You know all about our Haakaa Breast Pumps, and probably our Ladybugs, too – but what about some of the other unique products across our range? We’ve got everything from balms to bust oils, warming breast massagers to body brushes. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what we have out there!
You may have already heard of our Breast Massager; it’s a very useful little gadget to have while you’re breastfeeding, as it can help improve milk flow and unblock clogged ducts. But did you know we also have the Warming Breast Massager? As the name implies, this device doesn’t just focus on massaging – it also has the option of a couple of different heat settings to gently warm as you massage, meaning you don’t have to jump in the shower or fill up a hot water bottle if you need the extra help that heat can provide when it comes to encouraging faster let-down. And because it’s so small, you can even just pop it straight into your bra, leaving your hands free for whatever else it is you need to do. It’s also rechargeable – that means no more hunting around for batteries!
The Sisal Body Brush is perfect for pretty much anyone who wants it – it’s very much not reserved just for mum! The bristles are made from sisal fibre (from the agave plant), and where their strength lies is in dry brushing. By gently brushing your skin while dry, you can exfoliate your skin while boosting your circulation and lymphatic flow. To do this, use long, soft, slow motions – you aren’t wanting to scrub your skin. Rather, the idea is to gently remove that top layer of dead skin cells. Of course, you can also use it as a standard shower brush! Just use it like normal, but dry it thoroughly after each use. Hanging it up in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight, and make sure to let it completely dry before getting it wet again.
While we’re on skincare, Haakaa has a great range of lotion balms for mum and bubs, as well as a gorgeous bust oil for once you’ve finished your breastfeeding journey. Staying with mum for a moment, we have three – one for each stage of that pregnancy and breastfeeding journey. First up is the Belly Bliss Lotion Balm. This balm is created to help ease the appearance of stretch marks, as the gentle floral scent works to relieve the nausea so many people experience during pregnancy. All natural, it contains coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, rosehip oil and mandarin essential oil to keep your skin moisturised and help tone down any inflammation from the stretchmarks, while essential oils of lavender, ylang ylang and frankincense help to relax you, settling stress and churning tummies. Use it as needed throughout your pregnancy or any other time you feel like an exquisitely-scented moisturising balm.
For many who breastfeed, sore nipples are a very real, all-too-common issue. That’s exactly why we’ve introduced our own lanolin Nipple Cream. Made of 100% ultra-pure medical-grade lanolin, this gentle cream protects your nipples and lets them heal. Because this is designed for such a sensitive area and time, it contains no additives – that means no fragrances and no preservatives to keep everything hypoallergenic. It’s even gentle enough that you can use it as often as you like, and there’s no need to remove it before breastfeeding. Just apply it to your nipples after feeding or whenever you feel it’s necessary! You can even use it before you give birth. Pop a little onto each nipple – a pea-sized amount is plenty – a couple of times a day to help promote soft, supple skin to help prepare your body.
Our Bust Oil, on the other hand, is specifically for once your breastfeeding journey is over. This unique blend of 12 different oils helps to moisturise and tighten your skin once you’re no longer breastfeeding, and it smells amazing. It also promotes improved blood circulation, both through the oils themselves and through massaging it in. Just note: this oil is not for use during pregnancy or nursing.
Of course, balms aren’t just for the grownups. Haakaa also has a range of balms for our wee ones! To begin with is one that most babies will need, and that’s our Baby Bottom Balm! As with all our balms, this is made from 100% natural ingredients to keep your baby’s skin safe. It moisturises, heals, and helps create a barrier against their sensitive skin while they’re still wearing nappies, keeping that dreaded nappy rash at bay.
Sweet Dreams is a lavender-based balm designed to be massaged into your baby’s skin after their bath or before bedtime to help relax them, easing them into sleep.
If you find your little one has a minor cough or cold, help ease it with our Breathe Easy Balm. Lavender oil helps to relax them, while the essential oils of eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, thyme and lemon work to clear noses and facilitate easier breathing, making this a great little product to have on hand.
Last on the baby balm list is the incredibly helpful Restore & Adore Balm. This has been formulated for those wee ones who struggle with dry skin or eczema, helping to restore moisture and ease any inflammation and itching they may have. One of the key ingredients in this formulation is kawakawa-infused coconut oil, which has enormous benefits when used as a topical treatment for skin problems.
Which of these do you find most useful? And which of the other Haakaa products are your secret faves?