This an update to the a previous post. So, we have the most adorable 18 month old boy now! Can’t believe how quickly he is growing up. It has been such a precious experience up to now and I’m sure it’s going to get even better from here.
I thought it would be a good idea to give you an update on what
products I am still using and which new ones have become favorites.
I’m still using the Bio Baba Re-Usable nappies every day. Only at night have I started using Moltex Öko disposable diapers.
I started using Jackson Reece Fragrance free wet wipes recently. Not that there was anything wrong with the Pure Beginnings wet wipes, I just prefer the fragrance free option.
So here’s a few of the products I use now:
1. Moltex Öko Disposable Diapers
I use one of these at night as mentioned. So, that is one disposable per day and these are more than 50% bio degradable without any of the nasty chemicals. I found that our little guy wee’s A LOT at night and I had to change his bedding every morning. So, for me, it definitely was the better option.
Everyone might not need to do this, as I am sure the cloth diapers can work for some kiddies at nighttime.
2. Oh Lief Bum balm and Baby Wax
I absolutely love these balms. Itai developed some mild eczema on his body. I started using the baby wax and within a week it was gone! And hasn’t come back either. It has a lovely lavender fragrance that also relaxes him before bedtime, which is great ☺. I don’t need to use the bum balm much as he hardly ever develops a rash (thanks cloth diapers!), but when I do, it’s only needed once and the rash disappears.
3. Oh Lief Baby Wash and Shampoo
This wash smells lovely and is gentle enough to use from head to toe, and it’s not only for babies, the whole family can use it.
4. Organic Coconut oil
I still use the coconut oil on him, but mostly on his hair now. He has extremely curly hair and the only time I brush it is when washing. I then put a bit of coconut oil in to help prevent tangling.
5. Lavender and Eucalyptus Essential Oils
He has an air purifier in his room that seems to serve a dual purpose. Providing ambient noise which drowns out our noise and purifying the air 😉
I generally put a couple drops lavender essential oil in at night to help him calm down and sleep. But when he’s got a bit of a runny and blocked nose I will put Eucalyptus oil in instead.
This helps clear his nasal passages and kill germs. You can also put a drop on the mattress or bedding, being careful not to get it on the babies skin.
6. Bamboo Kiddies Toothbrush
Unlike most kids, I hear, he loves brushing his teeth. He has about 12 now! With the bamboo toothbrush I don’t need to worry about him chewing on plastic and ingesting bad chemicals. I also don’t need to worry about another toothbrush going to the landfill; I can just throw this one on our compost heap. And that’s what I need…. Fewer things to worry about.
7. Pure Beginnings Berry Children’s Toothpaste
I haven’t tasted it, but it sure looks like this toothpaste tastes great. Itai will eat the stuff if he was allowed to!
This guy loves to eat! And as we don’t give him sweets, raisins come in very handy as a snack. They’re filled with iron, which is great because we are vegetarian. We just make sure he eats them well before bedtime so he has time to get rid of all that energy they give him!
9. Bio Bleach
I use Bio Bleach for soaking his nappies and bedding once every week or so. White nappies and liners just do not stay pretty and white by themselves and this product works wonders.
10. Laundry Gel
I must be honest; I don’t really stick to a specific brand here. My two favorites are the Earthsap laundry gel and the Better Earth conditioning laundry gel. I use both on his nappies clothes and bedding and have had no adverse effects.