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

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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.

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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

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?

 

Himalaya Mom Soothing Body Butter – Review

They say that being a mother changes you, and they aren’t kidding.

I still remember how my skin suddenly became dry and dehydrated during my pregger days. Figured out that hormones were the main reason – causing dry and itchy skin. I wanted to slather my skin with a body butter 24/7 because it was so dry!

If you are an expectant or new mom, the good news is that Himalaya has come up with not one but three amazing variants of Soothing Body Butters specially to take care of your demanding and changing skin. Himalaya FOR MOMS Soothing Body Butters are specially formulated for women during pregnancy and beyond.

Himalaya FOR MOMS new launch – Body Butters

A trA trusted brand for years, I am happy to review their body butters knowing their formulae are the best of natural ingredients and are free from phthalates, parabens, alcohol, mineral oils, and tallow. These Soothing Body Butters are suitable for moms with dry skin!

For best results use the Himalaya Mom Soothing Body butter twice daily

I have been using the new Himalaya FOR MOMS Soothing Body Butter every day as a morning and night ritual. It makes my skin super hydrated, soft, and supple. These body butters have 2 key ingredients:

  • Cocoa Butter – which is a natural antioxidant. This soothes, hydrates while keeping the skin balanced
  • Glycerin – which is a humectant that locks in moisture and keeps skin hydrated for longer.

I really liked how Himalaya FOR MOMS Soothing Body Butter comes in 3 soothing fragrances which are very effective in distressing too! My favorite in order are Lavender, Rose, and Jasmine. Which one’s your favorite?

I would totally recommend Himalaya FOR MOMS Soothing Body Butter to anyone who loves happy and supple skin! Please remember, this body butter intensively moisturizes and nourishes your skin, and it gets absorbed pretty quick, doesn’t leave an oily feel, and makes your skin glow!

At Rs.320 for a 200ml tub of Himalaya FOR MOMS Soothing Body Butter- Lavender, it is going to last pretty long! You can also get it in a 100ml or 50ml size to try it first, at all major online and offline stores.