Thanks to a really helpful website, Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, I learned that the ever popular, or so I assumed, shampoos like Johnsons and Johnsons and Huggies are actually loaded with chemicals. Tons of chemicals and toxins and ingredients I’ve never even heard of! Do I want all those things on my child’s skin? My fragile brand new soft baby skin? I don’t think so!
Do all those chemicals really get our children clean? Is this stuff even necessary?
I did a little research before he was born and decided on Super Sensitive California Baby shampoo and body wash. I liked the smell of it, and it has a rating of 1 or less. What more could I ask for? We’ve been using it ever since and the bottle is just now running out. I like it, and I recommend it (I even listed it as one of my “must have baby items”), but I’m looking for something new. I’d like to try a different brand!
And, as a side note, babies need very little soap at bath time. In fact, many times when Lucas was younger we didn’t even use soap! The bottle of California Baby would have lasted longer I think, but someone (my husband) likes to use a little too much.
What do you use?
Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Reviews is a great resource for finding out what’s in your bath products (or sunscreen, wipes, lotion…) for you and your kids! You can search your desired brand directly (like California Baby) or look through the entire list of baby products to see how they score.
Aveeno Wash: 6
Natures Paradise Baby: 1
Body Shop: 1
Dr Brooners: 2
Arboone Baby: 1
Natures Baby Organics: 2
Burts Bees Baby: 9
Arbonne ABC: 1
Johnson’s and Johnsons: 5
California Baby: 2
Ecostore USA: 1
Quite a wide variety! I was surprised to see that so many people used Johnsons and Johnsons and so little people used California Baby! For some reason I thought California Baby was more popular.
I picked up some Burts Bees at the store yesterday. We used it at bath tonight and I loved it! It smelled so yummy. It rates as a 4 (out of 10) on the hazard scale which is okay, but I wish it were a little lower.
What’s your favorite lotion and shampoo for your little ones? How does your shampoo or body wash score? Are you surprised at how high or low the number is?