Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Green People Sticky Hand Sanitiser!

Boo has recently decided he doesn't like hand driers so when we are out and about he will often refuse to wash his hands. I have resorted to carrying hand sanitisers with me everywhere, but have found that they mostly dry his little hands out and with winter coming I have visions of his hands getting very sore.

So I was fairly excited when Green People sent us a bottle of Sticky Hand Sanitiser to review, with a natural anti-bacterial agent - extract of tea tree oil! If you don't know of Green People it is a company specialising in organic skincare, created by a mother in 1997 to help her daughter who suffered from eczema and allergies, and now an award winning Certified Organic skincare brand!

The bottle is a little larger than most hand sanitisers we've used before, the pump is easy to use and dispenses sensible amounts, meaning Boo could use it by himself. It dispenses as a foam which Boo thought was great fun, and it was easily absorbed into his skin! We loved the smell, Boo described it as 'like sherbert' (and I have to agree it reminds me of lemon sherbet crystals!).

It was sensitive enough to use on Boo's face when he was covered in chocolate ice-cream, and easily cleaned the sticky lolly remains from his face and hands! It also works well to clean surfaces, and I used it on a cloth to clean a rather dirty highchair tray while we were out on an adventure yesterday!

I'm pleased to say that we'll be sticking with this hand sanitiser as it doesn't dry Boo's skin out, at £9.45 for 100ml I think it is a reasonable price especially as you can use it for cleaning toys and surfaces as well as sticky hands and faces!

Grandad Goriami.

As anyone who reads my blog probably realises, I like to reminisce over my early child hood years, and today is no exception! My father worked in London, commuting daily on the packed trains, so we could benefit from the joys of growing up in the countryside. I hated winter as it meant I rarely saw him until the weekends and they went all too quickly. The summer months meant when he got home from work it would still be light, and I'd squash my nose against the glass front door waiting for his car to appear in the road.

He'd never be allowed to sit down once he got in, he'd take off  his tie and straightaway be outside mowing the lawn while I ran alongside or I'd insist he take me on a long walk with the dog. I suppose it was the benefit of being the youngest in the family by several years. Looking back, I'm surprised how he had so much patience with me when he must have secretly just wanted to sit down quietly with his newspaper and a cup of coffee. I also wonder if I am not patient enough with Boo.

Boo adores Grandad, every day after his toast he asks 'Can we visit Grandad today?' to which I mostly reply that we'll have to ask Grandad to see if he's busy. Unluckily for Grandad, he only lives about 15minutes drive away, so we tend to visit fairly frequently. Luckily for Grandad, Boo can't drive or ride a bicycle yet or he would probably be there every day. I try and only visit for a few hours at a time, although sometimes come tea time we are still in the midst of an adventure! I could write an essay on why Boo loves Grandad so much, but I'll keep it simple. Grandad makes learning fun. They collect acorns and talk about how acorns grow to be giant oak trees, they 'fish' for paper clips in a bucket of sand with magnets, and best of all...Grandad encourages Boo to let his imagination run wild!

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