I have gone through countless brands of this and that trying to find which products work the best. Here are some of my favorites that I buy over and over again.
1. California Baby Calendula Cream
I wouldn’t say that Pearl has eczema, but she does get dry, rough patches on her legs. I use this thick calendula cream on her every night after her bath, and her skin is PERFECT until I run out. It never fails: when I run out of this stuff, her dry patches come back no matter which other lotion I use. It is really good, natural, and well worth every penny.
2. Dolphin Organics Body Wash & Shampoo
Love a good shampoo & body wash duo that is TEAR FREE. If you’ve ever gotten soap in your kid’s eye, you know how crucial it is to have tear free stuff. I love this one because it smells awesome & has no artificial ingredients. Plus, It’s a really good size bottle so you get your money’s worth.
3. My Dentist’s Choice Infant Tooth Wipes
The notion of brushing an infant’s teeth with a toothbrush seems so insane to me. I tried it a couple times & until Pearl stops trying to eat the toothpaste and throw the brush away, I use these tooth wipes. I can really get in there and wipe the crud off those chompers. Oh, and there’s nothing weird or unsafe in them.
4. Zoli Sippy Cup
This is the cup of all cups. The tiny straw makes it so easy for a baby who’s learning to drink from a sippy. What’s up with the HUGE thick straws that other brands have?! These cups don’t leak. I’ve been using mine for a year and they’re just starting to show signs of wear & tear. The kid can drink upright or tip the cup upside down, the liquid will still come out. It’s like magic.
5. Poopy Tush Spray
1 TBS Olive Oil
1 TBS Liquid Castile Soap
2 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (and or Orange Essential Oil)
1 cup Water
Making several bottles of this was honestly one of the best things I ever did as a mom! I got the recipe from my friend Regan’s BLOG . It only requires a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry, and it’s a life saver. Let’s be honest, baby wipes don’t get all of the “fibers” and “enzymes” of poo off of the skin, especially when your kid starts eating solids. You simply spray a couple of sprays of this stuff on the tush and wipe as normal. It literally cuts changing time in half & it’s like the baby’s butt has been washed REALLY clean! I keep a bottle next to the changing table, one downstairs, and one in my diaper bag. It is a MUST have.