There’s nothing more precious than your baby’s skin which is why it is so important to know that the products we use are safe and chemical free. As babies’ skin is thinner and more delicate than adults’ skin, they can easily absorb toxins which can damage skin tissue. This is why natural and organic products are considered best for babies.
What to Avoid
As there are so many skin care products on the market it can be confusing trying to find the right ones for you and your newborn. We strongly recommend you read the list of ingredients so that you understand what you are using. The ingredients to avoid include: Parabens, SLES (sodium laureth sulphate), SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and synthetic fragrances.
In addition, avoid anything that is artificial and chemically manufactured including soaps, cleansers, body washes, perfumed products and lotions.
It is important to avoid the above toxins and chemicals as they have been linked to a number of negative side effects including various cancers, skin irritations and allergies and infertility to name a few.
Check for Certification
It is preferable that the products have the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) certification as this will ensure that no synthetic preservatives, toxic chemicals or artificial fragrances have been used.
We are passionate about helping mums find the best and safest products for their little ones.
Our extensive research has lead us to our supplier, Melvory, who uses the highest quality of pure, natural and organic ingredients. Melvory’s skin care products are hand made by a pharmacist and mum. These products are safe, effective, don’t contain any synthetic preservatives or toxic artificial fragrances, are palm oil free and are not tested on animals.
Melvory’s products are independently lab tested to ensure they are safe to use and meet the required standards. Using 100% natural ingredients which are Certified Organic with the Australian Organic Certifications (ACO), USDA, Ecocert or COSMOS.
From moisturisers, to helping with nappy rash, sleep, dry skin, mosquito repellents and more, the range covers just about everything. There’s even some for mums and the whole family too! Have a look at our collection of our natural and organic skin care here.
Self care is one of the topics I hear about all of the time. Not sure about you but I see it and hear it everywhere. When it first started to appear, I always use to think what is self care? What does it mean? What positive impact will this have on my life? The more I read, the more I discovered it is really about taking time out for ourselves regardless of our situation in life.
Whether you are waiting for your little miracle, you are pregnant or your little one has arrived it can be physically demanding and mentally draining at times and committing to self-care is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. One day you are handling the normal day to day pressures of life and the next day you may have a newborn who will demand plenty of your time and for some the combination of both can become quite overwhelming. Yes, your new born does need a lot of attention, however it is equally important to schedule your own time to look after your own well being.
So how do we make time for self care without feeling guilty and what is the most effective way to make time for self care when we are limited on time? We are all in a different stage of our life at the moment so choose the things that work for you in your current situation. If 5 minutes is all you have then just start there. Consider asking family, friends or a babysitter to take care of your babies and children for a little while so you can have some time out. Sometimes you need to put yourself first and do the little things you love that make you happy.
I’ve recently stared going to yoga and it has really helped me stop, breathe and calm my mind down.
We’ve put some ideas together below to get you started:
- Have a cat nap during the day
- Listen to quiet music
- Have a cup of herbal tea and actually sit and enjoy it
- Take a walk in nature
- Read a book (start with a couple of pages if that is all time allows)
- Start a gratitude journal, write down 3 things you are grateful for
- Write a journal and get everything that’s in your head on paper
- Get a massage
- Do a yoga class or if you can’t leave the house find a YouTube video
- Have a bath when the little ones are asleep
- Ignore the to do list and write down everything you want to do for yourself over the coming weeks and months
- Organise to have a facial/beauty treatment or try our Watermelon Belly Oil or some of our luxurious natural and organic skincare
Always remember to be gentle with yourself, you are doing the best you can. ❤️