If you’re anything like me, potty-training will send you shopping. Shopping for the books that might persuade your toddler peeing on the loo is a right laugh. The pants they might see as far cooler than nappies. The stickers, DVDs, toys, seat covers, that might bribe them into trying out the toilet. It turns out – you know, AFTER I’d bought all those things – that all I need was Professor Scrubbington. Foam is compact bubbles, it’s like suds without the tears. If you’re two, it’s mega. The race to get to the sink to wash up made the bit beforehand far less messy and far more efficient. Not only does it make hand-washing fun, it’s also easier for them to use – less slippy, rinses off quickly.
OK, so usually I avoid foaming products – the most commonly used foaming agent, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is not skin’s best friend. And if your child has very severe eczema, I wouldn’t recommend it – it’s best to use the doctor-recommended option in the event. But this foams up by means of a small amount of Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, derived from natural ingredients (usually sea salt or coconut). The Good Guide says it poses no health concern. And I say it has no discernible drying effect on my hands or my daughter’s, despite regular use. But if you too are potty training, this is mega.
NB I wouldn’t use this on faces, but hands? A-ok.
Scrubbingtons Magically Foaming Hand and Face Wash £5 Scrubbingtons.com