Let’s face it: Babies get the good stuff. And why shouldn’t they? Those chubby little cherubs have sensitive skin and need extra moisturizing and god forbid there be any chemicals in there! The thing is, a lot of adults could benefit from using baby products; far too many adult products are full of unpronounceable ingredients, chemicals, and are harsh on your clothes, skin, and more. So why don’t you treat your body as well as you treat your babies’?
Mamas deserve some self-care too, and we shouldn’t only be wary of what’s in our skincare when we’re pregnant. But we get that seeing something labeled “baby” makes it seem like babies are the only people who can use it. But it just ain’t true. Spoiler alert: SPF is SPF, regardless of whether it’s on a tiny body or a big one. Same goes for the good-for-you ingredients in plenty of baby oils, nipple butters, baby bubblebaths, and more. Did you know there are countless adult uses for baby wipes and baby powder?
You deserve all the goodness your tiny tot does, so check out these baby products we’ve rounded up that you are most definitely going to want to steal for yourself.
Boudreux’s butt paste sounds like it’s pretty specifically meant for one body part, and one body part alone. BUTT (I had to, I’m sorry) this butt paste does more than just prevent diaper rash and protect irritated skin. It’s laden with zinc oxide, so it’s also great for soothing sunburns, mosquito bites, poison ivy, you name it, if it pisses off your skin, slap some butt paste on it and you’re good to go. Boudreux’s is super thick, so a little goes a long way, and is free from dyes, petrolatum, preservatives, and parabens.
Butt paste, $7.59 at Amazon
Nipple butter helps cracked nipples, but also can work wonders on any chapped area of your body, like your lips or heels. Just because your nursing days are over doesn’t mean you should put away the nipple butter just yet, keep a jar in your purse for on the go relief.
Earth mama nipple butter, $11.49 at Amazon
Toddler nail polish is lacking some things that grown up nail polish is not. Namely, formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde resin and camphor. Nobody wants all that gross stuff soaking into your nails, and that’s why toddler nail polish is the way to go. Not to mention Ella and Mila nail polishes are certified by PETA, animal cruelty free, vegan, and comes in a rainbow of colors to choose from.
Ella and Mia nail polish, $7.61 at Amazon
Baby powder is a miraculous thing with a thousand different uses aside from freshening baby’s butt. You can put it in shoes to get rid of foul feet odor, use it at the beach to get sand off of legs and feet, add a dash to any areas of your body that chafe- the list goes on and on. Needless to say, baby powder isn’t just for the babes, and you should keep a jar in your car.
California baby powder, $18.99 at Amazon
Baby oil is nothing if not nourishing for your tots sensitive skin, but it’s also an amazing alternative to shaving cream for adults. It’s rich in vitamins and antioxidants for keeping skin delicate and has apricot and grapeseed oil which is perfect for keeping razor burn and bumps at bay.
Burt’s bees baby oil, $8.98 at Amazon
Who says bubble baths are just for kids? Honest makes a plant based, hypoallergenic bubble bath that is perfect for kids and adults, with lavender essential oils that smells incredible. Added bonus- you can use it as a detergent for hand washing delicates, or use it to wash your pets.
Honest bubble bath, $9.99 at Amazon
Baby shampoo, conditioner, and especially detangler should be used by adults as well as kids. How many adults with curly hair have struggled to find a detangler that didn’t leave your hair feeling dirty? Little did you know it was already sitting on your bathroom shelf. And the shampoo and conditioner, both with coconut oils and mango butter smell good enough to eat, and delivers nourishing hydration which seals open hair cuticles and keeps hair tangle and frizz-free.
Shea moisture shampoo, conditioner and detangler, $44.95 at Amazon
All too often bug spray leaves you feeling gross and smelling like, well, bug spray. California Baby’s organic bug spray is light, super absorbent, is non toxic and non chemical, non invasive and non irritating. It smells like lemon and citronella, and it’s ingredients are plant and vegetable based, so you can feel good about it being on your skin. Not to mention it’s incredibly effective, and will keep those pesky blood suckers away from you and your tots all summer long.
California baby bug spray, $19.36 at Amazon
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