Oleo-Calcareous Liniment - Nappy Change Lotion

10 Feb '17

Episode seven: they talked about Petit Kiddo...

How Petit Kiddo helped easing ezcemaA few months ago, we "virtually" met Mel, a very keen user of Petit Kiddo Baby Bum Cleanser Liniment. 

... Later, she contacted us to write about us, Petit Kiddo, and our "one-of-a-kind" Baby Bum Cleanser Liniment

This article is a good reminder that Petit Kiddo is doing the right thing, for the right reason. By introducing such a gentle and natural baby bum cleanser+moisturiser+barrier in Australia, more and more carers come to understand the importance of the ingredients in what the product they use for their kids as well as the impact it has on the environment. 

It takes time to change habits, no doubt, but once converted, carers never go back to using wipes! We are getting heartwarming feedbacks from our early adopters.

We thank Mel again for her great article that we take as a testimony!

To read our interview with Mel from Healing Gracie's Gut blog, click here

08 Dec '16

Episode six: we met Marie-Camille

A testimonial for Petit Kiddo from a French mum we met recently, Marie-Camille.        Not a friend - yet!- we only bumped into each other - at a French wine private sale          - hehehe-  She is a newbie in Australia but was living for a couple of years in New Zealand and in few other countries before. So French roots with traveling wings.

French in Australia

"When my daughter was born (11 years ago) my best friend sent me a 500 ml bottle of baby Liniment as a gift! She had had it for her 4 kids and loved it! The smell/fragrance, the texture were so new to me. I poured a bit on a cotton pad and started cleaning my daughter's cute little bottom with it. I was immediately conquered, she never ever had a rash in 4 years of using nappies! The fact that it's 100% natural made me feel good too, all those baby wipes never inspired me...So if I have one thing to say: go for it and tell your friends!".

What Marie-Camille omits to say here, is that she had a son 6 years later when living overseas and they didn’t get the chance to have any liniment oleo-calcareous for him. She’s missed it a lot and when we told her about our Petit Kiddo project: making an Australian version of the French baby liniment, with local ingredients and organic olive oil...you should have seen the grin on her face - and on mine to be honest.
It feels good when you explain what you have been spending your time on and it does resonate!  

16 Nov '16

Episode five: more about Canelle

oleo calcareous liniment from France to OzI am a French mum in Bondi.
I’ve been happily living in Australia for the last decade.
I’ve had my 3 beautiful, gorgeously healthy kids here. “A la natural” as we like to say it: all drug free, despite 2 of them being ultra chubby, my girl was even born in the water.
I love them, I miss them when they are at school/ daycare, they drive me nuts when they are around...   I have a pretty normal life.                                               
Originally, I come from a small village in the South East of France.
Not exactly Provence, not exactly the Southern Alps and not exactly Cannes or Saint Tropez nor the Riviera. Somewhere in between. And this is where my happy childhood lives. For ever.
Where olive trees, lavender, jeunets and cicadas are.
This village, Seillans to name it,  before living “for and with” tourists from all over the world, built its “glory” on a perfume and fragrances factory. Some of the best roses essences for Dior and Chanel  were made there. 100s year ago.
This era is long gone*, never new it personally, despite what my kids tend to think: I didn’t meet dinosaurs either..

Meeting visitors from other countries and continents made me want to travel, often and far. This is partially how, the father of my kids, - also a childhood friend but not a high school sweetheart- and I ended up living in sunny Sydney.
10+ years in and I am trying to finally mix the 2 parts of me.
Do I miss France? Not really. Not at the moment. Not anymore.
I would love to have my family and childhood/sister-like friends near me. But this is not their plans, yet. I haven’t said my last word on this.
I’m not homesick.
However, some days, I wish I could go down the road, to the shop and buy the products I know all my friends are using for their kids.
And all their mums before them.
I occasionally miss the roots, the traditional way of living back there.

I guess globalisation is not total and I can’t blame it.
That’s what creates diversity. And I love it. I adore it.
Anyway, that is a bigger subject..
Back to my kids life and what I miss from the country where I grew up.
Bread is getting really good now in the area, crepes are at each and every corner in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, cheese is good too, fashion is definitely getting better …
So what do I need?
When my first bub was born I was offered by my mother -in-law, a large bottle of Liniment Oleo-calcaire.
A bottle of what? Even for Frenchies, it is unpronounceable.
A lotion, you squirt on a cotton pad and clean your baby’s bum.
No wipes, no chemicals, and no lukewarm water spilled.
You squirt, you clean and you put the fresh nappy back on. Et voila!
You know the saying, “ if the mountain won’t come…”
I have been doing this lotion in my own kitchen for my own kiddos for years.
I now have a "little bit" of time, energy and focus to realise that this is something other mums in Australia don't know they are missing on.

There comes the original idea for creating my own baby liniment: Petit Kiddo Baby Bum Cleanser.

*note that it’s actually coming back. More on this subject soon.