superdumb supervillain: Desert Island Diaper Bag

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Desert Island Diaper Bag

The title of this post refers to the old "desert island discs" feature that Tower Records used to have in their newsletter/magazine, the column where people would choose the albums they would want to have in the unlikely event that they were stranded with nothing but a turntable. Wow, writing that explanation makes me feel super old.

I am often asked what my favorite baby and kid items are and most of them are pretty standard. The one that I recommend most enthusiastically, especially to parents of new walkers and toddlers: Davies Babies' Boo Boo Stick. This amazing balm actually stops bruises from forming! Seriously. I have kept it on hand since Roo was first scooting around and it never fails. No matter how hard that thump you heard was, if you apply a slathering of this stuff, you will avoid the dreaded purple goose egg. I use it on myself, too, with the same results. It is awesome, my friends. The scent is a little blah and it is about the consistency of waxy Vaseline (very sticky! will attract dirt and cat hair!), but Davies Babies' Boo Boo Stick is a portable wonder. If you have an accident-prone little one in your life, it's a must-have.

Oddly, I have never tried the rest of the Davies Babies line. Well, that's not true. We tried their hair detangler spray but the nozzle got stuck and I never got around to returning it to the store. But it doesn't look like they even make that anymore. Their grown-up line (Davies Gate) looks really smashing, too, but you know I never buy luxury stuff for myself anymore…sad, but true.

1 comment:

  1. What is it? Is it Arnica Gel? My mother-in-law got us some of this - it's a homeopathic remedy to prevent bruising and bumping. Hard to say if it works 'cause its hard to say if a bruise would've formed, but seems to be okay.


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