Baby Perfume: Do You Use It?

Suzanne Murray
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Photo from Love, Chic Baby

When I was pregnant, my mother said, "We have to choose a 'baby perfume'." She didn't actually mean a real perfume, but rather a yummy-smelling baby lotion.

My sister had used Johnson's Baby Lotion on all three of her kids, and I have to admit, I absolutely love the way it smells. The problem is I'm much more eco-minded and certain ingredients give me pause so my mom knew that wasn't even an option. I ultimately decided on a more natural baby moisturizerBurt's Bees Apricot Oil—and everyone always says how good my baby smells. I'm inclined to think it's more about the baby than the lotion.

I have a friend who does actually uses a spray perfume on her baby. It's pretty heavy and I always smell like it after I've held her daughter. She gave my baby some as a present and I didn't have the heart to tell her I'd never use it.

I just learned from ParentDish that there's a new perfume made especially for babies called Love, Chic Baby. It comes in two versions: Coco, a calming airy fragrance, for girls; and Momo, a fruitier scent, for boys.

According to the web site, celebrity-mom fans of the fragrance include Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Rachel Weisz, Kelly Preston, and Elizabeth Hasselbeck. So it's not too surprising that the perfume also has a celebrity-size price tag: $48.50.

Do you use baby perfume? Do you use scented lotions and baby products or do you go for unscented or naturally scented things?

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