the one about friday favorites 2.26.16

Happy Friday! It's our last Friday of February, which means the days are getting longer, the chances of snow are steadily decreasing, and Spring is on its way. I am so excited and ready for a new season.

Tonight, I am sharing with you my favorite children's "grooming" products. We have three girls, which means that we have products-a-plenty around our house. Our oldest daughter also has really sensitive skin, so we have to be choosy about what we use in her baths and as lotion. Our oldest daughter also has extremely curly hair. If we don't stay on top of it, it can turn into dreadlocks very quickly. Combing her hair is a chore that all of us dread, and I recently went on the hunt for a new product to help her unruly mane.

Thankfully, I found two new products that have worked wonderfully for us, and I am here to share them with anyone else out there who has a child with beautiful, tightly coiled curls.

I also am including a fun new toothbrush and a comb that gets the job done.

1. Firefly Light Up Timer Toothbrush at Target. While on one of my recent vacations trips to Target, I found these gems in the toothbrush aisle. We are trying to give our girls the responsibility of brushing their teeth each night, but we also have to make sure that they are doing a thorough job. Our middle daughter tends to just put the toothpaste on the brush and lick the toothpaste off, and this process typically lasts 32 seconds. These toothbrushes are not only extremely inexpensive (2.99 for two!), but they light up for 60 seconds, which helps the children know how long to brush their teeth. They also have suction cups on the bottom which helps them to stand upright on the counter, making for less chance of collecting yuck. 

2. Ouidad Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer at Ulta. I went on a mission to find a product that would not only help detangle Noelle's kinky curly hair, but would also make her hair shiny, manageable, defined, and soft. My journey led me to Ulta where I found this product. I love it because it feels like a thick whipped cream went you dispense it, but it truly coats the hair and makes combing through it much easier when wet. She went to bed with semi-wet hair, but when she woke up, she had defined ringlets and beautiful curls that also smelled wonderfully! The price is a little salty, but a little goes a long way. 

3. Ouidad Botanical Boost Curl Energizing and Refreshing Spray at Ulta. I also picked up this spray to help tame and revive Noelle's curls once they have been slept on and frizzed out a bit. The poor girl gets very wiry looking locks after a night of restless sleep, so rather than do the old "wet my hand then scrunch up her curls" trick, I purchased this spray which truly defines her curls and brings them back to life. 

4. The Wet Comb Detangling Comb. I know that this majority of this post is centered around taming unruly, curly hair, but this is a huge struggle in our house, and I feel like I have finally settled upon the winning combination. I bought this comb at my local salon several months ago, and it has been the only thing that consistently works on Noelle's hair without causing trauma. I will not lie and say that it is a completely tear-free experience, but this comb glides through Noelle's hair while wet better than any other brush or comb we have tried-- and believe me, we have tried a whole bunch. This comb has also done the trick for our extremely tender-headed Charlotte.

5. Perfectly Gentle Bubble Bath by Honest Company. I have been singing the Honest Company's praises for quite sometime. At first, I didn't want to believe the hype that a bubble bath that costs twice as much as the bargain brands could actually be better for my kids, but, as it turns out, I should have switched a long time ago. As new moms, we almost always use the sweet smelling baby bath that everyone gives us as baby shower gifts. There's nothing wrong with this stuff...unless you have a child with extremely sensitive skin...and then you realize you can't use the stuff in the big yellow bottle. Once we switched to Honest Company products, Noelle's skin calmed down, and her skin's dryness and redness was greatly reduced. I really love this bubble bath. It has plenty of lather, smells like an orange creamsicle, and it is extremely gentle on skin as well as eyes. Create a bundle online to save money!

What are some of your favorite children's "grooming" products? Any other tricks of the curly trade that I need to know about?

Have a fantastic weekend!

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