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TIPS tested baby baths


Follow one of the links below to find out all about the baby baths we tested:

graphicBest of the best Weleda Baby Calendula Cream Bath

graphicHighly commended - Shea Mooti Baby’s Soothing Bath Soak
graphicHighly commendedEarth Friendly Baby Organic Mandarin Bubble bath
graphicHighly commendedHalos N Horns Baby Bath
graphicHighly commendedMamaBabyBliss Splash Baby Bath Wash
graphicHighly commended – Halos N Horns Gentle Bubble Bath & Body Wash



Weleda Baby Calendula Cream bath
RRP: £7.50 for 200mls    
Price per ml:  3.75p
Supplied and manufactured by www.weleda.co.uk
Tested October – December 2009          

This gorgeous cream bath makes a welcome change from bubble bath. It is easy to dispense, non-greasy and completely safe for everyone to use. Testers commented that it left their Little Ones’ and their own skin silky smooth. It also proved effective against dry skin. This product made bath time an overwhelming success. The fact that it is manufactured by a company with outstanding ethical and environmentally-friendly credentials is an added bonus.

This is what some of the Testers said:
  • Just gorgeous – I loved using it myself
  • Easy to hold because the bottle has finger grips
  • It created a lovely scent in the bathroom and effectively cleansed my children

Award:  Best of the Best

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Shea Mooti Baby’s Soothing Bath Soak
RRP: £9.99 for 200mls     
Supplied and manufactured by www.sheamooti.co.uk  
Tested December 2015 - January 2016   

     

Shea Mooti is the brainchild of Violet Reid, nurse and mother of three. The name Shea Mooti came about because every product in the range contains the purest form of ethically-sourced shea butter bought from AfriKids and produced by a multi-co-operative in Ghana called ‘Mooti’. Shea Mooti means tree of life in Zimbabwe, and so the name was born.

Shea Mooti Baby’s Soothing Bath Soak is prepared with colloidal oatmeal - which helps soothe and comfort itchy, scratchy, and dry skin; moisturising shea butter; and anti-inflammatory organic baobab fruit powder. Dead Sea salt and organic calendula petals are also included for natural healing. Organic lavender and chamomile provide the scent.

Our Parent Testers loved the 'beautiful' scent and agreed Shea Mooti Baby’s Soothing Bath Soak was truly innovative. The dry powder of this baby bath, while an unusual texture, seemed to be very effective at calming sensitive skin, including napy rash. It was easy to use although some Testers suggested that a spoon or scoop would be a handy addition. The powder did make the bath water greasy so care should be taken to avoid slipping, as with any other bath oil product. Overall our Parent Testers were very complimentary about the way this product left their baby's skin feeling soft and moisturised. It was also enjoyed by parents too, so definitely useful for all ages.

We were so impressed with this innovative product we decided to award it a Highly commended award!

This is what some of the Testers said: 
  • It smelled beautiful, and both my children's skin felt really moisturised after.
  • I also liked that the products are sourced from working collectives that support the local community.
  • I liked the fact that the pot was transparent so you could see the product inside.
  • My baby's skin is so-o-o soft after the bath
  • My daughter doesn't have a particular skin condition, but she does suffer bad nappy rash when teething. Having a bath in this soak really helped to soothe her bottom

Award:  Highly commended

 

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Earth Friendly Baby Organic Mandarin Bubble Bath

RRP: £5.99 for 370mls    
Price per ml:  1.61p
Supplied and manufactured by www.earthfriendlybaby.co.uk 
Tested October – December 2009          

Testers loved this product’s gorgeous smell of mandarin.  It creates long lasting delicate bubbles and reassuringly does not contain any drying detergents. This product proved to be great value for money, as a little goes a long way. Earth Friendly Baby  is a well thought out range with an ecologically friendly approach that is appreciated and enjoyed by all. Testers suggested adding a cap dispenser to avoid wastage. One Tester especially liked the child-friendly language used on the product. This is a common theme throughout the whole range.

This is what some of the Testers said:
  • It lathered well and the scent is yummy
  • Very reasonable price for a natural product
  • I like the ethos of the company

Award:  Highly commended


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Halos N Horns Baby Bath

RRP: £3.49  for 250mls    
Price per ml:  1.39p
Supplied and manufactured by www.halosnhorns.co.uk
Tested October – December 2009         

This gentle baby bath is affordable. It smells good enough to eat and does not contain any drying detergents. Halos N Horns advice to avoid all products on babies for the first month of life is printed on this product. This was a groundbreaking step when this product was launched, and this message continues to set the standard for all baby skincare products manufacturers. The website provides parents with quality information about skincare for babies and children. Although the packaging is not recyclable, overall this product offers great value for money. Available in all major supermarkets, Halos N Horns products offer a refreshing approach to the manufacture and marketing of baby and toddler skincare products.

This is what some of the Testers said:
  • Very easy to dispense with no leakage
  • The kids love it, it’s not too expensive and doesn’t contain nasties
  • I don’t use anything to wash the kids but as a treat and for pen marks it is great!

Award:  Highly commended

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MamaBabyBliss Splash Baby Bath Wash

RRP: £6.50 for 100mls    
Price per ml:  6.5p
Supplied and manufactured by www.mamababybliss.com
Tested October – December 2009          

Testers praised this baby bath. The product lathered well so a little went a long way. There was no sign of tears even when this was used as a shampoo. The delicate lavender fragrance (totally natural in origin) was a big hit with Parent Testers and children alike. The high price makes this more of a luxury item.  Testers found it was harder to dispense, as it is quite thick. The whole MamaBabyBliss range is beautifully packaged in recyclable glass bottles - this fits in with the company’s eco-friendly approach.

This is what some of the Testers said:
  • The scent is lovely and so relaxing
  • My baby seemed to settle great after I used it!
  • The packaging is very attractive

Award:  Highly commended

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Halos N Horns Gentle Bubble Bath & Body Wash

RRP: £3.56  for 250mls     
Price per ml:  1.42p
Supplied and manufactured by www.halosnhorns.co.uk
Tested March 2012          

This gentle baby bath can also be used as a body wash. It smells fruity and is sulphate free. Halos N Horns advise to avoid using all skincare products on babies for the first month of life - this is in line with guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and used by the NHS. By adopting this groundbreaking approach when the brand was launched, Halos N Horns truly really set the standard for other baby skincare manufacturers. Their website provides parents with quality information about skincare for babies and children.

The new Gentle Bubble Bath & Body Wash is great value for money. Available in all major supermarkets, Halos N Horns products offer a refreshing approach to the manufacture and marketing of baby and toddler skincare products. 

This is what some of the Testers said:

  • The information on the website is fantastic
  • All in one body and hair wash – brilliant idea
  • My favourite feature has to be the smell – its lovely


Award:  Highly commended

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Sharon Trotter©2010

Weleda Baby Calendula Cream Bath

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Shea Mooti Baby’s Soothing Bath Soak (RT)

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Earth Friendly Baby Organic Mandarin Bubble Bath

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Halos N Horns Baby Bath

 

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MamaBabyBliss Splash Baby Bath Wash

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Halos N Horns Gentle Bubble Bath & Body Wash(RT)

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