Fifty years later, I’m finally getting around to compiling my favourite skincare bits and bobs for Queen Pea.
Confession: I’ve a serious stash of baby products in my collection – I started stacking them up whilst pregnant, and have never looked back. For some reason, I’ve yet to try the glaringly obvious brands (Johnsons, Sudocrem et al) but once there’s an organic/natural mama spiel on the packaging I’m in.
In hindsight the following looks like a sponsored post for Moogoo – it’s not. I wish. I’ve just fallen irrevocably in love with the brand. I’ve always been a fan, and for the past few years as a pharmacist I’m always recommending it to sensitive skin customers looking for a bit more from life than E45. Since having Pearl though, I’ve become totally obsessed.
Moogoo’s two stand out baby products for me have been their Scalp Cream and Nappy Balm. (Plus I’m v. partial to their Skin Milk Udder Cream). The Scalp Cream is genuinely so effective for cradle cap. Pearl had some mild cradle cap when she was around eight weeks old, and after using Moogoo’s Scalp Cream for a handful of days her poor little scalp was back to perfection. I found it far less messy to use than the old school olive oil method (not that I tried that tbh! Couldn’t be dealing). As the formula is water based it dries into the scalp rather than leaving your baby with a greasy comb over. Winning.
And as for the Moogoo Nappy Balm – I was amazed at how quickly it cleared up some sore looking chub-rub on Little Pea’s neck, back when she was too small to support her head. It’s magical stuff. Pearl has thankfully escaped any nappy rashes so far – but any hint of a sign at all and I whip this out. It contains the yeast fighting ingredient Piroctone Olamine, as well as zinc, jojoba oil, shea butter, vitamin E, camomile, evening primrose oil – the list goes on. Well worth the purchase.
The Skin Milk Udder Cream I use sporadically on Pearl’s (damp) skin after bath time. Again it’s a lovely product – super gentle (it’s used in Australia’s cancer hospitals on patients post-chemo ), very hydrating and easily absorbed.
As for the Moogoo Shampoo and Conditioner – I’m well aware that such products are totally unnecessary for a baby, never mind one with little to no hair. I just couldn’t resist. If you are looking for natural, ph balanced, no-tears haircare for your little one, you could do worse. Same goes for the Mini Moo Bubbly Wash – it leaves Pearl’s skin silky soft. It’s also worth noting that all of Moogoo’s products are edible – giving Mama’s of hungry babies peace of mind should they lick it off!
My favourite smelling baby product though has to be the Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil – I’ve lost count of the number of bottles I’ve gone through. It’s perfect for baby massage etc, and makes Pearlie smell (even more) divine. Although, it’s (obviously) fragranced, so if your smallie has sensitive skin it may not be suitable. I’ve also used up a couple of the Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash, which smells equally gorgeous, and is something I’ll definitely repurchase once more. Once I make a dent in all her bubble bath collection, that is.
As for medicated products, I highly recommend the Caldebaby Spray for nappy changes on the go. It’s your standard zinc oxide barrier cream, but what I love is the fact it’s a spray – quick, clean and fuss free. I’ve also been using the Caldesene Medicated Powder now and then, although I tend to avoid using powders at all when possible to be honest.
I’d love to hear the brands and products you adore for your little ones!