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123 Nourish Me Frequently Asked Questions

If you're a parent, you know that nothing is more important than ensuring the use of safer products for your little ones. But with so many products on the market, it can be tough to know which ones to choose, and what exactly goes into these products. That's where we come in with our FAQ page! We've got all the information you need to know about the 123 Nourish Me brand, as well as the ingredients, usage, and benefits of their Sleep Balms and Sleepy Head Baby Bath Wash. So whether you're a new parent looking for the best products for your baby, or an experienced parent looking for something new to try, we're here to help you make the best decision for your family.

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What is the difference between the Chesty Rub and Sleepy Head balms?

Both the Chesty Rub and Sleepy Head balms are created using natural ingrediens. While the base ingredients are the same, some of the essential oils used are relatively different, each designed to address different needs.

The Chesty Rub Balm is specifically formulated to help relieve coughs and congestion associated with colds and flu to help children sleep better through the night. It contains menthol and a blend of essential oils, such as eucalyptus oil that help soothe and open up the airways.

The Sleepy Head Balm, on the other hand, is designed to promote restful sleep and relaxation. It contains a blend of natural ingredients, including lavender oil, rose geranium oil, including sandalwood and cedarwood oils which work together to calm the mind and soothe the body.

How often should the balms be applied?

Both the Chesty Rub Balm and Sleepy Head Balm are designed to promote relaxation and restful sleep, and can be applied as often as needed.

We recommend parents applying the balm on your children before nap or bedtime. Children tend to get fussy and restless before sleep so applying the balm as part of a calming bedtime routine can help them to relax.

Are they effective as a sleep aid?

The Sleepy Head Balm and Chesty Rub Balm are designed to promote relaxation and restful sleep, and many parents have reported positive results when using them as part of a bedtime routine.

Check out how bedtime baths can also help kids to unwind before sleep.

While we believe that these products are some of the best natural sleep aids in Australia, it is important to note that every child is unique, and some may have different sleep issues that require other methods of intervention.

Overall, while the products can be effective as part of a bedtime routine, it is important for parents to consult with their healthcare provider if their child is experiencing persistent sleep difficulties.

Where should I apply the sleep balm for enhanced effectiveness?

Chesty Rub Balm: Simply apply it to the chest, back, and feet. This method of application allows the essential oils in the balm to be absorbed through the skin, which can help to clear airways and promote easier breathing.

Sleepy Head Balm: Simply apply it to wrists, temples, and feet. This method of application allows the soothing aroma of the essential oils to be inhaled throughout the night, helping your child to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Disclaimer: It is important to note that some children may have sensitive skin and may react differently to certain ingredients. We recommend doing a patch test before applying the balm to a larger area of the skin. To perform a patch test, apply a small amount of the product to a small area of the skin, such as the inside of the elbow, and wait 24 hours to see if any reaction occurs. If any irritation or discomfort occurs, discontinue use of the product. It is also important to consult with a healthcare professional if your child has any pre-existing skin conditions or allergies.

Are the balms suitable for newborns?

It is recommended that the products are used on children aged 6 months and above.

While the 123 Nourish Me sleep balms are made with natural and organic ingredients, it's always recommended to consult with your pediatrician before using any products on newborns. 

Can adults use the sleeping balms too?

Of course! The balms are suitable for the whole family! The soothing and calming properties of the natural ingredients can help promote relaxation and improve sleep quality for adults as well as children. Simply follow the recommended application instructions on the product packaging.

Is magnesium chloride safe for toddlers and for use in pregnancy?

Yes, topical use of magnesium chloride (one of the ingredients found in the 123 Nourish Me Sleepy Head Balm) is generally safe for toddlers and for use in pregnancy.

To our best knowledge, there are no evidence as of yet that using topical use of products containing magnesium chloride has negative effects on pregnant women or the baby. 

What hair types is the 123 Nourish Me Sleepy Head Bath Wash suitable for?

The Sleepy Head Bath Wash is a gentle and natural baby body wash and kids shampoo suitable for all hair types, including those with sensitive scalps. Its formula is carefully crafted with natural and organic ingredients that cleanse and nourish the hair and scalp without stripping away natural oils or causing irritation.

What are the key natural ingredients in the shampoo?

Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

My child has sensitive skin. Is the product suitable?

Yes it is - the formulation contains no nasties and organic only ingredients.

What ingredients should I avoid in kids shampoo?

As a general rule of thumb, it is best to avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, and artificial colors. These ingredients can be irritating to a child's delicate scalp and may even cause long-term damage to their hair. Instead, look for shampoos such as the 123 Nourish Me Sleepy Head Bath Wash that contain natural and organic ingredients such as aloe vera, and lavender essential oils, which can be gentle on the hair and scalp while still effectively cleaning and moisturising.

What should I do if my child gets shampoo in their eyes?

If your child accidentally gets Sleepy Head Bath Wash in their eyes, there is no need to worry as it is formulated to be non-irritating to the eyes. However, it is still recommended to rinse the eyes thoroughly with clean water to avoid any discomfort.

Can the 123 Nourish Me Sleepy Head shampoo for kids help prevent lice?

While the Sleepy Head Bath Wash is designed to gently cleanse and soothe the skin and hair of children, it cannot guarantee the prevention of lice. It is important to note that lice prevention is a complex issue and requires more than just using a particular shampoo or bath product as a foolproof method. There are kids shampoos and bath products specifically designed to help prevent and treat lice, so it may be worthwhile for parents to consult with their pediatrician for recommendations on the best products to use.

When can I start using shampoo on my baby?

Most pediatricians recommend waiting until your baby is at least a month old before introducing shampoo. Before then, you can clean your baby's hair and scalp with plain wateror a gentle baby wash such as the 123 Nourish Me Sleepy Head Bath Wash. The good thing about it is that you can continue using the product as your baby's shampoo up until they're older!

Are the products vegan?

While the 123 Nourish Me Chesty Rub Balm and Sleepy Head Balm are considered vegetarian, they are not entirely vegan due to the inclusion of beeswax as an ingredient. Beeswax is a naturally derived ingredient that is obtained from honeybees, making it vegetarian-friendly. However, since it is derived from an animal source, it cannot be considered vegan.

Where are 123 Nourish Me products made?

All the products are proudly made in Australia.

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