We love The Little Green Sheep’s adorable range of organic cotton baby sleepwear for newborns to six-month-old babies. Soft as a bunny’s tummy, the Wild Cotton collection comes in shades of mint and pearl grey, decorated with bears, rabbits and woodland leaves. There are matching bedding sets for cots and certified organic baby mattresses that do not contain potentially toxic fire-retardant chemicals. A donation of 25p for every item sold from the Wild Cotton collection goes to the Woodland Trust.
SLEEPING BAG, from £38.95; MATCHING SLEEPSUIT AND HAT SET, from £26.95, and BLANKET (available as part of bedding set), from £44.95, all The Little Green Sheep at johnlewis.com
Q I wonder if a new at-home treatment to freeze off skin tags is a good option?
A Consultant dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe of the Cranley Clinic in London (drnicklowe.com) has concerns about cryotherapy freezing technology used as self-treatment, because ‘it is difficult to get the level of freezing just right. You need enough to remove the problem,’ he says. ‘But if the level is too high, you risk permanent lightening or temporary – sometimes long-term – darkening of the surrounding skin, particularly in Asian or olive skin tones.’
Also, the instructions for such devices say to hold up the skin tag (presumably with tweezers) and freeze the stalk, but Dr Lowe says there is often little or no stalk.
Instead, he suggests consulting your GP or dermatologist who may use much more targeted methods, eg, needle electrocautery or CO2 laser.
After successful treatment, Dr Lowe recommends gently exfoliating the area (usually the neck, the underarms and under the breasts in women) twice weekly, which may help to prevent new tags forming.
Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org