(c) Megan Taylor

(c) Megan Taylor

By Megan Taylor

Having a baby can be expensive: clothes, furniture, food and beauty products that you would never normally have in your monthly budget.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could share your beauty products with your newborn, knowing that if it’s good enough for your baby, you’re more than happy to use it on yourself?

Organic and natural skincare is best for both of you but especially to your baby who has only just been introduced into the world as the products won’t contain any nasties.

When looking for the best organic skincare products to use on baby and yourself, a top tip is to read the INCI listing which is better known as the ingredients list.

You’ll find this on the back of the product and contains all the ingredients that make up the product. The list is in order of how prevalent it is in the product.

Ask yourself if you have heard of these ingredients before? Would you really be happy slathering petrol all over your baby’s chest? If not, then stay away from petroleum.

You should also shy away from some products which contain fragrance/perfume in case they are too strong for your baby’s skin.

More and more brands are shying away from chemicals in their products and making it very clear that they don’t use petrochemicals which is great news for fans of clean beauty and will surely become more and more the norm.

There is much to learn and in the huge minefield that the beauty industry has become that you might not have much time to research which products to buy.

Here are our some of our favourite organic skincare brands for both you and baby.

Balm Balm Fragrance Free Body Balm
I love how this product is multi purpose making it great for so many reasons: dry skin, nappy rash, moistuiser, hair tamer and softened cuticle.

It’s also 100% organic and natural and certified by the Soil Association. Balm Balm also say that their fragrance free range is totally safe for newborns.

Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk
This luxurious Ren cleansing milk is a treat to both you and your baby. Use it to cleanse your own skin and wash away, pollution, dirt and make up and treat your baby to a gentle bath with a drop of the cleansing milk.

This product has calendula oil in its formulation which is perfect to help soothe and heal your baby’s skin and any signs of nappy rash.

Mama + Baby Range
Burt’s Bees have a ‘mama + baby’ range suitable for both as the name suggests.

The mama and baby shampoo is perfect for you both especially when you are travelling with your baby so you can travel as light as possible.

Hand + Body Wash
Soaper Duper products are all free from parabens and sulphates. The scents that Soaper Duper have produced will make your young ones want to wash their hands.

The body wash and hand wash both have shea butter in the formulation to help soothe your skin.

Massage Oils and Soap
Bamford are a one stop shop for lovely homeward goods, fashion, beauty products and they even places to stay.

What is fantastic about their beauty line is that they have plenty of mummy and baby suitable products including a talc which is safe to use (many are not), massage oil, body wash and soap.

They have natural blends filled with calming lavender and nourishing jojoba oils. Balm Balm Bamford is certified by the Soil Association.

Paw Paw Ointment
Another paraben free product which is suitable for both you and your baby is Sukin’s Paw Paw ointment which has a thick consistency and is great for rubbing on yours and your baby’s dry patches this winter.

What’s your favourite beauty product to use on yourself and your baby?