What comes to mind when you imagine a baby taking its first baths? You probably picture a sweetly smiling newborn happily splashing in a baby tub, gazing up at its parents contentedly.
At our house, the scene was anything but sweet. Imagine my surprise when “baby’s first bath” sounded like something from a horror film! She went ballistic from beginning to end, flailing wildly and arching back. I tested the water, the room temperature, her position, but nothing was wrong. I didn’t dare take pictures. Hoping it was a one-off, we tried again…and again…and again. Baby wasn’t having it.
It may sound dramatic, but I felt like a failure. My sensitive baby hated this important and enjoyable ritual with an absolute passion! Instead of delighted squeals, she gave hair-raising screams. In place of splashes and coos, cries of sheer terror could be heard. Each.and.every.time.
Everyone in the house was on alert that those blood-curdling shrieks only meant bath time. I grew tense and anxious at every session, and eventually resorting to sponge baths which received plenty of protest but were more quickly endured.
I received Jurlique Baby’s Gentle Shampoo and Body Wash to test, but as much as I love the brand, I just couldn’t get excited about trying it out. Still, I put on a brave face, determined to stick through this challenging phase and give it a go.
The deets on Jurlique Baby’s Gentle Shampoo and Body Wash, $18:
Gentle cleanser to refresh baby’s hair and skin.
Calms, hydrates and prevents moisture loss.
Lavender scent helps soothe and relax.
Soap Bark Tree provides gentle cleansing benefits.
Chamomile, Glycerin and Honey leave skin moisturized and protect against moisture loss.
Lavender Essential Oil works to calm and soothe both Mother and Baby.
Jurlique’s unparalleled botanical expertise is drawn from the experience of operating our own 153-acre farm. Through the techniques of biodynamic farming, Jurlique has been an industry leader – optimizing the potency of the plants grown for the most effective results on skin.
Our formulas are complimented with the finest, most potent, biodynamic, organics and natural ingredients sourced the world over – ingredients which meet Jurlique’s exacting standards. From farm to bottle, we are uniquely positioned to ensure the highest efficacy and optimum quality in our products. Only possible from Jurlique.
I'm happy to report that baby's bath time is now a pleasure for both of us (and the rest of our household!) at least in part thanks to our new routine. Instead of lathering up with the other organic baby bath we previously used, I run her tub with Jurlique Baby’s Gentle Shampoo and Body Wash. The relaxing aromas of lavender and chamomile immediately put us at ease. I even love soaking my hands in the bubbles along with her!
As it’s made with quality essential oils, I worried that the formula might be too harsh for my newborn’s sensitive system. So far, I’ve bathed her from head to toe from the age of six weeks without any issues. The sweet scent lingers slightly on freshly washed skin, so instead of that generic baby- powder fragrance that many other body washes/ shampoos leave, my daughter smells like a beautiful herbal bouquet!
Jurlique Baby's Gentle Shampoo and Body Wash is also a great cleanser, leaving skin smooth and well moisturized without drawing out precious oils. Our baby doesn’t have much hair, so I can’t speak much about shampooing. I’ll update you when that changes, hopefully soon!
The bottle itself has a genius flip-top cap that opens with the push of a button. It’s fuss-free and virtually childproof, since the button blends with the bottle’s top (admitting it took me a minute to figure out…) It’s also truly one-handed, sporting a small opening that squirts out a little product at a time. Can't ask for more than that!
I will warn you that it's not “tear-free,” but honestly that doesn’t appeal to me anyway. I decided long ago that the label is a gimmick, since it usually means that more chemicals were added to numb the tear ducts! I have never had a problem with carefully rinsing to avoid the eyes when washing baby’s hair.
Jurlique Baby's Gentle Shampoo and Body Wash is my new go-to for both baby and big girl (it’s good enough for mommy’s treasured bubble bath too!) I highly recommend this for little ones of every age.
Pros: Lovely aromatherapeutic scent, perfect for delicate skin,a little goes a long way!
Cons: This is definitely not a budget item, but the quality is well worth the price.
Buy Again: In a heartbeat!
Packaging: 5 Blings++
Overall: 5 Blings++