Top 8 Best Shampoos For Your Baby

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Written by Pradeep


Giving a bath to the babies is a challenge on its own and even a bonding time with them. Bathing is a time that is most cherished by both the baby and the mother. No wonder the best of the snaps of the kids come when they are having a bath as they are the candid ones. Let us know have a look at the points that should be considered while selecting the shampoos for baby and also the best eight choices available.

Tips To Remember While Buying The Right Shampoo For Babies

The new-born babies and the toddlers have a very sensitive skin that is not well developed and so tenderer than the adult skin. It is prudent to avoid any shampoos which have chemicals or preservatives. Adult shampoos are formulated with harsh chemicals that help in cleansing the hair thoroughly, but a majority of the baby shampoos play a dual role in being a body wash as well. The shampoo does not qualify as the suitable one till it says tear-free. Apart from this label, a few other points must be kept in mind while selecting the correct baby shampoo for the babies. These are given as under:

  • The most crucial point before choosing a shampoo is to study the skin of the baby. Most of the babies are born with healthy and normal skin. Yet, in some cases, children do experience eczema, which could also be the result of family history, and in the case of these special shampoos would be required. But under normal circumstances, it is best to pick up a baby shampoo that is made with natural products.
  • It is important to ensure that the shampoo being considered for the baby has no traces of alcohol in it. Alcohol is one of the constituents in the adult’s shampoo that leaves one refreshed and dries fast as well. But for babies, alcohol can lead to skin irritation, itchiness, and rashes.
  • It is also important to check the PH levels, referring to it being acidic or alkaline. A PH 7 is the one which is neither too acidic nor too alkaline, and rather it is PH balanced or even PH neutral. A shampoo with a PH neutral is the one that is closest to the PH level of the baby’s skin.
  • It is best to choose a shampoo that is free from any fragrance. All parents would love to see their babies smelling fresh. Yet, all these fragrances are made from powerful toxins and exposure to the babies at such a tender age could be lethal for them later in life.
  • It is prudent to always do a patch test before applying it directly to the baby’s face.
  • Always choose a shampoo that is clinically tested and proven.

1. Nurture My Body Baby Shampoo And Body Wash

The skin of the baby is tender and soft and requires the utmost attention and care. This shampoo is handcrafted well and can be used for pampering the baby hair as it has no side-effects and is completely safe as well.

  • Key Ingredients: Purified Water, Seaweed Extracts, extracts of Rose Geranium Flowers and leaves, Lavender Flowers, Comfrey Root, Strawberry Leaf, Oatstraw,  Pot Marigold, Chamomile Flower, Grapefruit, Sea Buckthorn.
  • Benefits: All the components used in this shampoo are 100% organic, and it is gluten and nut-free. It has zero chemicals, sulfates, parabens, or artificial fragrance. It qualifies this shampoo a perfect option for babies with allergies. It also tears free and even lathers quite well.
  • How To Use: Apply to baby’s wet head and body. Gently massage with fingertips and rinse
  • Available Size: 240 ml
  • Cost: $25.95 (Around 5500 Rs)


2. Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Non-Scents Shampoo and Body Wash

The shampoo made by this company qualifies as the ideal shampoos that can cleanse the hair. It is a product worth its cost. This shampoo is made with natural and products that are free of toxins and even have been accorded the first made a safe certified brand in India.

  • Key Ingredients: Organic aloe leaf juice, organic olive fruit oil, organic shea butter, Organic candela flower extracts.
  • Benefits: It comprises of seven elements, out of which 75% are organic. Furthermore, it is one of the low-priced,  naturally handcrafted shampoos available in the market: No artificial fragrance, triclosan, phthalates, parabens, or sulfates.
  • How To Use:  You can use it as any other baby body wash. However, remember that it is not a no-tear one and therefore be cautious not to get into the baby’s eye.
  • Available Size: 50 ml, 160 ml, and 1 liter
  • Cost: $4.99, $9.99, $39.99  respectively


3. Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo

The babies generally have a very soft and sensitive hair and skin. Pampering the skin as well as the hair becomes of utmost importance to keep it healthy and strong, so the products chosen should not be too harsh. This two-in-one wash gently cleans your baby all over without drying.

  • Key Ingredients: Oat extracts
  • Benefits: Aveeno baby wash and shampoo should be one of the selected shampoos as it is free of soap and is made with extracts of oats. Oats in itself is very healthy and comprises of healthy nutrients as well. Moreover, it has a mild fragrance that does not lead to any irritation in the baby’s nostrils. It is tear-free as well.
  • How To Use: Apply to baby’s wet head and body. Gently massage with fingertips and rinse
  • Available Sizes: 532 ml
  • Cost:  Rs 2174


4. Johnson’s Baby Naturals Shampoo

Johnson’s Natural Baby Shampoo is the most trusted name for baby products. It stands at the third place on the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database as far as toxicity is concerned. This shampoo is soft and even most suitable for dealing with sensitivity. All the Johnsons baby products are consistently evaluated by their 5-Step safety assurance process so that they are safe and healthy for the babies.

  • Key Ingredients: 98% naturally derived ingredients.
  • Benefits: The shampoo has no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or dyes. It is hypoallergenic. The shampoo is clinically tested and proven to be the ideal choice for babies. It gently cleanses baby’s fine hair and delicate scalp. The No More Tears formula allows for a tear-free experience and is as gentle to the eyes as pure water. You can rinse it easily, leaving your baby’s hair soft, shiny, manageable, and clean while maintaining a fresh smell.
  • How To Use: Wet baby’s hair with warm water, apply baby shampoo, gently lather, and rinse.
  • Available Sizes: 295ml
  • Cost: $9.99


5. Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Fragrance- Free Shampoo & Wash

This shampoo is fragrance-free and tear-free and is a popular choice among new generation mothers. It is a natural baby shampoo. The formula used in the shampoo is very tender for the soft and supple skin and hair of the baby and makes the bathing time a fun-free and fuss-free scenario for both the baby and the parents.

  • Key Ingredients: The juice of the Aloe Vera plant,
    Soy and oat proteins.
  • Benefits: This shampoo is a fragrance-free, tear-free cleanser. It is 99.9% natural. It is formulated without phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS. It is pediatrician-tested
  • How To Use: Pour a few capfuls into your hand, onto a washcloth, or directly into the bath. Wash baby’s wet skin and hair. Rinse. Keep out of reach of children.
  • Available Sizes: 235ml
  • Cost: $7


6. Chicco – No Tears Gentle Shampoo

This shampoo is completely safe for the delicate and sensitive skin of the baby. It can help to cleanse the hair thoroughly without causing any irritation to the eyes. It comprises of marigold, which helps to leave the hair soft and prevent tangling as well. This shampoo is clinically tested on sensitivity before being made available. This shampoo is free from alcohol content, parabens, and dyes, as well.

  • Key Ingredients: Aloe vera and Sweet almond oil
  • Benefits: No parabens, SLS or SLES, Dyes, and alcohol-free. Clinically tested on sensitive skin. Hypoallergenic.
  • How To Use:  Pour a small amount onto the palm of your hand, moisten with water and then apply with a gentle massage. Rinse well. Ideal for daily use since the early days
  • Available Sizes: 200ml and 500ml
  • Cost: Rs199 and Rs 447 respectively


7. Aden + Anais – Hair + Body Wash

The shampoo is known for keeping the hair soft as well as offer luster and shine. This shampoo is infused with the nourishing richness of pawpaw, a wonder fruit from the papaya family. This fruit is loaded with antioxidants and other vital nutrients that can make the skin and hair soft and healthy. It is also devoid of any parabens, gluten, soy, sulfates, etc. Its use helps to moisturize and leaves with a light aroma of Australian sandalwood, and since it is tear-free, it is a good choice to be made for bathing time.

  • Key Ingredients: Pawpaw
  • Benefits: Free from phthalates, parabens, sulfates, phosphates, synthetic dyes, petroleum oils, BPA, DEA, gluten, and soy  Intensely moisturizing and lightly scented with sweet Australian sandalwood, this tear-free formula will become a bath-time must for baby and you.
  • How To Use: Pour a small amount onto the palm of your hand then apply with a gentle massage. Rinse well
  • Available Sizes: 355ml
  • Cost: $9.95


8. Mustela Foam Shampoo For Newborns

The Mustela Foam Shampoo is made in a way to cleanse the hair and the scalp at the time of rinsing the flakes that could happen due to cradle cap. It has a freshness and very mild lather that is sure to entice the baby to have a bath. It is handcrafted with 99% natural components and a safe option to be selected for the baby. It is made in a way so that it does no harm to the baby and minimize any risks of any side-effects or allergies. Since it is made with biodegradable plant-based formulas, it helps in exfoliation and removal of cradle cap flakes that are common with newborns.

  • Key Ingredients: Avocado Perseose, patented natural ingredient. 99% of ingredients of natural origin
  • Benefits:
  • Easy-to-use foam texture, particularly well-suited to newborn’s delicate scalp. Its mild exfoliating action helps soften and rinse away cradle cap flakes. Tear-free formula. It is tested under dermatological and pediatric control. Hypoallergenic, free from paraben, phthalate, and phenoxyethanol.
  • How To Use: Apply a small amount of shampoo and gently massage into the newborn’s wet hair. Leave on for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse carefully.
  • Available Sizes: 150ml
  • Cost: $12.50

Thus, it is appealing to buy shampoos that look attractive due to packaging and pricing. However, it is better to keep away from those that have toxic content as they are detrimental to the baby. One should always be prudent to choose the shampoo that is made exclusively for the baby, one that has natural ingredients and a good Ph balance. It is always safe than to be sorry so best to follow the points mentioned or, in case of confusion, refer to a medical practitioner.


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