As you all know, life has certainly changed around here since we welcomed our new bundle of joy, Clara. Much to my dismay, she’s exactly 2 months today! Tears will be shed, not only by her, but by me, as time just seems to be going that much faster the second time around! Being a second-time Mom you have a lot more confidence, and it shows, even from day 1 in the hospital. Once the nurses know you’re ok and its not been your first rodeo, they put you at the end of the hall and know you’ll be ok. You don’t need the tutorial on how to change a diaper, give your baby a bath, and breastfeed. Its definitely nice being able to enjoy those first days instead of being scared out of your whits that you’re doing everything wrong.
Over the past month, I’ve been diligently trying to get my little muffin in a routine. A happy baby = a happy Mommy.
One thing that’s part of the routine is a nightly bath. I started doing this when Sienna was a baby too, and found it made a big difference in how she slept, and helped her to sleep through the night that much sooner. One thing that I was hesitant about is her skin drying out. Clara’s had very dry skin since day 1, and Sienna, even at 4 years old, frequently gets dry patches.
I was asked by Mustela to give their Dermo-Cleansing product a try. I saw that it was formulated especially for newborns, so I was totally interested in trying it…the timing was perfect! I’ve always used paraben-free stuff on the kids, especially because their skin is more sensitive. I was pleased to learn that the Dermo-Cleansing was not only paraben-free, but hypoallergenic and free of phthalates, phenoxyethanol and alcohol.
Here she is having her first bath with Mustela!
Don’t you just want to pinch that cute little double chin of hers? *love*
She’s been a BIG fan of the bath even since she was only a couple days old, when most babies scream from being cold and naked. She splashes around in there, and loves every minute. The only time she gets upset, is when its time to get out!
I cherish the days when my babies take baths in the kitchen sink, because it certainly doesn’t last very long. Clara has already started bonking her head in the sink, so I have to move her to the big tub already 🙁
Since I’ve gotten the Mustela Dermo-Cleansing, I’ve been using it every night as part of the bath-time routine. I’ve even started using it with my 4-year old!
I’ve noticed a few GREAT things about the product:
– Although its a gel, and doesn’t lather as much as regular ‘shampoo’, I find that 2 pumps will cleanse Clara’s entire body and hair
– Since I’ve started using the Dermo-Cleansing on Clara, I have not had to use any type of moisturizer after her bath. It seriously keeps her skin super soft and not dry at all
– The product doesn’t smell perfume-y, and I like it, as it keeps her natural sweet newborn smell intact…to me that beats the smell of any perfume any day. I wish I could bottle up that scent for years down the road! 🙂
Some additional info from the Mustela site:
Mustela have been the skincare experts for babies and mothers-to-be since 1950.
Mustela offers a complete range of specially formulated skincare to best address the changes in the delicate skin of newborns, babies, children, mothers-to-be and new mothers. The No. 1 baby care brand in Europe, Mustela products are guaranteed to be safe and effective.
Dermo-Cleansing is a soap-free cleansing gel specially formulated and tested to safely cleanse the scalp and body of newborns and babies. Through a unique combination of natural properties, it gently cleanses while respecting the integrity of the skin’s protective hydrolipidic film and compensates for the drying effects of tap water through coconut derivatives. It softens skin and soothes irritations with Vitamin B5 and does not sting the eyes thanks to a neutral pH formula.
Where to Buy:
Dermo-Cleansing and other Mustela products can be found at selected Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Canada, in the USA, check their Store Locator.
The people at Mustela were kind enough to give me (1) bottle of Dermo-Cleansing to give to one of my readers! Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter! Even if you don’t have a baby, feel free to enter and give as part of a baby-shower gift to a friend or family member. I’m sure any new Mom would love to receive it.
Contest will run from October 24th – October 30th 2012. Open to Canada/USA.
Good luck to all!
Disclaimer: Although this post has generously been sponsored by Mustela, the opinions and language are all my own.