Being pregnant is such a blessing- the gift of carrying and birthing a child is almost too tremendous to fathom until you have experienced it yourself. However, it can also be a trying time as your body experiences lots of new things and you learn to care for your brand new bundle of joy. It is really important make special time to care for yourself and your baby in ways that help you slow down and pamper your body and protect your health. Today I will share with you some baby skin care tips and pregnancy skin care tips as well as all natural baby skin care and pregnancy skin care products. This post is sponsored by Mommy Care and I have included affiliate links.
All Natural Baby Skin Care Tips And Products:
1. Chose All Natural Baby Skin Care
The skin absorbs into the body what you put on it and babies have very sensitive skin. That is why you will want to make sure you are using the best all natural baby skin care. In choosing what is best for your baby, go with all natural baby skin care that is free from parabens, petroleum based ingredients, phthalates, and Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS).
All Mommy Care products are made with this in mind. They guarantee to meet or exceed the highest industry standards in the production of natural and organic skincare. Only the highest quality natural and organic ingredients go into Mommy Care products, and their production methods (including cold press) ensure that the ingredients maintain their optimum benefits.
2. Use A Mild Baby Bath Soap & Shampoo
Most babies really seem to enjoy bath time and it is a great bonding ritual to do with baby. Baby skin and hair can get dried out easily so you want to use a very mild baby shampoo and go light on the amount you use.
Mommy Care Organic Calendula Baby Shampoo and Calendula Baby Bath Soap are both full of all natural certified organic ingredients as well as plant derived cleansers so they gently clean while leaving the hair and skin soft and nourished.
Calendula has anti-inflammatory properties while aloe nourishes, and jojoba softens. Chamomile and Lavender calm and sooth for a more relaxing bath time experience.
3. Use A Soothing Diaper Cream
Since you apply diaper cream to your baby several times a day, it is important that it is natural and gentle on the babies skin as well as soothing, and protective. This baby product is being pretty fully absorbed into the baby’s skin so high quality ingredients are a must.
The Mommy Care Organic Calendula Diaper Cream is a really great choice because it has a light, non-greasy texture that is gentle enough to apply at every diaper change without clogging pores. It is made from natural and certified organic ingredients such as Calendula, Aloe, Chamomile, Olive Oil, and Cocoa Butter, so that it soothes, calms, and helps prevent redness, irritation, and diaper rash.
4. Have A Protective Skin Balm On Hand
The cold weather months are can be very harsh on a baby’s delicate skin. Before going out into the cold and wind, a good skin balm should be used to protect baby’s skin from chapping, chaffing, or cracking.
My son is 11 now but he has very sensitive skin so I still like using some baby skin care products on him. With our recent cold snap, his lips and surrounding skin got super chapped super fast. The Mommy Care Facial Wind and Cold Protective Balm was perfect for soothing and healing his irritated, dry, red skin around his lips as well as protecting them from further damage. I wish I had thought to use it before hand on him but I sometimes forget just how sensitive his skin is. The Facial Wind and Cold Protective Balm is great for all babies and toddlers and also for older kids and adults with very sensitive skin or before long periods of outdoor exposure.
5. Have A Soothing Gel On Hand
In case of skin irritation, minor scrape, minor burn or bug bite, it is great to have soothing gel that is gentle enough to use on baby’s or toddler’s skin but still provides relief and speeds heeling.
The Mommy Care Soothing Gel has organic ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Oats, and Jojoba, that have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to offer healing, protection, and soothing relief. This is another product that I like to use on my son. It is great for his scraped knees, bug bites, and random skin irritations.
I hope you found my all natural baby skin care tips and product suggestions helpful. Mommy Care didn’t forget about Mom, of course! Here are my pregnancy skin care tips and
pregnancy skin care product suggestions.
Pregnancy Skin Care Tips And Products
1. Stretch Mark Prevention Cream
The first of my pregnancy skin care tips is to use a good stretch mark prevention cream! Hey, this is your body and your appearance we are talking about here and you deserve to be able to protect it. I can’t stress the importance of this to pregnant mammas enough. It can be easy to get lazy and forget but you will wish you hadn’t. I used a good Stretch Mark Prevention Cream with each of my pregnancies and I am so glad I did because I used it as a nice pampering, daily me time moment and I now I don’t have stretch marks!
Mommy Care’s Anti Striae Stretch Mark Prevention Cream helps preserve skin’s natural elasticity and smoothness by using organic olive oil, shea butter and avocado oil to provide skin with extra moisture making skin more supple and tear resistant. It has a really great non-greasy texture that allows it to be absorbed easily.
2. Perineal Massage Oil
You may be thinking what is that? But, trust me, you want it! My mom told me horror stories about tearing and that is not something I wanted to happen to me so I prepared by doing perineal massage before the before the expected due date. It totally worked wonders for me because I had a breech birth vaginally and managed not to tear. Oh by the way, that is not just a personal anecdote, research shows that using perineal massage techniques for the final weeks before birth can significantly reduce the risk of tearing or an episiotomy during labor so go get you some!
Mommy Care’s Sweet Almond Perineal Massage Oil has a naturally light and delicate fragrance ideal for pregnant women. If you have extra after the birth, this also makes perfect baby massage oil.
3. Breastfeeding Ointment
Again, you may be saying what is that? Again, trust me, you need it! I had no idea that my nipples would be so sore or that they would grow irritated and start to crack. Now you know. Breastfeeding ointment can help prevent this and soothe it if it happens. Have some on hand!
Mommy Care’s Lanolin Breastfeeding Ointment is made with medical grade highly purified Lanolin and can assist in relieving nipple irritation. Safe and soothing, this oinment is perfect for your skin and won’t clog your pores.
4. Post Pregnancy Firming Lotion
Now, this little gem is a tip I didn’t even know about when I was birthing my babies! Now you have one up on me. Mommy Care’s Shapely Post Pregnancy Firming Lotion is rich in organic Shea Butter and Avocado Oil that penetrate the upper layers of the skin and can help nourish and moisturize stretched skin and accelerate the fading process of stretch marks.
I hope you found these pregnancy skin care tips and product suggestions useful!
You can shop the full assortment of the pregnancy skin care line and all natural baby skin care in the Mommy Care store on Amazon.
Did any of pregnancy skin care tips surprise you? Which all natural baby skin care products caught your eye? Which pregnancy skin care products will you use or did you use?