Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Baby Beautiful!

My handsome nephew Hayvyn, when he was only 2 weeks old! He's 14 months now.

I realized when looking in my medicine cabinet today that I have a ridiculous number of baby products in there. And no baby. What is it about baby products that makes me love them so much? Any time I'm in the drug store, I'm always drawn to the baby section like there's a giant Amanda Magnet in there. I can't help it- babies get all the good stuff. And it makes sense when you think about it- baby products are made for the softest, most sensitive skin on earth. Baby skin!

So here are some of my fave baby products that, er, are also good for grown-ups:
Baby wipes are my favorite multitasking product. I use mine mostly for makeup removal since they are effective without stripping my face of all its moisture. Any kind will do, but I use the sensitive skin ones because they are extra-gentle. I have also learned, being a klutz and apt to spill things, that they do a great job of wiping up sticky messes in a pinch. Bonus: they are ultra portable, just stick 'em in a plastic baggie so they don't dry out.
I haven't actually used baby shampoo in my hair for a long time- mostly because I have thick, unruly hair. Maybe it would work if I had hair that was, you know, baby fine. Baby shampoo does do a great job of cleaning up my makeup brushes, though, without destroying the bristles.
Burt's Bees Baby Bee Skin Creme is one of my old favorites. It's not expensive, it's gentle, and its effective. Great for elbows and knees especially. Plus, how cute is the packaging?!
I used to stay with my grandma a lot when I was little, and Johnson&Johnson's baby oil was one of the things I remember from that time. Nowadays, I put it on my legs at night after my shower and layer thick creme (like Baby Bee skin creme) on the knees, and my legs are soft and smooth come morning. Plus, I love the smell of Johnson's and Johnson's baby oil, original or lavender formula. So comforting :)
I don't know if Vaseline is technically considered a baby product, but I do have to get it from the baby section in most stores. It's great for, well, softening skin. I have these crazy-dry feet that I hate, and most lotions don't come close to doing anything to them even applied 5 or 6 times a day. I put a glob of Vaseline over my feet with some socks after my shower, and they'll be soft and smooth come morning. Admission: I do absolutely despise the way petroleum jelly feels and smells going on. But I love the way it makes my feet feel, so I keep using it. Bonus: it's cheap!

I can't be the only one addicted to baby products, can I? I've also heard really good things about California Baby products and have been meaning to try some out- but haven't gotten around to it. Got any other baby brands you love, for a baby or yourself?

Baby picture of my nephew is mine. All baby products and their images,


  1. Hilarious. As I was reading this post I was putting Vaseline on my lips!! LOL. I love vaseline, it makes my lips feel oh so soft!

  2. Eeps, like I said, I hate the way Vaseline feels and smells so I keep it away from my lips. But I love how soft it makes my feet during harsh, cold winters :)

  3. ha, this is so sweet! i love baby shampoo :)

  4. I like Baby Wipes and I love Burt's Bees anything, but Baby Shampoo seems to strip my hair and plus they put Sodium Laureth Sulfate in it which is so bad for everyone, especially babies!