Ah, New Year’s Eve. It’s that time of year where people around the world take stock of the year that has been, and look towards the coming year with fresh hopes and dreams. It’s the same for me – I’ve been blogging almost a year now, and I’d love to share with you the best of Natural Beauty with Baby 2017.
This post has been a lot of fun to write! It’s almost like an awards ceremony.
So, let’s take a look at my best of!
Blogger game-changer post
This post marked a huge turning point for my blog. It was a super-proud moment for me being accepted onto the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Programme.
I really enjoyed my first LoveLula Natural Beauty box. It’s also been a real blast talking with the LoveLulies in the LoveLula Natural Beauty Facebook group. In this group, we share natural beauty recommendations and advice. The members are so helpful and knowledgeable about natural beauty – why not join in?
Reader favourite post
This is my most popular post of all time with readers. It consistently has the most readers each and every day. I’m so glad it strikes a chord with so many mamas!
The post talks about the benefits of breast milk bathing, and helps mamas learn how to make one with step-by-step instructions. Breast milk truly is a wonder substance!
Best researched post
This blog post sums up everything I know about searching for natural products. This is how I find truly natural skincare and beauty, and avoid greenwashing.
I’ve found myself sharing this article time and time again on social media, as the advice applies to adults, as well as children.
Best baby product
My favourite products for Jonah. We use Weleda nappy creams daily, and have yet to find a better all-round nappy cream.
I have a huge soft spot for Weleda as they’ve cared for my skin a long time, and Jonah’s skin since his birth. Trust is so important.
Best mama product
This balm is a lifesaver. It’s helped me get through several bouts of teething and colds. We’ve been feeding 18 months now, and still going strong!
The balm makes a great alternative to traditional lanolin-based nipple balms. I’m so glad we found it!
Most sentimental post
I was so emotional about Jonah’s first haircut, so this post is totally sentimental! I hope this post is helpful for any mama worried about getting her toddler’s first haircut.
We turned Jonah’s first curl into a beautiful memento necklace that I will treasure forever.
First PR post
My first PR post was the BeeMom breast pump. I really love this product and the mama boss behind it.
It’s amazing when a product performs as well as the market leader, yet is half the cost. I really need this in my life since my maternity pay ended a long time ago!
Most cathartic post
It was so cathartic to write and share my birth story. It’s really important to share positive birth stories, as we tend to hear plenty of negative talk. Following HypnoBirthing throughout my pregnancy really helped, and I won’t hesitate to use it again for our second pregnancy.
Writing my birth story spurred me on to guest post my positive birth story for Mini Mummi Blogger.
Favourite guest post
I was so honoured to be featured on Kari’s blog with my extended breastfeeding guest post.
Extended breastfeeding is really close to my heart. Sharing my story and tips for other mamas who hope to breastfeed beyond a year felt really good!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the best of Natural Beauty with Baby 2017. It’s been a fantastic year for me. I’ve met some amazing bloggers, and learned so much about natural skincare and blogging.
In January, my blog will be 1 year old. I’ll be celebrating with a blog post talking about my first year – reflecting on how it has gone, and where I hope it will go in 2018.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments, I’d really love to hear from you!