Whether you’re a soon-to-be, first-time mom or you’ve been on this rollercoaster multiple times, knowing how to best care for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. Not only is there an abundance of information out there, it can also be contradictory—leaving you to wonder just what is best.
What you do know—or you know now—is that a baby’s skin is different from adult skin. It’s about 30% thinner, which makes it much more sensitive and susceptible to irritation, and less able to retain moisture. How you protect their delicate skin, and which products you choose, makes a difference.
In addition to skincare products, store shelves and online inventories are filled with baby items, from clothes to toys to accessories. But, where do they come from, how are they made, and what do they contain? It doesn’t have to be a mystery.
With four daughters of our own and grandchildren galore, we, at Lavender Life Company, have plenty of experience in this realm. In fact, some of our first products were made with Little Buds in mind. If you’re looking for guidance on how to prepare your nursery and what items are absolute musts, we’ve got you. Read on!
Insist on Organic Ingredients. What goes into a lot of commercial products is iffy at best; scary at worst. That’s why, first and foremost, we ensure all of our products are free from artificial fragrances and unpronounceable chemicals. From USDA-Certified Organic lavender to naturally sourced emollients, our cleansers, lotions, balms, and more are made to protect your precious bundle of joy.
Try these favorites:
Bud Bar Soap: Soothing goat’s milk combines with healing raw honey and a touch of organic lavender to gently cleanse skin and retain moisture.
Diaper Creams: Whether for prevention of treatment of rashes, our Bud Coat and Bud Protect offer a natural solution to this common condition. Unlike store-bought alternatives, these come directly from our farm with no Parabens, no Phthalates, no Petrolatum, and no SLS.
Bud Bath: Use this foaming lavender infused cleanser as part of your bathing ritual. It’s mild and softening with a delightful, comforting scent—and it’s sulfate free!
Choose the Highest Quality Fibers. When we started our line of baby textiles, we chose bamboo and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) cotton for a number of reasons. For some items, bamboo made sense, because it’s not only more durable and smoother than cotton, it’s also naturally hypoallergenic. For greater absorbency, that’s where triple-layered GOTS cotton does the job. Both are more sustainable and earth-friendlier—and what’s good for the planet is also good for baby!
Try these favorites:
Swaddles: Babies’ thinner skin also means they don’t hold in heat as well. Our hat and swaddle sets are made of breathable bamboo that wraps them in security while also keeping them cozy and warm.
Bibs: More than just a way to protect from spills, our teether bibs are made with 100% GOTS Certified Organic cotton and the highest food grade silicone so your cherub can chomp and slobber away!
Burp Cloths: Excuse us! We know gas happens, but with these trendy, oversized essentials, you can at least wear your newborn’s spit-up in style.
Promote Sleep Naturally. When it comes to rest—for parents and babies alike—the struggle is real. Rather than resort to extreme measures when trying to send your little one off to slumber, try some calming lavender instead. In addition to using our lavender-fortified products to treat and prevent skin ailments, you can incorporate other items into your bedtime routine for a layered approach that supports relaxation.
Try these favorites:
Lavender Fog: A little spray of this lightly-scented, lavender aromatherapy mist on linens and in the room will fill the air with a heavenly scent that instantly lets the body unwind.
Xander Stuffed Animals: With warmable, lavender-filled inserts and ultra-plush fur these fuzzy friends provide a therapeutic and loveable bedtime companion. They also give back to children in foster care, making them a win-win.
Essential Oil: Diffusing a few drops of 100% pure, organic lavender oil in the nursery is another way to bring on tranquility for your little sleeper and for you!
When it comes to caring for newborns and infants, you don’t have to guess—and you definitely don’t have to take risks with the products you buy. Lavender Life Company is your trusted source for everything baby and beyond.