My little one was just so lucky to inherit her mama's super dry skin! Okay, maybe "lucky" isn't exactly the right word, but we both have dry skin nonetheless. Since she has been born she has struggled with eczema, dry patches, etc. on her sweet little baby skin. Because of this, I am always on the lookout for great cleansers that wont dry her out, and gentle everyday lotions. We've found some great ones along the way, and I would love to share with you a new company that I found that makes awesome bath and body products for baby AND mom. The Spoiled Mama is a mom created and owned company. Tamara Johnson, RN came up with the idea for The Spoiled Mama after becoming increasingly frustrated with the available skincare products during her pregnancy with her first child. She was concerned that many of the products contained harmful chemicals and preservatives, so she set out to create products that were safer and also more "luxurious to help Mamas feel 'Spoiled'". I did say that I was looking more for products to EG, and luckily The Spoiled Mama also has a collection of products specifically devoted to baby. In fact The Spoiled Mama has pregnancy, postpartum, baby, and breastfeeding collections. I would have been thrilled to review any products from The Spoiled Mama because everything they create is made with top quality ingredients and designed to be safe for you, your family, and Earth. I was able to try out the Cocoa & Shea Baby Butter and the Swanky & Sweet Lil' One's Wash.
Let me say first that I loved both products! I wanted gentle, organic products that would be safe for EG's skin and I thought these would be perfect. I needed an everyday wash that would not dry out her skin and an everyday lotion that would work well enough to prevent me from having to slather her down with aquaphor after just about every bath (which works quite well to relieve dryness, but stains sometimes and is just a mess!). Let me start with the wash...after reading the description alone I knew it would be perfect for us (if it worked as promised of course :). It is an all-in-one (hair and body) wash that has added moisturizers and is designed to avoid being overly drying. It was advertised to be excellent for eczema and other skin conditions...yay! After receiving it and using it, I have to say that it worked really well. It has a great, light scent to it and lathers up really nicely! The pump was very convenient and I really didn't have to use that much to get EG clean. I LOVE that it is an all-in-one and that I don't have to use a different wash for her hair and body. It rinsed clean (a pet peeve of mine is any kind of soap, etc. that leaves you feeling like you need to rinse 5 times!!) and did not seem to leave EG's skin dry when we were finished with the bath. We've been using Swanky & Sweet Lil' One's wash daily since we've received it and haven't used anything else since!
After the bath it was time to try out the Baby Butter. We always put on an extra moisturizer when EG gets out, but we hadn't yet found a daily lotion that is sufficient enough for us to not have to use something else (i.e. aquaphor) as well. I had high hopes that the Baby Butter would do the trick, and so far it has. We use it right after the bath, it soaks right in, and keeps her skin soft and smooth. I even use it on myself too :) Again, this is a daily use product in our house and we are enjoying it very much. I can't wait to try some of the other products she offers. A few more I'd love to try are the No Nuts About It Rump Gloss (nut free - and who couldn't love that name??) and the Sweet Cheeks Finishing Creme (another gentle baby lotion).
Baby on the way? Then check out some of the products from the Pregnancy Collection including the Massaging Aloe Leg Gel (only $9!), Happy Mornings Sippin' Tea (to help curtail morning sickness by settling your stomach), or the Bump Box (see GIVEAWAY below!!) which includes Tummy Butter and Bump Gloss. There are also some awesome products in the Breastfeeding and Postpartum collections. Some of my favorites here are the Mama's More Milk Please Sippin' Tea, Fix that Sucker Nipstick, and the Postpartum Sitz Bath.
With all of the great products at The Spoiled Mama I just don't know how you'll choose! Any of these would be great for a friend, for yourself, or for your little one. See details below for how to purchase any of the products listed above and how to win the best-selling Bump Box!
TO BUY: Visit The Spoiled Mama's online shop where you can purchase all of the products mentioned above, plus many, many more!!
TO WIN: To enter the Bump Box giveaway, visit The Spoiled Mama and figure out the top product you'd love to have. Then leave a comment below indicating why you chose that product and who you are going to use it on.
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