“ Brand: Avent / Type: Baby Powder „
I first tried this product when my 3 year old was a new born and I had received a trial size tube of it in with my steriliser so thought I would give it a go.
It is a cream that comes in a white tube with the avent logo and a teddy bear on the front. It has a blue flip lid. It says on the product that it contains sweet almond oil and milk proteins is Hypoallergenic and is mild enough for the most sensitive skin good job really as it's a product in the baby section.
When I first flipped opened the lid and smelt the cream, as you do, I thought it smelt gorgeous. The only way I can describe it is that clean new baby smell that I am sure all of you mummies and daddies and people around little ones will have experienced.
Because the product is dust free it prevents the dangers of inhalation that come with other talc's.
So, I hear you ask, how can it be talc if it's a cream it defies logic right? WRONG! You rub this cream on to you and your skin is left feeling like talc has been rubbed in all chaff free and silky smooth and smelling like a new baby! Great for those yummy scrummy rolls of new baby skin!
The only down side is its £4.30 for 100g so quite a bit more expensive than a bottle of regular talc but it last ages and I think its worth it.
Avent Silky Liquid Talc.
As a woman in the final stages of menopause I have found that I have become extremely sensative to all of the anti-perspirants on the market. Including the "no allergenic".
I have in the past resorted to normal powder/talc to try and absorb underarm perspiration, but am aware of the problems with the fine powder.
I bought the liquid talc and have found it to be a great success.
I am not sensative to it. It does not have a strong perfume allowing me to wear perfume of my choice (not the deodourants!).
It is easy to apply, easy to transport. Even the aeroplane likes it (not pressurised!).
My problems lies in finding out outlet in Australia!!
When I had David I received so many pressies from my lovely friends and family that I'm still coming across things that I don't remember being given in my post-birth state, such as a parcel of Avent baby toiletries which I found languishing in the bottom of my suitcase when I finally got around to unpacking it. Everything in the set is excellent, with this Silky Liquid Talc being one of my favourite baby products ever.
The tube is great; it has a flip top lid and it's very easy to dispense the talc using one hand, something which is an absolute necessity when you have a wriggly un-put-down-able newborn! It's nicely designed too with a soft and silky feel, plus an attractive colourful appearance means it looks fab nestled amongst the rest of David's toiletries.
The talc is magic. It squeezes out of the tube as a creamy lotion, but cleverly turns into a silky talc when massaged into baby's skin. The lotion feels incredibly lightweight and silky, but not powdery at all as I thought it might. There is barely any smell to the lotion, other than the generic 'baby smell' which products like this tend to have, and I think this is great as some baby products (unless it's Johnsons) are far too highly fragranced for very young babies.
The lotion transforms into talc very quickly after application. You need only use a very small amount on your baby's skin and such a fine layer dries and turns to talc within seconds. If the lotion is silky, the talc aspect of it is even more so and it leaves David's skin feeling gorgeously soft and just, well, gorgeous.
The main benefit of using this product instead of plain talc is the fact that it is completely dust free, the lotion is also non-greasy so you won't even need to put baby down to wash your hands afterwards. The fact that it's not dusty not only means less mess, but as a tiny baby's airways and lungs are developing I have never thought it a good idea to use traditional talc (even of the specific baby variety) as the risk of them inhaling some of the dust has always worried me. This is not a problem with this excellent product however, and I can slather it on in complete confidence that I am not unwittingly causing David any problems.
Once it has dried to its talc-like state this product will work like its dustier counterpart. The main benefit in using this rather than bog standard baby lotion is that it will absorb any moisture on your baby's skin, something which is more important than it sounds as any dampness left in a babys numerous creases can quickly cause soreness and irritation. And from a selfish point of view, if you think your baby cries excessively anyway things will get much worse if he or she is in discomfort!
This aspect of the Liquid Talc is fab. David has reflux so this means the skin underneath his (double) chin is constantly damp with dribble and worse. I do use a special moisturising lotion to help keep him comfortable but I have found that using this talc regularly (ie. 3 - 4 times a day) will actually prevent his chin(s) getting too wet in the first place, avoiding the discomfort of constantly damp skin. Likewise, using this instead of Johnsons Baby Lotion directly after his bath will help mop up any areas which I haven't managed to dry properly - although obviously I do take care that he is completely dry, but there's always *somewhere* you're going to miss no matter how fastidious you are.
I absolutely, completely 100% give this excellent product my recommendation. As a huge fan of Johnsons I can't believe what I'm about to say, but this is THE best baby product going in my humble opinion. It keeps my son's skin dry, soft and completely kissable - and after all, that's what babies were put on this earth for. Just a shame they have to grow up really!
Absorbs dampness, moisturises, dust-free, alcohol-free with sweet almond oil and milk proteins.