I’ve been on the lookout for some new lotion for my son. I was previously using Burts Bee’s Baby Bee when he was really dry, but he woke up one morning with a raging hot rash from it on his belly and arms, which in turn caused me to immediately toss the Burts in the trash. I never had a problem with it before, and maybe it was a fluke, but I try not to slather him in lotion unless necessary. Most of the time, I can get away with a few dabs of our old standby: California Baby Calendula cream on the rough spots, but lately, despite all of the rain we’ve been getting, his skin has been so dry and itchy, I had to find something that didn’t come from a tiny jar.
I stumbled across the Peter Rabbit Organic skin care line at my local Whole Foods and eyed it up for awhile until I saw that it was on sale. The lotion runs about $14.99, and for the price, the bottle is a decent size, however, $11.99 is a better price, so I snatched it up while I had the chance.
So far, I like the way this works. It coats well and helps mostly helps keep my son from complaining about being itchy. It smells pretty good. The flavor is pumpkin, but it reminds me of lemon carrot cake. My 2 year old really seems to like it. He always asks for “dotion” and after I put it on his hands and he rubs it in, he makes a point to sniff his hands and say “sells gooood.” So I guess it gets toddler approval.
This is a great option for those of you looking for a safer lotion for your kids. It smells great, works well and is free of petrochemicals. They not only list the ingredients that are in there, but they also have a nice lengthy list of ingredients that they DON’T use. It met my criteria for a safer lotion. Bonus, it’s also approved USDA organic.
Peter Rabbit has a pretty wide range of products for baby: Shampoo, detangler, lotion, body oil and intense therapy cream.
Get it: There’s one small drawback to this lotion: It’s a Whole Food’s premium body care exclusive and you can only find it in their stores. But if you do have a Whole Foods near you, it’s worth checking out. Update: You can now purchase it online at Peter Rabbit