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6 Baby 'Beauty' Products That Are Awesome for Moms

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What's that body wash you're using?
I'm a lifelong beauty product junkie with no plans on ever quitting. So, obviously, when my daughter was born a few months ago, I was thrilled to purchase all sorts of skin-soothing, yummy-smelling "toiletries" for her. So thrilled that I bought way too many products. But it's cool, because they're being put to good use -- not just on her, on me, as well. Forget Sephora, Babies R Us is where it's at for my beauty needs these days.

Here are 6 baby "beauty" products that work amazing on moms.

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1Mustela 2 in 1 Hair and Body Wash

This wash is, in a word, heavenly. Not only does it work amazing on my daughter's full head of hair, it's a super luxurious wash for me. It smells gorgeous and lathers great -- a little bit on a puff goes a long way.

2California Baby Overtired & Cranky Everyday Lotion

And speaking of yummy-smelling things, nothing compares to this lotion by California Baby. It's not quite heavy enough (for me, at least) to use as a body lotion, but it's perfect for hands and arms. Whenever I'm giving my daughter a post-bath massage, I slather some on myself.

3Johnson's Safety Swabs

I'm kind of obsessed with these. Not only have I taken to using them in my own ears, I use them for smudging eyeliner at the corner of my eyes. They do the smokey look much better than their skinny counterparts.

4Babyganics Non-Petroleum Protective Ointment

I'm not really one to put too much ointment on my baby -- she doesn't seem to need it. But before she was born, in the midst of a baby-buying frenzy, I purchased this super-rich, Vaseline-like ointment. And I'm glad. Because I use it.

Put a little dab on dry cuticles, or smooth some on cracked heels before putting socks on, and voila -- smooth as a baby's bottom.

5Earth's Best Soothing Lavender Lotion

This is the perfect body lotion. It's thick, non-greasy, easily-absorbed, and it smells unbelievably clean.

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