I haven’t done a post on my favourite things lately but I think it’s about time I did. Here are a few little gems that I’ve discovered list which I think are really worth sharing and recommending.
If your baby uses a pacifier or dummy, I think you can definitely relate to the love-hate relationship we have with it. I always dreaded having to sit on the edge of my seat ready to run in to pop it back into baby’s mouth whenever it fell out (when she was really little). So Paci Plushies was my biggest sanity saver in this department. Ever since we started using it, baby was able to look for her dummy whenever it popped out and she quickly learnt to transition through sleep cycles smoothly on her own.
As a user of cloth nappies, I’ve always been on the hunt for a nappy rash cream or ointment that was effective at preventing and treating nappy rash but also gentle on my cloth nappies. Since discovering this product, I am now a big fan and would recommend it to anyone, whether they use cloth nappies or not. First of all, it smells absolutely amazing. It works like a miracle balm --just a little bit goes a long way. After using it consistently, nappy rashes have been virtually non-existent. And I love the fact that all the ingredients are completely natural and organic. I also dabbed a little bit on myself whenever I have a sore spot and it works like magic.
My friend Rebecca at Bean Sprout Bubba had given me a pack of these to try out. I had heard of soap nuts before but never tried them myself. They are actually a species of berry which when mixed with water release a chemical known as saporin which act as a cleaning agent. It was hard to believe at first that these wrinkly brown things could actually get a whole load of laundry clean simply by placing a few in a small linen pouch and tossing them into the washing machine . But after giving it a try, I was pleasantly surprised by the results. They are more economical and sustainable than regular detergents and work just as effectively at getting clothes clean.
And introducing a new product available in Australia for the first time…
A new nappy brand I’ve recently been introduced to is Treasures nappies. I have not used a wide range of disposable nappies and have been fortunate to have kids with minimal skin issues, so I was generally quite content to just use generic or supermarket brands whenever we needed to. So it was really lovely to be able to try this high quality nappy brand, which is on par with the market leading brands in Australia, but offer better value for money (and their adorable Hairy Maclary designs are also really irresistibly cute too!).
Treasures nappies are actually already a well established brand in New Zealand for over 30 years. But they are now stepping onto Australian shores for the first time. If you’d like to try them out for yourselves, you can find them at your local IGA supermarket. If you are looking for a disposable nappy that provides some balance between quality and budget, Treasures would be worth checking out.
*I was gifted with a sample pack of Treasures nappies, but was not obligated to provide a review. All opinions are my own.