Natural, Safe And Eco-friendly Baby Wipes By Mamaearth

Amongst all the baby essentials that I use, one thing that I just can’t do without is baby wipes. Be it to clean the baby’s face or bums or removing the food stains- wipes are one handy option. They are a quick and easy solution to clean all the mess created by the baby. I use baby wipes liberally and usually don’t step out of the house without one pack in my bag.

Eye-opening Facts About Baby Wipes

There is no doubt that baby wipes are a super convenient option. But recently I came across a few eye-opening facts about baby wipes that left me aghast. I realised that the wipes I usually use has the base material, POLYESTER which not only pollute seas and clogs drain but also take hundreds of years to decompose landfill. Most of the baby wipes available in the market contain ‘Phenoxyethanol’, an ingredient linked to skin conditions like eczema. Infact some of the baby wipes also include alcohol and other preservatives which are not recommended to be used on the child’s delicate skin.

Facts like these got me thinking. .On one hand we ensure our kids live in a clean and green environment, on the other we are using products that are adverse to the same. Thankfully I came across one brand that thinks on the same lines and provides a safer and eco-friendly alternative.

About Mamaearth’s Baby Wipes

Mamaearth needs no introduction. It is a well- known name in the baby and mother care range of products. It’s toxin-free, organic products are quite popular for being safe and natural.

Mamaearth recently launched India’s 1st Organic bamboo based wipes. These wipes are biodegradable, pediatrician- tested and certified by Made Safe Organization. What’s interesting is that these wipes are 100 percent polyester free, pH balanced and hypoallergenic. The bamboo fibre makes these wipes more breathable than the cotton ones.

Baby wipes

 

Key Ingredients

Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Lavender Essential Oil, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Aloe Vera Extract, Water, Potassium Sorbate

Our Experience with Mamaearth’s Baby Wipes

It’s been more than two weeks that we have been using Mamaearth’s baby wipes and we are quite happy with the experience. The fact that we are using a product that’s environmentally safe is a great psychological relief. Also these wipes work wonderfully on dry and tender skin of the child.

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Here are a few things that we liked the most-

  1. These are toxin free and contain no bleach, dyes, petrochemicals, chlorine or sulphates.
  2. Given to the mild ingredients, they are safe enough to be used daily on the child’s skin. They do not cause any redness or irritation or rashes on the tender baby skin
  3. They have a good moisturizing capacity and do not strip away the natural oils of the skin.
  4. The wipes are soft, flexible in texture and easy to use.
  5. The presence of Aloe Vera and Shea Butter in these wipes have a soothing effect on the baby’s skin.
  6. They have a mild natural fragrance which is supremely pleasing.
  7. The packaging of the product is well-thought of. The double lid ensures that the pack is properly sealed and the moisture is not lost. This also makes them a travel-friendly product.

Baby wipes

 

Price and Availability 

A pack of 72 wipes is priced at Rs 249. You may find them a bit expensive when compared to other brands available in the market. But the fact that these are fully organic and one of its kind makes them totally worth it. You can find these baby wipes easily available on Mamaearth’s website and  First Cry.

Ensuring a step towards a clean, green and safe environment, Mamaearth’s bamboo based baby wipes is a great alternative to the plastic ridden polyester wipes. Try them once for yourself to experience their goodness!


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GAIA Natural Baby : Organic Skin Care For Your Precious Little One

If you have been following my social media pages and insta stories, you would know that am raving about a particular skin care brand for kids that am currently using for A&A.

Both my kids have a dry and sensitive skin, that becomes worse during seasonal changes. While choosing any skin care range for them, I put a conscious effort to read the list of ingredients and understand what goes into their making. When I first checked the constituents of GAIA Natural Baby care products, I was quite impressed to read about the use of organic vegetable oils and plant extracts, that are not just safe but also beneficial and nourishing for the baby’s skin. I am happy with the fact that I could find a range of products that is mild, gentle, yet supremely effective on the tender skin of my kids. 

About GAIA Skin Naturals 

The main mission of GAIA Skin Naturals is to be a brand that people can trust for its ‘clean and green’ high quality products. Michelle Vogrinec, the driving force behind the brand, couldn’t find a single skin care product that is mild enough to suit the sensitive skin of her son who suffered from eczema at just 8 weeks of age. That’s when she decided to create these gentle, non-irritating products that are certified to be pure and free from harmful chemicals.

Launched in 2002 in Australia, GAIA Skin Care products are also available in India. Their Natural Baby range takes into consideration the fact that a baby’s skin is thinner and more sensitive than that of an adult and does not have normal barrier functions when they are born. And so the ingredients used in their products are well researched and sourced through reputable companies. Some of their products are manufactured in ACO Certified Organic processing plants. Most of their products are suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitivities and irritations.

Key Features

1. All their products are pure, natural and organic.

2. They are free from artificial fragrances, harsh soap, sulphates, petrochemicals, mineral oils, lanolin, paraben preservatives, propylene glycol or phthalates.

3. They have been tailored to suit the sensitive skin of the baby as  the ingredients included are known for their low irritancy towards skin.

4. They follow strict GMP practices and all their products undergo quality testing prior to release.

5. Their products are free from animal ingredients. Also they are not tested on animals. All products are CCF accredited.

My Experience

We are using GAIA Natural Baby since almost a month now. All the three products that we used suited my kid’s skin well.

1. GAIA Natural Baby Bath & Body Wash

GAIA Natural Baby

Key Ingredients: Contains certified organic avocado, evening primrose oil, sweet orange, purified water, organic chamomile extract. 

This bath and body wash is thick in consistency and lathers well. We just use a small amount of wash to the running water and rub across the whole body and it works well. The good thing is it gets washed easily in one go. I don’t find A&A’s skin turning dry or rough after it’s use. Rather it becomes soft and smooth due to the presence of skin-softening organic oils. The natural scent of organic sweet orange and chamomile is pleasing and the kids smell fresh for hours after bath.

2. GAIA Natural Baby Shampoo

GAIA Natural Baby

Key Ingredients: Contains certified organic chamomile, evening primrose oil, sweet orange, hydrolyzed wheat protein, purified water.

I shampoo my kid’s hair almost everyday and this shampoo is perfect for their little scalp as it’s mild and gentle. It doesn’t cause any irritation on the child’s skin or eyes. We use only a pea-size of this thick liquid and it lathers well covering the entire scalp. It cleanses the hair without stripping the natural protective oil and leaves them soft and shiny after every use.

3. GAIA Natural Baby Moisturizer

GAIA Natural Baby

Key Ingredients: Contains certified organic shea butter, avocado oil, lavender, soybean oil, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil, etc

This moisturizer is a dense liquid that is easy to apply. It spreads across well and doesn’t require a lot of rubbing. I apply it everyday on my kids face and body after bath and it doesn’t leave any sticky residue on my hands. It contains a blend of natural oils and butters that protect against general dryness and keep the baby’s skin hydrated and moisturized for long.

Product Packaging

The products came in neat and sturdy transparent bottles. The packaging clearly included the list of all the essential ingredients used in the product and the directions to use. I personally like transparent bottles as they give me a fair idea about the quantity left. However, I find the lid of the bottles is a little fragile. If your kids are as naughty and mischievous as my twins, there are chances that they can easily break it. Try to keep the bottles away from your child’s reach.

Price & Availability 

All the three products are priced at Rs 850 for a 250 ml bottle and are easily available at GAIA Skin Naturals website. They are also available on all leading online stores like Amazon, Flipkart, Hopscotch, BabyChakra and Paytm. People living in Mumbai can find these products at many famous retail outlets like Kamdhenu ( Nepean Sea Road), Kidzone (Powai), Pink Bunny (Malad W), Green Bell (Juhu) etc.

HITS

To sum up there are a few things that we really liked about the products-

1. The organic ingredients used in these products are not just safe but also nourishing for the delicate skin of the baby.

2. They involve only natural fragrances that are supremely mild and pleasing.

3. The pricing is not too high as compared to the other international organic brands.

4. They need to be used in very little quantity which means each bottle would last for a longer time period.

5. They leave the child’s skin soft, supple and hydrated for long.

LOWS

There is nothing disappointing about the products that would keep me away from buying them the next time.

Mom’s Recommendations

When it comes to the precious skin of my kids, I surely do not want to compromise on any grounds. GAIA Natural Baby gives me all the reasons to be assured for an organic and gentle skin care for my babies. And so, I would surely recommend GAIA Natural Baby products to the fellow parents.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but the views and opinions expressed here are my own. I have personally used these products on my kids for over a period of a month. The review holds my honest opinions and personal experience of using the same.


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Skola Toys- Rolling Car Slope : Learning Journey Through Motion

‘Learning Journey Designed As Play’ – Skola Toys

Kids are usually eager to learn about the world around them, and they have much to learn too. They easily get fascinated by every new shape, sound, colour that they see in their surroundings and it all adds to their learning experience.

As children grow they achieve various milestones. Each growing stage marks a certain set of skills that help in their overall development. Something that facilitates this and helps them to master those skills and traits are the learning toys.

There are very few companies that design toys keeping in consideration the age-wise learning capabilities of the child. One company that does consider this is SKOLA TOYS.  They consider learning as a journey and not just a destination. All their toys are educational and promote specific learning journeys that provide children an opportunity to play, explore, discover and learn.

We recently received a learning toy from Skola – Rolling Car Slope– that focuses on learning journey through motion. Children understand the basic concept of motion by seeing moving objects and learning the cause and effect of the movement. They also comprehend the idea of speed and force in the process.

About Skola Toys

Skola toys have been created by a team that has a wide and extensive experience in the Early Education. Inspired by Dr. Montessori, they promote the multi-sensory approach and offer toys that engage all the five senses of the child towards a single objective that significantly enhances learning. All Skola toys are natural and environment-friendly, made of wood sourced from renewable sources. Their toys are compliant with international standards of safety. Visit their site to have a look at their vast collection and the various learning journeys they promote through their wonderful toys. Click here!

About The Rolling Car Slope by Skola Toys

The Rolling Car Slope is the Stage 3 toy in the series of learning journey through motion.

Stage 1 includes toys like Cascade Cars which help the kids to learn the skill of tracking the moving object.

Stage 2 involves kids to learn the effect of applying force on the objects. It includes toys like Pull Along Shape Bus;

Stage 3 promotes the understanding of controlling speed and varying force. This in turn sets the basis of learning complex motion

Skola toys

The Rolling Car Slope toy involves building a grid of slopes to race miniature cars. The child has to place the cars on the top and push them to roll down at different speeds. This helps the child to learn the following-

1. Concentration– The process of cars rolling down the slopes helps kids to understand the effect of leaving cars with less or more force from the top. This helps to develop concentration and focus among them.

2. Visual Tracking Skills– Their visual tracking skill improves by following the movement of the car. This is a critical pre-reading skill and is also good for physical sports, at later age.

3. Motion Awareness– Kids understand the concept of speed, motion, force and time factor as they analyze the movements of the cars whizzing down. They simply understand the impact of their actions.

4. Fine-Motor Skills– Their fine motor skill is enhanced as they learn to place the cars,  move and stop them, etc.

Our Experience

Both Aarav and Aarohi have a deep penchant for cars and vehicles. So this toy was perfect to keep them excited and happily engaged. They loved tracking the moving cars and could almost spend hours playing with this toy. Every time the car would roll down they would rush to put it back on the top only to let it cascade down again. They would not even take their eyes off just to see how the cars move. I was quite surprised to see them playing patiently yet enthusiastically with this fabulous toy.

Skola toys

What we Liked About Skola Toys 

1. The toy reached to us in proper packaging.

2.  It came with a few colours and sticker sheets.

3. The toy was packed in a doodle box which kids could use for coloring.

4. This is a hundred percent wooden toy- durable and environment-friendly.

5. The toy doesn’t have any sharp edges. The corners are perfectly rolled out.

6. The slopes are of different colours, that makes the toy bright and attractive for the young eyes.

Do Note:

This is a bulky toy and requires assembly at home. It also contains small parts/screws and is meant for kids above the age of 2.5.

Price & Availability

The toy costs Rs 1745 and is available on Skola’s website. You can check more about the toy here.


Disclaimer : This is a sponsored post. However the views and opinions expressed here are my own. I was sent this toy by the brand to use and share my experience. The review holds my honest opinion and personal experience of using the same for more than a month.


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Check out another review of Skola Toys by a dear friend Udita, from With Love Zuzu – Geometry Toy Review

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Adventures In Farland By Moshank Relia: A Story That Sparks The Imagination

Adventures In Farland – ‘To all the children who have ever felt different’ 

Have you wondered how stories impact a brain of the child? How relevant are they in a child’s life?

The story children hear shapes their view of the world. It takes them to the land of fantasy, introduces them to some extraordinary characters and gives a freeway to their imagination. This not just enriches their mind but also helps them in understanding and dealing with their real life situations. It would not be wrong to say that introducing stories to children is vital for their growth and development.

Choosing a good story book for kids require some amount for thoughtfulness on the part of the parents. Kids usually enjoy reading books that have simple story line, familiar vocabulary and strong characters. Those that have attractive illustrations and pictures interest them too. All this helps to grab the attention of the child for long. One book that covers these factors and makes for an interesting and fun read for kids is Adventures In Farland by Moshank Relia.

About Adventures In Farland

The name of the book itself speaks about the story and the plot line. Meant for kids between the age of 6-15, this is the story of a young girl Mira and her adventures in the magical land of gnomes, giants, fairies and mermaids. Mira, along with her friends, is invited to the New Moon Party at Farland, a place that she has always heard about through her mother. As she sets out to enjoy the party at the magical place, she is confronted with lots of problems. Her two dear friends, Bira and Vira, turn into rats. She gets to know that the Queen Of Hills has decided to attack Farland by unleashing the Dragon Of Underhill on the same night of the party. Mira, being a brave and confident girl, decides to save Farland and help its people out. The rest of the story talks about Mira’s wit and courage in the way she saves this fantasy land.

Adventures In Farland

My Review:

The book includes a well-crafted story with elements of thrill and suspense. The narrative of the book is fast paced, and laced with regular twists and turns that is meant to keep the kids hooked till the last page. Each chapter begins with an illustration that hints about the story line.

What’s more interesting is that it is not just a story that entertains but also comes with different morals. Mira is portrayed as a beautiful young girl with a strong mind. She stands brave in the time of adversity and selflessly helps the people around. Her character gives a message of hope, strength and courage to the young minds. The narrative is well-thought and is sure to make the kids learn a few lessons of life.

Language and Characters

Mira stepped into the coach. There were all kinds of happy gnomes and fairies there. In another coach, there was a disarray of fat frogs. They were dressed in upmarket suits and lived a life of excess. Monkeys were dancing joyfully to jubilant music being played by weasels and rats. All the heads in the coaches were bobbing up and down to the rhythm of the music. The music flowed and changed—sharp and shrill, loud and low—so melodiously!…. “

The language of the book is simple and apt for the young reader. The author has used short sentences that are easy to read and understand. The vocabulary is enriching and is sure to make kids learn a few new words. The mind-expanding narrative and the descriptive tone would help the children to vividly imagine the scenes of Farland.

Adventures In Farland

The mystical characters introduced in the story are unique yet relatable. Characters like Starhead, Bushy , Saltman- add some fun element to the story, making it as a light-hearted and entertaining read.

Price & Availability

The paperback book is priced at Rs 150 and will be available on Amazon after 19th October, 2017. You can read more about the book on the author’s Facebook page here.

About the Author

Moshank is an English literature graduate holding certificates in creative writing, theatre and sketching. He is passionate about photography and trekking, and has even tramped upon the high-altitude ranges of Himalayas. His penchant for adventure, affection for kids and a wide-range of creative experiences made him delve into the realm of kid’s fiction and write creative stories for children.

Adventures In Farland makes for an exciting and incredible read for the kids. The imagination and creativity that the author has lend to the story, is commendable. I would like to thank Moshank for personally sending me the manuscript and giving an opportunity to review his book.


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but the views and opinions expressed here are my own.


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Also read: Schools Of Tomorrow: My Vision Of A Perfect School For My Kids

Rentoys : Practice Toy Minimalism Without Compromising On Fun

‘Give Your Kids The Best Play Experience’- Rentoys

Toys play an important role in the overall development of the child. They spark their imagination, build curiosity and engage their senses. Kids share a great love for toys. However, they also get bored with the same toy over a period. As they grow, their interests and liking change and so it’s important to provide them the toys that best suit their age.

Parents always want to buy all the toys that help their child learn and grow. However, it’s not practically feasible. Buying toys frequently is a costly affair. Apart from digging a hole in the pocket, they also add to the problem of ‘toy clutter’. Arranging, managing and sorting these toys add to a parent’s daily struggle.

As a mother of two growing toddlers, I am always on a look out for some convenient options in educational toys that match their changing interests, provide them with variety and yet maintain absolute minimalism. And so, the idea of renting toys through reliable sites like Rentoys.in sounds perfect to me.

About Rentoys.in

Rentoys is a toy rental service that provides subscription based play boxes on monthly basis. Founded with a mission to help parents optimize their investment and choose the best age-appropriate toys for their kids, it aims at providing the best educational toys to parents at affordable prices via renting.

How It Works

Rentoys works on monthly subscription basis. You can subscribe to their monthly plan and select up to 5 toys for your child. Their plans include two types of subscription boxes– a big box which contains 3 -5 toys or a small box containing 2-3 toys. Each play box contains premium quality learning toys worth a minimum of Rs 5000. At the end of one month, a pick-up is arranged to collect the box and a new box is delivered. Their monthly rental starts as low as Rs 599. To know more about their pricing and service, check their site here.

What’s Unique About Rentoys
  1. They include good quality, award-winning toys carefully chosen from different parts of the world.
  2. Their collection includes educational toys that promote skill development and STEM-based learning.
  3. The toys are cleansed, with a 3-step safe cleaning method (which includes steaming, sanitizing and drying). They are shrink-wrapped and properly packed before they are delivered at your doorsteps.
  4. They do not involve monthly commitment. We can choose to skip a month or unsubscribe based on our convenience.
  5. They do not charge for regular wear and tear.
  6. They deliver toys all over India.
  7. Their service is quick and prompt. They have an easy live chat facility that readily handles customer query.
  8. Their site also has a detailed FAQ section that answers all the queries a parent would have on renting the toys. Read the FAQ here.
My Experience

Imagine how your kids would react on seeing a big box full of toys that’s come especially for them. Excited, right? Aarav and Aarohi too, couldn’t contain their excitement.

We had received a big box from Rentoys last month. Out of the five toys that I chose for them based on their interest and liking, we received four. All the toys reached to us in good working condition. They were properly packed and did not have evident signs of excessive wear and tear.

Rentoys

Here’s what we received:

1. Fantasia Blocks TrainAarav and Aarohi love everything about cars and trains. So, this set of wooden blocks on wagons was their favourite. They found its bright colours and patterns very attractive. This toy helped in developing their motor skills and imagination.

2. Leapfrog Laptop: Aarav and Aarohi always see their mummy and papa working on the laptop, and so they were super excited to have one of their own. This is a musical laptop, with different features like games, messages etc. This toy not just kept them engaged for hours but also helped them to learn a few new alphabets and words.

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3. Spin Again: This toy is visually stimulating given to its bright dual coloured discs. Aarav and Aarohi would drop these discs on the threaded corkscrew pole and would get enthralled seeing them spin. Made of BPA free plastic, this toy encouraged hand-eye coordination.

4. Lego Car and Truck Set: This set of colourful bricks and wheels was fun and easy on hands. Aarav-Aarohi did not need much of my help to build and create new vehicles. Made of eco-friendly material, this was a perfect toy to stimulate their creativity and encourage role play.

HITS:

We were very happy with the services of Rentoys. Here’s what impressed us the most-

  1. The toys came in big and sturdy carton box that was well sealed.
  2. All the toys were bubbled wrapped and neatly packed.
  3. The toys were clean and as good as new.
  4. They also provided an inventory with the list of toys and number of pieces that came with each toy.
  5. Their service was quick and prompt. The toys reached to us within 4 days.
  6. They send reminders of reverse pick-up well in advance giving you enough time for packaging.
  7. They also provide all the necessary material required to pack the box like tape, bubble wrap etc.
LOWS:

Their service left me satisfied. There was nothing disappointing about the toys that I received.

Mom’s Recommendation

I would surely recommend Rentoys.in to all the parents. It’s a site that, along with perfect service, ensures a great collection of learning toys at affordable prices. Parents can now bid adieu to the problem of clutter and save a huge sum, simply by renting the best quality educational toys.


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, the views and opinions shared here are my own. I am writing this honest review after personally using their service for a period of one month.


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Also read: Review: Funky Monkeys Indoor Play Area

 

 

Softsens Baby Care Range : Gentle Skin Care For Your Little One

Softsens Baby Care Range of Products- For The Precious Skin Of Your Child

Every mom has her favorites when it comes to baby care products. While we all have different choices, our criteria to choose that one brand that suits our kids is more or less the same.

I have tried multiple skin care brands for Aarav and Aarohi, in their first year. Everytime I would buy a new product, I would look into factors like affordability, effectiveness, suitability, natural ingredients and safe constituents. While there are many brands that fulfill one or two of these criteria, there are very few which fulfill all. Finally, I came across Softsens, that one brand which could tick off all the criteria that I usually look for.

About Softsens

Softsens’ mission is to provide moms with convenient, safe, efficient, sustainable, and affordable products that help motherhood be the most blissful experience of life for them. Their products are ‘Inspired by Mom, Developed by Experts’. This Indian company believes in a simple philosophy that ‘Mom Knows Best’ and so they listen to the needs and experiences of real parents across the world before creating any product. Their aim is to combine the valuable insights of parents with the knowledge of world class experts, and develop products that ensure safe and happy parenting. Their range includes Bath and Body Products, Bodysuits, Accessories, etc. Click here to have a look at their collection.

Key Features
  1. All the products are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested

  2. They are alkali free and do not include synthetic colours

  3. They are not tested on animals.

  4. These products are suitable for all skin types, of both new borns and well as older children.

My Experience

Imagine how you would feel on receiving a complete hamper of baby care products by a brand! Elated? Yes, that’s exactly how I felt. We received a neatly packed hamper that contained the entire range of bath and body range products. Even before I could use the products there were two things that impressed me beyond measure-

1. The Packaging- Not every brand pays so much attention to the outer packaging of their products. The team of Softsens however is different. We received the products neatly placed in a printed card board box. Given to the perfect packaging, there was no scope of spillage or damage of any product. 

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2. A Beautiful Note– What more would make a mom feel special than a few words meant to appreciate her? Well, Softsens won my heart with this beautiful message that came packed with the products.

Softsens

The Products:

Here is our experience with the products that we received –

1. Baby Massage Oil

Softsens

  • Light oil, not too dense
  • Non-sticky and non-greasy
  • Hydrates the baby skin well
  • Has Vitamin E and Olive Extracts

I have used this oil on my kid’s skin as well as hair and it worked well for both.

Price:  Rs 175 for 200 ml

2. Baby Shampoo

Softsens

  • Tear-free formula
  • Safe for everyday use
  • Mild, gentle, enriched with essential oils
  • Thick and lathers well

The shampoo left my kid’s hair soft and smooth. I personally loved it fragrance and the effect it left on their hair.

Price: Rs 165 for 200 ml

3. Baby Wash

Softsens

  • Tear-free formula and doesn’t cause irritation in eyes
  • Enriched with Shea butter and natural milk
  • A small portion is enough to lather well
  • Has a pleasing fragrance

The baby wash rinses off easily. It doesn’t need a lot of rubbing or washing. It does not leave the skin rough or dry after use.

Price: Rs 150 for 200 ml

4. Baby Soap

Softsens

  • Made with 100% pure vegetable oil
  • Free of synthetic colours
  • Easy to hold and lathers well

I liked the fragrance and soft appeal of this soap. It doesn’t leave the skin dry after use. However it melts quickly in water and so may get over soon than expected.

Price: Rs 45 for 75g

5. Baby Cream

Softsens

  • Rich with Vitamin E and Shea butter
  • Moisturizes the skin well
  • Keep the skin hydrated for long

The cream is thin in texture and consistency.  Although that makes it easy to use and apply but it can also lead to some amount of wastage as a lot comes out in a single squeeze. One has to squeeze the product carefully for optimal usage.

Price: Rs 135 for 100 g

6. Baby Lotion

Softsens

  • Contains natural milk cream and Shea butter
  • Moisturizes the skin well
  • Thin in consistency and easy to apply

The lotion is thin in consistency. It is  easy to rub and spreads across the skin well.

Price: Rs 150 for 200 ml

7. Baby Wipes

Softsens

  • Alcohol free wipes, safe for daily use
  • Contains Vitamin E and Aloe Vera extracts
  • The texture is thick and strong
  • Has a sticky cover on top that keeps the product wet

I loved the wipes. They are well-moistened and do not dry up quickly. They are super soft and gentle on the kid’s skin.

Price:  Rs 65 for a pack of 20 wipes

8. Baby Powder

Softsens

I do not use talcum powder for my kids, so haven’t used this particular product. The constituents mentioned on the pack, however, ensure that the powder is pure and gentle. It helps to prevent friction and reduce excess sweating.

Price: Rs 110 for 200g

Mom’s Recommendation

I would surely recommend Softsens baby care products as they are designed keeping in mind the needs and requirements of a baby’s soft skin. All the products are mild and have a pleasing fragrance. I particularly liked their baby wash and baby shampoo that suited my kids well. Their entire range is super affordable and value for money.


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was sent these products by the brand to use on my kids and share my experience of the same. The review holds my honest opinion and personal views of using these products for over a period of one month.


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Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion-  With Goodness Of Oats For Healthy Skin Care

Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion: Healthy Skin Care For Your Baby

Changing weather and dry skin almost go hand-in-hand- isn’t? 

Changing weather usually takes a toll on our children. Be it their health or skin- everything comes under the weather. And so the problem of rough and dry skin becomes inevitable. There is so much we try to do for the healthy skin of our babies and yet all that doesn’t seem to be enough.

A child’s skin needs special care, especially in the growing up years. Hence, it makes all the more sense to choose the right products which includes specific ingredients that ensure a healthy and smooth skin for the baby.

While purchasing any skin care product for my kids I am very particular to know what goes in its making. My first choice is always that which includes natural and traditional ingredients that are proven to be safe for children.

When I chanced upon Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion, the first thing that impressed me the most is the mention of Oatmeal in the list of ingredients. We all know how beneficial Oatmeal is for all skin types, even for the most sensitive ones. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritation and treat inflammations.

About Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion

Aveeno is one of the most trusted and renowned skin care brands. The Baby Moisturizing Lotion by Aveeno is no exception. This lotion includes the goodness of oats and other healthy ingredients from the nature that helps to form a protective layer on the child’s skin and keeps it moisturized for long.

Key Ingredients:

Water, Glycerine, Dimethicone, avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, benzyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, distearyldimonium chloride, isopropyl palmitate, petrolatum, sodium chloride and allantoin.

Key Features:
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Phthalate-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Sreroid-free
  • Dermatologically Tested
Price

The baby lotion is priced at Rs 799  for 227g

What’s Unique About Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion

The ingredients and formulation of this baby lotion is planned in accordance with the delicate skin of the child. The presence of Glycerin, Pterolatum and other rich helps to keep the baby’s skin moisturized.  It’s key ingredient OATS works best to re-hydrate the skin leaving it smooth and supple. The vital elements included in Oats- proteins, enzymes, vitamins, lipids, and antioxidant– help to protect the delicate skin of the baby by restoring its pH levels and preventing skin dryness. It has a naturally nourishing formula that’s non-greasy, and helps to keep the skin moisturized for a full 24 hours. It’s regular application doesn’t clog the skin pores. This baby lotion is super gentle on the baby’s sensitive skin and so can be used on a regular basis.

My Experience:

Both Aarav and Aarohi have a rough and dry skin type which turns worse in the changing weather. I have been using Aveeno Baby Body Lotion for them for quite some time now. I apply it daily after bath and massage lightly. It has a pleasing effect as their skin turns soft and smooth immediately.

Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion

Here’s about the lotion that has impressed me the most:

Hits
  1. It’s non greasy lotion and doesn’t leave any residue behind.
  2. It isn’t too thick in consistency and so can be applied smoothly. 
  3. Once applied it gets absorbed on the skin easily and doesn’t need to be rubbed much. 
  4. It leaves the skin soft and supple till the next 24 hours.
  5. The packaging of the product is fairly good and doesn’t lead to spillage while using. 
  6. All the ingredients included are clearly mentioned on the pack along with specific warnings and directions to use.
Low:

There is nothing low about the product except for the fact that it’s a tad expensive and may not suit the pocket of all.

Mom’s Recommendation

I would surely recommend Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion to all moms. It’s natural formulation and safe ingredients makes it it an effective solution to the problem of dry and rough baby skin.

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Organic Cotton Ethnic Wear by KeeBee: My Choice For This Festive Season

The season of festivities has begun and it’s the time of the year when we all like to dress in our traditional attires. Don’t we ?

I usually dress up Aarav and Aarohi in ethnic attires during festivals. That’s one of the ways we try to connect with our tradition and cultural roots. However, my choice of clothing is not too fancy. I prefer something that suits the comfort of my kids.

This time around Dusshera I was looking for some simple traditional outfits that are trendy, yet comfortable. I was quite impressed when I checked the ethnic collection of Keebee Organics. Apart from their unique designs, what appealed to me the most is the fact that their entire range of clothes is made of 100% organic fabric. With so much talks about conventional cotton being ridden with pesticides and harmful chemicals, choosing organic alternative seems to be a sane option.

What is Organic Cotton

Various studies say that conventional cotton involves the use of high amount of pesticides and chemicals. These chemicals have tremendous impact on the earth’s air, soil, water, and even the health of people in cotton-growing areas. They are among the most toxic chemicals as classified by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Organic Cotton is a safe alternative to the conventional cotton as it is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and genetically engineered seeds. It is grown using methods and materials that are completely environment-friendly. Most organic cotton textiles have to meet the standard of GOTS (The Global Organic Textile Standard). Fabrics which pass the GOTS standards, ensure that every facility is inspected, and each step is certified.

About KeeBee

Founded by a mom herself, Keebee provides a range of ethnic wear that is made with 100% organic material which is GOTS certified. Their entire production chain follows strict organic processes to provide a product that’s free of hazardous elements like nickel, lead, amines, pesticides, heavy metals, etc. With No stone wash, ezyme wash, acid or chemical wash, their final product is completely organic and environment friendly.

Their clothing line is designed keeping the requirements of kids in mind and includes soft fabric, stylish designs and colourful prints. KeeBee outfits are fashionable and intended for newborns to 2 year old boys and girls.

My Experience
One of the charms of having twins is that we get to dress them alike and that simply adds to their cuteness.

Usually for special occasions, I prefer coordinated outfits for my kids. This time, I chose a white Kurta set with Denim Vest for Aarav and a similar Denim Patiyala Suit Set with polka dots for Aarohi. Both the denim tops have an animal print which is cute and unique.

Organic cotton

Here are few things I liked about KeebBee Organic Cotton Clothes:

Fabric: The fabric is soft, light and breathable. It is natural indigo dyed 100% organic denim and so the fabric is skin-friendly and comfortable for the child.

Design– The design is a blend of traditional and contemporary fashion. It doesn’t include lots of frills or other accessories and hence is easy for the child to carry. They have limited designs but each of them is unique and impressive.

Utility– The look of the clothes is trendy and fashionable. They are simple, elegant and can be worn on regular basis too. Their utility is not just restricted to special occasions.

Packaging – The clothes came in well-packed, brand-labelled cloth bags. Both the piece were separately packed and so were easy to open. The use of cloth bags over plastic ones only reiterates the brands mission of being environment-friendly. There also came a leaflet which explains about organic clothing and its benefits.

Service– Their service is quick, prompt and timely. The clothes reached to me with a week’s span that too in proper packaging. The owner of this brand, Vandana Kalagara attends all the queries of the customers individually and is easily approachable.

Cost– Their starting range is around Rs 1700 for a complete set. It may seem to be a little expensive, but given the fact that it’s made of 100% organic cotton and is GOTS certified, it is worth it.

Organic Cotton

I am super excited to begin the festivities with these special outfits designed by KeeBee. They are surely going to make our festival all the more special and memorable.

Now that I have given you all the reasons to choose organic clothing for your child, you must explore the wonderful collection by this upcoming brand. Click to check the entire range by KeeBee here.

In case you happen to be in Delhi this weekend, you can also attend the KeeBee Baby Clothes exhibition at Nehru Stadium between 22nd to 24th September. Don’t give it a miss.!


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was sent these clothes by KeeBee to try on my kids and share my review. The review holds my honest opinion and personal experience of using the same. 


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Palmer’s Bottom Butter Diaper Rash Cream : Review

Diaper rash is one of the most common dermatological problems among kids. As much careful we tend to be, our children still get affected by this discomforting rash at some point.

The first time my girl suffered from a diaper rash, I did not know what to do. As uneasy it was for her, it was equally difficult for me to see her delicate bottom fully covered in red. Her constant wailing and distress was something that made me nervous. That’s when I realized the importance of maintaining a proper diaper hygiene and using a good diaper cream.

Following a good diaper-changing routine is always wise. Here are some steps I usually follow every time I change my kids’ diaper:

1. Washing hands before changing the diaper.

2. Changing the diaper as soon as it becomes heavy or soiled.

3. Cleaning the baby’s bottom and ensuring it’s dry before putting on the fresh diaper.

4. Sometimes I also apply some coconut oil or a mild bottom cream that could prevent rashes.

Recently I have started using Palmer’s Bottom Butter Diaper Rash Cream. This cream can be used for both the purposes-  treating the severe rashes and also preventing it. Regular use of this cream can prevent the recurrence of rashes and also has a nourishing effect on the child’s skin.

Key Features

Diaper rash

 

 

 

 

1.This cream is hypoallergenic, paraben-free and  phthalate-free.

2. It is dermatologist tested.

3. It contains Zinc Oxide as the active ingredient which is the number one pediatrician-recommended ingredient for treatment of diaper rash.

4. It also contains pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamins A, D and pro Vitamin B5.

Price and Availabilty

The cream is priced at Rs. 415 for 125g and is easily available on online at sites like Amazon, First Cry, Nykaa.

Our Experience

Diaper rash

I found Palmer’s Bottom Butter Diaper Rash Cream to be very effective in treating the problem of rashes. It’s result was visible after using it twice. The cream seemed to have an immediate soothing effect on my girl. Her itching and scratching clearly reduced.

Hits

1. This cream is non-sticky, easy to apply and gets absorbed on the skin quickly.

2. Since the cream is hypoallergenic, it is unlikely to cause any allergic reaction. It is approved by dermatologists and hence, is safe to use.

3. The fact that it can be used to both prevent rashes and treat them is impressive.

4. The cream suited my child’s sensitive skin and it’s application did not cause any irritation or burning sensation.

5. The packaging of this product is good and provides all the relevant information about the constituents. It also mentions the directions on how to use it.

6. The tube has a safety seal and a strong lid that prevents the chances of leakage.

7. The cream also has a fragrance of cocoa butter which leaves a pleasant effect.

8. It is appropriately priced and much economical than various other brands available in the market.

Lows

1. Although it’s a non-sticky cream, it does not spread across the skin smoothly and requires rubbing once or twice. However once applied it does get absorbed easily on the skin.

2. I would personally prefer a smaller pack of this cream which would be ideal for travelling purpose. May be a pack of 50g or 75g would fit easily in my travelling kit.

Conclusion

Whether we use cloth diapers or disposables, diaper rash and the irritation that is caused due to wet skin, still finds it way among kids. Palmer’s Bottom Butter Diaper Rash Cream, is a wonderful solution to treat the problem of rashes and also to prevent such flare-ups in the first place.


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Fade Away Sleep Sounds : Putting Baby to Sleep Is No More A Struggle

Perhaps, one of the hardest things for parents of new born kids is to put their baby to sleep. What if I tell you there is something that can make your life easy and help you in this regard? Read on….

As a new parent, our natural instinct is to follow all the traditional, tried and tested methods of parenting. We usually think twice before trying something new. Sometimes a relatively new approach can really make a lot of difference.

When my twins- Aarav and Aarohi were born, amongst the many challenges that I faced, the biggest one was putting them to sleep. Like all other babies, they would feel insecure and want to be in my arms all the time. They would get disturbed with the slightest of noise like a knock on the door or ringing of the bell. And sometimes if one of them would wake up crying, the other one too would have his eyes wide open. In those days, I was always shunting between the two babies, patting one to sleep, putting him down, taking the other, rocking and singing for her only to find the first one awake. And the cycle would go on all night.

I followed all the traditional techniques to put my babies to sleep like patting, rocking, swaddling, singing, etc and never really thought of something new. If only I knew then that there is one more method which is easier and equally successful- using the white noise sounds.

Does it happen that your otherwise crying baby suddenly gets calm listening to a particular sound like that of a washing machine or a hair dryer? Does it happen that your baby sleeps instantly in a noisy environment that’s full of hustle and bustle? Ever wonder why? That’s because they are naturally used to such a noisy environment.

The Logic Behind White Noise

White noise refers to the specific sounds that replicates the sounds of nature. These are the sounds from our everyday environment that help babies fall asleep.

Don’t we usually make a loud ‘shushing’ sound to calm a crying baby? That shushing sound is nothing else but a kind of a white noise that we make our self.

I know putting a baby to sleep with a loud noise may sound counter-intuitive,. But there is science behind this.  It is believed that the womb is a deafeningly loud space. When in womb, babies get accustomed to the loud noise and form an emotional connection with the same. A completely quiet environment outside the womb  can have an opposite effect on them especially when it comes to sleep. That’s when sounds of white noise, may help babies to feel calm and comforted.

The white noise sounds help reducing stress in the babies enabling them to fall asleep easily. The world outside the womb is quite stimulating for them which they are not usually able to handle. White noise, in a way, creates a safe space for babies by blocking out that stimulation.

Fade Away Sleep Sounds

Fade Away Sleep Sounds are white noise sounds that uses high quality recordings produced by nature along with ones generated from common household appliances. These sleep sounds include Baby Sleep Sounds meant for putting young babies to sleep, and Non-Baby Sleep Sounds which are meant for relaxation purposes for both kids and adults.

Fade Away Sleep Sounds include:

Fade Away Sleep Sounds

 

Baby Sleep Sounds – Sounds like that of a ‘bath tub’ or ‘car ride’

Nature Sleep Sounds – Sounds of a ‘rushing river’ or ‘ ocean roar’

Life Sounds – Sounds of an ‘electric fan’ or a ‘train on track’

Musical Sounds – Sounds like ‘seaside serenity’ or ‘rainy day relaxation’

These sounds can be purchased individually as well as in a package. Check the various packages and offers that are available on their site here.

 

Key Features:

Fade Away Sleep Sounds has some interesting features that make them unique from other white noise sounds.

1, All Fade Away Sleep Sounds are about 60 minutes long with the final 10 minutes being a slow, gradual fade to silence.

2. .They include a range of sounds- from that of a vacuum cleaner to the ocean roar to sweet rain drops. So parents can actually choose from a variety of tracks and see what works for their baby.

3. Since the length of the track is fairly long, it doesn’t require one track to run on loop.

4. As a parent, while I would want to resort to these sounds that would help to put my baby to sleep, I would also worry about my baby getting dependent upon it. Fade Away Sleep Sounds addresses this concern of parents. All the tracks are designed in such a way that they not just help the babies to sleep easily but also wean them off it at the same time. The subtle fade away to silence at the end of the tracks helps in that regard.

5. The Non-Baby Sounds are as much soothing for adults as they are for kids.

6. Some of the musical tracks are not just meant for the purpose of sleep, but are also ideal for meditation, yoga, massage and relaxation for adults.

Factors to Keep In Mind While Using Fade Away Sleep Sounds

  1. White noise sounds should be loud enough to mask the unwanted sound. However the maximum recommended volume is 50 db and it shouldn’t be louder than that.
  2. The device in use should be kept at a distance from the baby (at least 6 inches)
  3. Don’t use white noise all day long. Use it only when your are putting your baby to bed.

I listened to a few Fade Away Sleep Sound tracks recently and found some of them as very soothing and calming. Well, what’s better than such sound tracks that not just calm a baby but also help an over-stressed parent?

I would recommend trying out Fade Away Sleep Sounds to all new parents. Play a few tracks and see which one works for your baby. I am sure this will put a rest to your struggle.

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