Babies are a source of joy to the family, they are little wonders that put a smile on every parent face. However, taking care of that bundle of joy can be very demanding. As you know, a baby’s needs and demands are numerous and also exclusive. When I had my first child, I was filled with joy and happiness, but I had that little worry because I wanted to be the best mother in the world to my little angel but sadly, I didn’t know where to begin. The confusion of what my baby needs, where to get them and how to know which product to avoid struck me hard in the first few weeks. Luckily, I got through that phase successfully and I’ll be sharing with you my experience on the best baby products to try in 2021, and not just that, I’ll also be guiding you on the best baby products you can easily make from your home which will give your little angel comfort and help prevent all kinds of infection and reactions.
Why do I need homemade products?
Your baby’s skin is fragile and delicate which means that it requires the best of care to remain healthy. Now imagine purchasing a set of baby products only to discover that they are all manufactured with harsh and toxic chemicals and ingredients like sulphates and parabens. Exposing your little infant to such chemicals is very harmful and dangerous to their health.
That’s the reason I always recommend products made from natural ingredients (chemically free products). You might probably be thinking, where can I find 100% naturally made baby skin care products. If that’s the case, then you can get them from online stores that sell baby products but it’s usually difficult to find a product that’s 100% natural these days, hence, it’s recommended that you make them yourself.
Are you worried that you can’t make your own baby products? I thought so too at first. Baby products aren’t as difficult as most people perceive them to be. Many mothers just like myself did so successfully even on the first try. Still, wondering if it’s possible? Continue reading to check out my list of simple 100% natural homemade baby products to try in 2021.
Best Homemade baby products to try in 2021
1. Homemade baby oil
This is a better alternative than the usual mineral oil used by manufacturers. You’ll need 220 millilitres of sunflower oil, 110 millilitres of rice bran oil, 110 millilitres of avocado oil, and 30 millilitres of oat extract to make this baby oil. Using a microwave, gently warm for 30 seconds and you’re done. Yes, it’s that simple. Turn into small bottles and keep in a cool dark place until when needed.
2. Homemade baby wipes
Baby wipes are one of the essential baby products every mother needs. Using this recipe will drastically reduce your cost of outgoings and it’s 100% natural too. To produce, you’ll need; paper towels, an old baby wipes container, 21/2 cups of water, 2 tbsp. of natural oil, and 2 tbsp. of baby wash.
3. DIY nappy rash cream
Is your baby prone to sore butt? Then you need this nappy rash cream, it’s naturally nourishing for your baby’s skin. To produce, you’ll need; 120g of coconut oil, 20g grated beeswax, 20g of cocoa butter, 1 teaspoon of lanolin (optional), 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoon of zinc oxide, and 3 tablespoons of bentonite clay. Gently warm the beeswax then add the coconut oil, followed by the cocoa butter and olive oil. Heat the mixture and add the remaining ingredients, remember to stir thoroughly turn into an empty tub to cool and store.
4. Homemade baby lotion
Looking for a perfect baby lotion for your little angel? Then try this one.
Mix ½ cup of coconut oil with ½ cup of aloe vera gel and add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to make a silky smooth moisturizer.
5. DIY shampoo
Do not use any shampoo for your baby as it can cause irritation and reactions. To produce your own shampoo, take ¼ cup of Dr. Bronner’s castle soap and add 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil, 1 tablespoon of pure organic aloe vera gel, and a few drops of lavender (or your favourite essential oil). Store mixture thoroughly with 1 cup of water and you’re done.
6. DIY talcum powder
This talcum powder recipe is perfect for keeping your baby’s skin soft and dry. To produce, you’ll need; ¼ cup of oatmeal, ¼ cup of calendula flowers, ½ cup of bentonite clay, ¼ cup of arrowroot powder, and a few drops of lavender or camomile essential oil. Now blend in a food processor.