6 Best Baby Body Wash (Review) in 2021
Best Baby Body Wash
Johnson’s Bedtime Bath
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Aveeno Daily Care
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Nanny’s Natural & Organic
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Childs Farm Baby Wash
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Burts Bee’s Baby
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Best Baby Body Wash Buying Guide & FAQ
What to look for when buying the best body wash.
The main criteria to look out for when choosing a body wash for your baby are natural ingredients, fragrance-free, tear-free and paediatrician tested. You don’t necessarily have to choose a baby body wash with all of those factors in it, but certainly, a body wash that takes most of those caring factors into consideration is going to be a product which is most kind and nourishing for your little one’s sensitive skin.
The properties of natural ingredients are often antibacterial, anti-allergen and soothing to evolving, infant skin. Natural ingredients have been around forever to look after humans and promote healthy living. Not only that but it has a better impact on the environment, rather than harsh chemicals ending up back into the ocean or landfill.
That is not to say that all fragranced body washes are a risk; there are some scented products which are derived from natural ingredients as recommended above. However, fragrance free can give you that additional piece of mind, especially of you find scented products cause a rash on your baby.
However, buying a “tear free” formula does not mean you can freely cover your baby’s face and eyes in soap. The eyes are an extremely sensitive part of the body and you should always try to avoid the eye area, I get my son to count stars on the ceiling when I rinse his hair. Should any body wash or shampoo get into the eyes then wash thoroughly with clean water.
It is also worth doing a little patch test at home when using a new product on your baby for the first time. Apply a small amount onto baby’s skin, usually the inner elbow or behind the ear and leave it to see if they have a reaction before using it regularly.
To make it even easier for you, I have broken them down into categories of best natural and organically formulated, best tear free, best awarded application, best unscented, best bedtime and best popular baby body wash. You can effortlessly pick a product which is most suitable for you and your baby’s needs.
Take into consideration your baby’s skin type and if they struggle with patchy, dry skin or eczema. Perhaps, your baby would benefit from a calming lavender scented formula to help get them in the sleepy mood before bedtime. I alternate products regularly to prevent baby’s skin from becoming accustomed to the same brand.
As my son suffers with eczema, I still use the Aveeno Daily Gentle Care Wash the most regularly with him, it keeps his skin nourished, soft and is very budget friendly. I top his skin off with the Aveeno Baby Daily Care Moisturising lotion for extra hydrated skin, I pay extra attention to massaging the cream into his eczema prone spots including his wrists and inner elbows.
Occasionally, I will splurge on Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo and Wash or Nanny’s Naturals Natural and Organic Baby Shampoo and Body Wash. I love how Nanny’s Naturals are 100% natural ingredients and have a freshening zesty scent. Burt’s Bees is great for both me and baby, the mild fragrance is yummy without being overpowering and leaves both of our skins feeling soft.
I have answered the most frequently asked questions I get from parents below, check them out if you’re still a little unsure on what to look for when choosing a body wash for your baby.