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Thursday, 23 October 2014

COOL BUBBAS | Lovely bums

It's hard to know what products to use on the sensitive skin of your newborn, or in fact any aged baby; many of our favourite lotions and potions contain ingredients that we can't even pronounce, let alone know what they are. 

So hurrah for the new JOHNSON’S® Baby FIRST TOUCHrange: wipes, moisturising lotion, oil, all-in-one wash, shampoo and barrier cream. All are specifically formulated to contain only essential ingredients (no fragrance, no colour). 

The products are just as lovely as their original ones but with the added knowledge and reassurance that they are designed and formulated especially for newborns. What I especially love is the way Johnson's have really thought about the packaging. The moisturising lotion has an easy-to-hold bottle with nice big chunky flip-top lid, yet has a tiny nozzle - perfect as little newborn babies only need a teeny squirt, not a big splodge. The barrier cream comes in a tube rather than a tub so it's great for your changing bag, and (hopefully) less change of leakage by the lid coming off. The cream has a clay-like consistency but at the same time it's not too thick - just right for rubbing into the skin. 

The product that has me intrigued the most are the wipes. I am yet to get my hands on some but I will certainly be tracking down a pack in the next few days - they are described "As safe as cotton wool and water". When I was in hospital after just having my little girl, the midwife repeatedly told me to use just cotton wool and water. It worked fine at first, but after a few weeks, (and then months) my little one kept getting a red bum and preparing warm water and cotton wool in the night (with the dimmest lightbulb ever) wasn't the easiest thing. I didn't want to use any products but the cotton wool and water method just wasn't practical. Moving to wipes made my life SO much easier and she hasn't had a sore bum since - but it would be great to have the best of both worlds. Tomorrow I will be off to Tesco to hunt down some wipes...(exciting times!) 

Prices from £2.49
Currently on offer at Tesco, save £3 when you spend £12 or more on Johnsons Baby toiletries/wipes

CQ x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


As parents, there's nothing in the world more rewarding and heartwarming than experiencing your baby's first milestones.  

Some of the most endearing and magical moments, belong to those first ones you share together. That first little gurgle, the first precarious steps, even the first bear hug - they're moments you can't possibly beat, and ones you'll never want to miss.

Which is why, here at Babyurbeautiful we are proud to be supporting this incredibly worthwhile Pampers campaign to help more babies around the world experience their firsts.

For the 9th year, Pampers have joined with UNICEF to support the '1 pack = 1 vaccine' annual campaign and  really need our support. Since 2006, the campaign has funded an incredible 300 million vaccines for fatal newborn tetanus, eliminating the disease in 15 countries. But there are still babies in 24 of the world's poorest countries at risk and we want YOU to help us out here.

All you need to do is simply watch this video, then pampers will donate the cost of 3 vaccines to UNICEF.

It will take less than a minute of your day to make such a difference to such precious young lives. So please click on the video here:

Monday, 20 October 2014

HOT MUMMAS | Good Enough to Eat

We've already told you about Treacle Moon Dusted 'Cocoa Dreams' bath and shower gel, so i'll keep this short but sweet... I couldn't not tell you about Treacle Moon 'Warm Apple Pie Hugs' and 'Sweet Sugared Almond' bath and shower gel (available exclusively at Tesco). 

I love all things sweet so this lovely range of bath products suit me perfectly. To be honest I lathered it on thinking it was apple, then as the sweet aroma filled my bathroom, I thought to myself mmmm this smells like cake? Pastry? What is it? Then I realised - Apple Pie! It was exactly warm apple pie! Perfect for a cosy autumn evening of indulgence. 

Sweet Sugared Almond is part of the Candy Jar collection and is equally scrumptious, in fact either of these would be great Christmas gifts or even a wedding favour, the packaging is gorgeous and includes a cute little poem.

Treacle Moon, currently on offer at Tesco, until 3rd November, just £1.99 (normally £2.99) for 500ml so stock up the stockings now

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

HOT MUMMAS | Feeling hot, hot, hot

I love using my ghd's but I do worry about the damage that I'm causing to my hair; of course I use all kinds of heat protecting sprays, shampoos and strengthening conditioners but the real damage is obviously done from applying burning hot plates at over 200 degrees to my (already brittle, coloured and dry) locks. That's where the Braun Sensocare ST780 Straightener is different — it claims to give damage free styling. The built-in sensors detect moisture levels of each strand of hair and automatically adjust the temperature as it glides from root to tip. 

It looks just like any other straightener, the plates are only a tiny bit wider than my ghds, its got a nice feel to it (not clunky and cumbersome like some) so creating curls and waves with its curved edge is pretty easy. Sounds good so far? Just wait. The thing I love that I've not come across before on this kind of device, is the intuative LCD screen. It actually gives you feedback! Isn't it bad enough that we get feedback at work, annual appraisals etc without having a styling test every time we do our hair? At first I was wondering how to turn it off, but when it told me I was going too slow I realised that this is the brilliance of the product. I was going too fast, and therefore had to keep going over each section, potentially damaging my hair further. It also warns you if your hair is damp – my bed head hair didn't have this problem but good to know.

If that wasn't enough to rave about, there's still one more fantastic feature. As with most new technology, it's all about the 'profiles'. In this case, you can programme in three of them; enough for your mum/sister/flatmate, or as in my house, my huband! You have to tell it your hair thickness, length and if it's coloured so then along with the moisture level detection, it can adjust the temperature as it sweeps down your hair...of course it's hard to say if it actually changes as you go from root to tip, I guess we just have to trust Braun on that. 

If this all sounds a bit too much, there is the option to turn it onto manual, so you can adjust the temperature yourself from 160-200 degrees. This would be a great gift for a styling novice, but equally good for straightening addicts who have hair in need TLC. 

RRP 89.99 but available currently on amazon for just £59.99.