczema I would not hesitate to recommend Tiddley Pom to other parents. This gift set would be perfect as a gift for a new baby, a great introduction to relaxing baby massage and kind skincare too. I will be buying these products again; I am very impressed with the range and so happy that they are good for my boys’ sensitive skin. The gift set is available from the Boots website and in selected Boots stores selling the Boutique Baby Range priced at £25.00.
Disclaimer – I was sent the Tiddley Pom Organic Baby Massage Experience free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are always my own.