We asked the founder of Aromababy Natural Skincare and mother of two, Catherine Cervasio, for three easy steps to help keep your baby more comfortable, relaxed and fresh, during your next flight.
Before take off, warm a small amount of Aromababy’s Baby Massage Oil with soothing rose, between your hands. Massage your child’s arms, chest, legs and feet (or whatever body part you have access to – the back of the neck is also very relaxing) with the oil. Use long, fluid and firm strokes where possible and hum, speak softly or even whisper to your child to further enhance this relaxing experience. For older children, quiet, short-story telling can be done whilst you are massaging, as a way to encourage your child to engage with you long enough to get through a few minutes of massage. Even a short massage could end up providing in-flight relief and relaxation for an extended period.
Keep your child’s skin well hydrated with unscented Pure Baby Moisture Cream. For older babies or those with extremely sensitive skin, try Aromababy’s Natural Baby Lotion with avocado, jojoba and evening primrose oils. Also free of essential oils, this cream is a richer and more emollient choice, ideal for eczema and dermatitis sufferers too which include adults and older children.
If your child is using nappies or pull-ups, use moisturising Aromababy’s luxury travel wipes – Aromawipes® to cleanse the skin during each nappy change. The natural vitamin e and soothing oils help to moisturise and then protect the skin by leaving a light covering. Finish off by applying a small amount of super-soother, Barrier Balm or Moisturising Nappy Cream – both of which smell heavenly so fellow passengers won’t mind at all. The Barrier Balm can also be used for chapped lips during flight, as a nail and cuticle balm and for dry, cracked heels and elbows.