Archive of ‘Baby’ category

Noodle & Boo Conditioning Hair Polish

My daughter, Arwen, is a Noodle & Boo baby. Seen here – with a hair brush in each hand – she is a true beauty girl in training.


Noodle & Boo, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

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Noodle & Boo Newborn 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash gently cleanses Arwen’s hair and skin without stripping its natural moisture. It’s tear-free, clinically-tested for sensitive/newborn skin, mild enough for daily use and suds up well despite being sulfate-free.

Noodle & Boo Baby Balm is a nourishing cream for face and body that soothes, pampers and provides long-lasting moisture for dry, irritated skin.

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My latest Noodle & Boo discovery is their Conditioning Hair Polish, which uses sunflower seed and green tea extracts to detangle and smooth, reduce frizz and protect against environmental stress.   (more…)

Baby Your Baby With Noodle & Boo

noodle and boo baby productsWhen it comes to cosmetics and toiletries, I am difficult to please. I’m even more discriminating with products I use on my kids, 4-year-old Westley and 3-month-old Arwen. So when I rave about children’s products on this blog, there’s no doubt that they are the crème de la crème.

Last month, Noodle & Boo sent me their Newborn 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash and Baby Balm to review.

From Arwen’s first bath with these products, I’ve been hooked. Addicted!  (more…)

Back to School: 5 Must-Haves for Daycare and PreSchool

pottery-barn-kids-back-to-schoolWe now interrupt your regularly scheduled beauty programming to bring you an important public service announcement for parents. If you have small children who will soon start daycare or preschool, the following is required reading.

Arwen Grace, my chipmunk-cheeked 10 week old baby, started daycare this week. While it was difficult to return to work and leave my little munchkin in the care of others, I have to admit that it was easier the second time around. With my son, Westley, I felt incredibly guilty – like I was abandoning him. And on top of that, I didn’t know what essentials and “gear” he needed for his days at daycare. This time, I’m informed and prepared. So here’s your chance to take advantage of my expertise.

For baby, you’ll obviously need diapers, wipes, ointment and bottles, but these five must have items are the real lifesavers:  (more…)

Best Beauty Buys

I love beauty. But what I love more is introducing women to beauty products that they never knew existed but will change their lives. That’s why I started Spoiled Pretty, after all.

I’ve been blogging since 2007 and have posted 2,900+ product reviews and articles. I’ve dropped a lot of knowledge over the past five years and I encourage you to search the site and get better acquainted. But for those who are short on time or need to quickly get down to the nitty gritty, I’ve added an exciting feature to Spoiled Pretty.

Best Beauty Buys is a new option on the navigation bar (top left). Browse my favorite products in seven categories: Baby, Bath and Body, Fragrance, Hair, Makeup, Skin Care and Tools. And be sure to bookmark or check back often, as I’ll be frequently updating with fabulous finds.

Did any of your personal faves make my list? Any best beauty buys you’re dying to try? Tell me in the comments!

Baby Your Baby’s Skin With These Green Goodies!

I’ve been using Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Bubble Bath on my son, Westley, since he came home from the hospital 8 months ago. The brand makes a Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash, but it dried out his skin and hair. I prefer the Bubble Bath to bathe Westley because it’s tear-free, gentler on his sensitive skin, leaves his hair silky and manageable, and smells so good that I can’t stop sniffing him after bath time. Plus, it gets him as clean as a shampoo and baby wash would – and he loves playing with the bubbles!

The sulfate-, phthalate-, petrochemical- and paraben-free is great for babying mommy’s skin too. On many occasions, I’ll lather up with this product because it smells THAT good. I never let Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Bubble Bath run out in my house. There’s always a bottle on standby.

Bath time for Westley!

My son has very dry, sensitive skin so finding a lotion that deeply moisturizes without breaking him out was very important to me. I tried quite a few brands and nothing came close to Lavanila The Healthy Baby Butter. It’s a 100% natural body cream that contains Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and 30 essential vitamins and minerals. The non-greasy formula nourishes, soothes and protect against dryness. I apply The Healthy Baby Butter to Westley’s skin twice a day – and when I’m through, it’s like I just gave myself an ultra-hydrating hand treatment. Plus the fragrance is really amazing – soft yet intoxicating – like a baby should smell. I love this product so much that I buy 2-3 tubes at a time.

Jenni Kayne Mommy Bag: Free With Purchase of $75 at has garnered quite a following for its fabulous collaborations with top fashion designers, and now for the first time, sister site is partnering with fashion designer and new mom, Jenni Kayne, who designed a chic, portable bag filled with eco-friendly products for mom and baby. The stylish Mommy Bag, available for a limited time exclusively at with a purchase of $75 or more, is a roomy canvas pouch that Jenni created as a compact yet practical alternative to a more traditional diaper bag.

Kayne, who welcomed her first child Tanner late last year, wanted to create something large enough to store products for a quick outing and small enough to stash tidily into a stroller or slouchy handbag. The washable, durable bag has elasticized pockets for bottles and snacks and offers a reliable way to keep baby travel basics separate and accessible.

“When I was pregnant I was looking at diaper bags and thought there should be more options for busy new moms,” says Kayne. “Diaper bags can be so cumbersome and sometimes when you’re going out for a walk or need to run a quick errand with a baby, a giant bag doesn’t make anything easier.”

This functional, fashionable design by Jenni Kayne is valued at over $50 and comes filled with full and deluxe-sized samples for Mom and Baby, many from the Green and Natural store:

* Philips Avent Silicone Orthodontic Pacifiers, 0-3 months
* Philips Avent 4oz/125ml Bottle BPA-Free, 0-3 months
* Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion
* Bellybar Vanilla Dreams Milkshake
* Bellybar Baby Needs Chocolate Bar, Chocolate Toffee Crisp
* Seventh Generation Diaper
* California Baby Calendula Cream
* California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Bodywash
* Earth’s Best TenderCare Chlorine-Free Diapers & Wipes
* Earth’s Best TenderCare Chlorine-Free Baby Wipes Resealable Travel Pack
* Susan Brown’s Baby Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer

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