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Generally in the infant stage I don't use anything but water and a washcloth to wash my babes, but Rusty's getting to that crawling and exploring stage where he is getting into everything and he's particularly fond of smushing whatever veggie or fruit he's eating directly into his scalp. Bananas are a favorite, LOL! So, I'd like a little help in getting him degreased and clean. With my other guys I used california baby stuff, but I'm wondering if there are better alternatives. Any reason not to just use honey, like I do on my face? I figure it's safe and won't hurt his eyes if he accidentally gets some in his face, right?
 

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nothin wrong with california baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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California baby fan here too! Also you can check out <a href="http://www.TheNaturalNewborn.com" target="_blank">TheNaturalNewborn.com</a>
 

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I use diluted Dr Bronner's soaps. I'm not a fan of scented stuff, but in this case, I recommend the peppermint scent. The plain scent reminds me too much of my elementary school bathrooms after they cleaned up someone's vomit.
 

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sweet talker- thank you for that mental image!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I will try not to think of that when I wash! I use bornners baby mild for me!
 

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We don't use California Baby as most of the formulas contain parabens. We do use Dr. Bronner's Castille soap and love it!
 

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That's what I use. I love the buttermilk soap and lotion.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We don't use California Baby as most of the formulas contain parabens. We do use Dr. Bronner's Castille soap and love it!</div>
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I just went and rechecked our California Baby massage oil, baby wash and baby lotion and all are paraben free. I am a fanatic about natural ingredients and have only found good things about California Baby- maybe they have changed their formulas?<br><br>
I also know of Aubrey and they are definitely about as pure as you can get!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We don't use California Baby as most of the formulas contain parabens. We do use Dr. Bronner's Castille soap and love it!</div>
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i have never seen a california baby product that contained parabens. they are pretty anti parabens from what i am gathering.
 

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I've always been really happy with Weleda products. I'm not positive how perfectly pure they are, but both of my kids have had eczema and the calendula has been very soothing and moisturizing. And the smell....yum!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've always been really happy with Weleda products. I'm not positive how perfectly pure they are, but both of my kids have had eczema and the calendula has been very soothing and moisturizing. And the smell....yum!</div>
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yup for the baby, and aubrey organics and bonners for the big girl
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We don't use California Baby as most of the formulas contain parabens. We do use Dr. Bronner's Castille soap and love it!</div>
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I checked the 3 California Baby products we use (shampoo, rash cream and diaper area wash) and ALL don't contain parabens. I think they've changed their formula.<br><br>
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(single mommy to Emma, 3 1/2 years and Angela, 2 years)
 

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i like Weleda (when it is on sale and i combine the sale price w/ a $2 off coupon)
 

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I've been using Bronners unscented on my little one, but I think her hair smells like wet dog afterwards. Anyone know the ratio to water to essential oils that I can mix to use on her body and hair?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd like a little help in getting him degreased and clean.</div>
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I don't know why this has become so complicated since I was a baby. Wash him in the kitchen sink with whatever the rest of the family uses in the bathroom. I could sell you my nonirritant bath foam and that might amuse him when he gets older, and you could use it to wash with too, but it's not going to clean any better than Ivory soap, for instance. The latter comes in a convenient solid block, no liquid to spill, no cap to struggle with, no preservatives, and it's real cheap on a per-use basis. It will leave a ring with hard water, but you were going to scrub out the sink after bathing a non-toilet-trained baby in it anyway, right? (Otherwise, eeewwww!)<br><br>
The only high tech advance is no-eye-sting shampoo for when his hair needs doing.<br><br>
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Pretty much only use CA baby and honey for faces on both of my kids! Now that I've converted to natural soaps, I don't feel bad for using my soaps (Bronners, or what I have at the time) on my kiddos. Also, I just try to minimize how much we wash hair since it doesn't really need to be done every day.<br><br>
-Melanie
 

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Just a word of warning - Dr. Bronner's peppermint stings if you get it in the eye. BAD. I was in the tub with DS one time, and had just lathered up my hair when he asked to nurse (loves the bathtime nursies!), so while he was nursing a bit of the foamy soap dropped onto his face, and got in his eye. He screamed for 20 minutes and his eye was so red, even after flushing it out. Poor little guy.<br><br>
So I would advise against using this on the little one!<br><br>
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