4 essential products for happy, healthy mothers and babies
When you’re pregnant, you eat for two. When you have a baby, you do everything for two - including care for your newborn’s wellbeing as well as your own. There are plenty of areas that require research and planning: how to achieve a healthy, nutrient-rich diet and how to get them to sleep through the night (do miracles exist?). When it comes to skincare, we’re here so that you can take a step back. You have enough on your plate, so let Sephora’s mummy and baby knowledge take the lead. The Sephora collection is a great place to shop for hypoallergenic, ultra gentle, mineral-based products that won’t irritate your little one’s skin - or yours!
If you’re short of inspiration, let us introduce you to our favourite mother and baby products. Some of these you may have heard of before, while others could provide much-needed inspo and make life easier, healthier and happier. These Sephora picks are suitable for all age groups. Enjoy!
For a product that’s as much about wellbeing as it is a good night’s sleep, bag yourself a trusty pillow spray. If you’ve yet to own one, get ready for life to change for the better! Anyone can benefit from pillow spray but we’d especially recommend them to those who have trouble sleeping… A category that definitely includes new mothers and babies.
Sephora product pick: Baby Sleep Pillow Spray from This Works
Specially formulated for mums and babies, this soothing pillow spray ensures everyone sleeps soundly. The formula is free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates and synthetic fragrances, making it hypoallergenic and ultra gentle. Lavender, vetivert and chamomile are at the heart of the soothing essence which aims encourage a natural sleep cycle - the key to well-rested mothers and babies!
Any tired-out new mum will feel her ears prick up at the word ‘massage oil’. We’re all in need of a little luxury at times, whether it’s at a salon or in the comfort of your own home. Take a DIY approach and it will always save you some cash. Why not pick up a soothing massage oil for mothers and babies? Many people don’t know that babies benefit from massages just as much as anyone else, and it can be great for their wellbeing. A gentle massage in the right area can improve digestion and ease poorly tummies. Why not give it a try?
Top tip: Before applying massage oil to your baby’s skin, test a little dab on their hand first. This will check it’s compatible with their skin and avoid any irritation.
We’re sure you’ve got your own sunscreen routine covered, but have you got around to thinking about your baby’s? Infant skin is super susceptible to sun damage and the effects can be long-lasting. Don’t risk any kind of discomfort for your little one - invest in a trusty baby sunscreen that offers total coverage against harsh UV rays.
Sephora product pick: Armada Baby 50+ 50g from VMV Hypoallergenics
For a baby sunscreen that can’t be beaten, VMV Hypoallergenics have pulled out all the stops. This ultra-gentle sunscreen is fragrance-free, non-drying, hypoallergenic and offers super high UVA and UVB protection. Better yet, it’s not just suitable for kids - you can also use it on your own skin. It’s ideal for adults with sensitive or fair skin - if that sounds like you, why take any chances?
Fantastic as natural oil-based solutions can be for mothers and babies, we’d also highly recommend using a soothing cream lotion. Such products are better absorbed into the skin, allowing you and your little one to benefit from their rich mineral-based goodness. What to think about when buying baby lotion? Due to how sensitive baby skin can be, you should keep a close eye on the ingredients list for. Creams suitable for kids and babies differ to products exclusively for adults.
What to avoid? Parabens, fragrance, glycol and any other products that sound artificial are an instant no-no. Products that include ‘water’ on the ingredients list are likely to include preservatives. Opt instead for unscented skincare products. These are more likely to be hypoallergenic and better for your baby’s skin health. That's what we're after!