In search of new baby wash & shampoo w/ conditioner brand aside from J&J for my kids. any recommendation?

Angela Nina - posted on 08/16/2010 ( 162 moms have responded )

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I have been using J&J on my kids and is devastated when I found out that they are being sued for making toxic baby shampoos and baby wash..and i'm very very bothered by this news..

http://www.topclassactions.com/lawsuit-s...

Now, I'm looking for other brands that i can use which is REASONABLY priced.. Aveeno is supposed to be good but it's by J&J too and I don't wanna take any chances..

any suggestions and recommendations? I would prefer one that i can buy in a store rather than online and is affordable too :) thanks in advance moms! (and dads too if there are dads in here)

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Rita_2_davey - posted on 08/19/2010

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I myself would change to Dove. They have body wash as well as shampoo. Dove makes their skin feel so soft. If your store carries Johnson and Johnson, that is good as well, reason being that they have the no more tears shampoo. I'm pretty sure that Dove at least is available anywhere. I am in Canada, it is sold in Drugstores and Supermarkets. Good luck and hopefully they will eliminate the toxins in the J&J real soon, so that you may use it again.

Jamie - posted on 08/19/2010

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suave has a childrens tear free shampoo + conditioner, its less than 3$ a bottle and comes in fruity smells, I love the strawberry one, and my daughter likes the strawberry fairy on the bottle! You can get it at any walmart,belive on the same isle as the adult shampoos.

Debbie - posted on 08/19/2010

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check out bjs they have economy bottles which are cheaper than buying it at regular stores

Katie - posted on 08/19/2010

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what is your favorite store to shop at? I usually buy the store brand. Method makes a good baby wash too and it isn't very expensive. If there is a big lots near you i get the method 3 in 1 from there for like $3. If you can't just check the shelves you would be amazed at the different types of baby washes their are out there.

Lauren - posted on 08/19/2010

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I use Loreal or Suave Kids shampoos on my girls hair. For their body wash we use goat milk soap. My oldest has exzema and her doctor actually told us to stop using any of the baby washes out there due to the perfumes. She suggested using Dove bar soap on my girls which we did for a while before finding a great foundation that sells goat milk soap which has almost eliminated my girl's exzema. Don't knock it till you try it and it smells pretty decent.

Sheri - posted on 08/19/2010

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wow i use j&j on my baby, and my mom used it on me as a kid and i never knew it had that degree of chemicals in it, I have been using parents choice products because they are cheaper. plus my fiance works for walmart so his discount helps. thanks for the alert about j&j. will look for something else to use on my little munchkin

Kelly - posted on 08/19/2010

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The best baby shampoo I've found is Paul Mitchell Baby Don't Cry!! You only use a small amount and it lasts forever. It will also clear up any craddle cap your kids have. I still use it on my son, who is 9. You can get it at any salon..I get mine at the salon in my Wal-Mart! Costs about $6.50 but like I said it lasts a long time.

Shasta - posted on 08/19/2010

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I use California Baby, Dr. Bronners or Earth Mama Angel Baby products all of which have been tested by the environmental working group to be low on harmful chemicals. You can check out the chemicals in the products you use and what they are linked to by searching through the cosmetic database here http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/. Hope this helps!

Tamie - posted on 08/19/2010

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we always use Parents Choice(Wal Mart Brand) Smells great and works very well for my 10 month old..we buy the body wash and shampoo..Dont like the Nighty time lotion though..so runny

Anna - posted on 08/18/2010

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Wow I had not heard this I use J&J on my daughter and myself and have never had any issues. my daughter and I are in good health. I will have to look into this further

Cristine - posted on 08/18/2010

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I too was shocked when I learned about what was in J&J Baby Shampoo as well as all of the MANY household and personal care products we use in our homes! I MANY of the over 400 Melaleuca products for everthing now! I want my children to be safe! I am a customer for LIFE!

Dawn - posted on 08/18/2010

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I did not know that about soy. I down loaded it after reading your blog, and "WOW" I don't think I'll be giving soy to my son anymore.

Nikki - posted on 08/18/2010

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Wow, I had no idea, that's horrible; my bathroom is stocked with j&j! I will be now changing to GAIA, Thanks for the info ladies.

I hope you found a safe alternative Angela.

Nicole - posted on 08/18/2010

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i forgot to add i cant not use j and j soap on my daughter...it made her turn bright red with tons of spots...this is why we got burts bees. i used it for her first bath and i regretted it soon after =(

Nicole - posted on 08/18/2010

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Burts bees baby bee line is great especially for sensitive skin though its not the cheapest its definitely not the most expensive. the great thing about it is that its ALL NATURAL! there apricot oil is the only baby oil i can use and not break out. i love it on my daughter as well because she too has sensitive skin. method baby is good too and its is cheaper then burt's bees products . even glycerin soap would work.

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There are tons of products with vitamins and many people would say good things about them just like J&J was even recommended by doctors, well untill...

What make any shampoo a good one is when the nutrition and vitamins are added in their most refined form so they can be absorbed by the skin or has the penetration capability.
That operation is very expensive.
No shampoo, body cream, makeup or body wash on the market does what it says, because it has to be Isotonix.
You may enjoy the lauder, the smell, the touch, but that is just about it. Your body just keeps healing it self while you thinking it is the shampoo.
I personally use The brand Royal Spa.

Stifler's - posted on 08/18/2010

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You could probably look up recipes to make your own out of oatmeal and stuff

Erin - posted on 08/18/2010

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We're committed to Earth Mamma Angel Baby shampoo and body wash. My goal since I discovered I was pregnant, was to be as chemical-free as possible, without compromising modern convenience! There were other organic options that we considered, but even companies claiming chemical-free, organic products refuse to list or disclose their ingredients. That was a deal-breaker for me! As was anything containing lavender. Not only am I allergic, but there is some speculation that lavender may be an estrogen-mimicing compound. (These are thing, like soy, that are exposing children to too many feminine hormones, causing early sexual development, etc.).

It's cheapest online direct from the manufacturer, but also on the shelf at BRU. Only 1 drawback, it isn't tear-free. Looks a bit expensive for the bottle, but it's a foam dispenser, and our first bottle lasted almost 4 mos! :D

Margaret - posted on 08/18/2010

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Unfortunately baby products are not the only products with this problem. I use Melaleuca products throughout my house and will never go back. There is a site where you can get more information on toxins and there dangers. www.toxinfreeinfo.com
It is a great source for information.

Mrs. - posted on 08/18/2010

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Baby Dove. I have sensitive skin myself. I used it for years myself before I had a baby. I make my fiance use it too. If he uses anything else I break out in a rash. It's simple and available all over the place. Plus, it's cheap. If that's a bit too commercial, Live Clean (I don't know if this is just a Canadian one?) they just came out with a baby one. It smells nice and it doesn't make my hands break out.

Kathy - posted on 08/18/2010

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I use sauve all natural hair and body wash. It is supposed to be hypoallergenic. My daughter has very sensitive skin and so far no problems with this one. I hope that you find one that works for you!!

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Good for you! I almost died from chemical and toxic poisoning in 2003. I use Melaleuca for all of my products for personal care, household, laundry and more. But you need to be referred by an existing Preferred Customer. Which I could do if you are interested. Their products are so safe that they don't even need child proof caps!! I love them!

Jasmine - posted on 08/18/2010

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I have a 21/2 yr old & 8 month old & the only brands I use are Nature's Baby Organics, California Baby & Burt's Bees. Love all of them.

Marissa - posted on 08/18/2010

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I use Mom to Mom for my son, Its the safeway brand but it works soo good for him! it keeps his hair conditioned and moist and his skin soft and its cheap

Maggie - posted on 08/18/2010

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I love the Method soaps, they are biodegradable and affordable. There are no weirdo chemicals in them. I've never trusted J&J. You can get Method soaps at Target. (you can see all their products at methodhome.com)

Denise - posted on 08/18/2010

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I have to say I agree with Bridgette, there is no better shampoo for children than Melaleuca's Koala Pals Tear-Free hair wash. I also use the Herbal Shampoo on my older son (12 yrs) It repells lice and it smells fabulous. All natural and not harmful to our health!

MIlanie - posted on 08/17/2010

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i recommend Lactacyd baby bath... it has a natural cleansing and skin protection try it! its really safe.

Danielle - posted on 08/17/2010

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I love California Baby!! It's all organic and no harmful ingredients. It's non scented so great for babies and adults with sensitive skin. I found it at Target and about ten dollars for a decent size bottle.

Karen - posted on 08/17/2010

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I'm so blessed to be a Melaleuca customer. I wouldn't buy anything else. So many companies are "Greenwashing" their products to make them appear to be safe. Just to let you know ladies that these companies do not have to list all of their ingredients. They are called trade secrets. Every product has to have a preservative to give the product a shelf live. Check out quaternium 15. It's a formaldehyde releaser the can cause allergies, skin problems, even cancer. Melaleuca's products have the finest tea tree oil from New South Wales, Australia. It was our company that actually brought tea tree oil to the U.S. It heals, penetrates, and disinfects. It is also the preservative in their products. I would not trust any other company out there for my family. I also would never compromise my children's health for cheaper products. These companies do not care what they are doing to us. It denfinitely is about the almight dollar. My daughter's allergies and hearing problems are gone :) She was so sick all of the time and wasn't able to hear in school. She was not reading by the end of the first grade. I couldn't get any answers from doctors. As a mom, I was ripping out my hair trying to find answers. My psorasis is gone. My customers that have kids that were bleeding from head to toe with itchy and painful ezcema...gone. I could go on and on about success stories and the honest and ethical practices of this company. I actually save money too! I am a customer for life!!!

Sherry - posted on 08/17/2010

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JAFRA has an awesome products for babys and toddlers. If you are interested you can check out my website at www.myjafra.com/shernandez3 or contact me and I will send you a book and more information on the product. I hope this helps and good luck.

Jayme-Lee - posted on 08/17/2010

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Alot of products also say hypoallergenic, but they still have these types of ingredients. just because they're not listed on the back of the bottle, doesn't mean they don'thave them. I only use soap on my son once a week.

Jayme-Lee - posted on 08/17/2010

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i was using J&J. But the sodium laureth sulphate (this creates the sudsy bubbles) is really bad for skin. Mind you this is in everything we use day to day. But the real clincher for me was it was stripping all the good oils off bubs skin. he ended up with really dried skin on belly and in his ears. the skin in his ears was a form of eczema which turned into an ear infection. Now i only use Curash Wash. its an oatmeal was and is gentler on skin. I also use their shampoo as well.

Amy - posted on 08/17/2010

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We use burts bees and Natures baby organics and love them both. Also Calforinia baby is pretty good, they sell it at babys rus.

Dawn - posted on 08/17/2010

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Lately,I have been using Loreal Super Squirt on my 14 mos. old son. I have gotten compliments on how soft his skin feels and how good he smells. He seems to like it too.

Ann - posted on 08/17/2010

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Babies don't really need soap. Make sure it's hypoallegenic if you must. Water will suffice in most cases (we're just sucked in by advertising). Never let conditioner (wax in it) get on your little girls vagina's-this can easily leave a film and lead to yeast infections. Rinse it out with her standing and her head hung over so it doesn't run down her body. My Dr. taught me this when my daughter kept getting yeast infections as a wee one.

Ann

Lynn - posted on 08/17/2010

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I have used bar soaps from Blue House Soaps (family owned business), Say Yes to Carrots (can buy at Target) and Arbonne with my kids. I liked them all. When the Yes To Carrots runs out, I might try something different. Not sure what yet. I have been wanting to try goats milk soap and have a friend who makes some so I need to see her!

Alicia - posted on 08/17/2010

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Hi - I use GAIA. A good rule of thumb when looking at the baby products....if you have not heard of half of the ingredients....then I would avoid them. Definitely not just J&J that pack their baby products with nasty chemicals....most of the big name brands do.

Vanessa - posted on 08/17/2010

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Curash
It's cheaper than J&J and smells sooo addictive, my kids age 4 and 5 still use it and I'm stocking up for bub number three!

Mercedes - posted on 08/16/2010

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hmmm, my husband went shopping for it last time and he got the aveeno (my second favorite) my first...i wish i could remember exactly what it was called! i think it's burts bees, it's made from beezwax (they make that really popular chap stick) anyway, its 98 percent natural and smells sooooooo good! hope that helps!

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