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Johnson's and Johnson's products, do u use?

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Hotmad Wed 06-Nov-13 17:38:14

Pls give reasons why if not.....
I thought somewhere I'd heard bad things about them....

IndecisivePramBuyer81 Wed 06-Nov-13 19:56:31

we've just had to stop using the bedtime oil stuff as it's brought ds out in a rash. .Other products seem ok though. I think they're supposed to be harsh on babies skin

pickledparsnip Wed 06-Nov-13 19:58:01

Full of shite as far as I'm concerned. Plus the company are horrid & test on animals. Far nicer natural products out there.

pickledparsnip Wed 06-Nov-13 19:59:10

Well not as far as I'm conerned, they are, fact.

enderwoman Wed 06-Nov-13 20:03:25

I've had several MW tell me to avoid their products as they are too harsh.

onelittleclara Wed 06-Nov-13 20:06:20

Packed full of chemicals, so not a great start to skin care. Avoid SLS and parabens where possible.

mustardtomango Wed 06-Nov-13 20:07:55

I avoid on the back of advice from several different midwives and health care professionals... All have said that they're unnecessary

TooTabooToBOOOOO Wed 06-Nov-13 20:13:32

unnecessary in the early days, the older a baby gets you obviously need a bit of something to wash weetabix out of their hair grin

I have never had a good experience with Johnsons - DD reacted to it as a baby and DS cradlecap was awful (not sure if that is linked but it cleared after Dentinox and hasn't come back since I've not used Johnsons)

I use Aldi's own Mama baby bath and shampoo. I use it sparingly too. DS seems ok, no rashes and no return of cradlecap.

I've no idea if Mama is considered 'good' or 'bad' it was just the next thing I tried after Johnsons.

sleepyhead Wed 06-Nov-13 20:16:29

If you're going to use Johnsons then you might as well use a supermarket own brand. Basically the same stuff and a quarter of the price.

I do like the nice, paraben-free etc etc ones but they are pricey. Mostly I just use water on ds2 (6 months).

Sammie101 Wed 06-Nov-13 20:18:17

We used the baby shampoo for a little while but it made baby's head all red, HV recommended avoiding all johnson's products because they're quite harsh, so now we just use water.

Now only to figure out what to do with the big box of johnson's stuff we got given as a present :-/

Yonididnaedaethat Wed 06-Nov-13 20:18:31

I've used them on all 3 of my DC's and have some in for the next baby due now......I've never had any problems with the products and didn't realise they were so bad until I clicked on this thread.

I only buy them when they are on offer tho

mumofboyo Wed 06-Nov-13 20:21:48

They smell very nice and 'like babies' but they're chock full of rubbish (mw said petro-chemicals shock) and caused an horrendous rash on newborn ds’ lovely soft skin. We never bothered with them after that. Instead we wash with plain water and an emollient cream in the bath which helps treat their eczema.

Moreisnnogedag Wed 06-Nov-13 20:27:17

Use them on DS without any problems.

But did fall heavily for their 'night-time routine' marketing which gave me my most naivest moment in pregnancy. DH asked me why I was buying both a regular and a bedtime bottle and my response was that 'but what if we don't want him to go to sleep?' I obviously believed the nighttime one was imbued with magical qualities which would send my pfb immediately to sleep!

vvviola Wed 06-Nov-13 20:38:33

MIL kindly bought us loads of the stuff when we just arrived over here (DD2 was 5 months old at the time). I never used it on her as she had very sensitive skin, but it has come in very handy for me when we run out of shower gel grin and the baby oil works really well on a patch of dry skin in my ear.

BonaDea Wed 06-Nov-13 20:46:15

I don't use it. I use organic lavender bubble bath from boots and neal's yard baby balm. They just have all natural stuff in instead of loads of crap. I'm positive it's a very expensive way to do it tho.

emblosion Wed 06-Nov-13 20:46:41

I tend to use the supermarket own brand stuff. Sainsburys basics tropical toddler wash smells lovely. I've been gifted Johnsons stuff in the past and used without problems. I'd only use water for a newborn though.

MooseBeTimeForSnow Wed 06-Nov-13 21:12:20

Aveeno is made by them too

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 06-Nov-13 21:32:42

Only used once when DS was a baby, looked like we'd tried to strip his skin off. Never again.

Hotmad Wed 06-Nov-13 22:09:18

Wow that's interesting To hear..... I ask cos I keep getting given practical gifts of nappies and wipes and bath oils, creams, etc all J&J
Don't think I want to use now ...

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 06-Nov-13 22:13:53

Luckily for me there are lots of problems with j&j in the family so I didn't get much of there stuff given.

We used cotton wool and water fir nappies for the first 6 weeks or so and didn't bath them for the first couple of weeks

Perhaps you could keep the stuff and use it when Lo is older? smile

delilah89 Wed 06-Nov-13 22:16:01

The J&J 'sensitive' wipes are AWFUL! My babies face was bright red after.

Hobblethwaite Wed 06-Nov-13 22:32:36

J&J Brought my baby out in a rash which the doctor said was eczema but which went as soon as I stopped using it. They are chocked full of nasties, as I later found out.

We use horns and halos now which is kinder to skin and doesn't contain any harsh chemicals. They sell it in asda and boots and its quite competitive in price and smells lovely too. smile

TooTabooToBOOOOO Wed 06-Nov-13 22:32:56

Use when baby is older. Just keep away from sensitive newborn skin.

killpeppa Wed 06-Nov-13 22:36:56

Tesco is cheaper & just as goodsmile

smells better IMO

leavesalmondoutofit Wed 06-Nov-13 22:42:57

J&J products are made from petroleum oil. This blocks the skin and stops it breathing. Their baby products are popular because of the perfume added. Everyone associates it with babies.

Cold pressed vegetable oil is the best choice but any vegetable oil is a better alternative, for example sunflower grapeseed, rapeseed coconut and cacoa oil etc.

Some supermarket own brands are vegetable based it's worth checking the label. Shea butter is the best but the most expensive usually.

A guide to choosing oil, would you eat it or use it to run your car is a good analogy.

Hope this makes sense.

Which oils are in which products would make a whole new thread.
Burts Bees have Apricot Oil and smell delicious.

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