Your Buying Guide to Body Washes
You want your baby's skin to be nice, soft and supple and you can achieve this if you use a body wash, which is in a liquid form, during bath time. At the same time, it moisturizes and enriches your baby's skin with vitamins and minerals. And so, we would be discussing the different types of body washes, what other buyers are saying, what to look out for and some of the most popular brands available.
Types of Body Wash
Just as with any type of skin cleanser, the type of body wash you use will depend on your skin type. There are four common skin types -- normal, oily, dry and sensitive. The best way to find out which skin type you are and which body wash is right for you is to experiment. If possible, try out free samples of body wash or buy the travel sizes until you find the one that best suits your skin type. Then you can commit to a full-size bottle.
If you have dry skin, strong soap may be too harsh for you, because it removes a lot of the oils that your skin already lacks. Instead, use a mild cleanser, which will often have the words "cream" or "oil" in the name. Try to look for body washes that contain glycolic acid or lactic acid, since these ingredients are moisturizing.
If you have normal or oily skin, you don't have to worry about using mild cleansers -- regular soap or body wash should work fine, but soaps are typically better at removing oil. There are also many body washes on the market designed especially for oily skin, however, and some are even designed to help clear up body acne caused by excess oil.
People with sensitive skin may have the hardest time deciding which body wash to use. If you have allergic reactions to certain beauty products, such as redness or itching, try to avoid body washes that have fragrances or a lot of preservatives, since sensitive skin will commonly react negatively to those two ingredients.
What Other Buyers Are Saying
There are many kinds of body wash for babies and toddlers so, you need to be careful in choosing what's best and you should consider one based on skin type--normal, dry, oily or sensitive. Read the comments that buyers have left for the products you are considering so, you know what their firsthand experience with these.
Here are some feedback that customers have left for a well-known body wash brand:
Sooooo good. Used for 2 years from birth until I thought would be nice to try something new, but I'd easily go back to this. Only downside is the price. First bottle lasted 1 year but as they grow you tend to use more up! The additional plus for me is that even after they finish my toddler loves playing with the empty bottle in the bath and creating bubbles!
I was looking for a natural product for my baby as she has very sensitive skin. It has a very pleasant gentle smell. Doesn't seem to irritate the skin but since she has various skin problems I'm still looking into something even more gentle than this. I would says it's perfect for normal skin to moderately sensitive skin.
Mmmm this smells good. I use it on my 4month old and she loves it too. Gentle mild cleanser for hair and body and i also put a drop in for a bubble bath. A little defo goes a long way.
What to Look Out for
Aside from skin type, you need to read the ingredients of the body wash to make sure that your baby is not allergic to it. Consult your pediatrician on the best body wash to use on your baby or toddler. Also, choose a body wash that contains natural ingredients with no harmful chemicals.
Most Popular Brands
Burt's Bees - is a well-known product in the UK that manufactures shampoos and body wash that contain natural ingredients like soy protein and can be used everyday.
Johnson's - is a worldwide famous brand that manufactures hair and skin care products. It creates a baby bath wash that cleanses your baby's skin without drying it out and is mild to the eyes.
Child's Farm - manufactures body washes that are made of natural ingredients and it has a product that is suitable for sensitive and eczema-prone skin.