Best Baby Shampoos for a Worry-Free Bath Time

Take care your your infant's hair at bath time with these gentle shampoos.

by Lauren Steele
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Bath time can be a stressful chore or a sweet bonding experience. Seeing your infant blow bubbles or splashing around in the bath water will melt your heart, but when those bubbles meet the eyes and tears ensure, things go downhill. Fast. The best baby shampoos and washes will leave your kid’s hair fresh and clean without irritating their sensitive skin and make bathtime tear-free. Unlike adult shampoo, baby shampoo doesn’t need to add volume or include fancy scents. It just needs to keep baby clean and be extra gentle on their sensitive skin. According to the Mayo Clinic, a newborn should be bathed about three times a week. Any more and you risk giving your infant dry skin. The same applies to toddlers, who will likely start going nuts for fun bath toys.

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The best baby shampoos are made of natural, high-quality ingredients. They’re free of aggressive cleansers, fragrances, and dyes. Some baby shampoos are tearless, others aren’t; make sure you know which is which when you’re picking one, and make sure that if you choose a non-tearless brand you’re extra careful when dousing your kid in it. These baby shampoos come highly recommended by parents and their enthusiastic reviews, and include soothing ingredients less likely to cause tears.

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