But thankfully, I've finally got everything under control and we are ever so ready to weather more chilly days and nights ahead. Today I would like to share with you my top picks for baby at wintertime.
Ergopouch 3.5 tog sleepsuit bag - After weeks waking up multiple times in the middle of the cold night to turn the heater on whenever bub cries, I was desperate. Then I put him in the ergopouch and voila! He slept through the night. It is worth every single cent. Fabric is a soft cotton fleece which keeps bub comfortable and happy. Love the long sleeves and the fold down mittens too.
Little Innoscents winterblues vapour balm - Poor little A got the sniffles one week - I knew it caused him great discomfort as he would unlatch while breastfeed just to gasp for air! To provide relief, I rubbed this beautiful smelling (think rosemary, peppermint, lemon, eucaluptus) balm on the soles of his feet and cover with socks, as well as on his chest to help clear his nose. I use it with confidence knowing that it is completely free from nasty petrochemicals.
Vanessa Megan Bubba bath and massage oil -I found that bubble baths (though fun and all) to be too drying for bub's delicate skin this time of the year. This bath oil, on the other hand, is super hydrating and smells absolutely delightful. Confession: I've used it in my bath too...it is so relaxing!
Mustela Stelatopia emolient cream - Alexander always had dry skin but in the last month, it got drier - to the point where eczema appeared on his cheeks. I tried a number of lotions and creams but this is seriously the BEST. I apply all over his face and body twice daily and his skin has never looked better or felt softer.
Aden and Anais mum + bub soothing ointment - This is a great all purpose ointment that I use as a barrier cream on bub's cheeks to prevent contact with drool, milk, food which may cause irritation. Also when he was scratching lots when his skin was dry, this ointment worked really well to help with healing.
What are your top picks for baby in winter?