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    Default What products did you use on bub?

    Hey Ladies,

    Cleo again with another question.

    I want to knot what products did you use on your baby? I have not bought anything yet and I was planning on stocking up soon.
    When I was growing up, I thought Johnson's and Johnson's was the way to go, but now there are so many products out there. I am leaning towards QV - haven't even researched it, all I know is that it is for sensitive skin. (I live in Perth so the water is not as harsh here as it is up north)

    My preferences are;
    Minimum chemical or chemical free
    fragrance free
    sensitive on babys skin
    Not costing me too much.

    With nappies I have chosen MCN's and I have about 24 of them, they come with re-usable wipes but I am not sure on that, I have never ever changed a baby so I don't know what I am going to need.

    Recommendations on lotions/soap/powder/wipes/oil/shampoo everything would be appreciated please

    I am finding this forum so helpful as my mum isn't around to tell me and I don't actually have many girlfriends with babies so I appreciate your advice. (plus I am sure my non-kid friends are sick and tired of my questions on facebook)

    Thanks again anyone who posts

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    I have a 12 week old bub and I got given so much stuff that I haven't bought any bath products myself yet! I've also been blessed with a bub with great skin so we hardly use anything on him.

    My fave stuff so far is Gaia brand. The sell themselves as natural, organic, soap free etc. I also got some samples of Mustela products and they were nice too.
    I just use a little dollop of something in DS's bath water, I have never put any kind of lotion on him afterwards.

    I also rarely use wipes when I change a nappy for a wee, but I use Huggies fragrance free wipes when it's a poo.

    I bought Sudocream for nappy rash but have only used it a couple of times in 12 weeks. His bum never seems to get red or sore.

    I also bought Omo Sensitive laundry powder to wash all his clothes and linen but even that was overkill and I'll go back to regular Omo when this box is finished.

    For us the thick has been to keep it simple, unless he really needs something we don't put anything on him at all.

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    Also we use disposables, I'd recommend getting some infant size disposables for the first week or two until you get the hang of how often you need to change bub. At the start I was changing him all the time (maybe hourly?) so MCNs would have been a disaster. It took me a while to get into the swing of it. Brand newbies also poo pretty much constantly, DS would do a teaspoon size dollop about hourly so you might burn through your MCNs pretty quickly if your bub is like that.

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    I wouldn't use anything but water for the first few weeks at least.

    Pretty much anything else strips natural oils and I think this was part of my DS eczema getting quite bad at one point.

    I like bepanthen for nappy cream and lots of bare bum time!

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    I used mcn's from 2 days old when meconium transitioned to normal poo. He would poo every feed so if it was summer and you were washing daily then 24 would be fine.

    I have always used cloth wipes. I have a thermos container (one for soup) on the side of the change table and I make a liquid with chamomile tea and a drop of moo goo baby body wash. Works perfect.

    As for creams, we never used any. We only now occasionally use moo goo soap when DS has painted himself in spaghetti bollognaise!! I did use a little milk baby oil as a massage oil and to massage into the dry skin when all there skin flakes at about a week.

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    We rarely use cream on baby's bottom, but moogoo is ok to use with mcn's. be careful with what products you use as some popular ones like sudocream will clog the fibres in your cloth nappies.

    24 nappies sounds fine! That's about what I have.

    The only bath/moisturising products we use are moogoo. It's great for the whole family, smells great! It's all I use on myself too now.

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    Water only until they start moving about lots, than I use body wash..was Gaia but now I use Method Olive body wash. Still use Gaia shampoo/conditioner though

    For bums I used water and a flannel when using cloth nappies, on cold mornings/days I would microwave the cloth for 10 seconds to warm it up. I used Karri Tree Lane Balm for bums (she is based in Perth).

    Never used creams or oils outside the nappy area.

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    I use QV bath oil for my 4.5 month old DD. I also use cloth wipes (cheeky wipes) they are great, they come with essential oil to put in so they smell nice. I use disposable nappies so can't help
    out with info about MCN's but as some others have said in the first few weeks newborns poo constantly in the first few weeks!


 

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