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Mom Tip #1 – Hand Soap

Hand soap.

bath and body works hand soap

It seems like such a simple thing but I seriously was not prepared for the amount of hand soap I would start going through once the baby arrived. I have always been a big hand washer or so I thought, but now I am washing my hands twice as much, scratch that, ten times as much. Seriously.

I have used more bottles of hand soap in the last three months then I have in the last year. Sometimes I find myself washing my hands two or three times in a row just to make sure my hands are clean; especially after handling something spicy or using diaper cream.

So my first tip is to stock up on hand soap. I recommend something moisturizing because your hands are going to be dry from all the washing and using hand lotion just makes me want to wash my hands all over again. I also recommend something lightly scented, I do not recommend the Bath and Body Works soap I have pictured (it is all I currently have to take a picture of). I find the BBW soap a little too strongly scented to be using with the baby, if I find it strong I imagine it is worse for baby.

Skinfix Diaper Rash Paste Review

I originally received a small container of this cream in the V.I.B box from Shoppers Drug Mart. You can sign up for the Shoppers V.I.B program here.

Skinfix Diaper Rash Paste
Skinfix Diaper Rash Paste

I liked the sample enough that I went out and bought the cream as soon as my sample ran out. It is a bit on the expensive size, I paid $15 for the 112g jar. I really love the feel of the cream and it has a really nice light scent and washes off my fingers easily. I find some of the other diaper creams (especially Desitin) hard to wash off and they leave behind a (not so nice) smell.

Baby has only had a small rash so far but the cream seemed to help quickly and I have been using it on an almost daily basis to help keep his bum clear.

I do find that the Skinfix Diaper Rash Paste does absorbs more then other creams so I prefer to use a thicker cream (like Desitin) at night.

My biggest complaint is that the cream is hard to find. Even though it came as a sample from Shoppers Drug Mart only 1 of our 3 carry it and of course it is the one I hardly ever go to. I like the Skinfix Diaper Rash Paste enough that I would make a special trip there to buy it again. Skinfix does have an awesome store finder on their website – it lists what stores carry their products but you can also search by your postal code to see the exact stores. You can buy it on Amazon (affiliate link).

Ingredients: Allantoin, aloe barbodenis leaf juice, myroxylon balsumum, cera alba (beeswax), styrax benzoin resin extract (benzoin), ethanol, paraffin, petrolatum white, butyrospermum parkii fruit (shea butter extract), glycine soja (soybean) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, liquidambar orientalis (styrax), prunus amygdalis (sweet almond) oil, buxus chinensis (jojoba) oil, tocopheral (vitamin e), zinc oxide 20%.

Disclosure: I purchased the Skinfix Diaper Cream Paste myself and I was not compensated in any way for this review. All opinions are my own.