There’s no denying that we all love a baby’s sweet smell, but with all the unfortunate diaper explosions and throw-ups, it can be hard to keep them clean. Today, we’re recommending 20 shampoos and body washes that’ll keep your baby smelling nice and fresh!
Choosing your baby’s shampoo
Whether your baby is born bald or has a full head of hair, keeping their scalp clean with a gentle shampoo is important too. A big no-no would be using your own shampoo on your baby, as the ingredients and chemicals in it could be too harsh on your baby.
Make sure to avoid shampoos with fragrance and chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. Instead, go for baby shampoos that are formulated with milder and natural ingredients such as fruit oils and calendula flower, which are more gentle.
We know that bath time with babies can be a real challenge, especially when they move and kick around. It’s hard to avoid some shampoo slipping into their eyes, so you can also consider tear-free baby shampoos to avoid irritating your baby’s eyes.
Choosing your baby’s body wash
As a baby’s skin is more vulnerable and susceptible to damage or irritation compared to an adult’s, it’s important to keep that in mind when selecting a body wash. Your regular soaps won’t cut it because they probably contain fragrance or chemicals that may be too harsh on their skin.
Besides parabens, phthalates and sulfates, other ingredients to avoid include alcohol, which can cause dryness, irritation, and rashes, as well as strong fragrances which would cause allergic reactions. Remember, we want to keep the chemicals to a minimum and opt for more natural and gentle options!
20 shampoos and body washes for your baby
Aveeno® Baby Wash & Shampoo
A tear-free and soap-free formula, the 2-in-1 Aveeno® Baby Wash & Shampoo (354ml) blends natural oat extract into a rich lather that rinses clean and leaves a light, fresh fragrance! This wash maintains your baby’s delicate skin moisture barrier with the natural oat extract that provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
It’s also suitable for everyday use, so you can rest assured that your baby’s skin will stay soft and nourished after every bath. If your baby has sensitive skin, don’t worry, as the Aveeno® Baby Wash & Shampoo is hypoallergenic too.
Aveeno® Baby Wash & Shampoo retails for S$16.90 at Watsons, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, and Cold Storage.
Cetaphil Baby Organic Calendula Wash & Shampoo
Cetaphil® Baby’s new gentle and nourishing range with organic Calendula soothes, protects, nourishes and hydrates the delicate skin of babies. This hypoallergenic range contains no parabens, mineral oils or colourants and has a clinically-proven gentle formula for baby’s delicate skin that will keep it hydrated for up to 24 hours.
Cetaphil® Baby Organic Calendula Wash & Shampoo (400ml) promises to and keeps your baby’s skin and hair soft and smooth long-lasting moisturisation that lasts up to eight hours. This 2-in-1 baby wash retails for S$24.90 at Guardian, Unity, Watsons, and NTUC FairPrice.
Baby Dove Rich Moisture
Formulated for babies with normal to dry skin, Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture range is hypoallergenic with pH neutral, tear-free cleansers.
Dove Baby’s signature fragrance “Hugs and Kisses” was specifically developed for delicate baby skin so your baby can stay fresh all day. It’s gentle enough to be used on a baby, and is designed to blend with and enhance your baby’s natural smell so you can enjoy that unmistakable smell for longer while keeping your baby’s skin clean and soft.
The Baby Dove Rich Moisture Head to Toe Baby Wash (400ml) foams and bubbles for a fun bath time while keeping your baby’s delicate skin clean, moisturised and soft.
This range also includes a the Baby Dove Rich Moisture Shampoo (200ml), which is a tear-free baby shampoo that will leave your baby’s scalp and hair clean, soft, moisturised, visibly healthy and smelling fresh.
Baby Dove Rich Moisture Head to Toe Baby Wash (S$8.50) and Baby Dove Rich Moisture Shampoo (S$6.90) is available at all Watsons and NTUC FairPrice stores.
Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture
If your baby has more problematic skin, the Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Head to Toe Body Wash (400ml) is the perfect option. Developed for babies with sensitive or eczema-prone skin, this wash is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic with pH neutral, tear-free cleansers.
With its gentle formula, this baby wash is also suitable for daily use and won’t dry out your baby’s skin. This baby wash also replenishes your baby’s delicate skin with natural nutrients and essential moisture, so your baby’s skin feels soft, smooth and hydrated after bath time!
Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Head to Toe Body Wash retails for S$10.50 at all Watsons and NTUC FairPrice stores.
Himalaya Gentle Baby Chickpea
The Himalaya Gentle Baby Shampoo (200ml) is a mild tear-free shampoo that will nourish your baby’s delicate hair, leaving it soft and shiny. The kind and gentle formula also has Chickpea as a source of protein, and hibiscus as a conditioning ingredient that softens hair! Besides being affordably priced, this shampoo has also been highly raved about online!
The Himalaya Gentle Baby Shampoo retails for S$3.85 on iHerb.
The chickpea line-up also include a specially formulated no tears Himalaya Gentle Baby Bath (200ml). This body wash is not just enriched with chickpea, but also with Green Gram (a.ka. Mung Bean) so your baby’s skin remains soft and supple even after a bath. This one-step wash cleanses, soothes and nourishes your baby’s skin without drying it out.
Himalaya Gentle Baby Bath retails for S$4.27 on iHerb.
Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo & Wash
With the botanical scents of Lavender and Vanilla in the Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo & Wash (620ml), both you and your baby can relax for an easy transition to a restful night! Gentle on delicate skin, the wash is an all-natural and hypoallergenic without the harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients you wouldn’t want on your precious baby.
The Honest Company Truly Calming Lavender Shampoo + Body Wash
Your little one will sure sleep like a baby (pun intended!) with the relaxing, soothing scent of lavender in The Honest Company Truly Calming Shampoo & Body Wash Lavender (296ml).
Formulated with lavender essential oils to soothe your baby and make bedtime easier, this multipurpose wash is also gentle enough to use every day.
This hypoallergenic body wash and shampoo is also made without harmful chemicals that irritate your baby’s sensitive skin, and contains mostly natural ingredients like sweet almond oil, Jojoba, aloe vera, and coconut oil which will leave your baby’s skin feeling super soft and moisturised!
The Honest Company Truly Calming Shampoo & Body Wash Lavender retails for S$19.90 on Amazon.
Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash
Made with organic botanicals such as chamomile, lavender and aloe, Live Clean’s Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash (300ml) willleave your baby with an irresistible fresh scent! This moisturising 2-in-1 wash also has a tear free formulation that will ensure your baby feels comfortable and clean with no more tears during bath time.
Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash retails for S$7.40 on iHerb.
Merries Baby Foam Wash – Body & Hair
You may have known Merries as a brand of diapers that are gentle on baby’s skin. Did you know that the Japanese brand also produces baby washes?
The Merries Baby Foam Wash – Body & Hair (400ml) is a gentle foaming wash that spreads smoothly and cleanses your baby’s delicate scalp and skin. Its easy to rinse and quick de-foam formula will make bath time with your little one fun and easy. Fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, this is great for babies with sensitive skin too!
Merries Baby Foam Wash – Body & Hair retails for S$18.95 at NTUC Fairprice.
Babyganics Shampoo & Body Wash
Made with plant-derived and organic ingredients such as aloe, cucumber extract and sunflower seed oil, Babyganics Shampoo and Body Wash (473ml) is designed to be extra-gentle on baby’s skin. Its thick foamy bubbles are sure to have you and your baby giggling and having fun during bath time too!
Babyganics Shampoo and Body Wash retails for S$20 on Shopee.
CeraVe Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo
If your baby has infant eczema or red, flaky patches of skin on their face, Cerave’s 2-in-1 Baby Wash & Shampoo is specifically designed for them.
The CeraVe Baby Wash & Shampoo (237ml) is a gentle tear-free formula with three essential ceramides & vitamins to help maintain baby’s delicate skin barrier during cleansing and keep your baby’s skin hydrated. The baby body wash is not just hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and dyes, but is also non-irritating and suitable even for sensitive skin.
CeraVe Baby Wash & Shampoo retails for S$19.90 on Shopee.
Eucerin Baby Wash & Shampoo
Eucerin Baby Wash & Shampoo (400ml) is a 2-in-1 formula that can be used on baby’s skin and hair for gentle cleansing without over-drying.
Enriched with with Pro-Vitamin B5 and natural Shea Butter, this wash will nourish and sooth your baby’s delicate skin and hair. On top of that, it is also tear-free, hypoallergenic and free of soap, fragrances, dyes and drying alcohols so it’s most definitely safe for daily use.
Eucerin Baby Wash & Shampoo retails for S$12.13 on iHerb.
Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel
Mustela Gentle Shampoo For Delicate Hair (200ml) is ideal for daily washing and detangling baby’s hair. This shampoo contains Avocado Perseose, a patented ingredient which helps reinforce your baby’s skin barrier, and its gentle formulation also rinses off easily and doesn’t sting the eyes so bath time with your little one will be fuss-free.
If you’re looking for a wash that’s both a shampoo and body wash, then you can consider the Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel for Hair & Body (500ml). This tear-free hair and body wash thoroughly cleanses while soothing the skin and compensates for the drying effects of bathing.
Mustela Gentle Shampoo For Delicate Hair retails for S$15 at Kiddy Palace and S$15.30 on Watsons. while the Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel for Hair & Body retails for S$24.50 at Kiddy Palace and Watsons.
SheaMoisture Baby Extra Comforting Wash & Shampoo
SheaMoisture Baby Extra Comforting Wash & Shampoo (384ml) gently cleanses and comforts your baby, leaving their sensitive skin feeling cleansed, comforted and nourished. This hypoallergenic wash and shampoo is made with a blend of moisturising ingredients including oat milk, rice water and shea butter so your baby will smell nice and fresh!
SheaMoisture Baby Extra Comforting Wash & Shampoo retails for S$18.43 on iHerb.
Derma365 Baby Shampoo and Gentle Cleanser
Derma365 Baby Shampoo (250ml) cleanses and moisturises your baby’s delicate hair and scalp with a mild pH-balanced formula. As this shampoo is free from soap, colourant, fragrance, MIT and parabens, it’s also suitable for newborn babies!
If your baby struggles with eczema or dry skin, the Derma365 Eczema Cleanser (500ml) is one you can consider. Carefully formulated with Ceramide NP and organic Colloidal Oatmeal, this baby wash soothes and helps reduce itchiness and redness for healthier skin. Its mild formulation is also free of harsh chemicals and suitable for everyday use.
Derma365 Baby Shampoo and Derma365 Eczema Cleanser retails for S$15.90 and S$39.90 respectively at Guardian stores.
Babo Botanicals Baby Moisturising Shampoo & Wash
We’re wrapping it up with the Babo Botanicals Moisturising Baby Shampoo & Wash (473ml), which contains two popular, natural ingredients in baby washes: Oatmilk and Calendula Flower. Known for their amazingly moisturising properties, this 2-in-1 wash will give your baby soft and supple skin!
Babo Botanicals Moisturising Baby Shampoo & Wash retails for S$16.10 on iHerb