Beauty Clinic: Treats for mum-to-be
Q. Our daughter is pregnant with her first baby – our first grandchild! We would like to give her some skincare treats and wonder what you would suggest?
A. Congratulations! How exciting and what fun to choose some lovely products. We find most mums-to-be lean towards natural ranges so we would be looking at the options below.
From totally pure and 100 percent natural brand, Dr.Hauschka, two new kits both deliciously rose-scented:
• Just for Mum Kit/£34 – contains full size Rose Deodorant, Blackthorn Toning Body Oil to help prevent stretch marks and Hydrating Hand Cream (all of which we love ourselves by the way)
• Mum & Baby on the Go Kit/£11: travel sizes (10 ml) of matching rose-based luxuries – Rose Nurturing Body Oil and Rose Nurturing Bath Essence (for mum and baby from three months), plus – for mum – Rose Nurturing Body Wash and matching Body Cream.
Our other favourite gift if you want to splash out is the Mummy & Baby Countdown Kit from Love Boo, with nine natural pampering products all boxed up prettily – for Mummy, Perineum Massage Oil, Super Stretchy Miracle oil for top-to-toe supple skin, Body Wash, Bath Soak and Body Smoother. And for baby, Soothing Bottom Butter, Very Gentle Top-to-toe Wash, Kind & Creamy Body Lotion, plus Soft & Splashy bubbles. It’s £60 at loveboo.com – but there’s a lovely range of less expensive options too:
And while we’re on the subject of baby gifts, do consider a Cuskiboo Comforter, voted one of the top 10 baby products by parents and used in the NHS. Sarah sent one to Australia for a baby boy who adored it so much (and still does aged five and very macho) that his grandparents had to order two more – one for sleepovers at their house and one in case he lost the first one and couldn’t/wouldn’t sleep without it. £17.99 from cuskishop.co.uk. When we hear about a new baby, we’re online ordering immediately.