I received this set from the WeeSpring Parent Panel to review. The thoughts and opinions are completely mine.
Well, as I announced on social media, this week’s post is so late because I have been dealing with illnesses in our house. First, Miss R got a middle ear infection (and we experienced baby’s first trip to the ER after trying and failing to get a doctor’s appointment and to get into an urgent care). Then, as it always happens, all the germs went straight to my tonsils to give me a viral infection. So, after many days of sleeping on the couch with a sick baby and then trying to recover from my own sickness, I am finally getting around to finishing this post. I’m sorry it took so long but even bloggers need sick days!
I was very excited to get this gift set in the mail to review. (So was R because she immediately hijacked it from me to explore all the interesting things in the package.) I have limited experience with Babyganics but as someone who prefers things that are more naturally minded I have an appreciation for the brand.
This set has a 9oz. Daily Lotion in Chamomile Verbena scent, a 9oz. Bubble Bath in Chamomile Verbena scent, a 7oz. Foaming Shampoo+Body Wash in Chamomile Verbena scent, a 3oz. Fragrance Free Foaming Dish & Bottle Soap, 25 Toy, Table & High Chair Wipes (fragrance free), and two 50ml Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer in Mandarin scent. All of this is packaged in a green cloth basket.
Of all the items in this set, this was my least favorite. Before trying something new on R, I always try it on my own skin first because I have very sensitive skin. I put this on and immediately was repulsed by the overwhelming scent. I hoped it would dissipate so I left it on. After a half hour, the scent was still just as strong and was actually giving me a headache. Even after washing, my skin still smelled of this lotion for hours. This might be ok for some people but personally I will not use this lotion on R or myself. On the plus side, if you don’t mind the scent, the lotion did not break out my sensitive skin so I would feel comfortable trying the Babyganics fragrance free lotion at some point.
Depending on your liking, the bubble bath is a hit or miss. If you just want a few bubbles for your baby than this is the right bubble bath for you. However, if you’re looking to fill the tub with bubbles and make a santa beard, this bubble bath won’t cut it. It’s perfect for R right now because a few bubbles that dissipate quickly is all she really needs.
This is one of my favorite products of this set. It is perfect for little ones with a soft scent and a gentle formula that doesn’t break out skin. The best part is a little goes a long way. The soap feels thick even though it is foamy and one or two squeezes from the bottle is plenty for a baby. Other products I’ve tried I felt like I had to pump several squirts of the shampoo/body wash to really get enough to get R clean. This shampoo+body wash feels much thicker and I did not feel like I needed nearly as much. I think toddlers would really get a kick out of the foaming soap.
I was super impressed by how much I could clean with one pump of this soap. Since I breastfeed there aren’t a lot of bottles for me to clean but pacifiers, toys, and pump parts are always ending up in the dirty bin. I certainly wouldn’t buy this to do my daily dishes because it would get too expensive but I would totally buy it to do baby dishes. This soap is fragrance free so no harsh smells on my hands or the dishes and it has not broken out my hands like some other dish soaps. The best part: you can get a giant refill of the soap and refill this pump!
These are the best. If you have ever taken your baby out to a restaurant, you know how crazy things can get. I’ve been given very sticky high chairs, R has attempted to chew on the edge of the table, and then there’s the fun game of throwing everything within reach on the floor. These wipes are there for you in that yucky, often sticky, situation. Toss this in your diaper bag and you can clean up the chair, wipe down the table and clean off the toy that eventually finds its way to the ground.
These aren’t just for on-the-go. You can keep a package with your high chair or in the playroom to quickly clean up at home. I feel much better about using these than other wipes. This feels much safer for the things that tend to find their way into a baby’s mouth.
Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer
This is not the hand sanitizer that made you feel cool in junior high: overly scented and full of chemicals, alcohol, and artificial colors (and, in my case, full of glitter). This will also not fit in your cutesy cat shaped hand sanitizer cover. Despite the fact that bright pink, glitter filled hand sanitizer brings back fond memories of sleepovers, school, and hanging out at the mall, it is not the best choice for my mom-self. I already have to ask R too often how she got glitter on her face. I don’t need to be rubbing it off on her every time I put on hand sanitizer. And as much as I love my little animal shaped sanitizer holders, they look too much like a toy to R to actually be practical. (The last thing I want is for her in ingest a hand sanitizer with alcohol!) If you want to continue your love affair with cutesy hand sanitizers, I don’t blame you one bit. But for the diaper bag, this Babyganics sanitizer is definitely my new favorite. I love that it’s alcohol free and the scent isn’t overwhelming. (Babies like their mommy’s natural scent best so the less fragrance you wear the better!) I especially love that this set comes with not one but two of these! I keep one in my purse and one in my diaper bag. There is one thing to note about this sanitizer: since it does not have alcohol in it, it does take a bit longer to dry (but on the plus side it will not dry out your hands).
My favorite part about this set is it comes in this awesome green basket you can reuse. Currently I’m using it for keeping things for R out in the living room (nail clippers, lotion, etc.). I see myself using it to store various things later on: medical supplies, nail polish, craft supplies, essential oils, Legos, Barbie clothes,makeup… I could probably come up with a thousand uses. Does the green match anything in my house? Nope. If it’s shoved in a drawer or a closet does it matter? Not to me!
This set would make the perfect gift for a baby shower. It’s a fantastic idea if you know someone who is having a baby that you want to get a little something for but they aren’t having a shower because it’s their second, third, fourth, etc. If you are pregnant and are planning your registry and aren’t sure what brand you want to make a commitment to, this makes a great sample pack because it has a little of everything.