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    Default baby Paw Paw balm, only sold in woolworths & burning DD

    I just purchased Natures Care Baby paw paw balm that is only sold in Woolworths. I only use organic/natural products brands and purchased this because it said it was all natural. My DD nappy area is free from rednress/rash and we have never had nappy rash so i only use products some times to act as a barrier. Within minutes of applying this to DD nappy area it came up red raw and she screamed and sreamed and even after washing the product off she is still really really red and uncomfortable.
    The ingredient list is.
    sunflower oil
    castor oil
    papaya seed oil
    hydrogenated castor oil
    cocoa butter
    shea butter
    sorbitan olivate
    beeswax
    silica
    macadamia oil
    mango seed butter
    rice bran wax
    jojoba esters
    natural paw paw flavour

    Long long list but im just wandering if anyones else has had a problem with this product or if any of the ingredients listed have been known to or have caused your baby/child a reaction.
    Last edited by millsmum; 10-09-2012 at 17:12.

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    first thing that comes to mind is the nut oil, or mango oil.

    i would start investigating if she might be allergic to one of these.

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    Very good idea MSImpatient, she has had mango many times with no reaction but have never given her any food or products that im awear of with nuts in it. There just seem to be so so many ingredients in just one cream, i sometimes wander how affective a product can be when there a gazillion different ingredients crammed in one product.

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    Default baby Paw Paw balm, only sold in woolworths & burning DD

    Paw paw is a tropical fruit, so some kids like mine can be allergic to tropical fruits. None of my kids can strawberries, mango etc as it causes a burnt bum when they were in nappies. Once I tried the paw paw as everybody had raved about it, it basically burnt my daughter and screamed for hours. So perhaps be aware when feeding as may notice increased nappy rash when having tropical fruits.

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    My baby got infected eczema after using this pawpaw balm. I stopped using the product and saw the GP and the eczema was getting better. I started used this again to the baby as a moisturizer and soon I noticed some yellowish rash on the applied area so I realized this was the reason for the infected eczema then I threw the product away. Beware of this product!

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    I agree it could be the fruit. A lot of skin products use 'fruit acids' or alpha-hydroxy-acids and personally I need to avoid these as they are irritating - when strong enough they sort of burn/peel the dead layers of skin off. They are possibly low enough to not cause a problem for many babies, but too much for those with sensitive skin.

    Another troublemaker could be silica - that is the fancy word for sand - an abrasive.

    Having sensitive skin myself I'm always cautious of 'natural' products (especially the ones in the supermarket) because natural does not always equal good, healthy or gentle.

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    Default baby Paw Paw balm, only sold in woolworths & burning DD

    I'm no expert but paw paw is used as a meat tenderiser as it contains papain, a natural tenderiser. That's always made me wonder how it could be good for fragile skin...

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    Default Re: baby Paw Paw balm, only sold in woolworths & burning DD

    Oh I recently just brought the paw paw shampoo and wash from woolworths.
    Haven't had a problem with it so far. Smells divine!
    But thanks for letting us know about the balm. I'll stay clear of that.

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    Default baby Paw Paw balm, only sold in woolworths & burning DD

    Quote Originally Posted by millsmum View Post
    I just purchased Natures Care Baby paw paw balm that is only sold in Woolworths. I only use organic/natural products brands and purchased this because it said it was all natural. My DD nappy area is free from rednress/rash and we have never had nappy rash so i only use products some times to act as a barrier. Within minutes of applying this to DD nappy area it came up red raw and she screamed and sreamed and even after washing the product off she is still really really red and uncomfortable.
    The ingredient list is.
    sunflower oil
    castor oil
    papaya seed oil
    hydrogenated castor oil
    cocoa butter
    shea butter
    sorbitan olivate
    beeswax
    silica
    macadamia oil
    mango seed butter
    rice bran wax
    jojoba esters
    natural paw paw flavour

    Long long list but im just wandering if anyones else has had a problem with this product or if any of the ingredients listed have been known to or have caused your baby/child a reaction.
    My DS didn't react as quickly as your DD, but it did make the whole area red after the first use.


 

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