Keeping the Kids Clean…Naturally. {Giveaway} #CocoAndTini

Kids are messy…

Got into the felts again

Whether it’s food, markers, sweat, mud puddles or poopy bums, they are like magnets for grime. It’s especially fantastic when during dinner (after eating with their hands), they decide to comb their little mitts through their hair. Or while trying to avoid being smacked by a flying toy car, your daughter’s pigtails get dipped in the ketchup glob on her plate.

Messy face

Not a day goes by without several wardrobe changes and the occasional “bath worthy” clean up. I’ve had my fair share of “natural disasters”, that it’s sometimes easier to hose the wee ones down rather than trying to wipe the works down with a pile of baby wipes. Better for the environment too!

Sandy pants

When it come to our kids, we strive to find products that are more natural than the stuff our parents used when we were kids. Not that our parents knew what we know now about the harsh chemicals used in bathing products and skin care for our little ones. We want them clean, smelling good and safe from the nasty chemicals.

Coco & Tini

Coco & Tini have a fantastic line of cleaning products for babies and kids. Their Body Wash, Bubble Bath, Conditioning Detangler and Shampoo all contain 100% natural-source ingredients and are dermatologist recommended. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Artificial Preservatives or Artificial Fragrances will never be found in any of Coco & Tini’s products.

We LOVE the smell of these products! The shampoo really get a nice lather and a little goes a long way. Our daughter has long hair, so every time her hair is washed, the fight against tangles is a tearful journey. The conditioning detangler is FANTASTIC at preventing those naughty little tangles from occurring. Using the body wash with a wash cloth really gets the grime off of our little dirt machines and leaves their skin soft and smelling fantastic. The bubble bath is a bit tricky…because they use natural ingredients in their products, it’s pretty hard to get a “mountain of bubbles” to form in the tub. They recommend squirting the bubble bath onto a “dry” tub where the water will hit when it comes out of the faucet. This will give the best bubble result, but you will still not end up with a massive amount. Not to worry, the kiddos will still enjoy playing in the tub with the bubbles that do form. Not to mention, the cute characters that adorn the bottles; Coco & Tini, Woosh & Hoopy (Shampoo), Bingo & Lance (Body Wash), Daphne & Lila (Conditioning Detangler), and Dash & Squiggs (Bubble Bath).

To purchase Coco & Tini products, you can do so through the website or find a local retailer through their handy dandy Store Locator button.

THE GIVEAWAY

Coco & Tini have provided Raincity Parent with a 4pc Travel Set of the Shampoo, Detangling Conditioner, Body Wash and Bubble Bath to giveaway to one lucky reader! The giveaway runs from October 31st-November 7th, 2014 and is open to residents of the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, BC and the Fraser Valley. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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Worship yourself more than the Sun. {Giveaway}

When I was a kid, my Mum would lay out in the sun for hours, baking herself until she reached her favourite tone of bronze.

Dark Tan

 

There was a bottle of sunscreen in the cupboard for us kids, but I’m pretty sure it remained full for my entire childhood. I recall the smell of Coppertone, but for the life of me, I don’t remember EVER using it.

A sunburn was always considered “the base” of our summer tan, so we just went out, got a burn and once it had turned brown, we were good to go for the rest of the Summer.

Flash forward a million years and two kids of my own added to the world, I wouldn’t dare go out in the sun without sunscreen now!

Slathered in sunscreen

The most important thing that I’ve put on my skin this season, is sunscreen. With so much being talked about in the news on the increase of skin Cancer, especially in the younger generation, I definitely slather the good stuff on myself, and most importantly, my kiddos. I’ve even started using a moisturizer with sunscreen on my face. Something I’ve never done in the past because I wore makeup daily that contained an SPF in it. Now that I’m a stay-at-home-Mom with little or no time to get myself ready in the morning, and let’s face it, who really wants to wear makeup when it’s hot and muggy out, only to have it melt part way through your day, a moisturizer with a built in sunscreen is all I need now.

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Cloud Vitamin Cream is more than a sunscreen, it is a SUPER CREAM in my eyes! It contains Retinyl Palmitate, a form of Vitamin A found naturally and in high concentrations in the epidermus of your skin. Created by the award-winning UBC dermatologist Dr. Gordon Telford, Cloud is the first consumer sunscreen to block out the full spectrum of the suns rays, whereas conventional sunscreens only protect from 7% of rays.

Studies suggest that it could possibly reverse sun induced aging, smooth the surface of your skin within weeks, permanently reduce sun induced brown spots, stimulate collagen growth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and tighten loose skin. Once absorbed, it is virtually waterproof and and it’s powerful sun protecting effects last up to 17 days.

Cloud Vitamin Cream is safe to use on children because it contains no preservatives, fragrances or parabens.

If you would like to purchase Cloud  Vitamin Creams for yourself, visit their website: cloudvitamincream.com.

Cloud Vitamin Cream

Cloud has generously provided Raincity Parent with a Summer Bundle to giveaway to one lucky reader! The bundle contains a sample of Cloud Vitamin A cream and a handy Cloud beach mat, perfect for sunny days. This giveaway runs from August 19th-26th, 2014 and is open to Canadian residents only. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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