My little guys get super dry skin in the winter, but the catch is, babies seem to hate getting lotion slathered all over them. I tried applying it right after the bath (tears), before getting dressed (shrieks) and right before bed (wails). But! Our babysitter then had a brilliant idea…

She told me to let Anton apply the lotion himself.

It works like magic.

First he rubs it on his round belly…

Then his cheeks, ears and little nose.

And by then, he’s relaxed and happy enough to let me smooth it on his arms and legs.

All done! It has actually become a lovely morning ritual.

For our guys, we use Honest Body Lotion and Organic Body Oil, which are non-toxic and gentle on baby skin and use organic olive, shea, jojoba, olive, avocado, and sunflower oils to nourish and moisturize. I use them for myself, too!

I can’t say enough good things about The Honest Company’s cleaning, bath and baby products. We’ve used them for years, and they’re one of the few companies I really, really trust. (Their patterned diapers are adorable, too.)

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(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by The Honest Company, whose mission and products I adore. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that make Cup of Jo possible.)