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Which brand baby shampoo and baby lotion have you bought?

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ButteryJam Tue 09-Apr-13 10:25:34


I have no idea which brand baby shampoo and baby lotion I should buy for my newborn. Any recommendations?

nannyl Tue 09-Apr-13 17:56:47

we used plain water for about 2 months.... (and olive oil if she needed moisturizing)
then about every 2 weeks a tiny dot of burts bee's

She is nearly 2 now and have never been touched by johnsons (or own brand equivelent) and has never been touched by SLS either.... long may it continue

Our burts bees body wash is still over 3/4 full, so that how much she has used in her whole life.

We use cloth nappies and wipes too (and flannels for faces) so is only touched by cloth and water

ButteryJam Tue 09-Apr-13 23:33:07

Thanks everyone - looks like the vote is to avoid Johnsons. Has anyone used the baby simple range?

sjupes Tue 09-Apr-13 23:38:50

I use tesco loves baby top to toe wash - ds ended up with shocking excema at a couple of weeks old we were told plain water only and avoid johnsons like the plaque, we water wash him in his bath but top to toe him in the shower as if he's in the shower he is usually manky smile

sjupes Tue 09-Apr-13 23:40:02

Meant to say i used johnsons when he was a newborn and he came out in excema - tescos range is really mild on him thankfully.

racingheart Tue 09-Apr-13 23:49:02

Bit surprised by all the critical comments about Johnsons. I always used their purple bottle - the lotion and the baby wash. It had lavender in it, and both my DC were fine with it, even though excema runs in our family. People used to tell me my babies smelled gorgeous.

DreamySleepyNightySnoozySnooze Wed 10-Apr-13 09:58:12

I use the purple Johnsons body wash on my 3 yr old, racingheart. He smells delicious and we've never had a problem with it either. I'll use it on my 7 month old too when he's older and starts needed a proper scrub!

MightBeMad Wed 10-Apr-13 11:02:56

Johnsons was a nightmare here too - turned her skin red raw overnight the first time we used it sad Now used dentinox cradle cap shampoo and weldeda baby bath if needed. Also used olive oil as a moisuriser (I was told not to use almond oil on a newborn as it is a nut oil and it's best to avoid nut products when they're very tiny in case they have a reaction). If her skin gets dry we use Cetraben emolient cream (buy from pharmacies - it's hypoallergenic). Also Neal's Yard baby barrier cream is the best I've found for nappy rash prevention. A bit expensive but lasts for absolutely ages!

squidgeberry Wed 10-Apr-13 14:04:37

Another vote for Weleda. They are more expensive but last for ages as I'd only use a pea sized amount. I only needed one tube for the first year.

Fakebook Wed 10-Apr-13 14:31:36

I use johnsons no tears shampoo on DS and then dab in a bit of pantene conditioner and rinse, and he's fine with it. I was however told by my eyebrow threading lady that she went on a hair colouring course last year and they recommended using johnson's to strip the hair of colour shock. I don't know how, but she says its a really harsh thing to use on a baby's head. I've always used it though, and can't see any visible bad effects of using it, so I'll carry on until he's old enough to move onto big person shampoo.

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