Little Aurelia Sleep
Time Top To Toe Wash £22, aureliaskincare.com Aurelia’s products use advanced probiotic technology to balance and repair the skin deep within. This all-over wash creates a lather with coconut oil rather than sulphates, and also contains nourishing ingredients like aloe vera, oat kernel and avocado oil plus a calming fragrance – perfect for using before bedtime.
Bamford Organic Baby Balm
£22, bamford.co.uk A real multi-tasking product, this rich balm is made up of a blend of organic shea butter and oils, and is an excellent barrier cream for use under nappies or other areas of dry skin. With a short ingredients list that’s easy to understand, there’s no worry about any hidden nasties.
Cocunat Babies Wheat Powders £11, cocunat.co.uk If you’re worried about using talcum powder on your little one, try this toxin-free alternative instead. Made from wheat starch instead of the mineral talc, it’s just as effective at absorbing moisture and reducing chafing. Cocunat also does a lovely range of skin, body and haircare for grown-ups, too.
Bloom and Blossom
Wispy-Misty Bubble Bath £4.99, bloomand blossom.com Bloom and Blossom has teamed up with Roald Dahl’s BFG to create this gorgeous Bath, Book and Bedtime range, designed to encourage a good bedtime routine, and a deep sleep filled with big dreams. We have it on good authority that the Duchess of Cambridge loves Bloom and Blossom’s products, too.
Shampoo and Body Wash £7.50, weleda.co.uk One for all the family and from top to toe, this cleanses the hair and body in the most gentle way possible, and is suitable for sensitive skins and even cradle cap. Sweet almond oil leaves the skin feeling lightly, comfortably moisturised, and the organic calendula extract gives a very mild, natural fragrance that won’t overpower or irritate.
Childs Farm Baby Essentials Kit £10, childsfarm.com A firm favourite with beauty editors and experts, Childs Farm’s baby products are non-irritating on the most sensitive or eczema-prone skin. They do everything from baby wash to biodegradable wipes, but this little set is a good starting point, and makes a lovely gift.
Fifi & Friends
Super Soft Baby Lotion £9, fifiandfriends.co.uk Businesswoman and mother Tamara Ecclestone was inspired by her daughter Sophia to create her own range of all-natural, hypoallergenic products for babies and children – it includes this creamy body lotion, which contains organic aloe vera to keep delicate skin soft and supple. The website also offers lots of great parenting advice and articles from other mums. This Works
Baby Sleep Pillow Spray £18, thisworks.com
If an uninterrupted night’s sleep feels like a distant memory for new mums, try this gentler version of This Works’ knockout (literally) pillow mist that’s suitable for babies over three months old. Spritz over bedding and let the natural blend of lavender, vetivert and camomile gently settle your little one, encouraging a peaceful night’s sleep.