Category: Bathtime

Okay, kid. Here’s that kitten you wanted.

I’m pretty sure my Christmas list one year included a puppy, a kitten, a bunny, and The Black Stallion. I was deeply disappointed not to find any boxes with air holes under the tree, but you can get at least 3 out of 4 with these adorable stocking stuffers/post-Christmas consolation prizes. Added bonus: clean kids. That’s a great gift. The Surprise Animal Soaps by Sunbasilgarden on Etsy are all-natural, handmade, and cute as a button. With scents including banana, strawberry, bubble gum, cotton candy, and creamsicle, part of the fun will be watching the kids hover over the sink,...

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A gift for kids that doesn’t stink.

When I was little, getting useful gifts was always a huge bummer. Then again, my Great Aunt Hilda usually went for the half-price, open-package soap-and-undies combo pack at KMart. True story: One time, they even had World’s Best Lover printed across the tush. I was 8. But my kids love baths so much that they’d be overjoyed to find a bottle of eco-conscious, gentle bubble bath in their stockings. Especially if it’s by My True Nature. This new, mom-run line of just-for-kids bath products comes with a 100% all-natural guarantee and a cute line-up of characters from a teddy...

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Goodbye, dry skin. Hello… cookies?

The cool, crisp air of fall is here, and moms everywhere are pulling out their baby lotion arsenals to keep eczema and dry skin at bay. For me, the toughest part about having kids with sensitive skin is finding just the right product that does everything I want it to do and actually smells nice. This year, I’ve already got two kids begging for lo-lo, thanks to the new line from Lavanila Laboratories. Of course they call it “cookie lotion” because it smells just like sugar cookies with a touch of lemon–in a calming, soft way that moms will...

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Johnson’s Natural means more naturals for all.

When I first heard that Johnson & Johnson was coming out with a line of natural baby products, I was intrigued. My first thought was, it’s about time that there’s a choice like this for the moms out there who can’t afford the high-end natural stuff at the health food stores. So when I was asked to work with the company as a consultant and spokesperson, I was honored. Thrilled even. I might have peed a little. (But only because I’m pregnant.) Especially after taking the products home, trying them out on my own kiddos, and seeing that wow,...

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I can’t wait to be on the road again

Sometimes, full-sized baby skincare products can be intimidating for me. Like that enormous tube of diaper cream, or the half-gallon jug of powder that I can all too easily imagine scattered over my floor. I like my products like I like my kids: short and cute. At least until I get to know them better. That’s one reason I’m loving the Road Pack by Mayron’s Goods. But it’s not the only reason. [don’t miss our giveaway after the jump!] The Road Pack brings together five must-have baby products in an adorable, waterproof travel bag. So it’s cute. And handy....

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Cute catches from the celebrity safari

We’ve just discovered a high-end line of ultra-luxe baby towels and accessories beloved by Brangelina, TomKat, and loads of other celebrity couples with two names that get put together to form one name in the press, which is completely annoying. Little Giraffe is not an African safari, but at least you don’t have to deal with giant mosquitoes and predators in its pursuit. Unless you count paparazzi as predators. Based in Los Angeles, their baby towels and accessories are definitely of the more foofoo animal print variety, but we love the adorable and deliciously soft Luxe Hooded Towel, which...

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Protecting little heads from UV rays, chlorine, and parabens too

I’m not one for fussing with my girls’ hair too much – if we remember to brush it in the morning that’s a good day. But I do know that the poor kids have inherited my frizzies, coupled with their dad’s thin hair, which is a great combo, especially in the summer. So Cozy has a nice protective conditioning mist with sunscreen that we’ve loved using this summer. I can just spray it on their hair after the bath, but because of the sunscreen, I think it’s best to keep in your beach bag or diaper bag for some...

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Yes, carrots. YES!

I’m not in the habit of talking to vegetables unless I’m pregnant and singing a love song to my tempura zucchini. Still, I find myself saying yes to Yes to Baby Carrots several times a day lately. Maybe you’ve seen the orange-splashed Yes to Carrots brand at your local drugstore or SuperTarget and wondered what the big deal was. The deal is this: Organic veggie extracts, 100% natural ingredients, and a complete absence of parabens, petroleum, and SLS. All now with a line made just for babies. Are you shouting YES, CARROTS yet? Because I totally am. My favorite...

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Maclaren – Now making scents

Ah baby smell. The intoxicating fragrance of that soft hair, the delicate sweetness of their freshly washed onesie, and the putrid, offensive nasal assault of a fully-loaded diaper. Thank heavens for the new Beginning by Maclaren line of aromatherapy candles which rids your nursery of those less desirable odors and fills it will a sense (and scents) of calm. Each of the five scents are designed with a purpose, whether to inspire you, rejuvenate your or just calm you (and the baby!) down. They’re made from 100% natural soy and palm wax and other vegan ingredients. The candles are...

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Even burly babies love Smoochie.

We call my baby Big Hoss because he’s burly and loves all things rugged– trucks, Star Wars, and motorcycles. But when it’s diaper changing time, Big Hoss is now a fan of sweet, sweet Smoochie Baby. This baby body care line from the uber-cool store in Brooklyn includes all the perennial favorites — lotion, soap, shampoo/body wash, massage oil, diaper balm, and more. All products are hand-made with love and affection in Canada and include gentle, all-natural ingredients. Our favorite is the Sweet Cheeks Talcum-Free Powder, which uses a delightful Japanese recipe of arrowroot powder, kaolin clay, and lavender...

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