The free packs contained samples of things like nappies, wipes, skincare, body wash, teas, drinks and other personal care items. But guess what? NONE of it was non toxic or safe to use on yourself, let alone a new baby. It actually disgusted me because I realised this is how the mainstream companies got into the psyches of mums. They tried the samples, then continued to buy them because they had 'tested' them and had them recommended by the health system. And they were of course easy to find in the shops and cheap to buy. But what horrified me was there was no education from day one about what was truly good for your baby.
This is why I am over the moon about Green People donating 20,000 skin care samples to premature babies and their families. This is really big and could influence a lot of future purchases and educate parents as to what is really safe for their precious babies!
Well done Green People!
Who are Bliss?
Green People is proud to be working with Bliss, a UK charity that works to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.
Babies born prematurely or unwell require especially gentle care to help them through their earliest days and on their way to a positive future. Their parents too need special assistance in learning how to look after their new baby and support in coping with the emotional challenges of having a premature or sick baby.
Bliss offers invaluable support to parents, they work directly with doctors and nurses and campaign to ensure the needs of babies and their families are always heard.
What are Green People doing to help?
Green People are delighted to be donating more than 20,000 samples of its Organic Babies Scent Free Baby Wash to Bliss, who will be including these in the free ‘support packs’which they distribute on the wards to new parents of premature and sick babies.
The Baby wash contains only safe, non-irritating ingredients and is free from parabens, phthalates, SLS/SLES, lanolin, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, petrochemicals, propylene glycol and colourants . So mild and gentle this wash is suitable for babies with sensitive skin and those who may be prone to skin conditions such as eczema.
Green People are proud to partner with Bliss
A staggering 1 in every 9 babies in the UK is born premature or sick say Bliss, Emily Sheldrake-Taylor, brand manager of the Organic Babies range, says “We are so happy to be able to support Bliss in the form of these 20,000 samples, we hope that the washes we have provided help parents and babies to enjoy a soothing, gentle bath time experience.”
Green People products are not tested on animals and never contain: Sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate, parabens, lanolin, phthalates, propylene glycol, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), harsh foaming agents, synthetic fragrances, irritating emulsifiers, PABA-sunscreen, petrochemicals, colourants, urea, DEA, TEA or PEGs. 10% of net profit is donated to charity.
Sharon Trotter, Midwife & Founder of TIPS Ltd says, “As a midwife specialising in breastfeeding and baby skincare I am often asked to recommend baby skincare products. It is not my place to endorse products which is why I set up the independent TIPS Award Scheme (www.tipslimited.com). Only products that meet the TIPS stringent criteria can submit their products for testing. Green People Organic Babies range have been put to the test by real mums in real life situations (TIPS® has a pool of over 750 volunteer Parent Testers). Green People currently have eight high scoring TIPS Awards to their name – praise indeed from the UKs most respected award programme.”
All Organic Children products are suitable for those prone to eczema, psoriasis and other skin allergies. Products are available through selected John Lewis, Ocado, Independent Health stores and online at www.greenpeople.co.uk
BABY & CHILDREN AWARDS
Look Fantastic Awards 2012 – ‘Expert Award’ in ‘Best for Baby’ Category - Scent Free Baby Wash
Bizzie Baby Awards 2012 – Gold Award – Sticky Hand Sanitiser
Bizzie Baby Awards 2012 – Silver Award - Dry Skin Baby Lotion
Tips Awards 2012 – Winner ‘Must Have’ Breast Treatment – Mum & Baby Rescue Balm
Tips Awards 2011 - Winner ‘Best Organic’ and ‘Editor’s Choice’ – Baby Oil
The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2011 - Highly Commended Best Baby Lotion –Scent Free Baby Lotion
Tips Awards 2011 - Winner Best Eco Friendly Nipple Treatment - Baby Salve
Shout Magazine Awards 2011 - Organic Young! Deodorant
Natural Health Beauty Awards 2011 - Overall Winner - Best: Organic Range, Best: Suncare Range
Green Living (Norway) 2011 - ‘Best in Test’ - Organic Children’s Sun Lotion SPF25
Tips Awards 2010 - Winner Best Organic Nappy Cream - Nappy Cream Baby Balm
Tips Awards 2010 - Winner Best Organic Baby Lotion - Baby Lotion No Scent
Tips Awards 2010 - Winner Best Eco Friendly Shampoo - No Scent Baby Wash & Shampoo