Honestly, I’m usually not the one to go all organic and granola on people. I’m the one that swears by whole milk, butter and real Coke (all in moderation mind you)! Much to my dismay, after having Baby B, I found myself researching Paraben/SLS/Fragrance free products. He’s got sensitive skin and I came down with a nasty rash on my hand and both issues were being worsened by irritating chemicals. The Dermatologist told me to stop using anything really that had SLS or Parabens in it. That meant new shampoo, hand soap and of course finding some non-irritating lotion for the kiddo.
First off, we now use California Baby Super Sensitive Everyday lotion on Baby B. I like the consistency and it doesn’t leave a greasy residue. You can find it at Whole Foods and Target. I haven’t tried any of their other products but they have a night lotion that cracks me up.
For bath time, we are currently using the Yes! To Carrots Fragrance Free Baby Shampoo & Wash. I have also started using their Yes! To Cucumber shampoo and conditioner and like it almost as much as my expensive Aveda stuff. I’m pretty picky when it comes to shampoo’s so it was great finding something quickly that made me happy. As for the baby wash, it’s tear free and fine, but I’m not a fan of how it just feels a little dry to me. I think I’ll be trying out some Burt’s Bees next time or even California Baby. Again, found at Whole Foods and Target.
On and off I’ve used various products from Burt’s Bees and I have several friends that use their products on their kids to much success. The brand can be found everywhere and it’s price points aren’t too shocking. I love the smell on some of their items too!
The one brand that I haven’t tried, mainly because of price, is Earth Mama Angel Baby. I noticed it was at my local Target and a lot of moms speak really highly of it. Maybe I’ll try some soon!
For hand soaps I just pick up the small pumps from Trader Joe’s or Mrs. Myers. We still use bleach to clean and I haven’t changed the products that I use personally for face lotion & face wash (Neutrogena) or my makeup because I’m a big believer that when you find something that works for those items, you shouldn’t tinker with it.
All in all I’m really pleased with using products that don’t have all the harsh chemicals that we really don’t need! And it makes me feel good that Baby B is getting the lighter side of being clean too.