Mum's the word: products for little people
If you love beauty there’s a fair chance your little ones will be interested in those potions and lotions that you try so desperately to keep away from their grubby little mitts.
And let’s face it, when your motto is ‘caring is sharing’ (Read: give that truck back to your brother pronto or I’ll send you to your bedroom!) and your daughter skips into the bathroom saying, “mum, can I try that cream,” it goes against your teachings to say “no, it’s mine!” – even if those are the words that come to mind.
So in the spirit of practicing what I preach, I’ve found myself sharing my $100 skin cream – just a smidgen, of course – and then promptly putting the cream on the highest shelf I can find! (Mental note: use the cheap moisturiser when the kids are around.)
But that was before I found some products for little people, of which there are many. Here are just a few of my current must-haves:
QV Kids Balm sits on my bathroom shelf right next to my favourite body lotion so that instead of stealing my moisturiser my little one lavishly covers herself (and the bathroom towels) in her own kid-friendly cream.
Sukin Kids 0-8 is a new range of gentle yet fun bath and body products for children. Its Ruby Recycle Hand Wash is a great way of getting rid of grubby mitts while encouraging environmentally-friendly behaviour. It’s never too early to teach kids eco activities!
Sending your children off to daycare or school with hair that resembles a bird’s nest can be a little cringe-worthy, but when attempting to get a brush through their hair becomes a boring morning battle it’s often the only option (if you want an easy life, that is). At least that was before I discovered Paul Mitchell Taming Spray. This is the hero in my life. A spritz on dry or damp hair makes brushing their locks a walk in the park.
What beauty products do your littlies love?