Regular readers will know I’m always on the lookout for natural, ethical and nice products to use on my daughter Ameli’s very sensitive skin.  We were sent a tub of Nappy Balm from Baby Sensory to try out, so here are our thoughts.

To touch, the Baby Sensory Nappy Balm has a bit of a Vaseline kind of feeling and texture, but it also has a definite bees wax feel to it – hard to explain, but entirely pleasant.

To use, it absorbs quickly and goes far. In her cloth nappies, Ameli doesn’t often have rashes, but when she does they tend to be quite severe with a lot of raw skin.

This nappy balm is hypoallergenic and free from essential oils and Sodium Laurel Sulphates. It contains:

  • Sunflower seed oil – which locks in moisture and provides a protective barrier against infection
  • Olive oil – which helps to promote elasticity and disrupts the harmful effects of environmental pollutants
  • Cocoa butter – which acts as an antiseptic agent to protect skin from dermatological conditions including eczema and rashes
  • Beeswax – which contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and skin-softening properties
  • Castor oil – which cleanses and softens broken or rough skin

While this is called Nappy Balm, it’s actually useful as a general skin conditioner, and works really well as a hand cream.

The blurb from Baby Sensory says this: “To reduce the risk of gluten sensitivity, no Vitamin E from wheat germ oil has been added to the nappy balm. Water has also been excluded, which removes the necessity to include harmful preservatives. By combining only the purest and safest ingredients, the nappy balm can be used safely during pregnancy, and at all stages of life.”

The Baby Sensory nappy balm costs £5.99 per 50ml tub and can be purchased from the Baby Sensory website.

And of course, one reader has the opportunity to win a tub today.

To stand a chance to win, leave a comment below telling me what your favourite feature of this cream is.

Competition closes at 23:59 on 1 August and the winner will be selected at random using

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Baby Sensory Nappy Balm Competition

  1. The best thing is it is completely natural, and i like that it has beeswax in it as i have used this before and it has such good healing properties x

  2. It look fab, I’m scared of putting anything on my baby’s skin so this is amazing, all natural ingredients x

  3. Sunflower seed oil – which locks in moisture and provides a protective barrier against infection

  4. Beeswax – which contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and skin-softening properties.

  5. I like the fact, it’s made by a Mum for her child and not by a pharmaceutical company. I advocate, where possible, using everything natural for my children. The ingredients are natural, and useful and trusted to use on babies. Excellent product – made by someone who cares about their babies needs. Really cares.

  6. This cream has a selection of some of the best ingredients known to cure just abuot every skin complaint. Its amazing 😉


  8. My favorite feature is the sunflower seed oil. I don’t think mineral oil is good for babies, so I think this is a great alternative!

  9. Best featue for me has to be: Sunflower seed oil – which locks in moisture and provides a protective barrier against infection


  10. Can I say that the best ting about it is that it must smell amazing with all those different things in it? Especially th cocoa butter! Mmmmm!

  11. I love that this is good for eczema, all 3 of my children with it and I hate using anything the isn’t natural on their skin, so this is perfect! 🙂

  12. Loving the sound of this cream that ita all natural ingredients, my son gets really sore nappy rash so would be great to try something new
    Following you on fb and twitter and now liking Baby sensory too 😀

  13. I like the sound of its content- so many natural ingredients, its no wonder Kyra decided to taste it! 🙂

  14. You would need to eat the balm for gluten to affect you, those who are coeliac would not have been worried. What an odd thing to write on the label!
    It does sound like very nice balm though!

  15. I love that is has both Cocoa Butter & Castor Oil. When my daughter gets rashes her skin very, VERY quickly becomes raw & all diaper changes become torture for her. I would love to give this a try!

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