What kind of body wash/shampoo do you use?

Gotsome - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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I had been using Johnson's no tears body wash/shampoo on my little guy & am looking for something without all the "stuff" in it. What are others using/recommend etc?

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Wendy - posted on 02/01/2010

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My doctor recommends Aveeno and Mustela. He says Johnsons and Baby Magic dry baby's skin...so I use Aveeno creamy body wash and Mustela shampoo.

Lisa - posted on 02/06/2010

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we use Dove baby wash and shampoo.. when our daughter was in the NICU thats what they used on her and we haven't switched

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Cecilia - posted on 01/01/2016

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I'm no mom, I'm 13, but I use some of the shampoos and bodywashes from Burt's Bees. They're really nice because they're all natural.
Best of luck, Cece

Jennie - posted on 02/11/2010

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I love the Weleda shampoo and body wash. It's pricey, but a little goes a long way. I've been using my tube for almost 3 months, and I can still go another month! I never have to use lotion afterward either, but that may just be my baby... Here's a blurb from their website:

It’s a gentle wash that retains the moisture in your baby’s hair and skin, leaving them feeling silky smooth and protected from drying out.

Formulated with the mildest organic and natural plant-based cleansers, it’s gentle and tear-free. Biodynamic® and organic calendula flower extract soothes and softens your baby’s hair and skin. Sweet almond oil absorbs fast and easily to keep your baby’s skin and hair from losing precious moisture.

Tathlina - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son is 5 months old and we haven't used any kinds of soap or lotion on him. My cousin had a premie and their doctor recommend something called an antibacterial cloth. (www.norwex.com) She bought me a set as a baby shower gift and they work wonderful. I've used one to remove make-up when I forgot my make-up remover. Check them out.

Caroline - posted on 02/09/2010

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my son has dry skin and dry scalp, my dr gave me oilatum bath and a moisturiser to put on after a bath and he's been fine since

Michelle - posted on 02/08/2010

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I use QV - Johnsons gave my boy a really bad rash on his chest and back.

Yun - posted on 02/07/2010

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We use Weleda's calendula wash for babies. You should check out www.cosmeticsdatabase.org to see what chemicals are in your every day products. A lot of 'natural' products still have terrible ingredients in them.

Melissa - posted on 02/07/2010

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I was using the night time johnsons but my son has very sensitive skin and I changed it to the less perfumed johnsons green cucumber/melon because it is a more refreshing wash. No rashes anymore. and not that strong smell either.

Jeanine - posted on 02/07/2010

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baby aquaphor wash, it is great and doesn't dry the baby's skin at all. it has alot of vitamins in it for the skin and hair

Allison - posted on 02/06/2010

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Seriously! Try just plain old baby oil! I've used it for all the babies, and have never once seen a rash or ezecma (jees what a fernickity word that is) um. . . bath oil here is a breand called Balneum. . . and then i oil the baby up and she LOVES it (i have perpetually warm hands) and is super soft. . . like a rose petal. I don't see any use in spending the extra dough on specail stuff myself when the simplest stuff works perfectly. the most important thing is that you don't use 'soap' there are plenty of soap free wash emulsions on the market. . .

lemme tell ya, i live in Holland and here the whole world revolves around kids and babies, it's all homeopathic and sensitive and ph neutral and what have you. The simplest stuff works the best,

For my older kids i use Zwitsal hypoallergenic Vernix body cream. . . this stuff mimics the wax that babies are covered with in the womb. . . if you can find the Zwitsal line of products i would highly recommend giving it a try 'iz good shit'

Noreen - posted on 02/05/2010

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Currently we are using the Aveeno Baby no sent for ezecma. It works really good and makes her skin so soft! It has no smell to it and it has all the chemicals and dyes that I don't like. But we tried some natural body washes, and they make her ezecma worse and she broke out in hives. We used Bert's Bee's. I was so disappointed too because it smells AWESOME!

Julee - posted on 02/04/2010

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Cetaphil face/body wash & Cetaphil lotion are great for dry skin. My little one had bad prickly heat rashes early on, her nurse practitioner recommrended Cetaphil & it worked like a charm. Also, Target has their own brand, and it is very inexpensive. Make sure you get the regular Cetaphil and NOT the "normal to oily skin" formula!

Allison - posted on 02/03/2010

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you can also use baby oil when the baby is all dry, after the bath, great stuff. good for babies, vaseline is great for dry cheeks too, just plain old vaseline.

Allison - posted on 02/03/2010

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don't use anything . . . i just use a little bath oil and penny-lane is clean and soft. no dry skin no dandruff

Mariea Zel Hertrudes - posted on 02/03/2010

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my baby's skin is super dry..she even have rashes that dries up on her cheeks..that's why i feel so bad..my doctor recommended physiogel to moisturize her skin..it's quite expensive here in the philippines..and cetaphil for her face and shampoo..

Tursa - posted on 02/03/2010

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California Baby! I use the Super Sensitive formula because it doesn't have any of the "stuff" in it, but they also have a fragranced one that doesn't have all the junk that regular baby bath stuff has...just smell good. You can get it at Target and toys/babiesRus.

Jacquie - posted on 02/02/2010

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Johnson's and huggies washes are VERY drying... we use EGO QV Oil in the bath and they also have a soap free wash. My daughter has had no more dry skin since i started using this

Karen - posted on 02/01/2010

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if you're looking for something more natural try live free (baby) - it's 80% plant based ingredients. has a very nice , mild scent to it. it is a bit more expensive then johnson's or huggies brands but they do make it in a body wash/shampoo as well as diaper creams and lotion

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