Review on Sohma Naturals Products

If you love skincare products that are made with natural and organic ingredients like myself, you may want to consider checking out Sohma Naturals! They are Canadian company based in Nova Scotia. It is a mother and daughter duo that have many years of experience and done many research on finding the best natural and organic ingredients for our skin. The brand carries a variety of skincare products including an anti-aging line, body butters, baby line, restorative cream and a various of face products (face serum, oils).

Today, I will be reviewing 2 particular products: Renew Micellar Water and Eczema Calming Balm that we have been testing for the past week. I used the micellar water on myself and I applied the eczema balm on my daughter Alyssa’s dry areas on her body.

Renew Micellar Water

I love using micellar water products in my skincare routine but this 3-in-1 product is different! It is a makeup, cleanser and toner in one bottle! I sprayed a generous amount of product on a cotton pad and then rub it on my eye and face to remove the makeup. There is no rinsing needed! It feels really gentle that my makeup came of really easily. There is no irritation and my skin did not get any skin reaction. It also has a light floral scent that isn’t overpowering. The spray component is a little strong so I wouldn’t recommend it to spray it directly to the face but to spray on a cotton pad or cotton ball. I noticed my skin became really soft and looked more hydrated.

Eczema Calming Balm

This product is also multipurpose: primarily for diaper rash and eczema but it also temporarily protects and helps relieve minor skin irritations and itching due to poison ivy, poison oak or sumac, and insect bites. I have only tried it on Alyssa’s ezcema. I applied a generous amount of product on Alyssa’s legs, arms and cheeks. She has a lot of dry areas due to the cold weather. I noticed that it reduced the flares and dryness. The consistency is a little thick. It contains zinc oxide and oatmeal to help these discomfort to a minimal. This packaging is travel friendly and it is perfect for our Florida trip in December!

Overall, I love the brand and their purposes. I really support companies who formulates products using natural ingredients. Especially I am currently transitioning my household products to a more eco-friendly ones. I also love the colors and little details on the packaging!

Thank you so much Sohma Naturals for sending these products! I definitely recommend trying these products out. Please check out their website and Instagram page!

Review on Tru Earth Eco-strips laundry detergent

It’s laundry day and my little one wants to help!

I’ve been changing my household products to more eco friendly ones and I am so glad Tru Earth reached out to me to try out their Eco-strips laundry detergent!⁣

They are better for the environment; no plastic containers! Each package contains 32 strips (32 loads!) They are biodegradable, vegan, hypoallergenic, phosphate-free, paraben-free, dye-free and chlorine-free. These strips works well with all machines including HE (front load and top load), with hot and cold water and it dissolves completely!

It recommends using 2 strips for heavy loads and a half a strip for a small load. ⁣

They come in 3 types: fresh linen, unscented and recently they came out with Baby!⁣

They are truly amazing! At first I didn’t think a strip can handle a load of clothes but I was wrong! Each strip is concentrated and powerful! They make the laundry all clean and so fresh! I also love that there is no measuring and it is mess free!

Love everything about the brand!⁣

Did you know that they are made in Canada? Check out their page and join the movement!⁣🌍

Use “thebusymommylife10” to save some money on your next purchase!
#gited #TruEarthMovement

Tidy Tot Canada: Bib and Tray Kit Review

I can’t believe Alyssa is already 10 months! Time is really flying by! Right now, Alyssa loves to eat and she eats pretty much everything I give her. Her favorite foods are sweet potatoes, carrots and bananas! I started to let her eat on her and you can imagine the mess she made: food on the ground, on her clothes, in her high chair and places I don’t even know how it got there! Well, the Tidy Tot Bib & Tray kit came to the rescue! This kit is perfect for a mess-free AND stress-free weaning.

About the brand

Tidy Tot specializes in bibs and weaning products for babies and toddlers . It was created and designed in the UK by a mom of 3. They already won multiple awards for their products! I highly recommend checking out their page and learn more about their story. They even have a lot resourceful information about baby led weaning and recipes!

The Kit

The bib & Tray kit comes with 4 pieces: the tray, a long sleeve bib that attaches to the tray, an adapter (not shown – for small high chairs) and a cute zipper bag perfect for traveling and storing. I chose the Apple and Pear (Dove Grey) print but there are other designs to choose from.

Features

  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to clean & store
  • Fits all type of highchairs and boosters
  • ⁣There is no gap between baby and the tray
  • Perfect starting at 6 month until 2 years old

Review

I have been testing this product for over a week now and I love it! It definitely helped eased my mind when letting Alyssa eat on her own. I love that there is no gap between the baby and the tray. All the mess stayed in one area. No food on the ground or in hidden places!

The bib and tray are made with good quality material and a sturdy velcro! The bib sticks very well on the tray covering all surface. It also comes with a protector so if you decide to wash the bib in the washing machine or even by hand it won’t cling onto other clothes or items. The circular tray comes with 2 suction cups that sticks on the highchair tray underneath so it won’t move around. When it comes to cleaning the tray, it is easy to give it a quick rinse or a wipe (depending how messy it gets!). It dries pretty fast too. Also, it is so easy to fold and store the kit in to the bag. It is so light to carry!

I definitely recommend this product!

If you are are from Canada and are interested in purchasing one, you can order one through their Amazon shop!

Thank you so much Tidy Tot Canada for sending this over!

Babyganics Review

I received these wonderful Babyganics products from the FamilyRated review club for free for reviewing purposes. I’ve heard so much about this brand when I was doing research about baby products before Alyssa was born but I could never find any here in Montreal. I was so happy and excited to be an advocate to review these products!

What I love about Babyganics is that they are known for using all-natural ingredients. They are formulated with plant-derived ingredients therefore there are no harsh chemicals (no parabens, phthalates, articifial dyes or fragrances). I also love the packaging; the designs are so cute!

Baby wipes:
I find the value amazing – 80 wipes (normally there are about 60-70 pieces). These wipes are thick and not too wet. I like that there is 1 wipe that comes out at a time and not 2 or 3 (it can be annoying to push the wipes back into the package). I have used these wipes on my daughter for a few days and so far they work well. Up to now, there are no irritations on her skin.

Shampoo & body wash:
After using this product a few times on my daughter who is 4 and half months, I am loving it so far! It is my first time using a foamy shampoo/body wash on her. I find the foam easier to latter on her hair and body compared to the gel/cream type. I also like the very light scent (from the oils) and that it is tear free. Again, she has no irritations or skin reactions when using this.

Moisturizing daily lotion:
I have used this lotion a few times on my daughter (and myself! 😀 ) after her bath and it works great! I noticed that she had some dry patches on her legs recently (maybe due to the recent cold temperature). After a few days, the dry patches disappeared! Up to now, my daughter has no skin reactions from using this product. For myself, my hands are so dry from the cold. I like that it is formulated with shea butter and cocoa butter. The consistency of the lotion is a light and a little thick but no greasy feeling. It left my hands soft and moisturized. 

Since these products are new in Canada, I am not sure what the value of each items are but I do recommend them to parents who are looking for all-natural/plant-based products for their babies and toddlers. I am so glad to have the opportunity to test these Babyganics products and I am looking forward in finding them in my local stores. I am also interested in trying out other products from the brand.

Thank you again FamilyRated for this great opportunity. If you are interested in receiving full-size products to review, please visit their site and sign-up to become a member! 🙂

Leave a comment on your thoughts about Babyganics products!

Pampers Swaddlers Review

I received the Pampers Swaddlers voxbox from Influenster for free for reviewing purposes. My family and I are already big fans of Pampers for many years! They are reliable and have a big range of diapers and wipes. I was so happy to be part of this campaign. We can never have too many diapers and wipes in this house! In this voxbox, I received a pack of Pampers: size 2 (Influenster sent a questionnaire last month asking which size is best for our baby), a full-size pack of wipes, a cute Pampers tote bag and some coupons.

Before Alyssa was born, I stocked up on a lot of Pampers diapers (a variety of sizes for different stages) and wipes. So, she has been wearing Pampers since she arrived! Even the hospital where she was born provided us with this same brand of diapers. The feature I liked the most is the yellow line. It turns blue when the diaper is wet! Feeling the diaper to see if it is full can be a challenge. I also like how the diaper is snug  on the baby’s bottom and has good coverage in the back.

Pampers has added a new feature in their diapers – the heart quilts – that absorbs pee ( and especially big poop explosions!) by keeping the baby’s skin soft. There are also Air Dry channels throughout the diaper that provides breathable dryness and up to 12 hours of protection. There have been a few times where Alyssa would sleep 6 hours straight during the night and when it was time to change her diaper it weighed so much! The diaper absorbed all the pee without any leak.


The wipes are also great!  They are made for sensitive skin. There are no fragrance and are hypoallergenic. It cleans the baby’s bottom without any irritation leaving it moisturized, fresh and clean. They can also be used to clean the face and hands. These pack of wipes are perfect for travelling. The only thing that may can be annoying is that when you pull out a wipe, there may be 2 or 3 that comes out at the same time. Then I have to stick it back in the pack.

So far, I have not seen any irritation on Alyssa’s skin from using these diapers and wipes. I definitely recommend Pampers Swaddlers especially in the early months . I will of course continue to use and buy Pampers. The coupons will come in handy in my next purchase! Thank you again Influenser for this great opportunity!

Let me know in the comments your thoughts about Pampers diapers! #free #Pamperedwithlove #PampersCanada

Free baby stuff in Canada 2019

https://thebusymommylife.com/2019/03/04/shahi-care-product-review/Are you expecting and looking for free stuff for you and your baby? If yes, you came to the right place! When I was pregnant with Alyssa, I knew that purchasing baby essentials will be costly, so I did A LOT of research to get as much free stuff as possible! Here is my list/recommendations that worked for me (living in Montreal, QC, Canada):

*Please note: I’ve attached some pictures (I forgot to take pictures for some) of what I received. Variation may differ in different areas. 🙂

*Also, if you are planning on breastfeeding. I recommend to get the free baby formula in case you need to supplement. It is also a good way to try out different formula to see which works better for your newborn.

Thyme Maternity Bump Benefit: Get a Welcome Bag when you sign up. Check out their website to see what is included in the bag. There are a lot of perks including a gift when you reach a certain number of points and another gift when the baby is born!

Baby R Us (Toys R Us) :

Make a Baby Registry and get a welcome bag. I recommend going directly in-store to make your registry. Once completed you will get your bag!

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Huggies: *** UPDATE June 7, 2019

Support “No baby Unhugged” and get a free pack of diapers in size N (newborn) or size 1 with a full size pack of wipes. It will arrive closer to your due date. If you don’t get anything then just simply email them (that’s what happened to me!).

Similac:

Join the Similac Club and get coupons and free products. You 2 small cans of powder formula, small bottles of formula and coupons. You will receive these closer to your due date.

Enfamil:

Sign up to Enfamil Family Beginnings and you will get coupons and free products (choose Earth Friendly Option!). You will receive them closer to your due date.

Nestle:

Join Nestle Baby Club and get coupons and free products. You will receive these closer to your due date.

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Here are 3 recommendations that you need to spend a little but well worth it!

The Green Company: The Mommy Club

Take the pledge for a more greener lifestyle. They will send you weekly emails about recipes, special offers and tips for a greener lifestyle AND they will send you these two full-size products for joining their club on your first purchase!

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Parents and Kids Fair:

If you live in Montreal, I recommend going to the Parents and Kids fair in April 5-6-7 2019 at Place Bonaventure. I went last year and it was really fun! You get to buy baby stuff at a discount price. Some booths give free stuff too! You will need to purchase a ticket to attend.

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Well.ca Baby bundle:

A box worth $60CAD of baby essentials for $35CAD! A good way to try different brands that uses all natural ingredients. Recently, I tried Boiron Camilia Teething liquid for Alyssa and it worked instantly!

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Comment your thoughts about this list. Which free baby stuff worked for you? Let me know!