I’ve Finally Found a Baby Wash I Love & I’m Giving It Away!


Before I had Henry I was a make-up and skincare product junkie, I used to waste hours upon hours reading and watching reviews and tutorials online – oh the days when I had time to spare *sigh*. Being pregnant obviously meant the opportunity to try out new products all in the name of stretch mark prevention. My favourite stretch mark fighting discovery was Mustela so when they got in touch and asked if I wanted to review their baby care products I was intrigued.

I suffer with ezcema so I’m quite particular about what I use to wash Henry. In the last few months we’ve tried a few things that have brought out some dry patches and so they’ve been quickly abandoned. The Mustela Nourishing Cleansing Gel I have to say is a revelation and was my favourite of the three products we tested. Despite being a gel it has quite a thick and creamy formulation and smells INCREDIBLE – like a proper BABY smell, a bit like talc if y’all know what I mean?! Now normally I’m not a fan of a two in one product but this is also a hair wash, which in the case of a baby I’ve found is handy not to have to fumble around for more products when your child seems intent on taking the bath underwater when he’s not supposed to be getting his eyes wet after his recent squint surgery. It’s also paraben free, comes with a pump dispenser which also helps when you only have one free hand and there’s an avocado on the front. What’s not to love?!

Mustela also very kindly sent me their 123 Vitamin Barrier Cream. Henry doesn’t get nappy rash very often, but when he does I’ve always been a Metanium kinda gal. While the Mustela offering helped to clear it up, I found it had to be applied quite liberally and the tube isn’t very big. I don’t apply a nappy cream unless there’s a need to but if you do it would probably a better preventative, used in small amounts than as a treatment.

I also tested the Mustela Nourishing Lotion which I have to confess I used mainly on myself. Trying to cream up a child who’s only got eyes for his milk once he’s out of the bath isn’t my idea of a good time. It has the same delightful scent as the Cleansing Gel which I’m more than ok with slathering all over my limbs. If you’re into baby massage – or at the very least you have a child who has the patience for it, I think it would be a lovely formula as it’s quite rich but soaks nicely into the skin without that sticky, lotioned up feeling.

Mustela is available to buy from Escentual & Amazon.

If you’re still reading, have I got a treat for you….I’ve managed to wangle one of each of the products mentioned to GIVEAWAY to one lucky reader. All you have to do is  hit the rafflecopter link below to follow me on Twitter and Facebook! Good Luck!
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Disclaimer – these products were sent to me for review purposes. All thoughts my own.

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31 Comments

  1. March 2, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Our pediatrician recomended Aveeno baby and it has worked well for us. We haven’t had any major skin issues but the minor ones we have had have been resolved with their Eczema cream. I’m not too crazy about their ingredients list though and have been meaning to try something new. #StayClassyMama

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      I hope you enjoy this! x

  2. March 2, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Yes yes yes! Mustela is amazing we are big fans of it in this house too! Thanks for linking this up to #coolmumclub lovely – fab giveaway xoxo

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you! x

  3. laura banks
    March 2, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    i like the aveeno range

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you for entering – Good Luck! x

  4. March 2, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    So glad you’ve found a good product to help.
    My 6 year old has sensitive skin and I have tried so many different products.
    Might have to give this a try.
    Thanks for sharing.
    #coolmumclub

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      It’s tricky with sensitive skin isn’t it? I hope you like these as much as we do! x

  5. March 2, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I haven’t heard of Mustela before, we tend to use Johnson’s if it’s on offer and Asda Little Angels other wise. I love the nighttime ones with the lavender scents. I’ll have a look out for it from now on 🙂 #CoolMumClub

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you for entering – Good Luck! x

  6. March 3, 2017 / 9:12 am

    I love these products!! I’ve entered the giveaway so keeping my fingers and toes crossed!! #coolmumclub

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you for entering – Good Luck! x

  7. March 3, 2017 / 10:47 am

    We tend to use Aveeno – but these look fab!

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you for entering – Good Luck! x

  8. March 3, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Kai (my youngest) suffers with dry sensitive skin. Il have to look these guys up, as were always on the lookout for something that will be kind to him.

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      I hope you like it as much as we do! x

  9. March 3, 2017 / 10:55 am

    I’ve never heard of this! We usually use Little Angels from Asda x

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Thank you for entering – Good Luck! x

  10. March 3, 2017 / 10:58 am

    I’ve not heard of this brand before but we’re looking for something to start using as water doesn’t seem to be cutting it any more!

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      We used water for a while too! x

  11. March 3, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    We don’t have a favourite as we’ve not found anything we love yet. This looks great though. Fingers crossed we win and can give it a go 😍

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Thank you for entering – Good Luck! x

  12. Katie Skeoch
    March 4, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Burt’s bees baby collection is lovely & smells amazing!

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you for entering – Good Luck! x

  13. Kim Neville
    March 5, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    We are using Child’s Farm and Oilatum baby products at the moment

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 5, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you for entering – Good Luck! x

  14. cheryl hadfield
    March 5, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I love johnsons lavender baby bath

  15. March 7, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I love children’s brands more than adults a lot of the time, my sons Childs Farm stuff I Just totally stole. I will look into Mustella as my best friends little girl gets terrible exam and needs something sensitive. Thank you for linking to #Stayclassymama x

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      March 12, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you! x

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