“ Brand: Boots / Type: Baby Powder „
~~Boots baby powder~~
I normally buy branded products when it comes to things for our baby; however I had heard lots of good reviews about this product and seen as though I get all my toiletries from Boots and have them shipped to Cyprus I thought I would give this product a go. My little boy is not due yet for another 7 weeks, but I have found that thanks to pregnancy and the hot climate in Cyprus I have found myself using a product I would never normally bother with. I suffer from bad heat rashes which cause dry irritated patches on my skin, I remembered that I purchased a couple of bottles and thought I would try to see if it improved my rather irritating problem. I was amazed with the results, the rashes cleared within a couple of days and the sweating had also reduced considerably. I was also shocked by the fact I did not have any form of allergic reaction as I have such sensitive skin, sometimes the most gentle of products irritates my skin. I therefore feel confident in using this product on my son when he is born. My husband has also found another use for this versatile product, due to his work he has to wear boots for extended periods of time which cause havoc on his feet, he now applies the powder to his feet in the morning and has found that his feet have become less sore and the skin has not broken or blistered as much as usual. This has been a great find as it now saves us a lot of money as he can use this instead of the ridiculously priced specialist foot powder which he used to buy.
The packaging is plain and simple but I wouldn't expect much for what the product is. The powder comes in a 500g bottle with a good turn shaker top in which the product is dispensed from. A word of warning be careful when using this as it can come out extremely fast. The label of the bottle contains a picture of a baby and the brand name and product name, from the label you are also told that the product is hypo-allergenic and has been approved by a consultant dermatologist and paediatrician I think this is great as you can be confident that the product is safe for your little prince or princess to use. On the rear of the bottle is more information, the product has been clinically tested, and Lanolin free. The direction for use is to sprinkle the powder on to your hands and smooth gently into the skin. The product has a 12 month use by and is produced in the UK. The ingredients in this product are Talc, Zea mays (corn), Parfum (fragrance0, and Dipropylene glycol. The fragrance of the baby powder is mild and would not overwhelm a young child; the scent fades after a short period of time, but is the smell most people attribute as being the "new baby smell".
This product is available in Boots stores nationwide and also on their website; the price on their website for this product is currently £1.59 for a 500g bottle or £0.85 for a 200g bottle.
I really adore the smell of baby bath and skin products in general and often use them myself as I find they are usually mild and gentle on my overly-sensitive skin and of course the beautiful scent is a major plus-point for yours truly!
Whilst shopping in a local branch of Boots recently, I decided to stock up on a few baby essentials for myself. I bought the 'Boots Baby Powder' which cost me only 70 pence which I thought was a great price and fantastic value.
The packaging comprises of a sturdy bottle made of robust white plastic. There is a circular plastic lid on top of the bottle which can be turned easily to reveal a number of small holes through which the baby powder can be dispensed. The white bottle is a generous 200g in size and it is worth noting that the 200g sized bottle of the "Johnson's Baby Powder" (my usual brand of choice) would have cost me around £1.20 from the same drugstore, so I was pleased with the saving that I made by switching to the Boots brand on this occasion.
The packaging for this product has a fairly clever design to it in that the sides of the bottle have a 'groove' design in them which allows the bottle to be held easily, even with wet (or in this case 'powdery') hands. Many of the items that I have bought from the Boots Baby range have this groove design to their packaging and I think it is quite a clever idea as it allows a good grip to be maintained on the bottle. Anyone who has dropped a bottle of baby powder in the past will know what a mess it can make, so I like the fact that this bottle allows me to hold it easily and properly! (In case it is relevant to consumers, the picture shown at the top of the Dooyoo page is outdated, and the product has been given a bit of a 're-launch' recently. Nowadays, there is a picture of an extremely cute looking baby on front of the bottle.)
The powder is quite a thick consistency and is certainly not similar to any of the 'budget' branded baby powder products that I have bought in the past that all seemed to be very thin, making them messy and inconvenient to use. In comparison, the Boots Baby powder is very thick, although it is not so thick that I have any problem in shaking the powder out from the bottle.
The powder feels quite luxurious to use on my freshly-bathed skin, and I like the fact that it is so easily absorbed into my skin. There is no need for me to rub the powder vigorously or use any real sort of effort, as I find the powder is quite light-feeling on my skin, making it rapidly absorbed, even though the powder is a fairly thick consistency, and this was a pleasant surprise to me.
The smell of the product is just divine and it is such a fresh, comforting smell that I have become quite addicted to using the powder recently and have used it on an almost-daily basis. I particularly like to use my range of assorted baby products at night time as I find the almost soapy, fresh aroma is even more pleasant when used at this time of the day. The scent of the Boots Baby powder lasts well on my skin and whilst it is very evident whilst I am using the product, I find that there is still a faint whiff of the aroma to be found on my skin by morning, some twelve hours after the product has been applied to my skin. This is a welcome trait of the product for me personally, and I think it is a result of the product being one of a fairly high quality.
I would of course been horrified if I had suffered any ill-effects from using the product, given the fact it is a product that has been designed for babies, but I am pleased to report that this has not been the case at all, nor has it caused any irritation to my overly-sensitive skin. In actual fact, it seems to have 'calmed' a small, slightly troublesome patch of eczema that has been bothering me recently so this is a little bonus point for me, and one that I hadn't expected! I certainly would have no issue with using the product on a young baby or child. I'm sure that the rather confident statements on the front of the plastic bottle would be reassuring to parents, given that the product is "Hypo-allergenic" and has been "Consultant Dermatologist & Paediatrician approved".
All in all I was highly impressed with the Boots Baby powder and have already purchased a second bottle. It is a product that I would highly recommend and I will continue to buy it for myself.
The Boots Baby powder is available to buy in-store in branches of Boots and I believe there are two sizes of the powder available. The bottle that I bought (200g) will cost 70 pence, and the larger bottle (500g) will cost £2.05 which I think is extremely good value for money. Boots products can be bought online at their website (www.boots.com) although postage and packaging costs will apply to the above prices.
I have always used Johnsons Baby Powder in the past on my body however I have now switched to Boots own brand baby powder as it is just as good and most importantly costs a few pennies less as ut s only £1.29 for a 500 gramm bottle. The packaging is rather similar to the Johnsons design, a white platic bottle with pink writing on it and the Boots logo in dark blue, it has a top that you twist to open the small holes up on the top and then tip to pour out the white talcum powder.
After showering and especially after exercise I always apply this baby powder as it is kind to my skin and prevents chafing and rubbing when I put on my clothes. It is a fine powder and is very easy to apply to your body and is white in colour.
It has a barely detectable scent to it and is not perfumed which means it is good for those with sensitive skin types, not something I suffer from but having a product that does not irritate anyway does you no harm at all.
I have always used baby powder, on myself as well as my twins and all my family use it too, we've always stuck to Johnson's but in a bid to save the pennies as much as poss this is one of the many products I've lowered in brand. I quite like most of Boots own products though so decided to try their very own Baby Powder.
Boots Baby Powder costs roughly £1.26 for a 500g white plastic bottle, but it is more often than not on offer buy one get one free and I also get my advantage card points too.
The baby powder as I've said comes in a white plastic bottle, very similar to Johnsons but a little wider and it has wavy curves either side. It clearly shows the Boots logo at the top of the bottle and tells us in pink writing it's Baby Powder. On the front of the bottle it also tells us it's 'Consultant Dermatologist & Paediatrician Approved and Hypo-Allergenic.
The back of the bottle informs us that Boots extra absorbent baby powder is ideal for use after bathing to ensure your baby's skin is left thoroughly dry. It can also be used after nappy changing to create a smooth, friction free layer to help reduce the effect of chaffing.
Boots Baby powder is just the same as Johnson's powder being a white powder that sprinkles or pours out depending on how wide you have the screw open top which unveils smaller holes. This powder to me though does seem a little 'thinner' if that makes sense, what makes me think this is when pouring it it does create quite alot of misty clouds and puffs of air whereas I don't get quite so much from Johnsons. It also creates a white, powdery foam around my bathroom ALL of the time and it lands absolutely everywhere, whereas the heavier and thicker johnsons powder only seems to land on the floor, in one place.
Despite me thinking it's thinner though I use it the same way I use Johnson's powder and it does exactly the same job. As I am a larger girl I do suffer tremendously, especially in the hot summer, well I was going to say months but it's more like days, with chaffing in between my thighs. By sprinkling and rubbing a bit of this powder in between my thighs it does provide a smooth layer that stops my thighs from rubbing so vigorously and prevents any nasty rashes from appearing as well as allowing alot of pain relief as it can be quite painful.
I also use it, the same as Johnsons, on myself and my twin boys after the bath to ensure we are dry as well as making sure their bums are really dry so not to cause nappy rashes. It smooths onto my skin lovely and has a gentle, baby clean soft scent. It seems gentle to all our bodies and doesn't irritate nor affect any of us and leaves us smelling subtly clean and beautifully fresh too.
After watching my mum use a little talc in her hair when it got greasy too I decided to try this useful tip myself, it worked with Johnsons as a quick morning fix on the 5th day of no hair washing so decided to try Boots powder too and I must say this also provides a quick greaseless hair effect when need be.
I'd recommened this to absolutely anybody, especially when it's offer I personally feel it's definitely worth the money, and buying this you could be saving a few pennies too!
This is another great baby product by boots.The fragrance is wonderful- light, airy and fresh.It prevents chafing and leaves both baby and adults alike with supersoft skin.Its also a very large bottle,mine has lasted me a very long time..I can't really differentiate between this and the leading brand in terms of quality,but like I said about quantity,the boots talcum powder definately is a larger bottle,or atleast for the price one pays for it ,its much better value for money.It costs £1.26 for a large 500gram bottle(bargain,if you ask me!)We all know how sensitive baby skin is and want only the mildest yet reliable products for them and this is one of many boots products that is an essential to a childs regime.Its hypo-allergenic and consultant,dermatologist and paediatrician approved-always a must have for very yound children.I have to mention that I also use this product on my self straight after a bath and although its basic ,makes me feel fresh throughout the day.Five stars!
I bought this when I couldn't find any Johnsons. I must say I was very impressed. It doesn't have a strong overpowering smell like some talcs do, and it makes my boy smell gorgeous!
I like the easy grip bottle and I bought the 200g one for about 90p. It's lasted me quite along time as the holes at the top are fairly large so a little shake goes along way.
It's paediatrician approved so is fine for your little ones from birth and a benefit I found [as I suffer from an allergy too..] it's Lanolin free!! If used after nappy changing you get a smooth, friction free layer that helps chaffing.
Adults can also use this and I do after bathing and it leaves my skin very smooth and doesn't dry it out!
I will continue to use this when I've had my second baby as I prefer the subtle smell.
I love the smell of babies! Before I go any further into my opinion I'd better qualify that comment. What I actually mean is I love that lovely clean smell when they've just been bathed, powdered and changed, not the 'before' smell, about which I won't detail in case you're getting ready to eat! So, taking this into account, it isn't difficult to see why I love to use baby powder. I usually use Johnsons Baby Powder, but Boots own brand was on offer recently at 3 for the price of two so I decided to try it and I was very impressed. I didn't expect it to be anywhere near as good as Johnsons but I was wrong. It worked just as well, it felt just as nice and had a different but equally pleasing fragrance. I use talcum powder after bathing to make sure that all my nooks and crannies are nice and dry - I'm not going to go into too much detail about that here either - you'll have to use your imagination if you're brave enough! Seriously though one thing I do find is that, being 'well endowed' if you know what I mean, I sometimes get a heat rash under my bust and that talcum powder helps to keep me dry and thus helps to alleviate the problem. All I have to do is sprinkle some on my hands and smooth it onto my skin to stop the friction that causes the chafing. I have tried other, perfumed, talcum powders but find that they do tend to irritate me so baby powder is ideal. Boots own brand does the job just as well as Johnsons and it smells lovely. Another thing I occasionally used to use baby powder for is in my hair. Ah ha how many of you have tried this one I wonder? Sometimes I have real problems with pains in my back. This may not seem relevant to this opinion but bear with me on this one. When I am suffering with this I can't bend over the sink to wash my hair. If it gets to look a bit greasy I found that brushing some baby powder through it help
ed to dry the greasiness until I was able to wash it again. Thankfully I now have a shower so that particular problem troubles me no more! Obviously it is perfect to use on your baby and is even mild enough for new born babies. It will help to keep baby's nether regions dry and help to reduce the instances of nappy rash. It comes in various sizes as you would expect 100g, 250g and 500g but I can't remember the price and when I looked on the Boots websie to check the only price they had was 100g for £1.85 which sounds too high from my memory. I'll try and remember to check it out when I'm in town and come back and update this opinion. I always find that the talcum powder together with one or two of the other items in the range make for a nice present for the new baby or for mom to be. I do like practical presents you see. The only real problem that I find is the layer of talcum powder that accumulates on everything in the bathroom necessitating regular cleaning - bother! - I knew there'd be a catch!
It creates a smooth friction free layer to help reduce the effect of chafing.