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In this best baby wash comparison, you can find out what the Tell Me Baby community thinks are the top baby wash products on the market.

Baby wash comparison chart

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Brand
Product name
RRP
Rating
Reviews
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$17.50
 
338

"I bought this for my 7month old baby and it’s just the best."

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$17.50
 
(338)

"I bought this for my 7month old baby and it’s just the best."

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$8.99
 
74

"It was given as a gift by my friend and I loved it. I love the smell its so soothing."

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$8.99
 
(74)

"It was given as a gift by my friend and I loved it. I love the smell its so soothing."

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$14.95
 
28

"This product worked like a dream, no reaction and helped sooth the redness and itchy skin."

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$14.95
 
(28)

"This product worked like a dream, no reaction and helped sooth the redness and itchy skin."

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$8.99
 
74

"It was given as a gift by my friend and I loved it."

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$8.99
 
(74)

"It was given as a gift by my friend and I loved it."

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$10.65
 
272

"I love this wash. My little one’s skin is so sensitive, so choose this wash, as qv is famous for sensitive and dry skin."

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$10.65
 
(272)

"I love this wash. My little one’s skin is so sensitive, so choose this wash, as qv is famous for sensitive and dry skin."

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$11.50
 
185

"We brought this when we couldn’t get our normal product and we haven’t gone back."

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$11.50
 
(185)

"We brought this when we couldn’t get our normal product and we haven’t gone back."

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$8.95
 
59

"The price is reasonable, it smells nice, and it didn't irritate my baby's skin."

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$8.95
 
(59)

"The price is reasonable, it smells nice, and it didn't irritate my baby's skin."

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$8.95
 
156

"My two and five year old kids have really sensitive and dry skin thankfully this product existed."

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$8.95
 
(156)

"My two and five year old kids have really sensitive and dry skin thankfully this product existed."

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$24.95
 
147

"This is another one I absolutely love, and so do the children."

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$24.95
 
(147)

"This is another one I absolutely love, and so do the children."

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$11.69
 
117

"We were given this as a gift when we had baby. It’s been great to wash hair and body with & no tears when getting in her eyes."

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$11.69
 
(117)

"We were given this as a gift when we had baby. It’s been great to wash hair and body with & no tears when getting in her eyes."

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About baby’s skin

Baby’s skin is very different to adults – it’s thinner and a lot more fragile. And although it does have a protective barrier to help to maintain moisture, using soap can dry out this barrier and possibly lead to a range of skin issues.

While it’s essential to be aware of the ingredients in your baby wash, it’s equally important to know that babies don’t need a bath every day. But that doesn’t mean they go without.

Instead, on non-bath days, it’s recommended that you ‘top and tail’ your baby, carefully wiping her face, neck, hands and bottom with cotton wool and a washcloth.

If having a bath is already an enjoyable part of your baby’s daily routine, there’s no need to stop as long as you are mindful of what you’re putting on baby’s skin.

Choosing a baby wash

When choosing a baby wash, first look for one that is specifically made for babies that doesn’t contain soap, and is fragrance and antibacterial free because they might irritate or dry out the skin.

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Bath oil

If you’re worried about your baby’s skin drying out, adding bath oil can help replenish the skin’s natural oils. Additionally, Children’s Health Queensland recommends using a bath oil to help with eczema. The website says, “Mix it into the water to give a milky appearance. There is no need to rinse the oil off the skin.”

Baby shampoo

Need a baby shampoo too? Look for one that is soap and fragrance-free. Remember: only shampoo your baby’s hair when needed (once or twice a week). 

Moisturising your baby

To further care for your baby’s skin, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne says parents can apply moisturiser during or after a bath. Again, look for one that is fragrance-free and apply a thick layer. If your baby’s skin is unusually dry and red, this might be a sign of eczema. If you are concerned about your baby’s skin, see your GP or other health professional. 


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