As ardent fans of the Bamford adult skincare range, we were very excited to hear that there was a mother and baby range in the works, with the added bonus of beautiful organic cotton clothing and accessories designed to make bath-time a cosy and cocooning experience for little ones.
The contents of the beautifully presented Bamford Baby package sent to Junior, exceeded expectation. This is a wonderfully luxurious, soothing and uplifting range that any new parent or mum-to-be would be thrilled to receive. Most of the products in the collection are designed to be shared by mother and baby but we can guarantee the beautifully fresh-smelling body and hair wash (£25), made with a blend of chamomile, geranium, lavender and tea tree will be a favourite with the whole family.
> Ingredients are 75% organic and 97% natural in origin, making this a product range that has really pushed hard on keeping its ingredients as natural and sustainably sourced as possible.
We love the fact that the bottle is a generous size, meaning it won't disappear in a puff of bubbles!
Another product designed for both mother and baby is an indulgent balm (£20) made from a blend of shea butter, jojoba and rosehip oil, perfect for delicate skin and nappy rash. A lovely fragrance-free moisturiser (£20) that feels rich yet sinks in beautifully is marked just for baby but we thought grown-ups would love this product too. There is even a little canister of chamomile body powder in the range that has all the nostalgia of old fashioned talcum powder (£15) but without any talc. Made from a base of organically grown corn flower, it guarantees soft, dry skin and yet again, smells reassuringly fresh and natural.
For us, the stand-out product in the range has to be the Mother Calendula Treatment Oil (£32), made with rosehip oil, avocado oil and Tasmanol™ – a 100% natural plant extract that helps minimise the appearance of stretch marks. As with the balm, this product comes in a beautiful matte glass jar, making it feel wonderfully tactile and luxurious, while the oil itself smells divine and feels wonderfully nurturing. A little goes a long way and we can see this product being a long-term friend once you start using it. Definitely a great gift for a friend who's having a baby or a treat for anyone who wants to lavish their bump with some love.
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In creating this collection, we wanted to offer mothers-to-be a selection of gentle, nurturing lotions and treatments, as well as products and toys to celebrate their precious new arrival. Parents can be reassured that all our yarns, creams and washes are full of nourishing ingredients that will be kind to their baby’s delicate skin. It’s the range I wish I’d had when my own children were born.
Alongside the bath and body collection, Bamford have created a charming bath-time clothing range that is perfect for wrapping up babies, post dip. A soft muslin poncho, towel and robe all covered in a specially designed block-print of Cloud the sheep and her baby Clover, make for an adorable unisex collection. Cloud and Clover are also available in sustainably-made wooden toy form - Bamford really have let their imagination roam free with this collection. To make sure you have somewhere equally adorable to stow all your products and baby equipment, there is also a co-ordinating quilted muslin bag and zip-up pouch - both washable. Any combination of gifts ordered from the Bamford site come in a ribbon tied envelope bag finished with a sweet heart gift tag, making this range the perfect option for baby showers and new baby gifts. To use a term that isn't very Bamford - they nailed it.