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ROAD TEST: 3 new gentle baby products that make all the difference if you're a new mum.

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We all want the best for our babies, especially when it comes to ensuring they are safe, healthy and protected.

Navigating the extensive ranges of creams and wash options for a baby can be quite challenging, and many mothers will find themselves wondering which products are best suited to their baby’s soft and delicate skin, as well as for themselves.

If there’s one name that’s synonymous with wellbeing and glowing skin it’s endota. Mostly known for their luxurious day spa and all-Australian beauty treatments, endota has diversified into creating a range of organic and natural skin care with their latest collection, endota Organics Nurture.

Specifically created for babies and their mums, endota Organics Nurture’s bath and skin care range is gentle, non-toxic and free of harsh chemicals, mineral oil, paraffin, parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicones, colourants and artificial fragrances. Certified organic, vegan and suitable for sensitive skin, the clinically tested range has everything from baby wash and lotion for newborns, and belly butter and nipple balm for pregnant or breastfeeding mums.

I gave the range a trial with my son Ted, and here’s what I recommend the most, whether you’re getting these for yourself or as a gift for someone else:

Gentle Bath & Body Wash 250ml  ($30)

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Soft feet, yes please. Image: Supplied.

There’s nothing more special than snuggling in to the smooth and silky soft skin of a baby. But with their hyper-sensitive skin prone to dryness, itching and flaking your baby’s skincare is just as important as the rest of their routine.

So, we tried endota’s new organic all-in-one, soap-free wash with our little man, hoping it'd be as gentle and mild as promised. With lavender oil and pure chamomile extract, this botanical bath wash is a sensory delight - it smells heavenly and is super soft, which is perfect before bedtime because it's calming and comforting. And the wash foams up nicely and doubles as a bubble bath, which is extra fun!

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A baby massage is Teddy’s favourite after a bath. For this, we also used endota’s Gentle Baby Lotion, which is made with plant-based organic ingredients like oats and calendula extract, sunflower oil and aloe vera to help protect and hydrate delicate skin. It's a great way to wrap-up bath time!

Protecting Barrier Balm 100g ($25)

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Protecting Barrier Balm, we're on. Image: Supplied.

As parents we hate to see anything bothering our bubs, even something as little (or big) as a nappy rash, so finding products that work is critical. Baby skin is permeable and endota’s Protecting Barrier Balm stepped up to the challenge.

I used the balm on Teddy’s bottom when he was unwell and had a very red bum from the runs. When he woke up the next day the redness had eased down to almost nothing. It goes on super smooth and clears up the rash in one-to-two applications, really effectively in my opinion.

The Protecting Barrier Balm is a healing zinc balm with cocoa butter and Vitamin E to help ease discomfort and itchiness by soothing and protecting the irritated area. Not only does the cocoa butter smell divine, it also deeply nourishes, strengthens and regenerates skin ensuring it’s well shielded from urine and moisture. Simply layer the balm on thick and let it absorb naturally.

Apart from soothing the delicate nappy area, the richness of the ingredients in endota’s Protecting Barrier Balm means it can be used for care and protection of little rashes and scratches, sensitive and damaged skin too. A change bag essential.

Calming Sleep Mist 120ml ($23)

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Bath time sorted, bedtime now. Image: Supplied.
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The one thing every new parent has to cope with is sleep deprivation. Between the lack of sleep and the hormone overload, life can feel like a roller coaster. It tests your resilience to see how much you can get done without sleep.

If you and/or your little one is having trouble getting to sleep at night, add a delicate squirt of mist to your sleep routine with endota organics Calming Sleep Mist to help create a relaxing, tranquil environment ready for dreaming.

One of the key ingredients is lavender essential oil, which has soothing properties. After bath time and story time with Ted, I sprayed the air up high, and his room instantly felt calmer - and he settled nicely.

And some things for mum, too...

Because you deserve some things just for you too. endota's range also includes products tailored just for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, because let's face it, a mother's body, skin and breasts are subjected to great stress.

endota's Moisture Rich Belly Butter ($35) is ultra-hydrating and features vitamins and minerals to reduce stretch marks in pregnancy and keep mum feeling comfortable and soothed. They also have a Nourishing Nipple Balm ($20) if you've got sore, cracked nipples, especially from those early days of breastfeeding (oh, the flashbacks). It’s good for sensitive skin and doesn’t need to be washed off before breastfeeding.

Skin is the first line of defence for the human body and mum and baby need to maintain that defence during all stages of life.

Make sure you give delicate skin the TLC it so richly deserves, like I've had the chance to with this range.

What do you use for your baby's skin?

This article is brought to you with thanks to our brand partner, Endota Spa.

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At birth you baby is protected by nature's skincare, the Vernix, and common wisdom is to leave it on as long as possible. endota Organics Nurture™ skincare range for mother and baby has been developed with leading women's health scientist Dr Hayley Dickinson, PhD to extend the role played by Mother Nature and preserve the delicate pH balance of your baby's skin. With no nasties in the formulation, what we leave out is just as important as what we put in. Available at over 100 spas Australia wide and online at endotaspa.com.au.

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