From newborn to school age, bathtime is a magical bonding experience. Here are the products to make it even more special (and hey, some you can use when you’re just having a solo pamper sesh).
NAPPY RASH BEGONE!
The saying ‘soft as a baby’s bottom’ has little meaning when your bub is suffering from nappy rash. In fact, it can make bathtime downright heartbreaking. But thanks to this sustainably-grown sponge from Four Cow Farm, your little one will feel sweet, sweet relief. The all-natural sponge is the softest touch you can get, making it the best option for those sensitive spots.
Pohnpei Sponge, Dhs115, Four Cow Farm at thebabyboutique.com
A FAST-TRACK TO ZZZ
A post-bath massage helps newborns to settle and older kids to wind down for sleep. This completely herbal concoction is a rich source of Vitamin E, whilst also using the calming properties of aloe vera. Good news all round.
Nourishing Baby Oil, Dhs24 for 300ml, Himalaya Herbals available at supermarkets across the UAE
Mums know that the more jobs one product can do, the better. Derma Eco’s Shampoo/Bath gel does just that – its gentle formula cleans your little tyke’s hair as well as their body.
Shampoo/Bath gel, Dhs20, Derma Eco at myorganicbabyshop.ae
EASY DOES IT
Your child’s soft, perfect skin is the reason this facial sponge is a must-have. Made from 100 per cent natural Konjac root, it’s gentle and perfectly pH-balanced, meaning it will cleanse their face while keeping their skin deliciously soft.
Baby Face Sponge, Dhs60, The Konjac Sponge Co at Wojooh
GET THEM INVOLVED
Getting your little one excited for bathtime just got easier, thanks to the Blooming Bath Mini Bloom Scrubbie. Part exfoliator but mostly toy, the range of colours will keep your tot entertained.
Mini Bloom Scrubbie, Dhs70, Blooming Bath at justkidding-me.com
FROM DAY ONE
Formulated especially for that delicate skin on your baby’s face, Mustela Hydra Bebe Face Cream is so gentle, it’s even recommended for babies newly-discharged from neonatal care. Incorporating vegetable oil, as well as Mustela’s patented Avocado Perseose, the cream reinforces the skin’s barrier and preserves cellular resources.
Hydra Bebe Face Cream, Dhs35, Mustela at Babyshop
Words: Kerrie Simon-Lawrence
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