Parenting your own way with Baby Dove South Africa (plus a giveaway)

Baby Dove South Africa

“We believe that there are no perfect moms, only real ones”, well said Baby Dove, well said! When Baby Dove South Africa launched a few months ago, I was pretty excited; I’m a big fan of most of the OG Dove products so I had really high hopes for this new offshoot, plus the way that they were marketing themselves really hit home, as a mama.

I’ve said it once and I will say it again, this parenting gig is tough! Sure, it’s really rewarding and I am super obsessed and in love with Aria but there are times like right now when my entire family is man down with flu and I am typing this post with tissues stuffed up my nose that I long for my pre-baby life, just because it was that much simpler and the only person who was affected by my decisions, was myself. These days, everything that I do and every decision that Dan and I make affects Aria. Often those decisions are met with extreme critisism (like when we decided to sleep train Aria), sometimes I get a fair amount of judgement (like when I had to start formula feeding Aria) and when this happens it’s really hard to remain steadfast and confident in the choices that you’ve made as a parent.

At the end of the day, every one parents differently, and they parent in the way that suits their child, and suits their lifestyle. I know for myself personally, and from many of my friends that are moms, we doubt ourselves a lot, especially the first time around, and often feel completely overwhelmed by all of the information that’s out there and bestowed upon us by well meaning friends and family. It’s a lot to take in!

Dove Baby South Africa understands that we all parent in our own way and their line of products show this by having a huge variety as well as different options for different skin types, because just like our parenting styles, baby’s skins are all different. The range is designed to take care of a baby’s delicate skin and the products are all hypoallergenic, pH neutral, gentle on the eyes, paediatrically and dermatologically tested as well as being opthamologically approved. There are quite a variety of products that range from shampoos and lotions to petroleum jelly and nappy cream. I also like the fact that you have the option of either the Rich Moisture range (for normal to dry skin) or the Sensitive Moisture range (for sensitive skin). In saying this however, if you have a child with eczema or a similar skin condition, I would be extra cautious. Your best bet would be to do a little patch test on the inside of their arm to see if they react.

We have used most of the Baby Dove South Africa products, I think the only ones we haven’t got to yet is the petroleum jelly (because honestly, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with it?), the bar of soap and the nappy cream (still making our way through a monster size one, and also I usually forget to apply it). Aria has very normal skin and she hardly reacts to products so Baby Dove works really well for us! It smells pretty darn good, cleans her little bod and doesn’t dry out her skin, but I do find that I absolutely have to apply a lotion to her day and night as the winters here in Johannesburg are horribly dry. My only gripe is the pump on the body wash, it doesn’t pop back up once you’ve dispensed some product so if you need another pump, it’s a bit of a pain, but really , that isn’t the end of the world now is it? All in all we really enjoyed using the Baby Dove South Africa products, I think our favourites were the lotion and the shampoo.

Here’s a quick run down of the products as well as their recommended retail price.

Rich moisture baby bar (R12,99):  has ¼ moisturising cream as well as stearic and palmitic acid to help restore the skin’s barrier.

Rich moisture tip to toe wash (R38,99 – R64,99): helps to replenish essential moisture and lost nutrients while cleansing gently.

Rich moisture shampoo (R49,99 – R69,99): moisturises baby’s scalp and keeps their hair soft.

Rich moisture lotion (R48,99): soothes dry skin and moisturises for 24 hours.

Rich moisture diaper cream (R34,99): provides instant comfort and soothes baby’s skin.

Rich moisture baby wipes (R31,99): as gentle as water, alcohol free and suitable for newborns.

Rich moisture petroleum jelly (R17,99 – R36,77): soothes dry skin and provides immediate protection.

Sensitive moisture tip to toe wash (R38,99 – R64,99): helps retain baby’s natural skin moisture.

Sensitive lotion (R48,99): fragrance free and gently moisturises.

Sensitive moisture baby wipes (R31,99): removes impurities effectively while gently cleansing.

So, want to win a mini Baby Dove hamper (a pack of wipes, a tip to toe wash and a baby bar)? There are four different ways to enter, you can enter one or all of the ways, totally up to you!

1. Follow me on Facebook and then tag a friend and share this post with the hashtag #TrustYourWay

2. Follow me on Instagram and then tag a friend and regram this post with the hashtag #TrustYourWay

3. Follow me on Twitter and then tag a friend and retweet this Tweet with the hashtag #TrustYourWay

4. Comment on this blog post with an example of how you #TrustYourWay


  • Open to South African residents only
  • Giveaway ends 00:00 on 17 October, winner will be announced on 18 October
  • Baby Dove is responsible for delivering the prize to the winner
  • Spammers will be disqualified

*This blog post is sponsored by Baby Dove







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    October 3, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Im a first time mom and new to EVERYTHING! Its so scary but very reassuring when I know whatever I do is in the best interest of my baby girl. #TrustYourWay

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    Letesha Korasie
    October 3, 2017 at 9:44 am

    My baby has extremely dry and sensitive skin and I trust Dove baby sensitive moisture wipes for her after each nappy change.

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    October 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

    #TrustYourWay even though everyone tries to tell me what’s best for my baby, as a mum I trust myself to know that I’m the only one who knows what’s best for my baby

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    Anusha Naidoo
    October 3, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I believe in my own way as the mommy, I trust my own way, its motherly instincts that knows what is right for baby.And I will do what is necessary to protect and care for baby by using the products that are tried and tested such as Baby Dove and will not base it on heresay from family or friends…as they sayom knows best.
    My hubby passed away tragically and I was left to raise our little girl on my own and I always trust my own way.

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    October 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Everybody gives you advice but the best is to do what you think its the best for your child. #TrustYourWay

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    Fehmida Wally
    October 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

    My baby boy has a very sensitive skin and I always try my best to take extra special care, #TristYourWay

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    Gloria Mocumi
    October 3, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I’ve always believed that moms knows best… no instinct is accurate than that of a mom… I chose Dove over a “trusted” brand my family has used for years. Guess what, now everyone wanna try the Dove Baby range #TrustYourWay

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    Zulpha Cassiem
    October 3, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I always trust my motherly instincts when it comes to my kids. Would love to win this Amazing hamper for my little angel arriving soon. Currently 33 weeks pregnant!

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    Shelayne Roman
    October 3, 2017 at 11:52 am

    #TrustYourWay Kids skin’s are so sensitive and Dove is such a sensitive product and leaves their bodies soft to the touch and helps so much for dry skin. I have tried it and loved it. Mommy knows best and Dove really surpassed my expectations

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    October 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I only use dove baby products on my baby sensitive skin #Trustyourway

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    October 3, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Babies skins are so soft and.sensitive and it’s only fitting that my @ year old uses dove seeing.That her 7 year old sister and I use only Dove. We love diverse trust.dove

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    October 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Babies skins are so soft and.sensitive and it’s only fitting that my 1 year old uses dove seeing that her 7 year old sister and I use only Dove. We love diverse trust.dove

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    Tasneem Katsen
    October 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    #TrustYourWay I trust my way when it comes to my baby by following my motherly instinct and research if I am unsure about anything,whether it be related to her skin,teething, food which she may eat etc.

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    Moushumi Maharaj
    October 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    #TrustYourWay As a mother of three gorgeous children, I have always trusted my nurturing instinct & it has never failed me. The saying ‘Mother knows Best’ is true to every word.

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    October 3, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    #trustyourwsy as I mum I rely on instincts and what makes most sense to me and best for baby. I don’t believe in old wives tales and mumjo jumbo stories like traditionally accepted. I consult my doctor and use my discretion. So far so good ?

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    Zayne Khan
    October 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I love Dove products and I’m glad I can now use it on my toddler ..petroleum jelly is a must for me especially on those scraped knees 😉

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    Adeline Pillay
    October 3, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    #trustyourway I trust in my motherly instinct & I remain calm because I realized that the more I stress the more baby stresses.

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    Thembisile Tshabalala
    October 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Being a second time mom has taught me a lot, I remember when I had my first baby I was so scared, confused and didn’t trust my motherly instincts. I listened to everything that everyone told me to do with my baby. But as baby grew I started becoming confident and trusted my instincts as a mother. I now choose who I listen to, what I listen to and I much rather listen to my motherly instinct which most of the time are right. My 1st baby has taught me a lot and I am grateful. With my 7week old daughter I am confident to say I am doing well in caring for her and if I’m not sure I contact my peadiatrician and ask question, lots of questions that is lol. #TrustMyWay

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    October 3, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    #TrustYourWay I always had family / friends giving me unwanted advice …making me feel like a horrid mum! Finally I realised no-one would know my child better than I, I now depend on my feelings/senses and haven’t gone wrong yet! We as mums and women should uplift & help each other not be critical and put each other down! Every mum has her own special qualities and now Dove will make our lives that much easier! 😉

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    Louise Moonsamy
    October 3, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    #TrustYourWay I can’t wait to get my hands on these new products as I know what a difference Dove has made to my skin. I know I will never use any other product in my life so you can only imagine how good it will be on my little noe noes whose on their way into our family.

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    October 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Trust that Dove will keep my baby’s skin moist and healthy

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    Samantha Rix
    October 4, 2017 at 2:02 am

    I #trusmyway by just being natural and moms have this instinct on their ways on what is best for their babies. Also I trust this brand so I’m trusting my way. I’d love to win this for my friend who’s just giving birth to a new baby boy. She will be taking these products back to Ireland with her. Dublin be ready for quality

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    Judy Padayachee
    October 4, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I #TrustYourWay my way by following my instinct.

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    Lynn Botha
    October 4, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I totally believe that when you become a mom, you just get that natural maternal instinct, so trust in yourself 🙂 #TrustYourWay

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    Tiyana Van Der rheede
    October 5, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Becoming a mother makes you feel joyful, elated, empowered, and invincible. You’ve just pushed another human being out of your body, and you’re unprepared for all the things that come so quickly. While you’re in the hospital, you’ve got plenty of help, but when you go home, it’s all up to you.
    It’s an exciting time because of the newness of the experience, but it is also a time of great uncertainty. It’s the first time we realize that it’s possible to love someone so much. Becoming a mother expands the parameters of what love looks like to you by opening up a part of your heart that you didn’t know existed. This kind of love is entirely different than the love you have for your parents, spouse, etc.
    Becoming a mother allows you to be able to love from a different part of who you are. Being a new mom can come with feelings of inadequacy because there is a learning curve involved. It’s important to be realistic about the transition to motherhood because the more realistic you are about it, the easier it is to get through those difficult things.
    Suddenly you have experiences like having to stay awake all night to care for your baby, crying, colic, loss of prior freedoms, lack of help, and other adjustments. Your life is entirely different, and you’re learning how to adapt and figure out everything during a time when you are so tired that you can’t see straight.
    The important thing to realize is that you’re not alone. All mothers experience the same process, and you will get through it. You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to understand that it’s OK to make mistakes in motherhood. All mothers make mistakes, and you will too. Just don’t be judgmental with yourself. #TrustYourWay.

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    Natasha Petersen
    October 5, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Our precious princess wouldn’t not keep her milk down, she would throw up after each feed, sleeplessness days and nights , lots of tears and feeling helpless, mum lived far off , hubby was gone away for work purposes, and being alone with her was not easy, all I could do was feed her glucose water , after a few difficult days I decided to change her formula…and it worked. A mother knows best, she needed Soy milk that was it took , to change her formula.

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    Salome Safodien
    October 5, 2017 at 9:58 am

    My baby had a runny tummy and my friend said i must give her mayogel wich ddnt help so i created my own mixture of lukewarm water with honey a pinch of salt and half a teaspoon of lemon juice and that runny tummy was gone within a day

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    October 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    #TrustYourWay by following your paternal instinct

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    Annette Hamann
    October 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I trust dove product because they really gentle and don’t have any harmful chemicals. It also leaves the skin really moisturised.

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    REHANA seedat
    October 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I #TrustYourWay with the knowledge, patience, strength and all round knowing what is best for my child and by understanding my child’s needs

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    Ronnae Elliott
    October 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    As a first time mom. I trust my own instincts regarding my 7 month daughter #TrustYourWay

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    Anthea Williams
    October 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    #TrustYourWay that’s easy when you go with your gut feelings.
    Children aren’t the same, so one advice might work for one child and might not work for another.
    So I do what’s best for my child and trust my Motherly instincts.

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    October 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    So many people judge me for breastfeeding my baby but I really think it’s the reason it has kept him healthy so for so long. Also sticking a boob in his mouth to calm him down is way better for my sanity. That’s how I #TrustYourWay cos it works for me.

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    Charmaine balraj
    October 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Love to use this on my boys #TrustYourWay

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    Kamilah Francis
    October 15, 2017 at 4:24 am

    I use the new Dove baby range for my little ones #TrustYourWay

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    Anis Patel
    October 16, 2017 at 8:32 am

    #TrustYourWay i only trust my motherly istincts when it comes to my kids. Would love to win this Amazing hamper for my little frankly speaking never tried Dove baby range but would love to try.

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    Anis Patel
    October 16, 2017 at 8:36 am

    #TrustYourWay i only trust my ways when it comes to my kids. As mother us always right for her kids.Would love to win this Amazing hamper for my little frankly speaking never tried Dove baby range but would love to try.

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