At the Baby Show NYC a few weeks back, I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful reps from Maclaren and seeing their new line of Maclaren Beginning bath and body care products. Beginning holistic care products are a premium line designed to pamper both mother and baby with natural and organic ingredients.
From massage oils and bath products to aromatherapy and candles, the Beginning line feels like a day at a high-end salon each time you open them. What makes the Beginning line unique is that it is for both mama and baby, allowing you to share in the experience of their natural indulgence together. All of the products are made in England and almost the entire line is made with certified organic ingredients for even the most delicate baby skin.
The Mother product line is designed to be used through pregnancy and in the post partum stages, but I would contend that these products will make it into your pampering routine for years to come. The complete line includes bath milk, alleviating leg lotion, belly balm, massage oil, bath elixir, and a facial mist.
As the mom of a one year old I don’t get much time for pampering, much less hours of leisurely going through a beauty routine, but I found the product line to be easy to fit into my jam packed schedule. Even the busiest of us has time for taking care of our skin, but the truth is that most moms just don’t do enough of it. The Beginning holistic care Mother’s products are great because each of the pieces of the product line are not built into a regimen, but rather are designed to enhance your current beauty routine one product as a time.
For pregnancy I would have loved the belly balm, massage oil and the leg cream, especially towards the end of the 9 months when I was becoming more and more uncomfortable. But, now that I’m a mom and I know the true meaning of “exhausted”, I am absolutely loving the Beginning facial mist and the bath & shower elixir, which makes even a quick shower and face wash feel like a beauty treatment.
Baby got to try out a small sampling of the Beginning line as well, and she loves it, especially the cylindrical packaging the travel kit comes in. At first she thought it was a toy to stack other toys on top of, but then realized that the lid opened to reveal sweet smelling products just for her. Now, she will ask for her Baby products by bringing me the travel kit and pointing.
The Baby line includes massage oil, bath milk, room mist, dusting powder, nappy change balm, and delicate soap. My daughter’s favorite is the massage oil, which I love, because then I get extra baby snuggles and usually kisses. Hubby and I attended a class when our daughter was a newborn where they gave the basics of baby massage and all the benefits for parents and children, so I was really excited to try some of what we learned out with a relaxing and fragrant oil that baby really likes.
I have to say that my absolute favorite thing in the line would be the comforting room spray that is designed to be sprayed in baby’s bedroom or nursery. The idea behind it is that not only does it smell great, but it also infuses the air with aromatic fragrances to help baby soothe and relax. Babies’ sense of smell is one of their first ways they learn about the world, and having something consistent and familiar that can remind them of home even when they can’t be there seems brilliant to me. For a family that travels frequently as we do, I am really excited to be able to take just one small bottle with us wherever we go that will make just about anywhere feel more like home.
With a complete line of products for both baby and mama, you are bound to find one or two that can add a little calm and a little harmony into the every day. Visit http://www.maclarenbaby.com/us/ to see and purchase the whole Beginning line. Select Beginning products are also available at these fine stores: edenhome.com, diapers.com and abesmarket.com
And now for the Giveaway…
Two lucky Rave and Review readers will win one of the two Maclaren Beginning Travel Kits reviewed here. To enter to win the Giveaway, just comment below with your favorite Beginning by Maclaren product or something you would love to try in one of the sets!
On December 1st at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email
Sorry, this Giveaway is CLOSED! Congratulations to our two winners – Laura and Melanie, your sets are on the way!
A big thank you to Maclaren for introducing us to their new bath and beauty line and for offering this fabulous giveaway to our readers. No type of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.