Baby wipes are as safe and effective as cotton wool and water and can even soothe nappy rash, according to scientists.
A wipe is as gentle on baby skin as the cotton wool and water washing technique recommended by Government health experts, it is claimed.
Researchers at Manchester University tested the wipe against cotton wool and water on 280 babies over a three-year period.
They discovered that wipes are ‘as effective and as safe as water - but much more convenient for parents'.
And babies cleaned with wipes suffer less nappy rash.
The findings run contrary to guidelines from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (Nice), which recommends that parents wash newborns with cotton wool and water to avoid skin irritation.
Babies under the age one lose more moisture through their skin than older children and are more vulnerable to irritation, meaning parents have to use gentler washing techniques.
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“We are on a mission to deliver health conscious Aussie families the healthiest, safest and most cost effective alternative to the usual baby wipes available today”
“Playdays present a truly effective and safe baby wipe formulated without the use of nasty chemicals to maintain baby’s natural, healthy skin after nappy changes.” Louise added.
“Playdays gentle and refreshing plant based lotion is especially formulated to soothe irritated skin and stimulate healthy tissue.”
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Three year old changes his twin brother's nappy - sort of! Very Funny! Playdays wipes would help here a lot!
Isolated families with young children in Queensland are being sought to be part of an 'e-kindy' trial.
The Brisbane School of Distance Education (BSDE) will pilot an e-kindy program from next term for three or four-year-olds who cannot access a kindergarten.
Part of the program will be delivered by a teacher using web-based technology and parents or home tutors will also assist in "hands-on" activities.
BSDE spokeswoman Stacie Hansel says some of the program will be delivered via the web.
"Children will be invited to attend lessons via 'Illuminate', which is a web-based interactive platform," she said.
"The children will do their lessons through a qualified teacher - either that, or through a telephone via a teleconference.
"Technology is something that they are born around and born with using, so it is certainly a skill that they will use as they get older."
Ms Hansel says parents have been asking for this sort of scheme for many years.
"It's an alternative for our rural families who cannot access a centre-based kindergarten - to provide them access to an at-home kindergarten program," she said.
"The pilot will actually commence next semester and lessons will commence.
"We believe initially they'll commence one-on-one, building up certainly by the end of the year into small groups of two to three children."
Ainslee McArthur from St Lawrence, south of Mackay in north Queensland, already home tutors two of her children and says she is enrolled her son in e-kindy.
"Those children are already sitting in a home school room," she said.
"For them to have some interaction with a teacher like their older siblings, I think that's a good thing."
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