I am super stoked because I have been selected as part of Round 2 to become an exclusive Brand Ambassadors for the Parental Guidance community and Baby Guy Gear Guide! I am have been a follower of Jamie Grayson or a while, and his reviews have influenced many purchases in our home.
As part of the Brand VIP Casting Call my job is to highlight one product that we already own and love. This was a hard decision and I had a difficult time narrowing down what I wanted to feature. I chose California Baby® (now known as California Baby + Kids®) partly based on the fact that as I was brainstorming a package arrived at my doorstep with a new shipment of our California Baby® essentials in it. It felt like fate.
When my daughter was born our experience with a baby seemed to be like everyone else’s – lots of late nights, lots of crying, and my husband and I were sleepless parents getting adjusted to being a family of three.
When my daughter was around three months old, something changed, and not for the better like we had expected. I had always read that at about 3 months old things would start improving and we had high hopes for easier nights and less crying, but instead my daughter started developing a lot of eczema and we quickly realized that her skin was very sensitive, as well as learning that she had food allergies. The eczema led her to scratch her skin and we had to do everything we could to make her feel better.
One of our focuses became finding safe products for her sensitive skin and food allergies, and one of the brands that we discovered was California Baby®. California Baby® products are free of common allergens such as gluten, milk/casein, egg, peanut, walnut, cashew, almond and pecans, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat. (California Baby® products do contain coconut derived ingredients.)
California Baby® (now known as California Baby + Kids®) came to our rescue with their line of Super Sensitive products, ranging from shampoo & body wash, lotion, body oil, sunscreen, bubble bath, and diaper rash ointment.
As we started to use their line of products we noticed my daughters skin improved with less eczema, and she was noticeably more comfortable, and we were all getting more sleep (hallelujah!)
California Baby® products do not add any colors, dyes or clear formula chemicals to their products. Their products are blended, manufactured & packaged in their FDA registered & certified organic solar powered U.S.A. facility. They source their raw materials from the best places they can find them and are constantly looking for ways to make their products better, more pure, and more sustainable. These are all things that matter to our family.
Through further research into the company I learned that when the founder, Jessica, learned that she was pregnant, she started taking a closer look at the products available to her, and while researching the ingredients found in baby shampoos she was shocked to find that, not only were many of them harsh on the skin, but many were also suspected carcinogens! Determined to keep her children away from these types of chemicals, Jessica began experimenting with organic herbs and plants, and other gentle, biodegradable cleansers. Thanks Jessica!
Our first purchase was the Super Sensitive™ shampoo and body wash with no artificially added scents meaning no irritation of baby’s delicate senses. I love the combo of the products together, and it won’t strip skin and hair of its natural moisture; makes hair shiny and soft. On top of all that it is tear free which is key with small children. A little goes a long way, a nickel sized amount, or one pump will be more than enough for your little one’s hair. Just rub a little in your hands with some water to get the suds going before using on skin or hair.
Next on our list was to find a safe sunscreen, and our first sunscreen we used on my daughter was the Super Sensitive™ Sunscreen Lotion – which I also started using on me too! Titanium dioxide is the active ingredient that makes their award-winning, mineral sunscreens super effective. It acts as a physical barrier and scatters and reflects dangerous rays and is not absorbed into the skin like chemical sunscreens. It contains no irritating, hormone disrupting chemicals such as oxybenzone, PABA, and others found lurking in many popular chemical sunscreens on the market. California Baby® sunscreens are water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes of watery fun, meaning lots of time for fun in the sun!
As my daughter got a little older she started begging for bubble bath – what kid doesn’t love bubble bath!? I went on the hunt to find a safe one as I thought finding a natural bubble bath for her sensitive skin would be a struggle to find, and low and behold California Baby® carried one – it was right under my nose! So many bubble baths have a ton of artificial ingredients and laden with a long list of ingredients that I wouldn’t want her bathing in. She was so excited for her first bubble bath with Super Sensitive™ Bubble Bath, which I was able to give her without worry that her skin would react to a new product. The bubble bath is specially formulated for ultra sensitive, and allergy prone skin, and it’s SO bubbly. You can add more or less according to preference and it also comes with a bubble wand for even more fun! Look at these awesome bubbles!
As my daughter continues to grow older (she is turning 4 in a few months, sob sob) I am really excited to find out that the line of California Baby® products are growing as well. They are branching out more into kids products which we can’t wait to try… p.s. adults can use their products too; their gentle formulas are even perfect for adults with sensitive skin or allergies.
And if you don’t need to worry about sensitive skin or food allergies, California Baby® makes a full range of products outside of those without fragrances. If you are new to California Baby® and not sure what you’d like check out their sample packs, which are an inexpensive way to try many of their products. These are also great for on-the-go too!
You can purchase California Baby® products direct from their website and at Target (both online and in stores,) Whole Foods, Vitacost, Jet.com, Diapers.com, as well as many other retailers nationwide. Just use their online store locator to find a store near you.
My family and I couldn’t be happier with the California Baby® line of products. Have you tried them? Leave a comment with your favorite California Baby® product and if it’s changed your life as it as ours.
♥ from beach to bums to bath… your baby + kids are covered safe, pure, & naturally ♥
Wish me luck in the second round of selection. If you have a moment please hope over to my Instagram page and give this review post a like, I really appreciate it!
I hope to bring you more reviews from great products and brands like California Baby® in the future.