Going green in the baby bath means much more than scrubbing the peas out of their hair. With more green initiatives, more parents are choosing natural baby washes to avoid harsh chemicals on sensitive baby skin. When searching for a eco-friendly baby wash there is a huge variety of options available online and a sprinkling of options in the stores. Which ones make the grade for the price you pay?
Top organic baby wash
Rising to the top of the eco-friendly baby wash list is the California Baby baby washes and shampoos. Moms rave about both the Calming Shampoo & Body Wash (rated 97/100) and Super Sensitive Baby Wash (rated 93/100). There is also a gluten-free baby wash for those avoiding wheat. Certified organic, the California Baby products are made in America in a eco-friendly facility.
“This works great on [my son’s] sensitive skin and lathers well. I like that I only have to use a small amount to get the desired effect that I am looking for.” – anothermeaning
California Baby is available in local stores such as Target as well as online. An 8-ounce bottle runs approximately $12 online. Although there is a heftier price tag on the bottle, the formula is concentrated so you use less in each wash.
Mid-range natural baby wash
A middle-of-the-road option loved by parents is the Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash which is made with 99.3% natural ingredients. Like the California Baby products, Burt’s Bees Shampoo & Wash lasts a while since a little bit goes a long way. Mommy user ninanichole states, “It is very gentle and makes the babies smell so good after a bath. It makes a lot of bubbles in the bath and the bottle lasts a really long time” Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash ranges in price depending on location from $7-8 for an 8-ounce bottle and is available at most big name grocery stores and even Cracker Barrel.
Budget-friendly natural baby wash
For those wanting to take a small step in the natural direction without the high price tag, Johnson & Johnson has created the Johnson’s Natural line of baby products made with 98% natural ingredients. While the Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash receives lower ratings (46/100), parents seem to like the Johnson’s Soothing Naturals Hair and Body Wash (rating is pending more feedback). Johnson’s Naturals are widely available where baby wash is sold and runs approximately $4 for an 8-ounce bottle.
Whether you’re just starting your green journey or are natural to the core, there are a variety of natural and organic baby washes parents love and fit a variety of budget needs. Have you used a natural baby wash you particularly loved (or hated)? Share your experience with the options on the market.
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