One month into motherhood last year, I experimented on some baby products that adults can use too. If it was not for my husband, I would have gone crazy from being a first-time mother to two screaming, always hungry mutants, who made it almost impossible for me to go out of the house to buy body wash. That was the time that I ventured into some form of inspection of household stuff and discovered baby products that adults can use. Surprisingly, I loved them! When I was back on my feet doing grocery shopping, I became loyal to these products and have been using them since then.
1. Johnson's Baby Oil
The one that you use to lock in moisture on your baby's skin is one of several baby products that adults can use as well. I use it as a makeup remover, moisturizing serum, and massage oil. The powdery smell is great too. The best thing about it? It's cheap.
2. Huggies Baby Wipes
Before I use any wet wipes on my children, I use it on my face. I do this to make sure that it doesn't hurt when it touches my children's skin because of rough surface or too many chemicals on it. There's a variety here in China that I especially like (although I can't find the photo) because the surface is really cloth-like. Baby wipes perform wonders on all kinds of messes in our home.
3. Human Nature Baby Wash
This is the gem that started my quest in looking for baby products that can also be great for mothers. I love how lavender, chamomile and rosemary were combined in this product, creating a smell that is especially calming and soothing. I use it as my bedtime body wash.
4. Human Nature Kids' Natural Shampoo and Body Wash
They're organic and expire within a shorter period compared to other brands so I have to check the date every time I buy 5 to 10 bottles of them (I do this because this product is not sold in China). It's a wonder product. You can choose between tangerine or apple or...you can use both. It brings out the kid in me every single time I take a shower.
5. Angel Baby Lotion
This was given to me by my friend, whose name is Angel, as part of a "care package." She gave me all sorts of beauty creams when the twins were six months old and this one was included in the bag. "Is this for the kids?" I asked. "No, it's for you," she answered. I love the smell and how gentle it is to my skin. It even healed some of my skin allergies!
6. Burt's Bees Baby Bee Multipurpose Ointment
Major stress for me comes in the form of a diaper rash. I hate it when that happens! The twins will scream, reaching a noise level that can turn a decent man into a criminal (okay, I'm exaggerating but you know what I mean). That's why I always make sure that I use an ointment (otherwise known as petroleum jelly) to prevent diaper rash. During our winter trip in Europe, I forgot to bring lip balm in my carry on and all I had was this ointment. Tried some on my lips and it solved the problem.
7. California Baby Bug Repellant Spray
Paranoid mother here, so I always, always, always see to it that we have this product within easy reach every time the twins go out. As in several cases in my crazy life, I ran out of my own bug spray supply when I was about to leave for a camping trip and found an extra bottle of this in my children's closet. What I did next will not shock you.
Any baby products that you also use?