1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2015
When I was shopping for my first baby, I was, like many new moms, super picky and wary of products that would be touching my baby's sensitive skin. I didn't want anything with alcohol in it, nothing with superficial anything really. I searched for natural products, while still not going off the deep end wallet-first. I came across Burt's Bees for babies and have never looked back. I'm on my second child now and still use it. I've even used it on myself. When these gift set's run out, I replace the items as needed in single purchase (and keep the gift set box because it's now full of little infant memories!).
- Diaper Cream: In my experience, if used at the first sign of irritation, it takes care of it right away. If used for full blown diaper rash, a few quick applications send it packing.
- Baby Oil: Great for the summer time when your baby or toddler don't stay as hydrated as you would like in the heavy summer heat; I've yet to have any cracked, sore, or flaky skin on either of them and we're outside a lot. The oil helps keep them moisturized and I spend my time insisting on juice boxes for their insides.
- Baby Soap: I personally used this for immediate postpartum care; I tore badly with both deliveries and needed something very gentle to shower with and this never bothered me in the least!
- Baby Wash/Shampoo: My absolute favorite! It gets rid of standard cradle cap in one to three washes (that can be one week in baby time!), and cleans them up effectively while always remaining gentle. And it smells like what you want it to - baby! :)
- Baby Lotion: Both the kiddos and I use this at night before bed. It keeps their super soft skin and helps keep my momma skin from looking so faded and dry.
My only disappointment in all honesty is the price, but despite being on a budget, it is well worth it every time.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've always been curious about Burt's Bees products but have never tried them. I ordered this kit for my granddaughter, even though she is 5 and not a baby. None the less, she has sensitive skin, so after trying several products, I wanted to try this.
Now, I must say up front, if you're torn on a baby shower gift, this is the perfect suggestion. This small box comes with a little round bar of rash ointment (that looks like soap), an 8 oz bottle of shampoo and wash, a 6 oz bottle of Lotion, an 8 oz bottle of buttermilk soap, and keepsake photo box.
Did a little research on the company and found that the namesake died earlier this year. Also that BB products are 98% natural. It's refreshing to see more natural ingredients on the box before the not so natural ingredients.
It has been hard to find natural products at a decent price, but so far, I think BB products are reasonably priced. They offer products from make-up( lip products) to body products to products and gifts for men and women.
The true test will be to see if these products break out my granddaughter's skin or not, or if they are an added value to her already sensitive skin.
I've have purchased many things from Burt's Bees.
This Burt's Bees Baby Bee Sweet Memories Photo Box would make a nice baby shower gift.
The photo box is really just embossed cardboard, with a Burt's Bees Baby Bee ribbon at the top with magnets that keep the box closed. Inside the clear window are 4 photo corners should you want to place a photo.
Inside the box are 4 Baby Bee products---Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash- 8 ounces. It's 98.9% natural. Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion- Original- 6 ounces. It's 99% natural. Baby Bee Buttermilk Soap- 0.8 ounces. I don't see anything showing the percentage of how natural it is, but it's so small I would use it in a guest bathroom as a guest soap, at the sink. The last item is Baby Bee Diaper Rash Ointment- 3 ounces, 100% natural. All of the products are free of synthetic fragrances, sulfates and parabens. Every item is either wrapped, like the soap, or has a foil seal inside the cap.
I realize that these products are made for babies so that you wouldn't want them highly fragranced, but I really did not care for the scent, especially the scent of the Nourishing Lotion. I think they could have improved on the scent, while still keeping the products natural, using essential oils, like lavender or something like that, that would make the products more pleasant smelling.
Iam the kind of person that if I don't like the scent of something I won't use it, no matter how well the product may work. In stores I smell everything that has a scent, being that I have allergies as well as asthma, I have to be careful when it comes to scents, they can be bad triggers for allergies and asthma, tho I doubt that this Burt's Bee's Baby Bee line would cause any issues with either asthma or allergies. The products are pediatrician tested.
Finally in this gift set they have included 2- $1.50 off coupons off future Burt's Bees products purchases.
This particular Burt's Bees baby set comes with tear free shampoo and wash (8 fl oz), nourishing lotion (6 oz), diaper rash ointment (3 oz), and buttermilk soap (0.8 oz) all packaged in a keepsake box. The keepsake box is 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" x 2" and features a window on the top of the box where you can place a picture. It has a magnetic closure. It's definitely meant for storage of keepsakes and not the items being used. It also comes with 2 $1.50 coupons - one for mom and one for baby.
Tear Free Shampoo & Wash: aqua (water, eau), decyl glucoside, coco-betaine, lauryl glucoside, sucrose laurate, glycerin, parfum (fragrance), betaine, sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed soy protein, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, sodium chloridexanthan gum, glucose, citric acid, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, limonene
Diaper Rash Ointment: Zinc Oxide 40%, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, beeswax, lanolin, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, glyceryl rosinate, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, hydrogenated castor oil, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, anthemis nobilis flower oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower, lavandula hybrida oil, calendula officinalis flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil
Nourishing Lotion: aqua (water, eau), glycerin, decyl cocoate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abielle), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, polyglyceryl-3 stearate, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetyl alcohol, butyris lac (buttermilk powder, babeurre en poudre), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, chamomila recutita (matricaria) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, centaurea cyanus flower extract, tilia cordata flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, anthemis nobilis flower extract, hypericum perforatum extract, parfum (fragrance), tocopherol, sucrose stearate, xanthan gum, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), lactic acid, citric acid, glucose, sodium chloride, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sodium benzoate, magnesium aluminum silicate, phenoxyethanol, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, limonene
Buttermilk Soap: vegetable soap base, parfum (fragrance), butyris lac (buttermilk powder, babeurre en poudre), avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), limonene
The biggest problem with this set, for me, is that it is not fragrance-free which can cause issues with many babies (and parents) with sensitive skin or who are sensitive to smell. In my experience, it's not a good set for those who suffer from eczema.
I like the products that come with it as it's a nice starter set, and the keepsake box is a nice plus. For those who don't have issues with fragrance, then this would be a good starter set.