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The Best Natural Baby Bath Products For Your Little One In 2019
For many parents, having a new baby around the house means a whole new quest to find safe and all natural products for everything that will be in regular contact with the new little guy or gal.
New terms like BPA Free and No Phthalates become part of the regular vernacular for us as we examine products we may have not given much thought to all around the house. Fortunately, when it comes to bath time products, we don’t have to look very far to find reliable all natural choices.
Below we have compiled a small list of some of the best all natural baby bath products in the various bath time categories.
- Skin Care – Quite clearly the most important category for finding all natural baby bath products, this includes shampoos and body wash products, as well as bubble baths.
- Toys – While perhaps not as important as skin care products, bath toys still wind up inside babies’ mouths all the time, and some companies have made it a focus to develop all natural baby toys. We examine some of the best.
- Towels – For when bath time is done, some of the softest towels are made from organic bamboo. We take a look at some of the best of these all natural towels as well.
To see more details about each category of all natural baby bath products click their link above, or look just below for our comparison table of all products.
Comparing The Best All Natural Baby Bath Products
A Closer Look At The Best All Natural Baby Bath Products
Hopefully the comparison chart above has given you a few ideas about which all natural baby bath products are right for your home. If you’re still undecided, read on and we will explore some of the top options in even more detail below. But first we’ll review a few key terms it’s good to know if you’re going to be searching for all natural products.
When shopping for natural baby products there is some terminology it helps to know. We’ll review some of the key terms here before moving on to examine some of the top all natural products in more detail.
BPA Free – What is BPA? BPA stands for bisphenol A, which is a synthetic compound often used in polycarbonate plastics used to contain food or beverages, like water bottles. It’s also common in resins used to coat the inside of metal cans or bottle tops. You can find more information on BPA from the Mayo Clinic here.
Phthalates – Phthalates (pronounced “thah-lates”) are most commonly used as plasticizers, substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility and durability, among other qualities. Since there is no covalent bond (chemical bond involving the sharing of electrons) between the plastic and the phthalates, the phthalates are often released into the environment with exposure to heat. You can find more information about phthalates as they relate to babies here from BabyCenter.com.
Tear-Free – In trying to keep your baby’s bath products all natural you may think you have to give up the tear-free quality of soaps and shampoos. And while that is true of some all natural soaps, such as Dr. Bronner’s castile soap, it’s not true of all. Some all natural soaps and shampoos manage to stay tear-free by using different types of natural surfactants. You can find more information about how baby soaps can be tear free in this great article from How Stuff Works.
Babies of course have sensitive skin, some more than others with conditions like eczema and dermatitis that can be made either better or worse with soaps and detergents. That’s why it’s vitally important to find the right bath skin care products for our babies, as they are going to be washed to clean our child every day and can greatly affect their comfort if skin conditions are a factor. Below we’ve examined some of the top-rated all natural body washes, soaps, shampoos, and bubble baths to keep baby’s sensitive skin feeling good.
As you can tell right in the name, this soap has the convenient benefit of serving all 3 functions in 1: a body wash, a shampoo, and a bubble bath. But what’s even more impressive is how much parents rave about it in the customer reviews. Currently on Amazon it has a very impressive 4.8-star average rating, with 82% of all raters giving the soap all 5 stars.
A big reason for this has to be that it is made from food-grade, plant and mineral-based ingredients and still manages to clean well and smell quite nice as well. It’s gentle ingredients provide a very hypoallergenic wash that some reviewers stated has helped with their child’s skin rashes they’ve experienced or had worsen with other products.
On top of it all, the design of the bottle is well thought out, as you can substitute the sealer caps with a pump dispenser that comes with the product if you’d like easy dispensing, or leave it with the cap if you have the type of little one that can’t resist using pump dispensers until all the soap is gone at once! Because each order comes with 2 bottles of 16 oz, this one is actually quite the good deal as far as all natural baby bath products go.
Though it doesn’t have quite as many reviews as Puracy’s, this organic shampoo and body wash soap from Baja Baby is the top-rated natural baby bath soap at an average of 4.9 stars. It’s made from calendula, which is a flower that’s fairly well known for use in skin care, and the soap has a subtle lavender scent.
The Baja Baby soap has no animal-derived ingredients, and is sulphate free, paraben free and phosphate free. Parents have seemed to have had a lot of success with it for skin conditions such as eczema and cradle cap. In addition to all these positives parents have loved, the product also comes with Baja Baby’s free e-book for “Demystifying Chemicals In Kids’ Skincare.” It’s on the expensive end, at about the same price as Puracy’s at the time of this writing but for half as much soap, but that’s still sure to be worth it for some parents.
Another line of soaps made from calendula is this popular line from California Baby. The shampoo and body wash product here is formulated with mild organic and plant based materials, is sulphate free, and comes in a french lavender scent. It is also marked as tear-free on the bottle.
California Baby has a whole line of calendula products, including creams, bubble bath, body oil, and more. There’s even a bug spray and sunscreen in the line. And for the shampoo and body wash, it also comes in a “Super Sensitive” version that is completely fragrance free.
Above are the best all natural baby skin care products we’ve found for bath time. If you would like to read about more baby skin care products we’ve written about, head over to our full baby bath skin care page.
While thinking about all natural baby bath products, bath toys are probably not the first thing to come to mind, there are a few options out there. Babies, whether they are teething or just being playful and cute, tend to put toys in their mouth, and it can be nice having the peace of mind that what they have in their mouth is a natural product. Let’s take a look at a couple of the best natural bath toys below, as well as one bonus bath toy that, while not all natural, is very green.
This rubber ducky may not be the cutest one on the market, but it has a classic look and it’s made from entirely natural latex rubber, as opposed to the PVC that most “rubber” duckies are made from today. That natural rubber gives it a real squishy feel, kind of like a squishy dog toy. It even makes a tiny soft little squeak when it’s squeezed.
Naturally being made from real rubber this duck is BPA free as well as free of phthalates. Water can get inside the duck, so it’s important to squeeze it out after each bath time is done. The product is listed ages 3+ due to small parts, but it appears the only part is the duck itself, which measures 3.5 inches long.
Another bath toy made from natural rubber is this adorable giraffe named Sophie, a popular teether designed in France that has even appeared in the movie Three Men And A Baby. This particular product listing comes with the natural rubber teether that can definitely be used as a bath toy, as well as a soft plush Sophie that has a little bell inside.
Being made from natural rubber, the bath toy Sophie is of course phthalate free. It is designed specifically for the baby to be able to squeeze and chew, with no worries of it being in the baby’s mouth. It’s designed for babies as young as newborns, with a designated age of 0+ months.
While not technically an all natural product, we thought it worth mentioning this cute tugboat from Green Toys on this page because Green Toys has a very unique value for all environment conscious parents out there. All of their toys are in fact 100% recycled, made from post-consumer milk jugs. They are completely BPA-free, free of PVC and phthalates, and they are all also made in the USA. What’s more, they’re packaged in only recycled material and printed with soy inks.
Green Toys makes quite a few bath toys, but this little tugboat is one of their most beloved classics. It’s a simple well-made toy that makes for all kinds of fun, as the child fills up the hull of the boat with water and pours it back out.
Above are the best green and natural bath toy products we’ve found. If you would like to read about more baby bath toy products we’ve written about, head over to our full baby bath toy page.
When bath time is over, the soft towel you wrap your little one in can be organic and friendly to sensitive skin as well. The key to that is likely getting an organic bamboo towel set, as bamboo towels are touted as naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and hypoallergenic. There are many options on the market today, but we examine two of the highest rated natural bamboo towels below.
This six pack of natural bamboo towels from Bamboo Organics is a great option as far as natural towels go. It has a high customer rating and Bamboo Organics stands behind them so much they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee where you can return them for a full refund no questions asked.
The Bamboo Organics towels are bigger than most standard washcloths at 10 inches x 10 inches, making them a great size for a baby towel. They come in a set of soft purple, light green, and light yellow. The bamboo plant grows so fast and is so abundant it makes bamboo products very sustainable, and this one is 100% biodegradable as well. Bamboo also has the benefit of being naturally stain resistant, perfect for baby messes.
Another great option in the natural towel space is this set of 6 organic bamboo towels from Matimati. Due to their extra softness (advertised as softer than cotton), as well as antimicrobial and stain-resistant nature, bamboo washcloths like these are frequently used by parents as baby wipes.
The Matimati “washcloths” measure the same 10 inches x 10 inches as the Bamboo Organics “mini towels” and come in a soft neutral light green and white. Like Bamboo Organics, Matimati stands behind these bamboo baby towels with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, offering a full refund to customers with no questions asked.
Above are the best natural baby bath towel products we’ve found. If you would like to explore some other bath towels we’ve written about, head over to our full baby bath towels page.