Back in May Bear and I were invited to a lovely event hosted by AVEENO®. At the event we got to meet some lovely bloggers and their little ones. We all enjoyed a session of baby yoga with experts Tatty Bumpkin.
Baby massage was a really special time for me and Lamb. We attended sessions when he was a teeny, tiny newborn, so I was excited to try it out with Bear too. I should of known it wouldn’t quite go to plan. He is the polar opposite to this brother after all!
For those of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you’ll know my little cub isn’t one to sit still and enjoy bonding time with me. And he certainly didn’t disappoint during our yoga session! He, of course, crawled (thankfully he wasn’t walking at this point) all over the room; over other babies, over yoga mats, and took the opportunity to explore, rather than relax.
Thanks to his speedy scrawling, the yoga expert managed to pick up a live model, rather than a doll, and surprisingly Bear sat with her while she demonstrated with him!
After the yoga session we were offered a delicious meal made by the very talented Alex from 26 Grains. Like the AVEENO® Baby range, the meal was made with oats, something I wouldn’t normally eat, especially in hot food! She also made yummy beetroot and apple oats for the little ones, which Bear happily munched away at. Both meals were absolutely delicious and has inspired me to use oats in food more often.
AVEENO® believe using simple, wholesome ingredients like oats provides gentle nourishment on both the inside and out. This is exactly why their products include colloidal oatmeal and/or oat extracts; the products are designed to lock in moisture from first use.
Dr Shefali Rajpopat, Consultant Dermatologist says: “When it comes to baby skincare, it’s important to use natural ingredients that work to gently nourish and protect their skin. Oats are a key ingredient to look out for – providing gentle relief to dry and sensitive prone skin. Natural colloidal oatmeal creates a protective film that increases skin hydration, helps to maintain normal pH and protects the skin surface from external aggressors. The oatmeal granules even act as micro-sponges to absorb dirt and dead skin cells, to leave the skin feeling soft and healthy. Using a natural ingredient such as oat can help keep babies skin looking and feeling healthy.”
I now use the AVEENO® Baby Daily Care range as part of our everyday routine. Prior to the event I hadn’t tried their products. But after being given some to try out, I have to say I love them.
Our favourites are the Daily Care Baby Gentle Wash and the Daily Care Baby Barrier Cream. Both of these are designed for newborns, formulated to minimise the risk of allergies and contain natural colloidal oatmeal.
If you fancy trying out the delicious beetroot and apply oats created by 26 Grains, the recipe is featured in the video below.