Give your baby the best at bathtime

When it comes to gifts, there isn’t a parent around who doesn’t want something that makes the wind down before bedtime more of a breeze. That is why we have handpicked our favourite skincare and sleeptime gift ideas for wriggly, tired little ones – each one without a tear or tantrum in sight.


THE BEST FOR SLEEPING: Bloom & Blossom Baby Sleep Bedtime Set

As sleep is the luxury every parent craves, surely this Bloom & Blossom Bedtime set is the ultimate gift. A winner in the Junior magazine Design Awards, and a favourite in our house too, especially at bedtime. The blend of Frankincense, chamomile flower, rose water and linden blossom creates a naturally soothing scent that seems to have little ones settling down and drifting off in no time. It’s ideal if you are trying to get your baby into a regular sleep routine and there is also a range for sleep-deprived mamas too.

“What parent wouldn’t appreciate the gift of a soundly-sleeping little one.”

— Baby Sleep Bedtime Routine set, £24, Bloom And Blossom

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Could there be anything cuter than this beautifully illustrated gift trunk for children and babies from skincare experts Little Aurelia. Using only botanical ingredients, with low levels of essential oils, it is ideal for calming and winding down before bed. In the bath, there is a super-gentle Sleep Time Top-to-Toe Wash for all over including hair, and you can use it with the gentle Konjac sponge for thoroughly cleaning their delicate skin. Then when they’re all tucked up you can treat them to the limited edition Sleep Time Tales story book and Little Aurelia’s very-own lullaby. Serious cuteness overload.

“We are finding it hard to cope with the cuteness of this Little Aurelia collection.”

— Woodland Friends gift set, £150, Little Aurelia

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It is clear that busy hands-on mother Tamara Ecclestone had three-year-old daughter, Sophia, at the forefront of her mind when creating her new children and baby skincare brand Fifi & Friends. From the child-friendly characters on the packaging to the delicious ingredients inside including organic almond oil, coconut oil and aloe vera, my little ones love it. The products are nourishing, soothing and great fun, and all are free from parabens, sulphates, silicone, wheat – anything that might irritate delicate skin, so it can even be used with newborns. We love how it lifts bathtime, making it a real treat.

“Little ones love the cute Fifi & Friends characters; mums love the delicious ingredients inside.”

— Daily Essentials gift set, £59, Fifi & Friends

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Made only from raw coconuts, Kokoso is as natural as it gets when it comes to baby skincare. One easy way to help your baby to  relax before bed, is a pampering head massage with the all-natural baby brush set – it is ideal for those heavenly little heads. Along with the coconut oil, you can also use it to gently massage away any cradle cap, the products smell delicious and the little pot really lasts.

“Babies love the soothing experience of having their hair brushed with a super-soft brush - it helps with cradle cap too.”

— Natural Baby Brush set, £15.99, Kokoso

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When former Spice Girl Emma Bunton became a mother, she struggled to find chemical-free products for her eczema-prone little boy that would not further irritate his skin. She also discovered a shortage of sustainable baby lines including bio-degradable nappies. The answer? Her own eco-friendly line launched earlier this year. It features nappies (with the sweetest forest friend designs on the bottom) that use more sustainable materials and significantly fewer chemicals than most household brands. And, if you are looking for an affordable gift, this baby bundle of calming baby oil, cleansing body wash, hydrating bubble bath and a soothing and enriching Magic Salve for any trouble spots is perfect.

“Hypoallergenic and pH balanced, this is a lovely collection for children who have particularly sensitive skin.”

— Shampoo & Body Wash baby bundle, £29.99, Kit & Kin

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