Taking care of baby's delicate skin

Taking care of baby's delicate skin

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I remember bath time when my daughter was a baby. I was a single mom with long, busy days-taking her to daycare early in the morning so I could be at my job by 8 and then by the time I finished my job and caught the bus, it would nearly be 6 by the time I could pick her up.

Another bus to get us home and by then, it could be almost 7. I was tired, she was tired, and it often felt like there was just SO much left to be done. By the time I got dinner ready and got her fed, it could feel like there was really little time left for any real "mommy and baby" time.

Ahhh, but then there was bath time. That was our special time together. We'd splash and play and Sam would giggle and giggle. If the water hit me and got me all wet too, the giggles would turn into robust belly laughs. Is there any better sound than the laughter of children?

If she was overtired and just on the edge of cranky (or all the way over that edge!) I'd sometimes just join her in the bath. I'd support and cradle her in my arms and the warmth of the water flowing over us would soothe both of us. We'd continue the calm, relaxing routine with a gentle massage of baby lotion before putting on her sweet little pajamas-those adorable pink fuzzy footie ones with the bunny ears. All warm and cozy, she'd usually fall asleep on my lap before we could even finish bedtime stories and lullabies.

Now my daughter is all grown up and we have a new generation of babies coming into the family. So when Mom Central Canada gave me the chance to review AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo and AVEENO® Baby Daily Lotion I jumped at it. I know the importance of bath time AND the importance of using quality products on a baby's skin, so I gave the products to my nephew's wife to try out on my sweet little grand niece Alexandra.

Here's what Allie's mom had to say about the AVEENO® Baby products after trying them for a week:

We've been using the AVEENO® Bath products you sent for us to try on Alexandra and we love them. The AVEENO® Wash & Shampoo smells very nice but doesn't have an overwhelming perfume smell. It rinses out easily without any residue on her hair or scalp. We used the AVEENO® Daily Lotion every day after her bath and noticed her skin seemed softer and smoother than using other lotions. It was not greasy or oily, and left my hands soft after I applied it to her. We'll be changing over to these products from the other baby brand bath products we were using.

As a side note, I must tell you that when my daughter saw the products, she wondered why I was giving away HER lotion. You see, a while back she got a sample of the AVEENO® Daily Baby Lotion and she has been using it herself on her sensitive skin ever since! Aveeno is a brand we can trust to take good care of our skin, babies and adults alike.

More Product Information:

AVEENO® Baby Daily Moisture Lotion contains natural colloidal oatmeal, dimethicone and allantoin to help soothe and protect baby’s skin. The fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula moisturizes for 24 hours. The formula contains no dyes, is non-comedogenic and fragrance-free.

  • Calms and comforts baby while soothing and protecting delicate skin
  • Combines natural oatmeal with dimethicone and allantoine to help soothe and protect baby’s skin
  • Fast-absorbing formula is alcohol-free and won’t clog pores
  • Hypoallergenic lotion is gentle enough for newborns and babies with sensitive skin
  • Moisturizes and protects skin for 24 hours

A natural oat formula blended into a rich lathering, tear-free cleanser. This unique oat-based formula cleanses without drying and can be used on skin and hair for gentle cleansing with a soft, fresh fragrance. This soap-free, hypoallergenic formula is gentle enough for newborns and babies with sensitive skin.

  • Combines natural oatmeal with a tear-free cleanser for cleansing that rinses clean
  • Hypoallergenic formula is gentle enough for newborns and babies with sensitive skin
  • Can be used every day to help keep baby’s skin soft, smooth and healthy-looking

The AVEENO® brand has been pediatrician recommended for nearly 60 years – I wish I had known about it when my daughter was a baby!