Baby Skin and Bath Products we love from Himalaya BabyCare Range!

In my earlier blog “summer skincare essentials for kids” I had shared about my favorite bath and post bath products from Himalaya BabyCare that I have been using for my daughter.

Mild moisturising Baby Shampoo

Himalaya BabyCare Baby shampooHowever, I missed mentioning about another favourite bath time product – the Himalaya Gentle Baby Shampoo. I have in fact tried a few popular baby shampoos in the market but this one has worked the best so far. It has a mild formula and is infused with the goodness of Hibiscus which helps moisturize baby’s hair, and Chickpea helps nourish hair and helps keep it healthy. Overall its’ a great baby shampoo and her hair shines, post every wash. Absolutely recommend trying this out.

Price: Rs. 82 for 100 ml, Rs. 155 for 200 ml, and Rs. 275 for 400 ml

Himalaya BabyCare

Diapering needs I can’t do without!

We moms can’t do without two important things during the diapering stage – an effective Diaper Rash Cream and good quality wet wipes which are suitable for our babies’ skin.

Himalaya BabyCare diaper rash creamOn an average a young child stays on diapers until the age of 2-3 years. Imagine the number of diaper changes and amount of infection headed your way if not taken care of! A good diaper rash cream can make all the difference during the diapering stage!

Weather also plays a major role too. Extreme heat or humidity and long hours in diapers can make your baby very uncomfortable. The best solution is to use is a diaper rash cream that effectively helps reduce skin inflammation. I have personally used and recommend The Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream  to several new mommy friends. It is infused with goodness of Almond Oil and Yashada Bhasma. Almond Oil helps moisturize baby’s skin, and Yashada Bhasma helps soothe the skin and reduce irritation.  Also, it helps keeps the diaper area moisturized and free from infection. In the 2.5 years of diapering, Kenny suffered a diaper rash only twice!

Baby Wipes – absolutely a must in your diaper bag!

Himalaya BabyCare wipesI never understood the hype about wet wipes until I became a Mom. Honestly, I remember watching a friend reach out to wet wipes for every small thing. Be it a quick clean-up post a diaper change, when the baby is outdoors and for a clean-up after food.

And now that I am a mom, I cannot recommend enough the importance of good quality wipes that will be your best friend throughout your journey of motherhood.

I use the Himalaya Gentle Baby Wipes XL which is infused with the goodness of Indian Lotus and Aloe Vera. The first time you use these wipes you will fall in love with how gentle these feel on the skin. Of course, it’s the Aloe Vera that helps keep the skin moisturized, and the Indian lotus helps keep baby’s skin supple. Unarguably, these are one of the best sized wipes that provide you with the benefit of Head-to-heel cleansing in just one swipe!

Price: Rs. 70 for pack of 12s and Rs. 126 for 24s

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I have personally used all the Himalaya BabyCare products for my daughter since the time she was born as these are clinically tested and proven to be completely safe and gentle on baby’s skin. Also, I love the fact that the products are free from harmful ingredients like SLS/SLES/ALES, phthalates, parabens, alcohol, artificial color/dyes, mineral oils, and animal-derived ingredients lanolin, tallow etc. As mom this keeps me assured and confident about the products that I use on her delicate skin.

Apart from these I also recommend some of the Himalaya FOR MOMS products like: Soothing Body Butters  and the Intimate Care range.

This post is in collaboration with @himalaya.babycare. However, the views and opinions shared are my own. I will never recommend anything to my readers that I won’t do or use for myself or my family.

Picture Creditwww.candidmemoirphotography.com

Thank you, for making me the Mom I am!

This mother’s day I wanted to let my dear daughter know how thankful I am for her existence and the very essence of motherhood that I have been enjoying since her birth. I hope one day when she reads this letter she remembers that her mom loves her to the moon and beyond!

 

Baby Shower

Dear Kenisha,

I prayed for you every day for nine months, and I haven’t stopped since. I still remember bawling like a baby the first time I held you. You truly were a miracle child. It was hard to celebrate our pregnancy because we were somewhere scared that we may never see you. However, your birth restored my faith in the superpower I believed in. You made me a Mom and I will forever be grateful to you for that.

8 June 2015. Welcome baby!


From the day you were born to your first steps, each milestone has been the highlight of our lives. It’s truly an adventure I will cherish throughout my life, I smile every-time I look at photos of you which we clicked with our Canon Camera, its your dads favourite.


I will let you in on a little secret dear Kenisha, life is all about living to the fullest and creating memories. And, I want to not only create but also preserve my memories with you. Because unless these little beautiful memories are preserved today, they can’t be cherished tomorrow.

 

You will see that I have captured everything from your childhood. From the sleepless nights, to the endless diaper changes, from the often painful breastfeeding, to even cleaning up the daily mess, because these memories are priceless dear Kenisha, and you’ve made it all worth it!

All of us


I have been #Preservingmemories of your firsts and each milestone you achieve every now and then so that when you grow up we can cherish these moments together. In just 25 days you will turn 4 and am still pinching myself in disbelief. I wish I could stop time. But you know whenever I start to reminisce about your birth, I thank your Dad’s Canon Camera and Printer because of which today I can wrap myself with the nostalgia because I captured and preserved every second of those  precious memories!


From a little tiny baby you have grown beautifully into a loving, compassionate and an empathetic child. You make me so proud in so many ways! My heart swells with pride when I see you being a little independent human, filled with kindness.
I just want to tell you that you deserve the best! Don’t ever settles for the second best. And no matter what or when, your mumma is always there, to listen to you, to guide you when you need me. I love you my sweetheart, now and forever. And, I promise to keep #PreservingMemories with you.


Thank you for making me the Mom I am!

Summer skincare essentials for kids

Summers are great time to plan vacations and outings, but it is also a prime time for skin problems. Just like us, our babies may experience a lot more sweating and damage from harsh sunlight. Itchiness, dryness, sun burns, rashes, prickly heat can be troublesome during summer time. This is makes it important to follow a suitable skincare routine for babies and important to choose suitable products as well.

Our Skincare regimen this summer for my daughter:

I am sharing my favourite skincare and bath products to keep the summer rash and itching free for my little girl. This blog has been written after trying and testing these products and we highly recommend them too!

We are using the complete range from Himalaya BabyCare. It’s one of my favourite brands that I have been using since my daughter was born. Especially their wipes and diaper rash cream worked best on her sensitive skin. Their products are infused with the power of herbs and free from harmful ingredients such as SLS/SLES/ALES, phthalate, paraben, alcohol, artificial color/dye, mineral oil, and animal-derived ingredients lanolin, tallow etc.

 

Bath time favourite

For Bath time Kenisha loves a liquid wash in a loofah like me. The Himalaya Refreshing Baby Wash is perfect as it’s mild and soothing.

The wash is infused with the goodness of Watermelon that helps cool and refresh her skin, it also smells very nice,  and Neem’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help protect baby’s skin.

Price: Rs. 85 for 100 ml and Rs. 150 for 200 ml

 

 

 

For those who prefer a soap bar for children, you can try the Himalaya Refreshing Baby Soap. Again, infused with the goodness of Watermelon, Vetiver, and Neem, makes this an excellent choice for summers: Vetiver helps manage itching and rashes, Watermelon helps cool baby’s skin, and Neem helps protect skin.

Price: Rs. 44 for 75 g, Rs. 55 for 100 g and Rs 64 for 125 g

 

Post Bath skincare routine

The only baby powder I have ever used for Kenisha has been from Himalaya. I tried their Himalaya Baby Prickly Heat Powder and it’s a great product to add to your summer skincare essential list of products.

Unlike similarly sold products, it is infused with the goodness Vetrier and Neem, which helps cool, relieve itching, and soothes baby’s skin It’s light and smells good too!

Price: Rs. 45 for 50 g, Rs. 75 for 100 g, and Rs. 130 for 200 g

 

 

Irrespective of the season it’s important to keep the skin hydrated even for kids. However, the choice of moisturiser and lotion for Summer must be thoughtful. The Himalaya Soothing Calamine Baby Lotion is light and absorbs easily into the skin and does not leave the skin feeling oily.

 

It has a herbal formulation and helps protect the baby’s skin from itching and rashes caused by prickly heat. Infused with the goodness of Aloe Vera, that helps accelerate the healing of baby’s skin, and Calamine helps heal wounds and soothes skin rashes.

Price: Rs. 90 for 50 ml, Rs. 165 for 100 ml, and Rs. 280 for 200 ml

 

Also Himalaya BabyCare products are clinically tested and proven to be completely safe and gentle on baby’s skin, yet I always recommend a patch test to everyone.

Have you have tried a Himalaya Babycare product? Which one has been your go to Himalaya BabyCare product? I have few more favourites from Himalaya Mom range  like their Smooth Body Butters and the Intimate care range

Women’s Day Celebration with Ariel India – #ShareTheLoad

Every year we celebrate women’s day with so much passion and zeal. As a woman myself, I idealize a world where women and men have equal rights and share to the larger pie whether professional or at home. Though I do see a huge shift in this trend with more men supporting their women whether wives, daughters, sisters or even colleagues we are still a long way to go.

 

 

This year I celebrated this thought through Ariel’s beautifully conceptualised campaign called #ShareTheLoad. Am pretty sure many of you might have witnessed the impact of their previous film sharing a dad’s message to his daughter and emphasizing how important it is for parents to teach their sons just like their daughters. The ongoing mindset where a woman is totally responsible for the household while the man enjoys privileges as a bread earner no longer resonates with the masses.

Ariel invited popular television actors and real-life couple – Ravi Dubey, Sargun Mehta along with Ravi’s Mom Sudha Dubey. The couple shared real life anecdotes and their experience of managing a career and equal household and emphasized on the need for gender parity in a relationship.

The stage was open for interaction with media, general public and influencers. The men in the audience were also taught how to do laundry, so they can go back home and #ShareTheload – EVERYDAY. The idea is to make laundry the face of the movement against inequality within households, because with Ariel, anyone can get best results no matter who does the laundry!

The Super Family!

As a mom blogger am very happy to see how Ariel is urging mothers to raise their children as a generation of equals. After all, parents are responsible for the right upbringing and what our children see at home becomes their guide to lead their future life. All the more important for our husbands to set the right example.

Anti Gravity Booth

Ariel had put up eye-catching installations which shared a message that “Let’s make men doing laundry a reality even on earth”. The idea was to remind parents to teach their sons just like their daughters to grow up to be a responsible partner to #sharetheload

So excited to meet Shagun

The highlight for the day was the special screening of the latest superhero movie Captain Marvel at Select City Mall, PVR Delhi that I was invited to. I was thrilled to watch the movie with Kenisha as Captain Marvel is the first female-led superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s an Avengers prequel, telling the story of how Air Force pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) becomes Captain Marvel, one of the most powerful superheroes ever.  I want my daughter to grow up as a fearless, resilient and a confident woman just like Captain Marvel.

 Thank you Ariel for making this women’s day a celebration to cherish for days to come and I hope your message reaches every household to bring a positive change to our society

Know More: http://bit.ly/2TJkJrz

This post is part of a collaboration with Ariel India but the views and opinions shared by me on the #ShareTheLoad initiative are completely my own.

Restore the Ph Balance of Your Intimate Area with the Himalaya FOR MOMS Intimate Range – Review

In continuation to my post on Himalaya FOR MOMS Soothing Body Butter, here is another important product that caters to our needs and one that most moms often ignore—the intimate area. You already know about the changes your body goes through during pregnancy. Interestingly, even your intimate area is prone to changes during pregnancy! Yeast infections are more common in pregnancy than any other time, thanks to all the increased estrogen.

Here’s what you must know about pH Balance:

pH is a measurement of how acidic or alkaline (basic) a substance is. The scale runs from 0 to 14. A pH of less than 7 is considered acidic, and a pH of more than 7 is basic. The normal vaginal pH level is between 3.8 and 4.5, which is moderately acidic. However, during reproductive years (15-49) it can increase, leading to discharge, itchiness, and discomfort.

 In order to follow an intimate hygiene regimen, choose a product that helps take care of your intimate area and maintain the right pH balance, like Himalaya FOR MOMS Intimate Wash and Wipes.

Himalaya has introduced these two unique products to take care of your intimate area. The product is specially formulated for new moms, moms, and moms-to-be. I have started including Himalaya FOR MOMS Intimate Wash and Intimate Wipes as a part of my personal hygiene routine as well. I’ve been using these for a while now.


HIMALAYA FOR MOMS INTIMATE WASH

Himalaya FOR MOMS Intimate Wash gently cleanses the intimate area while maintaining freshness. Ingredients like Tea Tree Oil help relieve itching and irritation and Pongamia Oil helps prevent odor due to its anti fungal property.  

How to Use: Take a few drops in your hand and gently wash your intimate area with a little water. Rinse immediately post application.
 
My Experience: I liked the consistency of the wash–it is clear and runny. Just a few drops make me feel clean and fresh. This is my go-to product during my periods. Nonetheless, I think it’s a must during and after pregnancy.

Pricing:
200 ml – Rs. 205, 100 ml – Rs. 116. The product will last you long even when used daily. I prefer to keep a small bottle handy while I’m traveling.
 

 

HIMALAYA FOR MOMS INTIMATE WIPES

Himalaya FOR MOMS Intimate Wipes is a travel-friendly option and is enriched with Lavender Oil and  Pongamia Oil. Lavender Oil has a mild yet refreshing fragrance and helps eliminates odor, and Pongamia Oil helps reduce itching, irritation, and dryness.


How to use: Gently wipe your vaginal area from front to back and dispose after one use. The pack comes with 25 wipes and a seal to retain the moisture when not in use. I prefer to carry it to work as well.


My experience: I really like these wipes! I find them convenient and easy to use. Most importantly, they keep me fresh and do not cause any dryness or itchiness in the intimate area.
 
Pricing: Pack of 10 – Rs. 50, Pack of 25 – Rs. 110

I would like to hear about your views and experience in maintaining intimate hygiene? Do you agree, its ignored and think more awareness needs to be spread about the same?