Thursday, September 3, 2009

Some eco-baby care favorites!

Some people have asked me lately about the products we use on Munchkin. I definitely try to research and find products that are as safe and natural as possible. Since she also has very dry skin and eczema, we also consider that when making our decisions.

Some of our favorites:

Aubrey Organics Natural Baby and Kids Soap - we bought this on a whim when we ran out of our regular shampoo. At first, I was a little taken back by the scent, which is a light herbal tone. Now, though, I love it and can't get enough whiffs of Munchkin's freshly shampooed hair. We use it all over her body and it leaves her skin clean and fairly hydrated.

Weleda Calendula Baby Cream - this stuff is so thick and creamy, like an ointment, and it does wonders for dry, itchy skin. Plus, I love, love, love the Calendula scent! We use several Weleda products in our household, but this is one of my absolute favorites.

Alba's Un-Petroleum Jelly - Everyone knows that a tube of petroleum jelly is considered a staple for new babies. But what about eco-conscious moms who want something that isn't petroleum based? Enter Alba's Un-Petroleum Jelly, made from "pure plant oils and all natural waxes". The result? A nice way to grease up anything without relying on petroleum!

Badger SPF 30 Sunblock - Badger is another brand that we really like in our household, and their sunscreen is no disappointment. It is mineral-based and 100% natural, without the nasty chemicals that you might find in some other sunscreens. It offers protection from both UVA and UVB. Like many natural sunscreens, it does go on thick and leaves a white finish, but Munchkin never seems to mind. We've used it swimming, boating, and hiking and she's never shown any signs of sun exposure.

So what products do you love in your household? I would love to hear about them!


VanderbiltWife said...

Don't hate me but I am not hyper about having super eco-friendly stuff for L. But I do LOVE Burt's Bees diaper rash cream. It works miracles!

Nicole said...

We love the Aubrey Organics Wash! I agree that the scent takes a little bit og getting used to, but it works really well for our daughter, who also has eczema and sensitive skin.

MD said...

I love Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild soap. It contains all organic ingredients that are fair-trade. There is no scent which we love because we are all sensitive to that at our house. As a bargain shopper Mom, I love the price. I can find the large bottle for 8.95 at a local food store and that amount lasts six months for my son.

sazijk said...

We love Weleda products too! I also like most California Baby products: from their diaper cream (works on CD!), to their sunscreen. My favorite though is their calendula cream. Not as thick and "greasy" as Weleda's version, but worked miracle on my daughter's cradle cap.

Earthy Mama said...

I second California Baby Calendula Cream- that stuff works wonders! :) Started using it with my DD when she was a baby four+ years ago and still buying it for ds (he's 14 months old) :D

I'll have to check out Aubreys, my ds seems to have more skin issues than my dd did. (eczema on one side of his face? weird)

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