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Don’t judge a book by its cover … toch?

Don’t judge a book by its cover… right? The best and sustainable packaging, how do you find that?  Hot topic in the skin care: plastic-free packaging or no packaging at all! If you’re familiar with the products of Petit&Jolie, you know that our products are wrapped in plastic. Sustainable? Let’s be honest, it’s not. Let…

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Everything you need to know about sunscreen

Everything you need to know about sunscreen Each year, the discussion starts again: which sun cream should you get? Should it be a cream, oil, pump or tube? With a mineral or synthetic filter? SPF 10, 15, 20, 30 or 50? Using it every hour or once a day? Waterproof or not? Everyone tells you…

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The sun and her benefits

The sun and her benefits In the previous blog we explored the dangers of too much exposure to the sun. But is that big ball pof light pure evil? Of course not. Personally, I get extremely happy when the sun starts shining, people around me are suddenly a lot friendlier and having the sun warming…

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Sunshine: enjoy or avoid?

Finally, the days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer. The first flowers pop up, the birds start singing and getting up and everyone’s a lot more cheerful. The dark and cold months after slowly left behind. And as true Dutchies, we go sunbathing at the first ray of sunshine. Nope, a full…

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What is the role of nutrition in eczema?

At Petit&Jolie we get a lot of questions about sensitive skin and eczema. A part of this sensitivity is caused by personal care products with harsh ingredients that cause dehydration and irritation. That’s exactly why products of Petit&Jolie are very gentle, effective and very suitable for sensitive skin. But did you know that not only…

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The power of plants

Nature has beautiful things to offer. A sunny sky, snowy walks in the forest, pristine lakes… And sponges! Say what?! Yes, nature offers sponges of the finest quality. Specifically, the roots of the Amorphophallus Konjac do. The konjac plant is native to the warm areas of Japan, China and Indonesia. The plant consists of a…

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Our tips for dry skin and eczema

Earlier we wrote a blog about the characteristics of and the difference between dry skin and eczema. No fun! The most important thing: what can you do about it? We have listed tips that should help you care for your baby’s skin. Do try this at home Take a shorter bath: limit bath time to…

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Eczema: what is it anyway?

At Petit&Jolie, we regularly get questions about dry skin and eczema. The skin does not look like it should, but the worst part is actually that it is so itchy. Very annoying! Especially when you try to explain to your baby that scratching it off limits. But what is eczema really and how do you…

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Baby (room) coming soon!

Baby on the way! Congratulations! A great excuse to redecorate a room. No more study/fitness/messy room, you need to get that nursery ready. Let’s step into the world of baby room interior design. There’s an incredible amount of choice. Do you take a crib or granny’s old basket? Or maybe the popular co-sleeper? Do you…

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First aid for a dry skin

After a wonderful summer nature is preparing for winter. The leaves change colors. The wind is starting to blow and the temperatures are going down. Yes, fall has started. As a result, our skin has to adjust, just like the skin of your kids. It has to get used to the differences in temperature, to…

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Planning in a young family. Yeah right!

Planning in a young family. Yeah right! Do you know that feeling, that you wake up and know that the day is filled with activities in a tight schedule? But you are ready to go! After an hour you start scratching your head. ‘How the h… do I get this all done?’ Well, you don’t,…

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Chubby legs and skin rash – what to do?

Do you know what I really enjoy? Those delicious chubby baby legs. With rolls and folds. The older we get, the less happy we are with those chubby legs, but on a cute baby, I just love them. It’s just a well-nourished baby, right? A consequent of those chubby legs is that you have to…

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Wash your hands

When I think of bacteria, I immediately think of a big nasty stain on the wall or counter. I start itching and scratching right away. Sounds familiar? You can imagine I am open for everything to get rid of all that the (invisible) nastiness. Because bacteria are dirty, and we don’t need no dirty in…

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Outdoor activities with kids

It will probably not surprise you: we love outdoor activities. We’re blessed spending hours walking through the woods, at the beach or on the grasslands. If the little one still fits in a baby carrier or stroller, it’s easy to go out for hours. But as soon as your toddles wants to walk by himself,…

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Fun activities for every age

Summertime has come. Finally, it’s time to just be together instead of working down the schedule of waking up the kids, getting them ready, working, picking up, feeding them and putting them to bed. Just being together is lovely but adding a few activities in the mix is even better. Of course, there’s countless things…

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Treehuggers are it

Treehuggers are it Not long ago, people who were openly conscious about nature, didn’t eat meat and preferred organic products, were labeled as treehuggers. Yes, you know what we’re talking about. Those men and women who didn’t fit in, who spent hours through the health food shop. The people some referred to as: ‘Ah, typically…

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The mysterious rise of washable diapers

The mysterious rise of washable diapers Yes, you read that right. Washable diapers are on the rise. I know what you’re thinking. You’re disgusted by the thought of throwing a poopy diaper in the washing machine together with your other clothes. I totally understand that. My first experience with a washable diaper was when I…

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Crude oil in baby care products

Crude oil in baby care products Do skincare products for babies contain crude oil? Really? That can’t be true! Unfortunately, it is the truth. No, the product does not actually contain the exact black stuff. But it is actually used as a base for ingredients in personal care products. And they don’t leave personal care…

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The skin of your baby

The skin of your baby – how to take good care of it The moment you see your little one, you know. Your baby is the most beautiful, precious creature in the world, including wrinkled skin and white substance on it. This white layer is called ‘vernix caseosa’ and protects the baby from all micro-organism…

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Why anti stretch mark oil?

We regularly get the question if anti stretch marks oil is really needed. If you ask us, yes, it is really needed to take care of your skin during your pregnancy. Your body and skin are changing and this means extra care and love. But what are stretch mark? Stretch marks are line-shaped skin disorders.…

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Benefits of baby massage

Baby Massage is becoming increasingly popular and we understand that. There are so many benefits and of course a lot of fun to do babymassage. Please, let us tell why we like babymassage so much. Why baby massage? In the first place is baby massage a great way to get in contact with your baby.…

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Which information can you still believe?

Afgelopen week zond NPO3 een Amerikaanse documentaire uit over suikers in onze voeding. De documentaire liet zien hoe de suikers in ons eten terecht zijn gekomen, wat de rol van de industrie, lobbyisten en overheid hierin spelen en nog steeds spelen. Daarin werd pijnlijk duidelijk dat er graag wordt gezwegen…

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Edibility product good benchmark for care free use

Onlangs zag ik een foto op Instagram. Hierop waren allerlei cadeau’s zichtbaar die de kersverse moeder tijdens haar babyshower had gekregen. Tot mijn grote verbazing stonden daar wel een stuk of 15 verzorgingsproducten voor kindjes die naar mijn idee onterecht populair zijn. Voor nu noem ik…

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