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Review : Mother Sparsh worry free baby products!

Hey guys,

Today I want to introduce you to a worry free brand of Ayurvedic babycare products that I am absolutely loving at the moment, Mother Sparsh, which literally means Mother’s Touch.

They make 8 products in all and I will be reviewing 7 of them. So, here goes :

98% Water baby wet wipes – This product is quite innovative and one to definitely try out. Usually baby wipes are loaded with parabens and have a high alcohol content in them. However, this one has 98% water in it, is paraben free and thus is the purest wipes ever!

Mother Sparsh baby wet wipes

The material of the wipe is light & a stretchy kind. It says on the pack that it is ‘Non woven Spunlace fabric’. It has Aloe Vera extract in it, is pH balanced and enriched with vitamin E. It has extra moisture in it & does an excellent job of cleaning, while imparting a pleasant scent.

I love that each time a wipe is pulled, it brings up an individual wipe rather than pulling up the next one half way with it. This helps in handling the wipes one handed.

Price : Rs 185 for a pack containing 80 wipes. However, as an introductory offer, the price is Rs 150 now.

Baby Massage oil (Lal tail) – Lal tail translates to ‘red oil’. This one smells absolutely phenomenal thanks to the wonderful  blend of different Ayurvedic Herbs & oil. It mainly contains Sesame oil (which is known to improve blood circulation & strength of whole body) & Sankhpushpi (which has a calming effect).

Lal tail baby massage oil

This is a great massage oil & can be used on the scalp too. It comes in a easy to handle flip open plastic bottle.

Price : Rs 96 for a 100ml bottle.

Currently though,  there is an offer whereby you can get a baby lotion (40 ml) worth Rs 34, free with a Lal tail.

Mother Sparsh offer pack

Baby lotion – Out of all the Mother Sparsh products, this one’s scent is my favorite. It is so pleasant & refreshing. It contains mainly Olive oil & Aloe Vera.

The lotion is white in color and very runny in consistency. It is so moisturizing and leaves the baby’s skin pleasantly scented and soft.

Mother Sparsh baby lotion

The full sized product that they sell comes in a bottle. However, the one that I am reviewing, is the 40ml sample that came with the Lal tail. It came in a tube. Tubes are great for creams & for something as runny as this lotion, this tube is a wrong choice of packaging. There is literally no control over how much product can be dispensed with each squeeze. It just spurts out. I wish they used a mini bottle for packaging this sample.

Price : Rs 85 for a full sized 100 ml bottle.

Baby body wash – This is a straw colored, lightly viscous liquid gel that mainly contains Olive & Turmeric. It has a soapy kind of smell which is OK. Turmeric helps fight infections & such. It lathers lightly and a little goes a long way. It comes in a flip open bottle, which is convenient to use during bath time. I liked it a lot.

Mother Sparsh baby body wash

Price : Rs 85 for a 100 ml bottle.

Baby powder – This one contains Tulsi & Aloe Vera. The powder is very fine and easy to spread on the skin. However,  I am not that keen about it’s scent. It’s Ayurvedic like but way too strong.

Mother Sparsh baby powder

The product might be working well on the baby’s skin due to the Ayurvedic content in it but the smell is quite off-putting. The container that it comes in has three indentations on each side of it so that it’s easy to grab onto it. That’s quite nice.

Price – Rs 62 for a 100 gms container.

Baby soap – This is a white colored, beautifully scented bar uof soap. It contains Almond oil & Olive oil. It lathers quite well and leaves the baby smelling great. It is quite dense and not the kind that melts away fast.

Mother Sparsh baby Soap

Price : Rs 48 for a 75 gms bar

Gripe water – This is an all natural choice for stomach discomfort, gas, colic, teething and hiccups. I have used gripe water in the past. Mother Sparsh’s gripe water contains Saunf (Fennel) & Pudina (Mint). It’s a straw colored liquid with a medicinal scent.

Mother Sparsh Gripe water

It can be given to even newborn babies. My son is nearing 2 years old and for that age it says here on the pack that they can be given 10 ml 3 times per day. But, I give it to him only when I feel he has a discomfort.

Price : Rs 55 for a bottle containing 130 ml

Mother Sparsh products are alcohol free, parabens free, phthalate free & worry free. All products have a different color on their respective packaging and are easy on the eyes & pleasant. Overall,  I find this brand budget friendly & trust worthy. You should definitely try it out.

These products can be bought online from Firstcry.com, Amazon India & Flipkart. Check out Mother Sparsh’s site for more details.

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Naz ♥

Note : These products were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest & my own.

Dealing with Colic in Babies!

Hey all,

I wouldn’t categorize my son as colicky buy there are times when no amount of trying, makes him stop crying. This inconsolable crying that is intense and lasts for some time is the condition called Colic. This is a common condition and can start from as early as 2 weeks and last until 6th month. In my son, I noticed this from 3.5 months onwards. He is 5 months old now.

Some symptoms :

● Crying starts just like that without any particular reason
● No amount of trying helps
● Baby passes more gas
● His little tummy seems swollen
● He furrows his brows with the intensity of crying
● He brings up his legs towards his stomach and clenches stomach muscles

There is no particular cure for Colic. Only passing of time and some medicines will help relieve the baby. Here are the medicines that I use for him, so that he feels relieved from the gas build up in his stomach :

Gripe water – This is a very popular product that is given to such babies. I bought one too. It was an over-the-counter purchase and not with a prescription from the doctor. It’s by the brand Woodward’s, which is popular where I live. It’s a gentle antacid and helps to calm down any acid reflux that happens in the baby. It is colorless and has a soothing taste. Price : Rs 40 (Approx AED 2.19) for a 130 ml bottle.

Gripe water

Colicaid Drops – This is made to deal with Infant Colic, Griping Pain & Flatulence. It’s a thick, white product. It contains Dill oil, Fennel oil and Simethicone, which is an active ingredient that helps relieve colic. Price : Rs 66 (Approx AED 3.61) for a 30 ml bottle.


Colicaid EZ– Produced by the same company that produces Colicaid Drops, this one is slightly different. The ‘EZ’ in the name stands for Enzyme. This works better than the previous one. It contains Diastase, Pepsin and Simethicone. It’s made to relieve Indigestion, Flatulence & Infant Colic. It’s brown in color, thick in consistency and has a very strong taste. Price : Rs 60.50 (Approx AED 3.31) for a 15 ml bottle.

Colicaid EZ

Colicarmin – This is my favorite one because it seems to give instant relief to him. It’s an orange / red colored product. It’s a completely herbal product with Soya, Cardamom, Hing & Sanchal in it. This is a product I highly recommend. Price : Rs 40 (Approx AED 2.19) for a 30 ml bottle.


Babylac powder – Introducing probiotics into your child’s body is a great way to combat indigestion, which inevitably leads to more gas production. The Lactic Acid Bacillus in this product creates healthy bacteria in your baby’s intestine. It’s a white colored powder, that should be diluted in water or milk. Price : Rs 73.70 (Approx AED 4.04) for a 30 gms container.


Other things that help :

● Putting baby in a prone position helps him to expel gas and be relieved.

● Holding him in an upright position while feeding helps him to swallow less air, thus creating less gas inside him.

● While preparing formula milk, don’t make it immediately before feeding, since you will be shaking the bottle during prep, which creates air bubbles in the milk. Let it settle for couple of minutes and then only offer it to your baby.

Hope this post helps you out in some way or the other. It’s not a comprehensive guide on colic yet these are things that have worked for me. All medicines mentioned above, except Gripe Water were bought after my doc prescribed it for him. Everything was purchased from India. If you would like to buy gripe water or other popular, over-the-counter colic products that doesn’t need a doctor’s prescription, check out this US based site that ships worldwide.

The above is a post I wrote for City Times magazine, back in April. To read the post there, click here

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