Good morning bloggers!! So I thought it was about time I did a little bit of mummy blogging and do a review on a rather lovely gift set my daughter was given for Christmas by one of my best friends Emma! My little girl is coming up to 5 months now and is old enough to start using gentle bath products other than just plain water and grapeseed oil which I stuck to when she was a newborn. Now I'm dead set against so called 'baby friendly' products manufactured by big money making pharmaceutical companies - Yes Johnson's .. I'm talking about you. It really bugs the hell out of me when I hear consumers who are none the wiser, say how they must bathe their newborns with Johnson's baby shampoo or lotion or another similar alternative. These products are marketed to make parents believe these products are beneficial to their little ones skin. Please believe me, they're not.. Just read the Latin ingredients on the back and research what they are.. You will be shocked at what they put in them, petrochemicals and harsh foaming agents. Parabens as well. No wonder babies are coming out in rashes :( But anyway, that's for another blog post as I could go on haha!
As my daughter is now past three months I have started to try out alternative natural baby products. I'm currently using the CJs range which I will write a separate review about, as I don't think they get enough publicity for how good their products really are.
So with this in mind, my good friend Emma who knows me very well, bought us a cute little gift set from Baby Bee containing a miniature diaper ointment, body wash, body lotion and body oil. I have used three out of four of these products so far and have had absolutely no protests from baby, no adverse reactions (rashes) and a bonus for me, a happy and gorgeous smelling baby. Even her daddy loves using the products on her :)
Burt's Bees if you didn't already know are a company who pride themselves on producing products containing naturally derived ingredients without synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulphates and petro chemicals. The majority of their lotions and potions contain ingredients you would find in your kitchen such as sunflower and grapeseed oil and this is why I like them. So without further ado, here is a quick lo down on the products that came in the box!
1. Nourishing Lotion - 99% Natural. Contains Buttermilk, Shea butter and Sunflower Oil. I love this! It glided on so smoothly and left Jasmine's skin lovely and soft. It left a pleasant smell, nice and subtle.
2. Baby Wash and Shampoo - 98.03% natural. Contains a plant based cleansing complex and coconut and lemon oils. This has been great! Jasmine has gotten a bit splash happy and if she gets bubbles in her eyes it doesn't seem to bother her at all! Brill!
3. Diaper Ointment - 100% Natural hooray! This is purely just almond and sunflower oil based. What I would say with this is don't use too much. You just need a small amount as it is very thick and I ended up having to spread the ointment down her legs as otherwise she would have had a bright white bottom from where it hadn't absorbed in!
4. Nourishing Baby Oil - 98.03% Natural. Contains a blend of grapeseed, wheat germ and sunflower oil infused with apricot. I haven't used this yet but will tommorow!
I definitely recommend Burt's Bees products however they are on the pricy side and I may just invest in one or two products once I finish my current ones. I don't mind paying that bit extra as I know my daughters skin is being looked after and to me that is paramount. With any skincare product there will always be a small amount of chemical and it is hard to avoid it completely so always look into the company's ethics and research the Latin ingredients on the back if you aren't sure ;)
Happy baby bathing bloggers!!
Love Holly xx