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Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby

I partnered with BabyTime for this feature and product was sent

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Anthony is 9 years old but it doesn’t feel like long ago when he was an infant and toddler and I was the one naming gift ideas for him when loved ones and friends asked at birthdays and holidays. He always had plenty of toys and managed to play with few of them, opting for empty boxes and whatever he could reach off a coffee table instead. Holiday gift ideas for baby was always items I would need and now wouldn’t have to go buy with my funds like clothing, feeding and bath supplies. Those were the best gifts!

I also remember inspecting every product given to us for our son. It is scary to think about some of the chemicals they use in products even for baby and children. I have always avoided certain ingredients even still today with Anthony. Brands like BabyTime get this so they offer products without harsh chemicals.

Baby Products

A baby goes through washings often and even at age 9, showers happen everyday. Having bubble baths, shampoos, body wash and lotions with natural ingredients make the best gifts. Maybe I’m odd but I love being gifted these supplies and with ingredients I will use that meant one less trip to the store for essentials I use everyday. If you have to shop for a family with children from infant to teen, BabyTime is a safe choice!

BabyTime products are safe for baby and the environment. Even some hospitals use their products with their organic ingredients. With added probiotics they really do nourish the skin. They are safe and effective-not one or the other.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby at BabyTime

  • Cheeky Salve (great for chapped lips also I have found)
  • Peaceful Bubbles
  • Snuggly Lotion
  • Soothing Cream
  • Nurturing Balm
  • Mighty Shield Lotion (bug repellant)
  • Silky Powder
  • Massage Serum
  • Sunny Sunscreen
  • Active Repair

Visit BabyTime to learn more.

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SoCal Curls for Curly Hair in Under an Hour

I have partnered with SoCal Curls for this feature. They sent me product.

SoCal Curls for Curly Hair in Under an Hour

SoCal Curls for Curly Hair in Under an Hour

How is this possible? It requires one SoCal Curls wrap and a microwave. That’s it. Now let me share my experience and tips for the best results that I found. In this post my sister offered to try this first. She has much thicker hair than I do and it shows the steps and her results. I had to add a step for two for my super fine hair.

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How to use SoCal Curls

Step 1 is choosing the tie of choice. For very thick hair you can use 2 ties at once. Don’t worry. They are very comfortable. I have the Retro Red.

Step 2 is heating the tie(s) in the microwave for 30 seconds

Step 3 is wrapping hair strands around the head wrap. You can see our photos for a visual and I highly recommend watching their YouTube video for instructions.

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Step 4 is waiting 30 minutes (or longer such as overnight for even better curl if you have long hair)

Step 5 is pulling out the wrap-it’s super smooth and if you are like me you fully finish with a sea salt spray for curls.

Benefits to SopCal Curls

No heat! That is the best benefit of all. Your hair keeps it’s health and as a wrap there is no breakage of your hair either. It is so quick and you can wrap and forget about it.

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My fine hair tips

With my very fine hair I first used the wrap with large sections of hair. So when I did not get the results I wanted despite how pretty my sisters hair turned out. I contacted them. They advised I use smaller sections and use a curl spray before I wrap. I followed their advise and decided to keep my hair wrapped longer -overnight.

I would forget I had it on my head! It is so lightweight even with hair wrapped. I love my retro red design so it is really fun to wear. The results? I got the bouncy curls just s my sis did!

Visit SoCalCurls for more. Makes a great gift too.

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Thinkbaby Body Care Set – Back to School Giveaway Hop

I have partnered with Thinkbaby for this giveaway feature

 

What is better than receiving diapers and clothing as gifts for baby is receiving the bath products you know you will use most. When my son was young I had a lot of great gifts but I especially remember a diaper cake that was made and it was full of bubble baths and lotions. Those bottles lasted me many months and that saved me from having to purchase the products I used and ran out of often. Thinkbaby has safe bath and body products for baby and everyone in the family. I use the lotion myself because I keep it in the car for my son on summer days after swimming or in the sun where his skin (and mine) dry out.

 

The Thinkbaby Body Care Set makes a fantastic gift because it includes 4 of the everyday products for baby and toddler. Included is the baby shampoo, baby lotion, bubble bath and baby sunscreen with SPF 50+. The products are free of parabens, pthalates, 1,4 dioxane, sodium lauryl sulfate and harmful chemicals. In fact, it is the only company to show EWG safety rating next to EACH ingredient.The entire set sells for $28.99. That works out to be under $8 a bottle for high rated, safe products.

 

I love these products so much I want to share them with some of you so I will pass on some sets to 2 different readers in this giveaway! Plus, someone will get more than 1 set in their prize mailing!

I have included this prize in a giveaway hop hosted by The Kids Did It  & The Mommy Island That means that as soon as you are done entering to win the Thinkbaby Body care Set you can hop around from the links below to other blog sites and enter their giveaways too. Lots of prizes for you as we end summer and start the fall. Giveaway ends 8/23 and open to US entrants.

 

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Belli Facial Scrub and Body Lotion for Summer Skincare

Thank you to Belli for partnering with us for this feature

 

Belli Facial Scrub and Body Lotion for Summer Skincare

Dead skin cells, dehydration, sunburn. Those are some summer adjectives for your skin. After cold winters comes heat and then you add in some UV rays and we have dry skin that needs some tender loving care. One of the best things you can do for the largest organ of your body is exfoliate and follow up with a hydrating lotion. The scrubbing with an exfoliator removes dead and tired skin cells preparing it to “drink up” the moisturizer you put on after. We feed ourselves and bathe ourselves so we need to to take care of our total body all year long. Helping your skin get rid of the cells it is trying to shed and giving it some moisture like with Belli Facial Scrub and Body Lotion for summer skincare is a great way to keep your skin healthy.

I like using products that do not contain artificial dyes or fragrances and that do not include phthalates, parabens or preservatives. Those just are not necessary. I like a fragrance but from natural sources and I like it to last with healthier oils. Belli products use ingredients like lemon oil, green tea, peppermint oil, chamomile and more similar oils and natural additives. Here is a dynamic duo I would recommend this season below.

Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion

A cream that deeply moisturizes and contains lemon oil, chamomile and vitamin E. Use all over from face to legs.

Belli Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub

An invigorating scrub that contains green tea, ginseng and peppermint oil. Use on body 2-3 times a week. I keep this in the shower and ready to use.

Visit Belli and find safe skincare products that will meet your summer skincare needs or for all year round.

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Is Your Sunscreen Safe and Effective? #GiveChemicalsTheBird – GIVEAWAY

Thank you Goddess Garden for partnering with Parenting Healthy to sponsor this post

Before you shop for this years sunscreens and browse the never ending selections on store shelves, let’s work together to #GiveChemicalsTheBird. What do I mean by that? Try making a safer sunscreen choice by buying mineral-based sunscreens. Why? They are effective and do not contain chemicals your skin must absorb for it to be effective.

Your skin is your largest organ of your body. More and more it is becoming highly recommended that we consider the creams, soaps and lotions we use on ours and our children’s skin. Goddess Garden sunscreen varieties do not contain the PABA, parabens, phthalates, BPA, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Petroleum or toxic chemicals that most brands may contain and absorb through all of the skin layers. Check the labels!

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Let’s break this infographic down a bit. Look at your sunscreens in your home right now…go ahead…then come back to this. Do you see the ingredient, Oxybenzone? This chemical is well-known in sunscreens and absorbs through your skin layers and will enter your blood stream. This chemical is in the same class as BPA, only stronger. Yikes!

Do you see Parabens? These are in many sunscreens, bath products and beauty brands. It is a preservative and is genuinely linked to cancer and add in the sun UVB rays to get damaged DNA and an increase in skin aging. Moving down the ingredient list, do you see Phthalates? These and your hormones DO NOT get along. Guess where you won’t find these ingredients? In mineral sunscreens like Goddess Garden. There are so many topics to educate you on ingredients and facts on their blog.

What is Goddess Garden?

Goddess Garden was born from a Mom with a daughter allergic to most synthetic ingredients who needed a safe product in the sun. Most natural sunscreens were like paste and left you feeling greasy so she worked hard to create a safe, organic sunscreen that goes on and blends in well. I can tell you my son always reaches for this brand and I have tried others. He loves how easy it blends. Then she grew to other skincare products, listening to customers suggestions and you can find lip balms, aromatherapy and more that are natural, safe and effective. Visit Goddess Garden to see them all! And don’t forget to #GiveChemicalsTheBird this summer.

Find the closest Goddess Garden retailer to you.

The Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win a 3.4oz Facial tube, 6oz Kids Tube, and a 0.6oz Kids Sport sunscreen stick from Goddess Garden. Ends 6/7 and open to US. Good luck-enter below.

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Natural Baby Products for Hair and Skin with Babytime – Giveaway

Samples sent for feature

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When it comes to our children we want to use only the safest and purest ingredients on their skin. With the spotlight on harmful ingredients used in familiar brands of baby and children products that we ignored for a long time, it is fantastic that brands like Babytime give us a more natural choice. Babytime has natural baby products for hair and body. I even use this with my 8 year old.

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Babytime has natural sunscreen, shampoo/body wash, bubbles, cheek salve, soothing lotions, balm, powder, bug spray and Active Repair for sensitive and eczema-prone skin. There are collections like the 3-Step system of sunscreen, wash and lotion in one bundle as well as a nut-free pack for those with allergies. Safe beginning at age 0.

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Babytime products are organic, developed by professionals in the USA and contain healthy probiotics. Made with healthy oils and no artificial additives. Babytime also gives back! With every Active Repair purchase you make, Babytime donates on to a baby in need.

~ Anthony’s Review ~

Here is Anthony’s opinion of bathing with Babytime Natural products?

~ Where to Buy ~

You can find Babytime products at buybuy Baby, Diapers.com. Sprouts, Whole Foods and other similar retailers as well as at babytimeusa.com.

~ Giveaway ~

1 lucky reader will win a Babytime 3-Step System as pictured below. Enter below. Open to US. Ends on 4/10

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