This little lady is six weeks old now and we’re all settling into a routine. Not sure if that’s her doing or ours, I’m going to give her the credit though because the rest of us are running around crazy. Promise to do a full post on what life has been like with a third soon but I want to wait for her newborn pictures from my gal Whitney before doing the whole catch up.
When you have your third kid, you don’t get, need, want or expect a lot of presents but we were lucky enough to have a few sweet friends send over the thoughtful gift of the new Beautycounter baby set. I’ve been a Beautycounter convert for a while (see my first review here) so I was pretty jazzed to try out the baby line.
I wanted to make sure we’d actually used all the products for a while before sharing over here and I’m happy to report back that I’m loving everything …. I guess we’re hoping Blake likes them too but she hasn’t been up to sharing her opinion yet.
If you’re not familiar with Beautycounter – the skincare, makeup and beauty line is completely safe and free of harmful chemicals. And while you may not worry about the chemicals in your regular beauty goods, you’re definitely going to want to keep them away from the little ones.
The baby line is made up of three products – the Baby Daily Protective Balm, the Gentle All-Over Wash and the Soothing Oil. Is it bad that I want to steal all three for myself? Blake won’t know, right?
One thing I noticed right away is that the line is fragrance-free. At first I didn’t love that it was missing that sweet baby scent but after using it for a while, I’ve totally forgotten. I was also worried that the shampoo wouldn’t foam up and get sudsy like regular shampoo or body wash. No worries though, the wash is thick and sudsy doing the trick. The best part of the wash though is the way it leaves her skin and hair so soft afterwards. Coupled up with the Soothing Oil and she’s like snuggling up with a stuffed animal. The oil absorbs and dries quickly too so you’re not dealing with a greasy, slippery baby after the bath. Those little people squirm enough without adding to it.
The Protective Balm was probably the biggest change up in our previous baby routine. With Drew and Reese, we almost exclusively used Desitin but recently we’d switched to Aquafor. The Protective Balm is like a fancier version of Aquafor and works so well without the chalky white cream getting everywhere. After using it on Blake, I end up taking some for myself to keep my hands from getting too dry. It’s actually really great on your cuticles.
Speaking of alternate uses, I had a friend tell me the balm is great to use as a gentle make-up remover. I haven’t tried that out yet but plan on giving it a go if I can ever remember to get it out when I am actually taking my make-up off.
If you’re expecting, you may want to add the gift set to your registry. If you’re heading to a baby shower soon – it’s baby city around here lately, I’ve got two coming up – the box set makes for a really sweet gift. Add your favorite kids book or a stuffed animal and you’ve got the easiest gift. You can thank me later for saving you from a trip to Babies R Us.
Disclosure: This post was NOT sponsored but I did receive gifted product to try out in exchange for a potential review. All opinions, ramblings and thoughts are my own.