5 Baby items I use for Me!

5 Baby items I use for Me!

5 Baby items I use for Me by Natalie Brown at Confessions of a Crummy Mummy.

One of the first things I realised when I became pregnant was that the baby market is swamped with items you really don’t need. Over-engineered toys, pointless equipment and products that simply don’t work.  But four years down the line I’ve also discovered there are some amazing products out there – so amazing that I now use them for myself!

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Here are 5 baby items I use for me and couldn’t live without:

1.  Organix sweetcorn hoops

They may be designed for stage 2 weaning, but Organix’s sweetcorn hoops are the perfect nibble with a nice cold beer or glass of wine. The carrot sticks aren’t bad either, and even better they’re less than 100 calories per bag – so much better for you than a bag of crisps!

2.  Johnson’s baby moisturising bath with baby oil

Forget Radox or Sanctuary Spa – this is the best bath soak I’ve ever come across. It’s smells gorgeous – gentle but not too overpowering – and because it contains baby oil it leaves your skin feeling silky smooth without the need to moisturise afterwards, a bonus when I’m short on time. Which I always am.

3.  Sudocrem care & protect nappy cream

Who would have thought cream for bottoms could be so good on your face? I’m a big fan of Sudocrem because it sorts out nappy rash so quickly – in fact since they sent me their care & protect version to try out I don’t think Little B has ever had nappy rash – and it turns out it can do the same job on a spot. If you’ve got one lurking, dab a bit of this on it before you go to bed (don’t rub it in though – admittedly not the most alluring look) and in the morning it will be gone. Honestly!

4.  Baby hair slides

I don’t know about you but when I’m pregnant and breast feeding my hair takes on a life of its own and starts sprouting new growth in the most inconvenient places. Those teeny tiny first hair slides are perfect for pinning down unruly strands which otherwise frizz and curl the minute I step outside the front door.

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5.  Kids’ chocolate

Last but by no means least is kids’ chocolate. Cadbury Freddo Frog, Kinder Surprise eggs and Smarties – why is it the chocolate meant for kids is the stuff that actually tastes the best? There may well be the nostalgia factor at play here, but I think chocolate makers are missing a trick: they should be targeting chocoholic mums like me.

How about you? Are there any baby items you couldn’t live without?

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  1. Robyn
    22nd January 2016 / 6:46 pm

    I like the sound of the Johnson’s moisturising baby bath, I think I’ll have to get some (for baby, of course!)

    • 22nd January 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Ha ha! I love their lavender baby bedtime bath :) x

  2. 22nd January 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Haha awesome! I homemake bubbas food at the moment. All veggies and fruits, and some of them are so delish that I make some a bit chunkier for me!


    • 22nd January 2016 / 8:28 pm

      Ahh that’s a good idea! x x

  3. 23rd January 2016 / 1:20 am

    Kids chocolate is genius! It gives you just enough chocolate to feel like you’ve had some, but not too much so you eat too much of the stuff.

    • 23rd January 2016 / 9:03 am

      That’s such a good point – it is just the right amount for a fix :) x

  4. 23rd January 2016 / 2:43 am

    Fab, Im tempted to get a bottle of that bubble bath! I love a good Fredo bar for a little chocolate fix too. x

    • 23rd January 2016 / 9:02 am

      Ha ha Freddos are so good aren’t they! x

  5. 23rd January 2016 / 3:32 am

    Great list. I couldn’t live without wet wipes and sudocrem! x

    • 23rd January 2016 / 9:01 am

      It’s so good to have them handy!

  6. 23rd January 2016 / 4:05 am

    I love the lavender baby bath too – baby things always smell so delicious!x

  7. 24th January 2016 / 12:00 am

    I don’t do it, but I know lots of people eat baby snacks as better for diet! Plus loads of people love rusks! The baby hair slide is a really good idea. I use sudocrem for all sorts – I did long before I had kids! It’s great. It’s also really good for calming (& helping prevent infections) cat scratches. #thelist

    • 24th January 2016 / 6:07 pm

      I’ve heard of that diet! I don’t think I could manage that :) x

  8. 24th January 2016 / 1:51 am

    Nice :) I’ve used baby lotion because it was closer than my regular lotion and that is quite nice.

    • 24th January 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Oh me too – the smell reminds me of the babies too :) x

  9. 25th January 2016 / 8:00 am

    Ohh Freddo’s are my fav! I think it might be because it is my boys though ;) xx

    • 26th January 2016 / 4:39 pm

      I love them too :)

  10. 25th January 2016 / 8:46 am

    I’m guilty of eating kids chocolate, smaller portions mean I don’t feel so guilty. Also Sudocream is amazing and I use it for all sorts, it’s amazing on sunburn. #thelist

    • 26th January 2016 / 4:39 pm

      Oh that’s a good tip! x

  11. 28th January 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Love this! What a fab post, I will def be trying the spot cream! :) Thanks for linking up with #TheList huni xx

    • 28th January 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks lovely – me too! x

  12. 10th February 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Oohh – baby wipes as my go to multi purpose cleaner!

    • 10th February 2016 / 1:27 pm

      They’re so handy to have!

  13. 10th February 2016 / 5:13 pm

    I love the Johnson’s Baby Lotion! Even two years after the birth of my baby I still had so many bottles stacked up in the cupboard (given as gifts when she was born) until I realised that I could use it too! It’s perfect for your legs after shaving and as I have so many bottles in so many sizes, I find the tiny ones perfect for travelling with.

    • 10th February 2016 / 6:25 pm

      That’s a brilliant tip!

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