Baby Shampoo Buying Guide
Shampoos formulated especially for your baby will help you gently wash their hair during bathtime
What to Consider
If your baby's scalp has yellow-colored scales or is extremly dry, your baby might have cradle cap. Cradle cap is very common and treatable through natural remedies or cradle-cap formulated shampoos.
If your baby has extremely dry skin or eczema, buy an eczema-friendly shampoo. Eczema friendly shampoos are extremely moisturizing, reducing dryness and irritation.
If your baby has dry or sensitive skin, hypoallergenic shampoos are ideal. Their gentle formulation reduces irritation and discomfort.
Some babies are sensitive to the smell of certain bath gels or the chemicals used to create a fragrance. Opt for fragrance-free bath gels if your baby has sensitive skin.
Tear-free means that the shampoo will not cause tears or irritation if it gets in your baby's eyes.
Sulfates (SLS, SLES)Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are approved for use, but some parents believe they have adverse health effects and prefer more natural products. According to the American Cancer Association, there is no evidence of SLS/SLES being a carcinogen.
Parabens artificial preservative. which contain properties similar to the female hormone estrogen. Although some issues have been found on animals, parabens have not been known to affect humans.
Pthlates are often listed as a fragrance. Although no evidence pointing to adverse health risks have been found, some medical experts are skeptical of the safety of phthalates in infant toiletries.
Organic shampoos are formulated from natural ingredients as opposed to synthetic ones, making it less irritating for your baby's sensitive skin.
Cocamide DEA is a chemically modified version of coconut oil used to thicken and cause foaming in products. Although studies have found a link between DEA and cancer in certain animals, DEA is approved for use in human toiletries
|Popular brands||Johnson & Johnson||Mustela||Cetaphil||Kodomo||GAIA||Dentinox||Babo Botanicals||Exederm||California Baby|
|Model||Baby Naturals Shampoo||Foam Shampoo for Newborns||Shampoo with Natural Chamomile||Conditioning Shampoo||Baby Shampoo||Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo||Moisturizing Baby Shampoo & Wash||Baby Shampoo||Therapeutic Relief Eczema Shampoo & Body Wash|
|Formulated for Eczema||Yes||National Eczema Association 5/5||Yes|
|Fragrance Free||No||No||No||No||Natural fragrance oils only||No||Natural fragrances only||Yes||Yes|
|Features||Enriched with avocado perseose, soap-free||Enriched with glycerin and pantheol. pH balanced||Enriched with vitamin B5 and chamomile, pH balanced|
Organic, pH neutral
|Enriched with oatmilk and calendula||Extremely sensitive, free from synthetic irritants||Colloidal oatmeal, organically processed reduced eczema and inflation. Dye free.|
|Price||5 (200ml)||18.50 (150ml)||13 (200ml)||8 (750ml)||20.9 (250ml)||12.4 (125ml)||16 (240ml)||45.78 (237 g)||68 (560mL)|
|Where to buy||Cold Storage||Pupsik||Guardian||Fairprice||Watsons||Lazada||iherb||Qoo10||Pupsik|
- There are many natural remedies to cradle cap: Apply baby oil to affected areas, wait 5-10 minutes, rub off gentle with soft brush, and rinse off oil.
- Always ensure that your baby's head is above water.
- Never leave baby unattended in the tub.
- Babies can be shampooed around once a week, unless they are prone to cradle cap which may require more frequent washes.
- Keep bath products out of reach at all times.
- Use a baby sized bathtub to ensure safety and more conveniently bathe your baby -- check out our guide on baby bathtubs here!
- Most parents prefer to bathe their baby in the morning or at night. Some find that nighttime baths are relaxing and lead to better sleep.
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