Best Baby Shampoo And Body Wash

10 Best Baby Shampoo and Body Wash of 2017

KOKOPAX TOP PICK

After more than a combined total of 2 months of testing, we are happy to announce that Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo is the winner of our top baby shampoo and body wash competition.

This baby was has been specifically formulated for use with children and comes recommended by pediatricians. It is a really effective body wash, as well as being a great shampoo.

We found it worked really well on our test babies’ skin and actually helped to reduce rashes in many of our infants who suffer from sensitive skin. As a shampoo it works well on all types of hair and due to its gentle formula keeps the hair feeling fresh and healthy.

A bit hit with our test parents, many of whom said that they would be continuing to use this shampoo and body wash from now on. They loved that it was soap and allergen free, something that gave them a little added peace of mind when using it on their newborns.

Ideal for babies of all ages and for their parents too, this is our top pick shampoo and wash for your baby.

 

Product DescriptionUsers ScoreOverall Score
Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo

Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo

It might not sound like the best way to make a shampoo, but this formula is made from a natural oat extract and is ...

User Rating: 3.5 (1 votes)
Editor choice
2 Aquaphor Baby Wash & Shampoo 13.5 Fluid Ounce

Aquaphor Baby Wash & Shampoo 13.5 Fluid Ounce

If you are looking for our top choice baby wash for sensitive skin, then you need look no further than this amazing ...

User Rating: 4.4 (1 votes)
3 California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash, Fragrance Free

California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash, Fragrance Free

This is another coconut based baby wash that as such is really great for babies with sensitive skin. We are a strong ...

User Rating: 3.6 (1 votes)
4 CeraVe Baby Wash and Shampoo, 8 Ounce

CeraVe Baby Wash and Shampoo, 8 Ounce

A personal favorite of our team of experts, this wonderful combined wash and shampoo contains a vitamin enriched ...

User Rating: 3.8 (1 votes)
5 Johnson’s HEAD-TO-TOE Baby Wash

Johnson’s HEAD-TO-TOE Baby Wash

Another much loved baby wash and one of Amazon’s best sellers, our parents all scored this one really highly and seemed ...

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6 Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo

Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo

To be honest, the only really bad thing about this baby shampoo is its name. Though we are not sure of who Burt is and ...

User Rating: 3.75 (1 votes)
7 Babyganics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Babyganics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

We have tested this product a few times now and each time remain impressed at just how great it really is. It is a ...

User Rating: 3.8 (1 votes)
8 Johnson’s Baby Shea & Cocoa Butter Moisture Wash

Johnson’s Baby Shea & Cocoa Butter Moisture Wash

We have to admit to having a soft spot for Johnson’s baby products. They always seem to do exactly what you want ...

User Rating: 3.95 (1 votes)
9 Weleda Calendula Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Weleda Calendula Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Our final baby wash and shampoo to make it to our top ten is also Europe’s best belling wash and shampoos for ...

User Rating: 3.4 (1 votes)
10 Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Shampoo and Body Wash

Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Shampoo and Body Wash

For those parents who are looking for a totally organic and very environmentally friendly baby wash then this is ...

User Rating: Be the first one!

Product HypoallergenicFragrance FreeVitamin EnrichedFeedback Score
Aveeno Baby Wash & ShampooYesYesYes 4.4
Johnson’s HEAD-TO-TOE Baby WashYesYesYes 4.3
Aquaphor Baby Wash & ShampooYesYesNo 4.3
CeraVe Baby Wash and ShampooYesYesVitamin Enriched 4.3
Burt’s Bees Baby ShampooYesFragrance FreeYes 4.2
Babyganics Baby Shampoo and Body WashNoYesYes 4.2
Johnson’s Baby Shea & Cocoa Butter Moisture WashYesYesYes 4.1
California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body WashNo 95% Bio BasedYes 4.1
Weleda Calendula Baby Shampoo and Body WashYesNoYes 4.1
Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Shampoo and Body WashNoNoYes 4.1

How to choose the best baby shampoo and wash for your child?

When it comes to your baby’s skin you need to take a little extra precaution when using creams, soaps and shampoos. There is a particular risk when your child suffers from sensitive skin of these products causing irritation, rashes and even aggravating existing conditions such as eczema or ache.

To make sure that you get the best baby shampoo and wash for your infant we recommend following a few helpful tips to make sure that you really do get the one that is best for your child.

Choose a shampoo and wash that is designed for babies.

This might sound like common sense and it is, but it is actually something that many busy parents overlook. When buying any infant shampoo and wash, be sure to check that it has been specially formulated for babies and is hypoallergenic to prevent allergies.

Dermatologist tested

It is also worth checking that any shampoo and wash for infants has been dermatologically tested. Buying any product that has been dermatologically tested will make sure that it is suitable for your baby’s skin and therefore stands the best chance of not causing any rashes or skin irritation.

Avoid soaps

Soaps are basically detergents for the skin. They work by using compounds to draw away dirt and oils from the skin, though sadly these compounds don’t distinguish between good oils and bad ones, meaning that they take the good with the bad.

As a result, your skin needs to replace the oils that have been stripped away. For a baby this can be difficult, especially if it has dry or sensitive skin. For babies that suffer with sensitive skin, this stripping away of the skins oils and the disruption to its natural pH balance caused by soap can cause skin rashes and even eczema.

Natural ingredients

Wherever possible it is worth trying to buy a child shampoo and wash that has been formulated out of as few artificial chemicals as possible. Natural chemicals have the least possible chance of doing your baby’s skin harm as well as doing their bit to help out the planet too.

Contains essential vitamins and nutrients

Finding a shampoo and wash that contains added vitamins and minerals to help keep your babies skin healthy is a real plus.

Most shampoos will not contain these compounds, so should a baby wash be enriched with them it should say so on the packaging. Keep an eye out for products that state they contain vitamins and ceramides as these will help keep the skin healthy.

Moisturizing

Many good quality shampoo and body washes will contain aloe vera and other such moisturizers. These help to keep the skin healthy by helping to keep it hydrated. This is vital for babies that suffer from dry skin or scalps, but also for those suffering from sensitive skin too.

Good bottle

Finally, it is really helpful to find a shampoo or body wash that has a good pump action bottle. This won’t make any difference to your baby, but it will help you enormously when you are trying to hold your child with one hand and get the baby wash out with the other.

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How we review

We are an independent review site that is totally dedicated to giving our loyal readers high quality baby product reviews that they can trust. We take our job very seriously as we know that many parents rely on the information that they contain to make important decisions that directly affect their children.

We do not accept any special rewards or kickbacks for offering any particular product favorable reviews. We try to test as many different products as possible and choose only the best ones for our articles. We don’t wish to imply that any product not in our list is bad just that it simply did not perform as well in our tests than the ones we picked.


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Editor’s Choice: Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo

Aveeno Baby Wash & ShampooIt might not sound like the best way to make a shampoo, but this formula is made from a natural oat extract and is completely free of soap detergents as well as being tear and paraben free also.

We found this to be a great all natural ingredients baby wash and shampoo that really does clean both the hair and the skin very well. At $0.36 per Fl Oz this is a mid-range cost baby wash that even for parents on a tighter budget won’t break the bank, so long as you resist the temptation to use it on yourself of course.

This product scores extremely highly on customer satisfaction and did so with our parents too. Once you have given it a try you won’t be left with any questions as to why that is either. It smells great, cleans very well and is very gentle on your baby’s skin.

We recommend this shampoo and baby wash to all parents who are looking for a natural ingredient based body and hair cleaner that doesn’t break the bank either. It is also suitable for babies with sensitive skin and can be used for babies aged from newborn and up.

Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo

It might not sound like the best way to make a shampoo, but this formula is made from a natural oat extract and is completely free of soap detergents as well as being tear and paraben free also.

Cons

  • We found that it made our baby’s hair feel a little too dry.

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Johnson’s HEAD-TO-TOE Baby Wash

Johnson's HEAD-TO-TOE Baby Wash ReviewAnother much loved baby wash and one of Amazon’s best sellers, our parents all scored this one really highly and seemed to be impressed by its effectiveness.

Coming in at $0.25 per Fl Oz, this is a cheaper alternative to the Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo. Aveeno is actually owned by Johnsons, so it is perhaps little surprise that Johnsons know how to formulate such a great baby wash.

In fact, there is very little difference between these two baby washes, both are formulated for babies with sensitive skin and as a result are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, while continuing no harsh chemicals that might irritate your child’s skin.

Johnson's HEAD-TO-TOE Baby Wash

Another much loved baby wash and one of Amazon’s best sellers, our parents all scored this one really highly and seemed to be impressed by its effectiveness.

The only difference we found is that the Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo was a slightly better moisturizer and the Johnsons bottle had issues with the pump leaking, otherwise they would have both scored equal marks.

Cons:

  • Pump is a little prone to leaking and even breaking.

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Aquaphor Baby Wash & Shampoo

Aquaphor Baby Wash & Shampoo 13.5 Fluid Ounce ReviewThis mild cleaner has been recommended by pediatricians and is clinically proven to be gentle your baby’s skin and scalp. It is made from a chamomile and panthenol enriched formula to both clean and moisturize your baby’s skin while keeping nice and healthy.

Our parents liked its smooth texture that feels light and not too oily, while washing effortlessly away with even a light rinse.

This is a really great gentle baby wash, the only drawback being that it costs $0.47 per Fl Oz. This is a cost that if you find yourself washing your baby very often will really add up over the course of a year.

Aquaphor Baby Wash & Shampoo

Our parents liked its smooth texture that feels light and not too oily, while washing effortlessly away with even a light rinse.

Cons:

  • In the higher price range
  • Bottle has nasty habit of falling over when you try to pump it one-handed.

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CeraVe Baby Wash and Shampoo

CeraVe Baby Wash and Shampoo ReviewWe have to admit to really liking this baby wash and shampoo. Several of our team swear by it and use it on their own children. Except for not being made from all natural ingredients, this baby wash is everything else you would want to help clean your baby.

It is hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, free of fragrances, parabens, phthalates, dyes and other chemicals. We found it great on all of our babies’ skin, and it caused no rashes or dry skin whatsoever.

It is packed full of vitamins and 3 essential ceramides, all of which help to keep your baby’s skin healthy and protected. This is a great formula that we would certainly recommend to all parents trying to find a great baby wash for their baby.

CeraVe Baby Wash and Shampoo

It is hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, free of fragrances, parabens, phthalates, dyes and other chemicals. We found it great on all of our babies’ skin, and it caused no rashes or dry skin whatsoever.

Cons

  • The bottle size it is sold in is quite small so you will get through it in no time

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Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo

Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo ReviewTo be honest, the only really bad thing about this baby shampoo is its name. Though we are not sure of who Burt is and what his bees have to do with this great baby shampoo, this is otherwise a really good product. It cleans both the hair and skin very well and is made from 99% natural ingredients, which we know will be a something that will reassure many of our parents.

Made from plant based ingredients, it uses soy bean extract to cleanse the hair and skin, while using aloe vera to keep the skin moisturized and coconut oil to help give it better overall protection.

This is a great shampoo for all parents seeking a gentle all natural formula that really cleans well too.

Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo

Made from plant based ingredients, it uses soy bean extract to cleanse the hair and skin, while using aloe vera to keep the skin moisturized and coconut oil to help give it better overall protection.

Cons:

  • Not the best smelling baby wash on this list
  • We found it made some of our babies’ hair a little too frizzled

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Babyganics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Babyganics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash ReviewWe have tested this product a few times now and each time remain impressed at just how great it really is.

It is a 100% natural NeoNourish seed oil formula that contains no artificial chemicals whatsoever. It is hypoallergenic and has been pediatrician and dermatologist tested to ensure that it will not harm or irritate your baby’s skin.

Its ecofriendly credentials extend all the way to it not having been tested on animals, which is something we always love to hear.

Babyganics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

We have tested this product a few times now and each time remain impressed at just how great it really is.

This is an ideal wash for all those parents looking for a 100% natural baby wash that cleans well while being soft and caring to their baby’s skin.

Cons:

  • Not such a pleasant smell
  • In the higher price category

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Johnson’s Baby Shea & Cocoa Butter Moisture Wash

Johnson's Baby Shea & Cocoa Butter Moisture Wash Review

We have to admit to having a soft spot for Johnson’s baby products. They always seem to do exactly what you want them to do, while not costing the earth either. This great baby wash is no different.

We are also fans of anything made with cocoa butter as it is a wonderful product that is more environmentally friendly than most of the alternatives. It is really good at moisturizing the skin and at protecting it too.

This wash has been specially formulated for babies and is very mild on their little skin. It is dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, so you can be sure that it won’t cause problems even if your child has delicate skin.

Johnson's Baby Shea & Cocoa Butter Moisture Wash

We have to admit to having a soft spot for Johnson’s baby products. They always seem to do exactly what you want them to do, while not costing the earth either. This great baby wash is no different.

Though this baby wash is not made from all natural ingredients, it is a great all-round cleaner that really does prevent tears and keeps your baby’s skin nice and healthy.

Cons:

  • Not as effective a shampoo as the other Johnson’s product on this list.

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California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash

California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash, Fragrance Free ReviewIf your baby suffers with extreme sensitive skin then perhaps this baby shampoo and wash is the one you should try first.

It has been formulated for babies that suffer with extreme sensitive skin and we have to say is one of the best washes for this condition. We found it to be really good at cleaning while helping to reduce the signs of delicate skin.

We have to admit that we wish that this wash for babies with delicate skin was not so expensive, as if it weren’t we believe it would be a much better selling product that most parents would love to use regularly.

California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash

If your baby suffers with extreme sensitive skin then perhaps this baby shampoo and wash is the one you should try first.

Cons:

  • Not as strong shampoo due to its gentle formula

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Weleda Calendula Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Weleda Calendula Baby Shampoo and Body Wash Review

Our final baby wash and shampoo to make it to our top ten is also Europe’s best belling wash and shampoos for infants.

Made from holistically formulated products such as sugar cane and coconut, it is another 100% organic formula that contains no artificial chemicals whatsoever and actually acts as an anti-inflammatory to help prevent skin swelling that might occur from skin irritation or allergic reactions.

This baby wash scores very highly in terms of past customer satisfaction and our parents were no different. Though not the best shampoo we loved this great smelling baby wash for its natural ingredients and for being very sensitive to our children’s skin.

Weleda Calendula Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Our final baby wash and shampoo to make it to our top ten is also Europe’s best belling wash and shampoos for infants.

Cons:

  • Not as great shampoo as other ones on this list.

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Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Shampoo and Body Wash

Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Shampoo and Body Wash ReviewFor those parents who are looking for a totally organic and very environmentally friendly baby wash then this is definitely the one to buy. Its formula uses organic vanilla and lavender oils which can be homegrown unlike other ingredients such as bamboo that must be imported from far away regions such as Asia.

Aside from providing a decent clean, both vanilla and lavender aromas have a natural calming effect on humans, so help to relax your baby.

Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Shampoo and Body Wash

Aside from providing a decent clean, both vanilla and lavender aromas have a natural calming effect on humans, so help to relax your baby.

This product has the lowest rating for toxins of any of the products on this list. So if you want good baby wash that doesn’t carry with it any risks of any unnatural chemicals getting at your baby’s skin, then this is the best baby cleaner for you.  

Cons:

  • Leaves the skin feeling a little dry
  • Not the best smelling baby wash

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Conclusion

If you are looking for a really great baby wash that is gentle on your baby’s skin while still giving a great clean then we recommend as our top choice, Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo.

With so many great washing formulas for your infant on this list we do however recommend that you review each one to try to get the best feel as to which one might best suit your child.

It is a sad fact that generally baby washes that include artificial chemicals do clean better and don’t cost as much than ecofriendly ones. That said, the ecofriendly baby washes on this list do in fact come very close to their artificial ingredients counterparts. Provided you are willing to spend that little extra to take care of the environment as well as your baby, there are some great organic baby washes out there.

What is the best baby wash?

There are lots of ways to find a really great baby wash and shampoo for your child. Finding the best one is really a matter of guesswork as there are there are so many great products on the market.

The real aim is not to find the best wash, but to find one that cleans and protects your child without causing any skin irritation. We recommend that you read plenty of articles and read lots of product reviews in order to find the best one for you.

Are baby washes for babies safe?

Provided you take care to do your research to make sure that the particular product that you desire is safe for your baby then you will be fine. Be sure to make sure that the baby wash you wish to purchase has been formulated for infants and wherever possible, has been dermatologically tested too.

If your baby suffers from sensitive skin then you need to make sure that the baby wash is hypoallergenic and contains no harsh chemicals that would be harmful to its skin.

Are natural based baby washes better than artificial ones?

The problem with this question is that we don’t actually know the answer. To date there is no definitive proof that artificial chemicals that are used to make baby washes actually do harm to your child.

In this situation, we do feel it is better to be safe than sorry and so to avoid exposing your child to as many artificial chemicals as possible. As a result, we recommend that wherever possible you should try to use organic based product for your baby. This will reduce the amount of contact that your child comes into with these artificial chemicals and so reduce the chance of them potentially being exposed to danger.