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Got some lovely Aveeno stuff

When the Diva was a baby she was allergic to soap and we used some pretty expensive organic washes and creams, this time round I was hoping we wouldn’t have the same issue… and sure enough we don’t, except DestructaBoy has excema so again we have to be cautious about what we use with him.

I wasn’t up for buying loads of different products until we found one that worked this time so we’ve been bathing him with aqueous cream and using it to moisturise. Its horrible stuff that leaves globs in the bath and is hard to get out of his hair.

So I was pretty excited when Kiwi Mummy Blogs sent me some lovely Aveeno baby products to try. They’re specifically for sensitive skins and they included the creams recommended for excema.

I’ve been using them on both kids for a week with no signs of any problems and DestructaBoy’s excema has been nicely under control. I will admit that I’ve been using rather a lot of them myself as well!

My favourite is the Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo which smells divine and allowed my kids to have a very rare bubble bath (I know… very wasteful to use 1/4 bottle on a bubble bath but well worth it as a treat). I’m using the Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion on the kids every day and saving the Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream for DestructaBoy’s excema areas… and my legs after I shave 😛

Off to run another bubblebath!

Books I’m loving

I know there are a few other book lovers who read my blog so I’ll share the last few books I’ve loved reading.

Zone 22 by Tig Hague had me on the edge of my seat for a few nights and was well worth the lack of sleep. Its a true story about a Brit who ends up in a Russian prison after being caught with drugs at the airport. There were a few times I wanted to give him a good thump on the back of the head for being such an idiot but it was a gripping read.

Dirt Music by Tim Winton was a gift from my dad who has similar taste in reading material. I’ll be looking out for more Tim Winton books in future – it was so beautifully written. All his characters seemed deeply flawed, very human and easy to relate to.

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (another gift). I loved The Poisonwood Bible and Prodigal Summer by the same author and this one was an odd but lovely read. It made me think about what family really is and how the people we surround ourselves with become more of a family sometimes than the people we’re related to.

Recommend some more books for me!

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