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  • 8 Baby Essentials That Make Practical Gifts to New Moms

    From laundry soap to baby shampoo, a few products we love this month.
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
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  • A friend who recently gave birth to her first child said that motherhood is such a humbling experience. Once her baby was born, her family members and friends came to visit not so much to see her, but so they could spend time with her little one. Come to think of it, it's true!

    Naturally, once a woman becomes a mom, there is a shift in priorities in every aspect of her life. If you know someone who has recently given birth, know that she needs all the support she can get! Make her feel loved and attend to her needs (nope, not beauty products—that will come later). For now, cheer her on in this new chapter in her life, and help ease her into the role with thoughtful gifts, such as these below:

    K-Mom Naturefree Laundry Soap for Baby
    This pure formulation contains more than 98% of pure soap so it won't harm baby's sensitive skin yet is strong enough to remove stubborn stains. Its antibacterial properties ensures that baby's clothes are clean and irritant-free. Best of all, aloe extracts won't dry mom's hands and even moisturizes them. Available at The Parenting Emporium


    Human Nature Baby Wonder Oil Tangerine Dream
    Ideal for infant massage, just a few drops of this sunflower oil concentrate calms itchiness and small skin discomforts. Available at humanheartnature.com

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    Sanosan baby shampoo
    Gentle on the eyes, it cleanses delicate baby hair without stripping away the natural oils of the scalp. Olive oil and milk proteins condition and nourish, making it gentle enough for daily use! Available at leading department stores

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    Belo Baby talc-free powder
    Carefully formulated without talc, gluten, phthalates, parabens, dyes, and most common allergens, it provides all-natural protection from diaper rash and keeps baby's skin soft, fresh and dry. Available at leading department stores

    Babyflo soap-free bath
    For babies with hypersensitive skin, this soap-free bath is also fragrance- and paraben-free and can be used without worrying about irritation. Available at leading department stores.


    Biolane sweet almond oil spray
    Keep baby's skin moisturized using 100% natural oi. It's best for the prevention of rashes, removing cradle cap, and to prevent the drying effect of bath water. The handy spray bottle makes it easy to use. Available at leading department stores

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    123baby natural baby bottle & nipple washing gel concentrate
    Clean your baby's bottles the safe and natural way. Made with coconut oil, which has anti bacterial properties, this cleanser is safe to use on bottles, nipples and pacifiers, or any other items that come in contact with baby's mouth.
    Available at Rustan’s Department Store, or through www.123naturals.com



    Mother-K food sanitizer
    Unless you buy organic, it's really hard to say that the fresh produce available at your favorite supermarket is free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals, which you might ingest and pass on to your baby. Washing your fruits and vegetables with pure ionic calcium gets rid of the unwanted residue. Simply mix one sachet into water, soak your fruits and vegetables for a few minutes, rinse with running water, and they're ready to eat! Available at The Parenting Emporium.

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