Babies are stinky, grubby and need constant attention.
The cosmetic stash in my apartment has quadrupled in size since my 9-month-old son Callum came along. Fatherhood has made me an expert on diaper cream, cleansers and baby shampoos — so when I stumbled upon the Desert Essence range, I had to share it with you.
The products are all natural and you can tell when you use them. There’s no sticky residue or artificial smells.
I particularly love the cleanser. The foam dispenser is perfect for bathtime. It’s much easier to squirt bursts of foam onto your baby than squeeze greasy gel – and it washes away nicely, leaving Callum clean — even evaporating the ground-in goop and food that attaches itself to intrepid and fearless babies during a day spent crawling and exploring.
I’ve also been using the air freshener a lot. It eats away those nasty diaper odors beautifuly without masking the stink with an equally offensive smell.
And surface cleaner is a must for any household blessed with a baby. Keeping Callum’s highchair, play mat and favorite toys clean is a daily routine. We’re not clean freaks, by any means — but when you live in an apartment in the city, grot and grime follow you home and it’s important to keep nasty germs away from your baby’s mouth.
The Dessert Essence range also includes an excellent massage oil and diaper cream — must haves in every nursery!
— Ian Garland
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