Friday, May 18, 2012

Sweet Cheeks Review from Mummy Knows Reviews

This time I'm reviewing a sample of Butt Balm from Morgan Botanicals.

Sample with list of  all natural ingredients
The butt balm is called "Sweet Cheeks Salve" and the all- natural ingredients include:
Olive oil
Premium Beeswax
Vitamin E
Calendula Flowers
Chamomile Flowers
Comfrey Leaf and Root
Elder Flower
Marshmallow Leaf and Root
Lavender Blossoms
Rose Petals
Signature Essential Oil.

The balm is a golden yellow color and is perfect for soothing  diaper rash. It is safe to use with cloth diapers too. It won't leave a nasty residue on your diapers.  It helps to keep the skin's surface dry, nourished, and fight bacteria. This balm can also be used to soothe dry, chapped winter skin. 

Thankfully my son doesn't get many diaper rashes. So I haven't had to use this sample much. He has had a few minor irritations, and red bumps on his bottom though. I've applied this balm to it and it has helped to clear those up.

What I love:
1. Cloth Diaper Friendly
2. That you only need to use a little bit
3. That it smells nice
4. That it doesn't feel thick, creamy, and yucky gross when putting it on.
5. That the ingredients are all natural against my babies skin.

I honestly can't think of anything I'd improve with the Sweet Cheeks Salve.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Summer Fun In The Sun!!!

With summer right around the corner and a blog review on the AppleCheeks Swim Diaper coming up soon (with a giveaway to follow) I thought I would post my views on swimming with a cloth swim diaper!

Last weekend I was able to get away from the diaper service long enough to take my son down to Huntington Beach here in California. It was an amazingly beautiful day and everything was perfect! 

As moms and dads get ready for summer I often get asked "what is your favorite swim diaper?" My family LOVES AppleCheeks! I can't imagine using anything but an AppleCheeks Swim Diaper every time we are around water, whether my son is taking swim lessons, we are at the beach or at a water park. This swim diaper is light and not bulky. You simply put the swim diaper on as is and then you have the option to put a regular bathing suit over it or just let your little one run around with just the swim diaper on. 

I have the size 2 swim diaper on my 2 year old (almost 3) who weighs 32lbs. For a long time he enjoyed just wearing the swim diaper without any swim trunks on over it, which I absolutely LOVED because of all the attention we got from it! People always asking what it was and the brand and it was the perfect way to start the cloth conversation with strangers. Now that he is a little older and almost done with the swim diaper in general (because of potty training) I find that he wants his swim trunks on over the swim diaper. Probably because he sees daddy with his on too and wants to be just like him!! 

Most people think that the disposable swim diapers catch everything, pee and poo. Oh boy are they wrong!!! All those diapers are designed to do is catch the poo. The rest gets out and into whatever water you are in. So if a disposable swim diaper doesn't contain everything (meaning pee, just catches poo), has chemicals in it, smells funny and is far from a soft material on your baby's bottom, WHY USE THEM!??!!??!!??!! AppleCheeks has come out with this super cute, affordable, environmentally friendly, soft on baby's bottom, chemical free and reusable alternative to a one time use, disposable swim diaper. 

As you can see in most off the pictures, it doesn't even look like he has anything on under the swim trunks. And one of the best parts about using the swim diaper and not a disposable (besides all of the other reasons I already listen, lol) is that when we are ready to get back in the car all I have to do is strip him down and EVERYTHING can go into our wet bag and it all gets cleaned at the same time when I get home! How easy is that!!!

I hope you will try an AppleCheeks Swim Diaper on your little one(s), I know you will LOVE it!!! Have a safe and fun summer with your little one(s)!!!!