Watching brief: Baby & child health


Each sachet of Bio-Kult Infantis contains seven strains of live bacteria, which the company says are “proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach”. These strains help to reduce diarrhoea in infants, improve constipation and improve symptoms of eczema, the company says. Infantis also contains vitamin D3, as well as Preplex, DHA and EPA – all high in omega-3 fatty acids.
(Tel: 01460 243230)


Drapolene Cream, for the treatment and prevention of nappy rash in babies, contains two antiseptics, benzalkonium chloride and cetrimide, which help prevent the growth of bacteria. The non-greasy cream also contains lanolin and white paraffin to moisturise and protect the skin. Drapolene can be used at every nappy change and to treat urinary dermatitis in adults and at any age to treat minor burns.
(Tel: 0116 222 2555)


Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops works by breaking down most of the lactose in breast milk or formula milk before the baby is fed. The drops can be used from birth onwards, are suitable to be added to both breast and formula milk, and do not contain sugar, preservatives or flavours. For more information visit allthecareyouneedhcp.co.uk
(Tel: 01484 842217)


The Metanium range includes Metanium Everyday Easy Spray Barrier Lotion and Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment to help prevent nappy rash, while Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is specifically licensed to treat nappy rash. A new guide on nappy rash is being promoted through social media and is available to all members of the ‘Your Baby Club’.
(Tel: 01484 842217)


Nannycare not only offers a genuinely different protein source from cows’ milk formulas, being goat milk, but also has an unusually long shelf-life (for a milk formula product) of up to 30 months, says Nannycare. The company can provide training materials for pharmacies, and leaflets on Follow-on and Growing up milks for parents.
(Tel: 0800 328 5826)


Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment can be used at every nappy change including those for premature babies. The breathable barrier cream helps protect from the causes of nappy rash – particularly at night when the nappy will be on the longest. The water-in-oil formulation keeps the skin healthy and hydrated, while pro-vitamin B5 gently aids the natural recovery of sensitive skin, says Bayer.
(Tel: 0344 243 6661)


Dentinox has engaged high profile mum-influencers on Instagram to launch its ‘Kindness to new mums’ campaign. The aim is to spark conversation around the importance of kindness following a recent survey revealing the hardest things about being a new parent. In the survey only one-third of new mums said they experienced kindness daily. The campaign will also utilise additional influencer engagement, blogger partnerships, social media and PR to raise brand awareness and interaction.

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