Best Baby Soaps and Shampoos

When it comes to keeping your baby clean, there’s a dizzying array of options to choose from, whether it’s baby soaps, shampoos, or body washes. So how do you pick the best one? We’ve selected 13 top bath products you can feel good about using on your little one. Whether you’re looking for an organic wash, a soapless cleanser, or a 2-in-1 product, there’s something here for every mom and baby. 

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Honest Company Bubble Bath

Best Natural Scents

This foaming bubble bath, a product of Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company, creates lots of bubbles while still being hypoallergenic and free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. A combination of ingredients, including calendula, chamomile, aloe, coconut oil, and jojoba and quinoa proteins, soothe and moisturize the skin. Plus, it comes in three calming scents: Dreamy Lavender, Sweet Orange Vanilla, and Apricot Kiss.

Aveeno Baby Wash

Best Shampoo/Body Wash Combo

Natural oat extract is the key ingredient to this paraben-free body wash and shampoo. Baby’s delicate skin will be cleansed and moisturized by this soap-free product and, best of all, it won’t irritate baby’s eyes.

Mustel Stelatopia Milk

Best for Soothing Eczema

If baby suffers from super-dry skin as a result of eczema, this soap-, fragrance-, and paraben-free product is specifically formulated to reduce skin flare-ups. Sunflower oil hydrates and replenishes lipids on the skin and reduces dryness and itching. The cleanser is also water-soluble, which means no rinsing is needed but no slippery residue will be left behind. This bath oil is approved by the National Eczema Association.

How to Bathe a Baby

When bathing your baby, always keep an eye on her and make sure to keep body wash, shampoo, and towel within arm’s reach.

Johnsons Bedtime Bath

Best for Bedtime

Johnson’s is a longtime favorite tear-free baby bath wash; no doubt it’s what you were bathed with as a kid! Our readers especially love the lavender-scented Bedtime Bath, which contains Johnson’s NaturalCalm essences, a blend of scents designed to soothe baby.

Babyganics Bubble Bath

Best Fragrance-Free

This baby wash comes in a super big, colorful container (20 oz.) and contains no added fragrance, sulfates, phthalates, or parabens. The wash creates lots of foam, and plant-based ingredients and a seed oil blend help soften baby’s skin.

Earth Mama Angel Baby Body Wash and Shampoo

Best Calming

This body wash and shampoo combo is infused with the calming scents of organic lavender and vanilla pure essential oils — perfect for a bedtime bath. The vegetable oil-based cleanser isn’t a tear-free formula so be extra careful around baby’s eyes, but it is free of synthetic fragrances, phthalates, parabens, and sulfates.

Burts Bees Baby Bee Bubble Bath

Best to Share

The mild, tear-free bath time product doesn’t contain sulfates, phthalates, or parabens. Natural ingredients like coconut and sunflower oils and soy proteins nourish skin and guard against dryness. As an added bonus, the cleanser doubles as a great shower gel for you, too!

California Baby Light Happy Bubble Bath

Best Bubbles

A citrus blend of pink grapefruit and tangerine is the main fragrance in this baby bath wash, which contains no sulfates or other harsh ingredients for making bubbles. Instead, organic, vegetable-derived ingredients (soapbark and yucca) are used to create bubbles while protecting the skin. A fun addition: The bottle comes with a wand for blowing more bubbles!

Erbviva Baby Washbag

Best Soapless Cleanser

This natural soap alternative delicately cleanses your baby’s skin with a unique delivery system: 100 percent organic muslin sachets filled with organic oatmeal, lavender, dry milk, and pure essential oils. Simply wet the sachet and use it just like a washcloth. Each canvas bag contains 20 sachets that are designed to be used once. The feel-good bonus: Both the sachets and the bag they come in are made by the Pwo Karen hill tribe in Thailand to support their children’s health clinic.

giggle Shampoo and Body Wash

Best Lightly Scented

The new baby line by giggle includes a shampoo and body wash that’s eco-friendly and free of artificial colors and fragrances, parabens, and phthalates. The 2-in-1 product also has a delicious sweet rice milk scent.

Sesame Street Nourishing Naturals 2-in-1

Best Foaming

The new instantly-foaming formula cleans skin and hair with 98 percent naturally-derived plant-based ingredients, including moisturizing shea butter and soothing aloe. The multitasking product is also free of sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, and synthetic fragrances. Plus, the pump bottle is easy for both moms and little ones to use.

California Baby Gluten-Free Shampoo and Bodywash

Best Gluten-Free Formula for Calming Eczema

This new gentle cleanser uses certified organic colloidal oatmeal, calendula flower extract, and aloe vera to soothe eczema-induced chronically itchy skin, which affects about 10 percent of children. The wash is also gluten-free and doesn’t contain sulfates.

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