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Four Things to Steal From Your Baby Bag!

28 August, 2017 - 09:43pm by - First Lady | 14 Comments

by BR Natalie

I haven't carried a hand bag in years  Between wrangling the 5 year old explorer and wearing The Beast I stopped carrying anything I could do without.  I live out of my pockets and the nappy bag.  Which means I've quickly learned what many mums before me have discovered - baby products are not just for babies.  

Here's my top four baby products that work just as well for the grown ups!

Nipple Cream 

Ahhhh nipple cream, how do I love thee...  You can use it in anyway you'd use lip balm, Vaseline or any other multi purpose balm.  Dry lips, dry or cracked cuticles, ezcema flare ups, skin splits.  My favourite use is to apply it to sore spots on my feet where my shoes rub.

Baby Wipes

Numero uno - don't be a regular user of baby wipes on your face.  They're not made for removing makeup and you'll end up scrubbing thrice as hard, and damaging your skin.  What else have I used baby wipes for?  Freshening up pongy pits on hot summer days, removing deodorant and make-up marks from clothing and taming fly-away hair.  

Baby lotion

Well this one's a bit self-explanatory.  You can use baby lotion in lieu of your usual body lotion, but it's also gentle enough for use on your face.  It makes a great light moisturiser, as well as an on-the-go hand cream!

Baby powder

Ok, I hate to sound like one of those 'ingredients conspiracy theorists' but I will admit, when it comes to baby powder I avoid talc based products like the plague.  I use a corn starch powder, but I use it more on 'other' uses than I do on baby butts!  It makes a great dry shampoo for humans and dogs (use sparingly on both!).  My favourite use is on beach days - when you're ready to dust the sand off of legs and toes, sprinkle them with baby powder first.  The sand will just brush away!  Ooo and one I haven't tried, but I will be next week - when waxing your legs, sprinkle them with baby powder first, then apply the wax.  The powder will absorb moisture, allowing the wax to stick to every hair, but not so much the skin - apparently making it less painful!

So there you go, four baby products this big kid uses herself regularly.  Any products and tips to add?

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Ecostore Nappy Cream is also pretty good at soothing chapped cheeks!

I have baby wipes around all the time. They're useful for lots of things :) great tip about the waxing by the way!

Well past the Baby stage but can see these are useful tips for the busy Mum.Great tips for the dusting powder though.

Pretty handy! Might have to look into baby lotion since my skin is fairly sensitive

I've used a few baby wipes . Their so handy to have.

yup Macs I always had small packs in handbag, laptop bag and carryon bag, and a big pack in the bathroom and another in the car lol

16th September, 2017 at 7:30 pm

I used to use cornstarch in lieu of powder in my younger years, partly because I was a miser and didn't want to fork out for some fragranced talc and secondly because my parents told me talc wasn't healthy to use.

Defiantly baby wipes and talcum powder

Never seen the wax tip before, but it makes sense! Wonder if it works with wax strips too?

I heard the tip that if you mess up your makeup and need to clean up a bit and try again you should use a baby wipe instead of makeup remover as it won't stop the product applying when you try again.

yup also handy for taking off excess blush or bronzer :)

16th September, 2017 at 7:29 pm

Good idea trudijoy!

18th September, 2017 at 2:45 pm

I don't mind the scent of baby shampoo for some reason and I keep meaning to try the lavender bath/body lotion at some point.

Weirdly I love the scent of baby bath - it reminds me of nice times washing and massaging my babies at night.

30th August, 2017 at 6:20 pm

You won't believe that I still use the Johnsons baby lotion till date for my hand and feet and maybe that's the reason my hands are very soft and my husband just loves them.

My "baby" is 4 now and I still buy the fragrance free baby wipes lol, great for all sorts of things

I might have to start waxing my legs now after reading that tip about Baby Talc.Love the smell of it too.Have used baby wipes for years,they are just so handy to have around.

I loved using Weleda Calendula Lotion when I had my munchkins. I really love that wax tip though, may have to give that one a go if I ever use waxing on my legs.


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