After my kids’ bath, their favorite thing to do is curl up on my bed in their towels and pretend they are at the spa. Interpreted, they get dried off and then I give them a massage. Even at four, my oldest still loves this nurturing time. Baby Spa recently sent me some products to try out with my kids, and they were perfect for this special tradition.
According to their website (http://www.babyspausa.com), these natural products are made from a combination of ethnobotanicals ”to provide nourishing, therapeutic and pampering skin care for healthy, happy babies”.
Since my son just turned two, I don’t consider him a baby, but he still can benefit from the pampering Baby Spa provides through products like lotions, bubble baths, and diaper cream. Baby Spa has two “stages”, one for babies to crawlers (Stage 1) and another for walkers to ages 4+ (Stage 2). These stages are specially formulated for the needs of those ages–for example, the Stage 2 provides extra protection for the outdoors.
Here’s what I LOVE:
- Baby Spa doesn’t spend a lot on packaging frills (simple and effective labels that clearly state what each product does).
- The products are natural and free of mineral oil. (I suffer from bad skin, so natural is important to me and something I want to pass down to them.)
- The Stage 1 products smell like baby, so soft and sweet. While I didn’t dislike the stage 2 smell, it is more citrusy than I’d prefer (but truth be told, it still has a nice, light kid-friendly scent).
- Neither the body lotion or face cream dried my kids out. Arianna has eczema due to milk issues, and this product didn’t irritate her (see point about natural ingredients!).
In addition to providing products that smoothed my kids’ skin and worked well into our massage routine, the Baby Spa website has tips for baby massage and gift ideas to help you put together a nice gift for a new mom. (Shh, I might just pick up one of the reflexology pillows for myself.)
Compared to drug store or big box grocery stores, these products are a little pricier than your “run of the mill” lotions and bath products, but I can get over that because the products are definitely higher quality (and there are some nice specials like free shipping and combo bundles listed on their home page). With that in mind, the value is much better than you’d get elsewhere.
Baby Spa’s face cream and body lotion are now part of my nurture routine with the kids, and I’m considering giving the massage oil a try once winter (and drier skin) really sets in. I highly recommend these products specially formulated for a baby’s delicate and changing skin.
Disclaimer: I was sent the three products pictured above in exchange for this review. All opinions, however, are 100% my own.