As detailed last Friday, I received the Walmart Prenatal Box of which I did an overview. As promised by their rep, I received three more items that they said would be more related to the prenatal time. The items arrived this week shipped in a white bubble wrap envelop and this picture shows what I was sent Npsa Body Butter, Lansinoh Nursing Bads and Bio Oil.
I really appreciate Walmart sending me these items. It was interesting to see what they thought would be useful to me at this time while also being safe enough to use while pregnant.
The nursing pads are something I know I will need after I give birth, and possibly before depending on when my breasts start leaking. I have read on articles, forums and mothers groups that I belong to that they may start leaking in advance, but at now twenty one weeks along, this has not been my experience. Still I’m glad to have them for when I do start leaking and will use and evaluate them when the time comes.
Bio Oil is something I’m on the fence on using. On one hand, I do seem to be getting some minor stretch marks near the base of my stomach and this product is supposed to be good at helping prevent and fade them. On the other, it contains among other things Vitamin A which is not recommended for consuming in large quantities in pregnancy and this may apply to things put on and absorbed by the skin. I do have cocoa butter in a few forms which is supposed to do the same job and I just feel more comfortable using that for now. Though I may ask Dr. G about this product at a visit, I’ll most likely set this aside until after I give birth as well.
I did give the last product, the Nspa Coconut Body Butter a few uses. As I did with my Aveeno review, I used this only on one side, my left again. Unlike the Aveeno, I didn’t notice any difference immediately after application, nor after repeated ones. When asked which side he thought I had used it on, Matt said my skin felt equally soft on both sides though perhaps the right was a tiny bit softer.
In addition to the product not really seeming to do much of anything to my skin, the list of ingredients on the other side is quite long for a product meant to be used in pregnancy. I’d have to look up more than three quarters of them to even know what I was putting on my skin.
The long laundry list of items along with not seeing any real results, make this a product I won’t even continue to use as a sample while pregnant or afterwards. I appreciated the chance to try it, but it’s just not for me at all.
Rating – one baby booty out of five