This June, we’re planning our first overnight trip as a family of 4, before the new baby comes in August. But what personal care products can I pack that can take care my 4 year old, 2 year old (with sensitive skin), my husband and I? I recently received some sample size products from Noodle & Boo, California Baby and Simple Kind to Skin that would be perfect for our trip.

We sampled:

1. Noodle & Boo’s Essential Care Kit ($15  at ) which includes 2 oz. sizes of their  Creme Douce Soothing Body Wash, Conditioning Hair Polish, and Extra Gentle Shampoo. This will easily get us through a weekend trip and my 2 year old was able to handle using all the products.

2. California Baby’s No Fragrance SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick ($14.99 at and Whole Foods) is compact enough to stash in a stroller basket or pocket and great for reapplying sunblock on little faces.  It’s non-chemical, PABA-free, waterproof,  safe for sensitive skin, and has no fragrance.

3.Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes ($6.99 at certain Duane Reade locations) – When we’re out and about, I find myself constantly wiping my kids’ faces, but I don’t always want to use baby wipes because they dry out my 2 year old’s face.  Simple Kind to Skin Cleaning Facial Wipes are small enough to fit in my purse and are gentle on my children’s faces, as well as mine. It contains no alcohol or oil, perfumes or colors. Bonus — it also will remove my makeup at night!!

4. Noodle & Boo’s Instant Hand Sanitizer ($5.50, available at – since I change a lot of diapers on the go, a good hand sanitizer is a must. I like Noodle & Boo’s 2 oz. version — an all natural hand sanitizer made from grain-based ethanol and vegetable glycerin. It kills MRSA and is non-irritating on my skin.

Sample size products were received for review purposes.


  1. The Kind to Skin facial wipes are a favorite of mine…you’ll love them!

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