Do you want to keep those precious little fingers, toes, and hair squeaky clean, but aren’t sure about which bath products are safe for your baby?
While there’s no shortage of ‘baby shampoos and body washes’ — not all are created equal. Some actually contain chemicals that could put your baby at risk.
One way to confidently choose your baby’s bath products is by checking it with the
Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database. This incredible resource allows you to see exactly what’s in your skincare products, so that you can make informed decisions about your purchases.
The following are a few of the best-rated, all-natural baby shampoos.
Mustela is a baby shampoo that gently cleans your child’s hair and body without stripping away hair or her natural oils. This is due to the infusion of avocado perseose, a rare molecule found in the heart of avocados. The molecule helps to hydrate, while also rinsing easily. The application is simple. Just gently apply and massage into your baby’s hair at bath time and then rinse carefully.
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash
The beauty behind soy proteins is that they are plant-based and packed with natural moisturizers. This one — Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash — is loaded with Vitamin B, a mineral which helps naturally scrub your baby clean while not irritating her or her skin. Plus, it smells lovely.
Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo
Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo is a mild cleanser. It is a soap-free, tear-free, and hypoallergenic solution. It comes in a pleasing scent and is considered particularly good for those with sensitive skin. Plus, during the dry winter months, it helps the skin stay moist thanks to the infusion of natural oat extract.
Baby Bathing Tips
Remember, newborns don’t need to be bathed daily.
Stick to sponge baths until the umbilical cord falls off completely — which could take up to a week or more.
Always scrub in the creases and under the chin of your baby’s skin. Bacteria can easily get trapped in all those delicious folds.