Moms and babies have this in common: both need a lot of attention to skin care in the weeks following the birth. From diaper rash remedies to nipple creams, the moms I spoke with had plenty of recommendations for go-to products.
Leah, a consultant, recommends Sierra Sage Organics 100% All-Natural Baby Balm for Diaper Rash ($13.70; Amazon.com), and Marziah, an instructional designer and community manager, turned to Burt's Bees Baby Bee 100% Natural Diaper Rash Ointment ($7.64; Jet.com).
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"I joke that California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash is Johnny’s spa product," says Jessica, a marketing editor who also recommends Bordeaux’s Butt Paste ($5; Jet.com). Meghan, a librarian, also uses California Baby body wash and bubble baths. "Now ask me how many baby products I couldn't live without—Mustela lotion, baby wipes, baby shampoo for my eyelids...the list goes on!”
Earth Mama products get a lot of praise from moms. Tana, an author, loves Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter ($12.99 for a two-pack; Amazon.com). "It's the best, and edible by all (no reason to wash sore nipples unless you absolutely need to). Also, Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil, on the belly several times a day," she says.
“Basically, every Earth Mama Angel Baby product—but especially the Calendula Butt Balm. The postpartum herbs are amazing in a sitz bath after childbirth, too,” says Nicole, an account executive.
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