It’s a pretty random smattering of things my girls love that I thought I’d share. From books to bath, it’s a short list of what we can’t live without.
This has become one of our favorite books. It holds both girls’ attention (newly 2 and 3 years) and it’s great for girls and boys. It has some substance to it, but it isn’t too long. A perfect before-bed read.
2. Honest Soothing Bottom Wash $9
This might be one of my favorite finds ever. I ordered it right when it came out and haven’t changed a diaper without it since. It’s soothing on the girls’ skin while also helping to make diaper changing a ton less messy. I use fewer wipes and can get their skin really clean. As long as we’re changing diapers, we’ll always have some on hand.
3. Johnson’s Baby Head-To-Toe Wash $4
Of everything Johnson’s has sent to me, this is my most used by far. I have it in the girls’ bathrooms for hand washing, I use it to wash makeup brushes, and also for Everly’s hair. I bought this all-in-one natural soap from Whole Foods with cute packaging that smelled like strawberries a few months back that we used on her hair and just a trickle of water from the suds had her screaming about her burning eyes which were still red when she woke up the next morning. We went back to Johnson’s and have used it since.
4. Soapsox Whale $15
Months back a company sent this cute little whale over that my girls have loved for the bath. The outside is terry cloth and each one has a pocket to stick soap in (bar or liquid) so it gets really foamy, it’s basically a fun washcloth. You can toss it in the washer too so it stays clean and it’s so thick and durable that you could use it to play outside of bath time. Really adorable and a unique gift for kids.
5. Bubble & Bee Coconut & Lime Body Butter $25
I can’t stop (won’t stop!) talking about this little tub of magic to just about anyone who will listen because it’s that good. Rich and melty with such a perfect scent. I use it on myself and the girls, it soothes little rough patches they get from time to time and never leaves a greasy feel.
6. Compeed Blister Cushions $9
These aren’t made for kids, but it’s who I use them on most. Harper loves wearing these little silver shoes that give her blisters on her heels every time. I cut one of these gel cushiony pads in half (because they’re made for adult sized feet) and stick it on like a Band-Aid to stop that uncomfortable rubbing. They prevent the blister and make the shoes much more comfy to wear.
7. Nature’s Gate Hemp & Argan Shampoo & Conditioner $8 Each
Harper’s curls call for something more than a baby formula when it comes to washing. She’ll frizz out if she doesn’t have enough moisture in her shampoo and conditioner, and these formulas seem to work best- they’re gentle, vegan, GMO, paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free. It’s easier to comb her curls out and they’ll stay smooth until her next bath. (I tried them too and I think the conditioner might just replace the Aveda one I’ve been using for a long time.)
8. Acure Leave-In Conditioner $10
We tried 4 different leave in conditioning sprays before deciding this was the best. It has a fresh lemongrass scent and it relaxes tangles so a comb cuts right through. Others were too sticky or heavy or just didn’t soften well enough. This (though it isn’t a child’s formula) seems to work the best for their delicate locks and just a few sprays does the trick.
This is the gift to give all of your friends with little ones because it’s the best potty training book ever. We read it over and over every time Harper would start to just sit on the potty and we used it for that occasion only. It’s simple and really cute and catchy. Honestly, I think I’ll have it memorized for the rest of my life, and she will too.