Products I Buy for My Kids But End Up Stealing for Myself

Little Unicorn Diaper bagsIt all began innocently enough. Six years ago with baby #1 I pulled out this thing called CJ’s BUTTer after I saw redness on my babe’s bum for the very first time. It was so very chilly out and I’d been in the hospital several days. My lips were dry and chapped and that blueberry crumble scent was just begging to be near my lips.

Here’s what I know. I can pay $40 for the fanciest of hair serums and mixtures to get curls without frizz…or I can grab my daughter’s Hip Peas Curl Tamer and get more wow with less stickiness--for a fraction of the cost.  

And that is just getting me started on toiletries. In addition to Hip Peas, I’m known for grabbing Episencial lotion for my sensitive skin after a DaBomb fizz or Aden + Anais bubble bath. That’s right, I’m all about the baby products and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I like to think of it as simplicity, saving plastic--fewer bottles around the house. And if I don’t want to use harsher products on my children, it begs the question why I would use them on my sensitive skin?

Over the years I invested in a diaper bag or two. In the last year--as we are ¾ of the way out of diapers--I stumbled upon Little Unicorn diaper bags and purchased two. I’ve got one for work and one for daily use… and only one of them has ever held a diaper. What’s not to love about waterproof lining, numerous pockets, and classy design. And I may throw in there a few wet bags for the gym and swimming and little gadgets and gizmos a plenty. Endless sizes and prints to satisfy any need and style. 

I’ve used an extended Squigz to pull back my hair when baby took my clip and I’ve de-stressed to Aaron’s Silly Putty in my hands. But perhaps the best baby gadget I we both enjoy is the baby carrier. I get literal face-to-face time with my baby, cuddles, and I get things done with two free hands. Having by little ones close and content brings me such joy that I’m not sure if I’m carrying baby or baby is carrying me! 

So there I am. In all my baby-gadget-using glory. I know I’m not the only one. Tell me what baby goodies I’m overlooking!

Lynette is a mom of three children from ages two to six. She has cloth diapered all three since birth and enjoys all things eco-friendly and mindful living.

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