Who knew a baby could already have a skincare routine!? We learned early on that babies have super delicate skin and all sorts of problems arise that I was happy to have the right products on hand to remedy. Here’s what worked to cure cradle cap, baby eczema, diaper rash, just to name a few issues. Keep reading to see what baby Everly’s favourite products are!
Perhaps I should say this is Dan’s favourite, because of all the washes and shampoos we have for Everly, this is the only one he has used up entirely! It does make her smell rather fabulous and doesn’t cause any dryness to her sensitive skin. She totally digs the bubbles as well!
One of the worries of many first time parents is having to trim their baby’s nails. Those shaky, exhausted first-time parent hands, a sharp object, and teeny tiny little fingers sound terrifying! These safety clippers make it pretty impossible to clip skin, and the plastic handle makes for easy grip. I thought I wouldn’t use the curved nail file at all, but turns out it is essential for those first few weeks when nails are still super soft.
Poor Everly had a little bout of Eczema on her face early on, and she seems to have inherited my dry skin. Poor babe had sandpaper face for weeks and no cream or lotion helped. I even tried breast milk at the suggestion of several moms! I caved and ordered this and it cleared her rashy face up by the end of the day! She loves when we put it on her (no doubt because she associates it with feeling good), and it sinks in nicely.
I never would have bought this, and was given several minis in sets for my baby shower and was so happy to have it on hand. Everly had some bad cradle cap. For a while, we did nothing because we figured it would go away on its own. Coconut oil was a no-go making it flakier than ever, so I was tentative to try another oil. This is made with organic Calendula and we would cover her scalp in it about half an hour before bedtime. Then a baby comb to loosen the scales before shampoo and we managed to kick the cradle cap to the curb within a week!
I can only chalk up the fact that we’ve had barely a spot or two of diaper rash 8 months in, on this stuff. It goes on nice and thick, has a high zinc content and creates a great barrier that is still around the next morning. We’ve tried a few of the classics, but I keep going back to this!
Our little bird has that classic fluffy, fine, baby-chick-like hair and this brush smooths it all so gently! The bristles are cruelty-free and super soft, and Everly loves having her hair brushed with it, unlike the nylon bristled baby brushes!
We’ve already had a couple heat waves here in Vancouver. Everly was a winter baby so shes quite porcelain in complexion. I know I need to be extra careful when having her out in the sun. Besides a hat, sunshade and trying to avoid the sun, I rely on this. It’s a thick texture that really coats the skin and hasn’t given any adverse dryness like so many baby sunscreens are known for. It’s made with biodegradable ingredients and it’s non-nano, petroleum, fragrance, phthalate, phosphate and petrochemical free!
What ‘beauty’ products do your kids love?