Five fab finds…

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Last year I was looking for an alcohol free perfume to wear during the Summer, and stumbled across Burberry’s Baby touch…

I didn’t buy it then, but seeing it recently on a list of baby essentials (first world problems!) peaked my curiosity, and as it was priced at just over £10 I thought why not kill two birds one stone.. a perfume I can wear when its scorching, and a little treat for Baby G.. ok ok.. I won’t actually put it on her skin (maybe the odd spray on her clothes, Tamara Ecclestone stylee) To be honest nothing compares with the natural Eau d’newborn baby scent- BUT.. if she’s anything like my mum and I, she’ll be a full on beauty product junkie, so I’m expecting her to request a bottle on her 2nd birthday!

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It got me thinking about products, that have been essential to me over the last month (there are so many!!) but here are five of them to start with:

1. Lansinoh: Lansinoh lanolin formula is beyond fabulous! In my opinion, a product you have to wipe off before feeding is a waste of time (applying, wiping off, re-applying, seems like it would add to the irritation to me). Having used it for a month, it’s definitely one of my most used ‘baby’ products. Feeding up to ten times a day could leave you really sore, and this has helped to make sure I’ve had no issues so far. As it’s safe enough for Baby G to have in her mouth, I figured the hair gel type texture that ensures the products stays, would also be good enough to dab on the dry skin she had on her eyelids and wrists- it worked brilliantly!

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 2. Cussons  mum & me:  I have been given lots of Johnsons  bath products which I am saving for when Baby G is a little older. I used their first touch range for her first bath, but the rest of their range has only been tested on babies who are 6 months and older. I have also got the full Burts’ Mama & Baby Bee range (a lovely baby shower gift) and some Duchy Originals products which I haven’t tried yet- but the Cussons sleep tight range is definitely a triple threat! The pediatrician approved bath wash, followed by a grapeseed massage oil, and sleep balm applied to pressure points (behind the ear, wrists) not only smells gorgeous, but aided in giving me 5 hours sleep uninterrupted.. now it could just be that we’d had a busy day, and a nice bath was just what she needed to conk out- but every time we use all three.. she drifts off almost immediately! * NB the product  doesn’t guarantee they’ll STAY asleep- and as her skin is too delicate to bath everyday.. looks like it’ll be a while until we can enjoy the full benefits..

 

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Will test these later: They formed part of a jam packed baby shower gift full of bath products

 

3. Breast feeding covers:   I’d already mentioned I had a good cover in the previous post but,  as a couple of people asked me where it was from, I’m sharing today:  Bebe Chic – complete with handy carry bag

 

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 4. Stokke Foldable bath: I bought one (clear) , and then was also given a pink one as a gift. Every now again you find that Mothercare has a sale, and I managed to get mine less than half price. I love it because I didn’t want a baby bath that took up too much room; this is very slim when folded.  I also love that I can use it to store toys, or whatever I fancy once she grows out of it.

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5. Pink Dr Brown’s bottles: I haven’t used these yet, however they came highly recommended, and  deserve a mention for their limited edition set. Baby Gray has a cousin just four months older, who has the original bottles- I thought they were perfect (despite not being a fan of the colour), and essential to avoid mix ups in the future!

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