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Review: New and improved Agape Babies

Back in 2014, I blogged about Agape Babies. It has been our go-to online store for baby-related products as they carry some of my favourite brands that I use for Elliott. Recently, they contacted me again to share that they have:

  • launched their new and redesigned website for an even better shopping experience on the mobile. There’s also a one-step checkout and one-click sign in for a faster experience. We all know busy mothers usually shop in the middle of the night (or with one hand) when babies are asleep so an easy-to-navigate mobile site is important.
  • expanded their brand and product selection to include popular brands such as Jujube and 3M. They now carry over 250 brands and 6,000 products in over 10 categories. Pretty mind-boggling, if you ask me.
  • one-click self collection from 3 convenient locations – Newton, Sengkang and Old Airport Road. Smaller parcels enjoy 72 pick up locations.

Also, for first time customers, you get $10 off and 1 free Mustela Trial Kit (worth $10) OR a 10% discount on full-priced items – use code “AGAPE10%”. Details here.

Here are some of my favourite products/brands that I get from Agape Babies:

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From left to right:

Previously, I bought a smaller tube (75gm) from a physical store and realised that this bigger bottle costs less on Agape Babies. Elliott co-sleeps with us in an air-conditioned room and I noticed that his face was getting dry. This is what I use to apply on his face after his evening shower each evening.

He calls it the “cow cream” and if I forget, he’d remind me to “put cow cream on Elliott’s face so that it won’t crack”. Yes, that’s what I tell him and he chimes it back to me, that little parrot.

MooGoo is a natural skin care brand from Australia,  and this is what it says on the box:

This nourishing moisturiser includes 10% MSM (organic sulphur), a natural skin-soothing compound, to help skin return to a healthy condition. It also contains Sweet Almond Oil and raw Coconut Oil which are two of the best oils to help calm and nourish troublesome skin. Suitable for adults, children and babies.

What I love about it: It smells naturally nice, and gets absorbed by the skin easily. Just a little bit goes a long way for his face. Elliott generally hates cream on him but he allows this “cow cream” on his face which says a lot.

  • Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Dusting Powder Shaker Bottle (7.5oz) | product link

For some odd reason, it is damn hard to find this powder at the shops! Not many online retailers carry it as well. I’ve hunted for it high and low and no luck. I was really thankful when I saw that Agape Babies carry it as it is my favourite dusting powder to use on Elliott. I’ve used it on him since he was a wee tiny newborn and we are still using it post-shower. I don’t know about you but I love the smell of a freshly-powdered baby/toddler. Mmmmm.

Burt’s Bees is from USA and it ‘keeps skin feeling soft, dry and comfortable. Made with naturally absorbant Cornstarch, our talc-free formula is clinically shown to be non-irritating and safe for baby’s delicate skin’.

What I love about it: It’s 100% natural and importantly, talc free (did you read about the Johnson & Johnson case?). It also contains no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS. Will definitely be using it on the twins when they arrive too! It also smell nice. Can you tell that smell is a very important criteria for me? Hur hur.

I first discovered NAIF at a consumer trade show. If memory does not fail me, I think it was at Public Garden. I chatted with the gentleman manning the small store and he shared that he brought NAIF into Singapore because he was trying to find a suitable product for his young son who suffered from eczema as a baby.

We used California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash: Calendula (also carried by Agape Babies) for Elliott when he was younger but now that he’s older, I decided to switch to using a separate shampoo and body wash. We’d still be using the same California Baby products for the twins when they arrive.

NAIF originates from the Netherlands. The nourishing shampoo is ‘based on a soap-free, tear-free formula, specially developed for delicate baby hair and scalp. The mild formula leaves hair soft and shiny. Made from natural ingredients such as cottonseed extract and gluten free wheat protein powder.’

The cleansing wash gel ‘has a soap-free, tear free formula specially developed for delicate and sensitive baby skin. The mild formula gently cleanses while preserving the skinโ€™s hydrolipidic film to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. Made from natural ingredients such as cottonseed extract and gluten free wheat protein powder.’

What I love about it: It is a natural product that is dermatologically tested, PH-skin neutral, hypo allergenic/ allergy-free perfume, preservative free. It also contains no PEG, SLS/ SLES, phenoxyethanol, parabens, mineral oil or any other potentially harmful ingredients. It is also mild and smells nice. I’d admit to always smelling Elliott’s head post-shower because I love the fresh clean post-shower smell.

Also, you don’t need to use much for the little ones. For the shampoo, I use a pea-sized amount to wash Elliott’s hair (also because he erm, doesn’t have much hair). For the cleansing wash gel, I use about the size of 10-cent coin (or slightly less) for his entire body.

Don’t say I never share – Agape Babies is currently having a promotion where you buy 2 NAIF products and get a free NAIF mini gift set worth $25! These mini sets are useful when we take Elliott swimming and we simply pop these mini tubes into his swim bag. You can see the little tubes in the picture above.

Discount code

Now, here’s something special for all of you. When you shop at Agape Babies, use the code ene5% and you’d get a 5% discount on your purchases. This code is valid from today, 5 June till 25 June, so do hurry. Kindly note that this discount code excludes milk, diapers, wipes, Medela breastpumps, Jujube, sale and clearance categories.

Courier delivery

Agape Babies also provide free courier delivery for purchases $80 and above. I love that their delivery partner is Ninja Van (with tracking number) and if you order before 2pm, the earliest you can get your items is the next working day. More details on delivery here.

Happy shopping!

Note: miss ene received shopping credits in return for this sponsored post. All views and opinions expressed are her own.

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