So when using products on our little ones, I know I'm probably like every parent in wanting to make sure what I'm putting on my baby is the very best for their delicate skin. I use some really nice skin care, and body products on my own skin so I knew I wanted to make sure I was taking care of Emelia's skin as best as I could too. I also bath her daily because she enjoys a bath so much, and it works well as part of her routine. Her skin is also not affected by this which is obviously really important. We have used these products pretty much daily since Emelia was born,and we really get on well with them, so I thought it would be nice to share what we use and for what!
We love using water wipes! we brought a load when Emelia was first born and intended on using water and cotton wool, and then progress to water wipes as she got bigger. To be honest, we didn't use cotton wool for long. Water wipes work so so well, and they were gentle enough for her skin so never left any reddening or discomfort. They stay so wet when your using them, and each towelet is strong, a good size and super soft. I find they are so much more efficient to use and we use less of these than we do if we are using a different brand. The ingredients are simply water and a tiny 0.1 % of grapefruit extract. NO chemicals . All in all a fab wipe that we use day in day out. Once Emelia turned 3 months Reggie suggested we move on to a cheaper brand. However, I just can't get on with them so have quietly moved back to using water wipes! He does agree that they are much better though.
Earth friendly baby: Lavender Hair and body wash
Our choice of daily bubbles. This calming mild baby wash is lovely. I do tend to think that just water is plenty good enough for little ones bath time, I like to use a little something though so this gentle wash is perfect. It is soothing enough to be used daily. 99.2% of the ingredients are all natural and it is free from nasty additives and parabens. The mix of chamomile and lavender ingredients smell amazing and helps to aid relaxation, so great to use for a nightime bath.
Waitrose Bottom butter
As smooth as a babies bum. Where does that saying even come from ! This midwife approved nappy cream was first given to me as part of a baby shower gift. I had only really heard of the obvious other nappy cream brands, and so presumed that we would probably just use them. However this gorgeous little tub is just lovely! As it says in the name this butter textured product is a great moisturising protective product against nappy rash. I always apply this cream just as added protection whilst my little girl is wearing nappies. Not something I would do if I was to use sudocrem (that stuff gets everywhere!) So yes post bath we use this product. It has a lovely subtle smell too. Another paraben nasty free product aswell. This bottom cream was in the news for being a popular choice for mums as a facial moisturiser. And although I have not tried it myself I can see the appeal with its lovely smell and silky texture.
Okay I know your probably thinking this is weird poor child ect ect however, bare with me. Breastmilk works an absolute treat for certain things. Babies quite often suffer with blocked tear ducts when they are first born. Its very very common and can cause symptoms that look very similar to conjunctivitis. Emelia had this and the only thing I was ever advised to use other than medication was boiled water on cotton pads to clean the eye and then breastmilk . And it worked! Almost instantly, I couldn't believe it but was so pleased she didn't have to have antibiotics or drops to clear it up. I have to say that is the only thing I have used it for, and I haven't used it for anything else ! I don't bath Emelia in it,however for babies who suffer with ultra dry skin or excema it is highly recommended to try. Anything you can use other that medicated products I am all for. (Don't worry scroll freely! there's not a picture of my boobs bellow !!)
No particular brand preference as long as its 100% raw and o natural. A perfect top to toe product that can be used for absolutely everything! We use this to massage with and it's just so nice to use. Obviously because it is hard pressed it need to be warmed slightly before use but everything about using coconut oil is lovely. I'm just going to go ahead a list a few things that it's good for , for babies and children (and us).
-hair and scalp (cradle cap)
-as a mild first toothpaste
- in the bath