6 Natural Baby Washes Safe for Sensitive Skin

by Jeanne Sager November 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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Loving Naturals Adorable Baby Body Wash

Made from natural and organic ingredients, this gently-scented baby wash gets high marks from the non-profit watchdog the Environmental Working Group. EWG researchers gave this a "0" in their Skin Deep system. Anything given a number in the 0 to 2 range is considered a low hazard.

Made from natural and organic ingredients, this gently-scented baby wash gets high marks from the non-profit watchdog the Environmental Working Group. EWG researchers gave this a "0" in their Skin Deep system. Anything given a number in the 0 to 2 range is considered a low hazard.

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writes articles for The Stir by day, slays closet monsters and bounds through bedtime stories with her elementary schooler by night. The Phineas and Ferb soundtrack reverberates through her brain.

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Facebook comment from Beth Wankel
November 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM

We are big fans of Burt's Bees and The Honest Co. baby washes. But, we don't have an overly sensitive skin issue. Also, we love California Baby, but that carries a hefty price tag. 

Facebook comment from Katarzyna Wolosik
November 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM
I use Nurture My Body Baby shampoo and wash. The only downside is the price of the product as well as the shipping costs, which are never free unless you sped over a 100 bucks.
Facebook comment from Robin Muske
November 20, 2012 at 1:27 PM

California Baby Sensitive here! I use it too. We ordered the big GALLON to make it cheaper!

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Nonmember comment from Lara Bold
November 20, 2012 at 1:50 PM
We used water only and olive or almond oil the first few months. My new favorite is Shea moisture baby with frankincense and myrhh. We joke that the kids are holier that way. But seriously it smells so good.
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3monkeesmama
November 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM
While my grandson doesn't have sensitive skin, I am allergic to Quaternium-15, I break out in a horrible red, flaky, itchy rash. On the day he was born, the nurses bathed him with Baby Magic, we already knew I was allergic and my daughter asked them not to use it, they said it was all they had and the first time I held him, I broke out all over my face and neck, I really wish more products were readily available for this reason. What if a new mother was allergic and couildn't comfortably hold their new baby!
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bubba258
November 20, 2012 at 2:54 PM
Plain old water for the whole family, if we are really dirty, goats milk soap. Funny how people are more concerned about what goes on their skin but happy to put formula and all sorts of packaged and fast foods in their kids bodies. All of which are loaded with harmful chemicals, colours and preservatives.
saralia
saralia
November 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM
We love earth mama angel baby and dr bronners. And a sea salt bath with raw coconut oil is great in the winter for dry skin and eczema.
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Simply_Janeen
November 20, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I have to really watch the stuff I get for my girls as they are quite sensitive to soaps. My oldest especially seems to be sensitive to anything with citric acid (which is in pretty much ALL liquid soaps). Younger daughter does well with the Angel Babies stuff (I LOVE the smell!) but my older daughter, even Dr. Bronner's can dry out her skin. It's genetic. My dad could barely bath at all and only use Kurt's Castile soap. I serious, he took fewer baths/showers than there were months in a year because it would dry out his skin so much. My girls seem to have inherited that (not quite as bad though) and even I sometimes have dry skin. So reading some of the suggestions in the comments are helpful because not all of the soaps mentioned work for my girls.

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CoolMommy86
November 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Wow. This is the kind of society we live in now? I'm pretty educated about these things, but so far my kid hasn't died or contracted a horrible rash from bath products (and yes, I am an avid label reader). I think that there are some kids who ARE seriously sensitive and there are those parents who claim their kid is allergic/sensitive to all kinds of things, but in reality they just don't want to look bad in society's eyes. So they buy all the organic products they can while breaking their bank, and justify their kid being "fine" when there was no problem to begin with. Yes, the gov't has problems with the products it approves and/or distributes, but so do many other countries. Look, I'm not saying organic is bad or anything and I'm not judging anyone here, but there is a fine line between protecting your kid from harmful products vs. going overboard with it. To each their own I say, if your kid does have serious problems then obviously don't buy products that make them worse. But if you just ASSUME your kid will have xyz problem and PRE-EMPTIVELY buy massive amounts of organic (and expensive) products then it's a societal thing.

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Nonmember comment from Bruce
January 10, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Peculiar article, exactly what I wanted to find.
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