Aqua Wipes® - Our Story
Our daughter was very young when she first started having problems with eczema. This started slowly, with small localised patches and soon became much worse with eczema spreading all over her body. The eczema became so bad, that after multiple appointments with consultants and dermatologists, she had to sleep each night in an impregnated bandage body suit to try and ease the itching, pain and discomfort. This was awful for her but was very hard for us to watch her suffering, in so much discomfort at such a young age. We had always been careful to ensure her skin had only come into contact with the absolute minimum of
chemicals, bathing her only in water, as we knew how delicate young childrens' skin can be.
Looking back, we wondered how we could have done it differently, how could we have prevented this or even how we could have reduced the problem and eased her suffering. We checked the packaging of a few varieties of baby wipes which we had used, as we realised the wipes were one of the only products that came into contact with her skin. We saw they contained many chemicals (often more than 15) and noted most of the wipes were also highly perfumed, which we were convinced was not good for such delicate skin. Also, the majority of the baby wipes were not environmentally friendly and so we thought about the environmental impacts of their widespread use upon our precious planet. This is when we thought, we could make a difference.