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Pregnancy to Early Years: Caring For You and Your Child

Pregnancy to Early Years: Caring For You and Your Child
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Pregnancy to Early Years: We’ve rounded up the best skincare products for you and your little one.

From pregnancy to early years, there's nothing more precious than your skin or that of your child. It's important to look after both and keep them just as soft as nature intended using soft, gentle & natural products. 

Pregnancy & Your Skin

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During pregnancy, your body goes through a whole host of hormonal changes, most of which tend to manifest themselves on your skin. Not ideal, but worth it in the end of course, so we always recommend adding a couple of extra items to your routine at this time of your life.

When it comes to stretch marks, prevention is key. Bio-Oil is the No.1 bestselling scar and stretchmark treatment in 24 countries for a reason. It is Perfect for sensitive skin and made with all-natural ingredients, it has become a must for any mother-to-be. It also helps promote even skin tone, nourish ageing skin and provide intensive lubrication to dry, flaky skin. So really it’s an all-around winner, which is ideal for mothers-to-be with limited time - and new mums with even less!

Swollen hands and feet go hand in hand with pregnancy, which is why we always recommend The Organic Pharmacy’s Bilberry Complex Cream because it contains ginger and Aesculus to improve circulation and refresh puffy feet and legs. Massage into sore feet working upwards towards the knees - or better yet, get someone else to do it for you!

Looking After Your Newborn

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Whilst you may get quicker and quicker at changing times, the more that you do, it is important to ensure you take care of your baby’s delicate skin every time. Using organic products with natural ingredients that will soothe and soften

Ensure instant relief with this Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream, formulated with soothing calendula flower extract, breathable beeswax and zinc oxide. Made with natural ingredients, it will keep you baby’s skin protected and as smooth as a ... well, you know.

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New Mummy Pampering

As a new mum, getting time to yourself is not an easy task. Trust us, we know! So when you do get a precious couple of hours, then we totally recommend a full on at-home spa experience. Load up on some luxury products, light a couple of candles, stick on a Spotify Zen playlist and relax with a cup of tea - or a glass of bubbles - you deserve it!

Start by drawing yourself a hot bath, drop in some essentials oils and some Cowshed Udderly Gorgeous Bath Salts. Because all Cowshed products are made in England using natural ingredients, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. The bath salts contain sea buckthorn oil, an emollient packed with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids to pamper and protect the skin. Perfect! Follow it up with theirFull Body Creamplus theirUdderly Gorgeous Stretch-Mark Balmand a full night’s’ sleep (we wish!)

Keeping Baby Happy and Healthy

It’s always nice to be prepared. Your baby may suffer from irritable dry skin, nappy rashes or eczema from time-to-time, so it’s important to know how to care for any flare-ups that may happen with your baby’s skin calmly, quickly and effectively.

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The ultimate product for this is Salcura BioSkin Junior Daily Nourishing Spray. Perfect for skin prone to severe dryness, it is scientifically developed to support the skin barrier. Plus it’s 92% natural.

To specifically target flare-ups, their Outbreak Rescue Cream will reduce redness and inflammation and retain moisture. Apply it as often as needed until the issue calms down and then go back to taking preventative measures with theDaily Nourishing Spray.

Happy Bathtimes

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Bathtime is also a really important part of your baby’s routine. There’s nothing more fun than a little playtime with bubbles - it’s the perfect opportunity to bond with your little one as well as ensure their skin is well looked after.

Your precious one deserves to be wrapped in love, which is exactly what Weleda Baby Calendula Cream Bath will do. With precious almond and organic sesame oils, it gently cleanses and protects the most delicate of skin. Ideal for a bath time filled with luxury and love.

Follow it up with Cowshed Baby Cow Organics Full Body Cream. It’s an intensive pampering cream, made with aloe vera, shea butter and meadowfoam oil, perfect for mum & baby, so you can have a little mummy time once baby is settled too. Highly nourishing, the cream relieves dry and tender skin and replenishes moisture, which is perfect for post-bath pampering.

Ensuring a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep is vital, not only for baby but for you too, especially in the early years. Natural ingredients such as lavender and essential oils can really help you to ensure your child is calm and restful before heading off into a peaceful slumber, leaving you all the pillow time you can get.

The mums on our team are obsessed with thisworks beautiful Baby Sleep trilogy of products. Start with a relaxing bath time withthisworks Baby Sleep All Over Wash, which can be lathered into baby’s skin and hair. Follow up with a little baby massage time using thisworks Baby Sleep Body Lotion, enriched with cocoa butter, almond, coconut, lavender, and chamomile oils to moisturise sensitive baby skin while helping baby drift off to sleep. Finally, create the perfect setting for sleep using thisworks Baby Sleep Pillow Spray. The aroma-therapeutic blend of lavender, vetiver and chamomile will ensure your little one drifts off in the most perfect way.

To shop the full range of Mother and Baby products, and to see our latest Mother and Baby offers, visit our dedicated page at allbeauty (worldwide delivery available). If you have Mother and Baby hero products you’d love to share, do let us know in the comments below. And whether you’re shopping for yourself or a friend, we wish you happy days and restful nights!

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