AP Mom to 5
I love love Love the Calendula baby shampoo/body wash it does have a scent but like stitches says, its all natural 100% plant derived smells and it to me smalls the most natural unless you were just to wash with water, which is what i usually do for at least the first few weeks... to keep that yummy baby smell the nice thing is you only need a teeny tiny bit and you can use it on hair and on their little soft bodies and I like to use it on myself as well.
im sure that there are other good natural ones, but I haven't explored it much.
I love Weleda's stuff, too.
I also really love this company's stuff. We use the shampoo and conditioner on our girls and its really gentle. Thinking about getting some baby wash for bathtime in November.
I do love Weleda's butt cream though....
Mama to Girl 2/00, Girl 1/03, Boy 3/06, Boy 11/10, and coming July 2015!
Has Burt's Bees changed their diaper cream too? I love the rosemary smell of it...
"Be careful how you speak to your children. One day it will become their inner voice." ~ Peggy O' Mara
Cloth diapering, babywearing and co-sleeping has been a way of life for almost a decade now
AP Mom to 5
I have a Frontier order I need to go unpack. I have in it EMAB baby wash (or did I decide to wait on that one?) and Little Twig to try. I am one who loves trying new varieties all the time, but I think EMAB is one I'll stick with.
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
I have used the Burts Bees liquid baby body wash/shampoo (clear yellow color) for several years and have always loved it. Then when I became aware of EWG (environmental working group -google and youtube this) I found this website by them:
Slowly but surely I checked out all of the products I was using on myself and the kids, and I have to say some of them were banished from our home (yep, they were labeled "natural,organic" whatever). Of course the Burts Bees body wash was one of the first things I checked since our whole family used it (ugh and I used the lotion on myself). I was not too happy with the ratings. In my search for more natural options I turned to Earth Mama Angel Baby, read reviews on it and checked EWG's site. I found a site with FANTASTIC prices on it and ordered quite a few things. I tried some of the stuff on my DDs and myself and love it. The only thing about the body wash is this-its a liquid that turns into a foam as you pump it out-super convenient actually, I can see how this will be so easy to use one handed with a squirmy baby. However-liquid that turns into foam upon dispensing goes really fast. Ever had one of those hand soaps that foam up like that-they run out immediately. So after bathing both of my DDs with the EMAB body wash/shampoo I can say that I absolutely love it yet it will take me a bottle every two weeks to be able to continue to use it on them. I used it to wash them and to shampoo them. Shampooing hair any other than a baby's with this stuff just does not work in my opinion-both DDs have thick hair and I needed a lot of product. It also does not lather up enough to cleanse thick hair. (as is the case with many truly natural products imo)
However I am giving the Earth Mama Angel Baby and it will be absolute perfection for using on a small baby. It is truly very very natural, there is nothing bad in it at all. I love the very faint scent and the easy pump. Cannot wait to use it on baby!
I posted in the pregnant forum before about the website I found it on that has the amazing deals/free shipping and a code to boot, here is the link:
Now, reg. Burt's Bees. They recently made a FRAGRANCE FREE version of the good old Baby Bee wash. It is the creamy opaque color. Surely this is not the one you were referring to? I was beyond excited to find it, because I really needed something I can use on myself and DDs, body and hair and all. So I bought it and have already used twice and we love it! It has a great rating on the EWG's site and it WORKS! Its this one, but they also have a smaller bottle:
i want to like the Burts bee's stuff but they are owned by Clorox, and I am pretty much 100% against buying from huge corporations like that. Plus, when a company makes bleach and other toxic cleaners and products it just makes me wary that maybe they dont have the standards that the original company once had..and their products do contain some unnatural fragrances ect..
Now, the EWG ratings I wasn't aware of. I do know their mineral sunscreen was poorly rated this summer.
EMAB stuff is awesome. I totally scored on a sitz bath blend from them that this place had on clearance. I was going to mix up my own but I couldn't have gotten all the herbs I wanted to include for what I paid for the EMAB stuff. Can't wait to make herbal frozen pads with it in a few weeks!
The old formula reminded me of a more neutral J&J baby shampoo that reminds me of baby smell, but this reminded me of bug spray and camping. I will definitely try the EMAB stuff. Most of my kids have almost no hair until they're over 1 year old, so hopefully a little will go a long way, though I totally know about the whole foam pump issues.
This is what I got and though it's "fragrance free", my nose found it anything but with the:aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, coriandrum sativum (coriander) fruit extract, and the cedrus atlantica bark oil.
AP Mom to 5
Stitches - Where did you find the Waleda calendula baby soap and butt cream?? Is there a shop that sells it locally, because I haven't ever seen it before.
And Kittywitty-yes, the baby wash smells like the butt cream. It's nice too because one bottle will last me a good 6 months plus, a little dab goes a long way.
But my standby was and still is Dr Bronner' Aloe Vera Baby Mild liquid or bar soap.
You can often get it in larger bottles at better prices on vitaminshoppe dot com-- just watch for the bargains-- they rotate
stay at home mom to 2 girls 11/20/03,3/09/07 and 2 boys 2/28/05 and 11/16/10 and one on the way 1/13/12