Mum and Baby Spa Day
Yes I said BABY Spa!
This week we were invited by Huggies Wipes to attend the launch of their new baby wipes at the very lovely Baby Spa in Kensington. I must say, I expected my first post partum trip to the spa to be all about ME but I didn’t mind handing the spotlight over to Mr M for the day and he thoroughly enjoyed himself.
Huggies Wipes are relaunching their brand new formulation which ensures your baby’s skin is left feeling naturally clean and healthy – so really they could not have picked a more fitting venue to share the new product.
We got the train to London and the journey took about 2.5 hours – have you ever taken your newborn on a commuter train at 7am? It’s ‘fun’! It was much better than I expected actually and Mini M really behaved himself. A tip for if you’re taking a baby on public transport, try and get an aisle seat so you have room to feed them comfortably and get up and down when you need to.
We arrived and met the lovely Huggies team, the other Huggies Wipes Brand Ambassadors (see who they are here!) and the Huggies panel of experts. We had a great opportunity before Mini M had his spa treatments to chat to the panel of experts – a Midwife, Dermatologist and Health Visitor. I was so interested to learn more about how Huggies Pure Wipes can be used on newborns from birth.
We had chosen to use water and cotton wool during nappy changes in the early weeks with my babies, but Huggies Pure Wipes provide gentle cleansing in the same way and can be used on newborns too – this is perfect for busy mums who are out and about with their babies.
I also picked up some great tips from on how to treat Mini’s cradle cap which has just appeared. We’re off to the pharmacy to get some Epiderm!
I loved watching the older babies bobbing around in the spa and enjoying themselves and I wondered how Mini M would take to it considering he was much younger at 8 weeks old. Turns out, there was no need to worry as he was so relaxed! This was really helped by how gentle and caring Laura, the owner, and her team were with him.
Laura actually designed the baby spa with newborn babies in mind and it’s world’s first Baby Spa that lulls your baby to sleep in the real sanctuary of neonatal development. The Spa’s hydrotherapy and dynamic movement allow babies as young as two days to quietly explore their muscles’ strength and gently form their bone structure. It is optimal for babies’ relaxation and wellness. All equipment is appointed for the babies’ comfort, from the water purified by reverse osmosis system to patented floating devices.
Mini had a whale of a time bobbing around in his miniature individual newborn flotation pool wearing a very fetching purple, patented flotation device around his neck. This is the baby who hates bath time!
After his hydrotherapy session, Laura treated him to a gentle massage and the look on his face gazing up at her was delightful, he loved every second.
As it that wasn’t a treat enough for me, I also got an Indian head massage! After never having one before, I can highly recommend them :)
Huggies Wipes really did pick the perfect venue for the launch of their new wipes and Huggies Pure Wipes are favourites of ours and a regular feature in my changing bag. Unlike a lot of other wipes, they’re made with natural absorbent fibres, they’re free from parabens, alcohol and phenoxyethanol, and kind to baby’s skin. I love how thick and absorbent they are and the fact they leave no oily residue as I often grab to use them myself, as well as on the minis. Which is handy, given that if Mini isn’t spilling his dinner down me, I’m spilling my own!
Thank you Huggies Wipes and Baby Spa for a wonderful, unique experience!
* Post Partum Updates
* “Sleep when the Baby Sleeps” and other Ridiculous Pregnancy & Parenting advice
* 5 Things to Expect When You’re a New Mother
* What to Expect When You’re No Longer Expecting