MOTHER & CHILD

What Weleda products are recommended for expecting mothers?

Nearly all of our NATRUE certified skin care products are ideal for the pampering and nourishing care of Mothers. Weleda’s Mother Care collection - including Stretch Mark Massage Oil and Nursing Tea—is specifically formulated for mothers-to-be and mothers. Stretch Mark Massage Oil helps skin feel smoother and helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the stomach, thighs, bottom and breasts. Nursing Tea, an herbal tea, is a relaxing tea that helps support the natural lactation process.

What is Weleda Nursing Tea, and when do you recommend that I use it?

Weleda Nursing Tea is a relaxing tea that helps support the natural lactation process. This effective formula is caffeine free. You can drink the Nursing Tea beginning after birth and throughout your nursing period.

What is Calendula, and why do you use it in your Baby Care products?

Calendula, also known as Marigold, is renowned for its comforting, soothing calming properties. The gentle nourishing and warming properties of this flower make it ideal for use on babies, children and all delicate and sensitive skin types.

What should I use on my baby as a body moisturiser?

Calendula Body Lotion can also be used as a convenient daily care moisturiser. It is quickly absorbed and helps keep the skin feeling soft and supple. Calendula Body Cream may also be used on very dry and chapped skin such as the hands and elbows.

Can any of your products be used on my baby’s face?

Weleda Calendula Weather Protection Cream and Weleda White Mallow Face Cream can both be used on the face as a gentle, soothing moisturiser. Apply only as much as the skin can fully absorb and stroke gently into the skin.

What skin care products are appropriate for use in the nappy area?

We recommend applying Calendula or White Mallow Nappy Change Creams for daily care of the nappy area. These gentle, soothing creams help create a hydrating barrier, while allowing the skin to breathe.

What do you recommend I use for a nurturing infant massage?

Weleda Calendula Baby Oil is the best choice for a soothing and warming massage. This gentle oil contains sweet almond oil and fine essential oils.

What should I use to wash my baby’s hair?

Weleda Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash is ideal to cleanse and nourish your baby’s or child’s fine hair and delicate scalp. Formulated with plant-based ingredients, it forms the softest lather for gentle cleansing and care.

Can adults use Weleda Baby Calendula Care products?

Our Calendula Care line was specifically formulated for the delicate skin of babies. Therefore, it is also recommended for all sensitive skin types including adults. Calendula Body Lotion and Calendula Baby Oil, for instance, are both perfect for daily nourishing care of all skin types.

Weleda Pregnancy Statement

Weleda products have a long history of use over many decades with many millions of people having taken them under their doctor’s supervision throughout the world.

Scientific literature is also monitored for information about possible contraindications during pregnancy. On this basis, it is our judgement that there is as yet no known reason to indicate that any of our commonly available Weleda preparations, may harm the developing foetus. However, in common with nearly all herbal and homeopathic medicines, no Weleda products have been tested on pregnant animals or people to prove their safety. Therefore Weleda does not claim that any product is safe to use during pregnancy.

We undertake to provide label warnings on any product where there is any suspicion that more than the general caution outlined below should be taken during pregnancy. Weleda supports the widely used cautious recommendation that the only medicines taken during pregnancy are those where the risk of taking the medicine have been weighed-up against the risk of the medical condition by the mother-to-be and their health care professional.

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