Okay, I’ll admit it.  In my whirlwind quest to be ready for the arrival of my oldest child (who came 6 weeks early!), and my even more frenzied preparation for my twins less than two years later, researching baby bath products was not high on my list of priorities.  Being that I’m a creature of habit, I quickly grabbed the most basic Johnson’s Baby Wash off the shelf at Target.  My mom used the same thing on my little sister 27 years ago and it had that familiar scent.

Fast forward to three and a half years later and I’m still using the same product despite the fact that my oldest has terrible eczema on her scalp and has for years.  I also know that the product contains lots of ingredients that I’ve never heard of and can’t pronounce.  I had three kids in less than two years.  Can you blame me?

The Company

When I found out that I was going to be able to review Nature’s Baby Organics bath products, I was really excited.  We were long overdue for trying something new! Since my products arrived during nap time, I went online to learn a bit more about the company.  Nature’s Baby Organics (aka NBO) was started by a mom whose children had very sensitive skin.  She wanted to create a product that was gentle enough for her little ones and that was also good to the environment.  Nature’s Baby Organics seeks to make products that are at least 70% organic and still maintain the same quality as it’s competitors.

All of NBO’s products are produced using environmentally safe and responsible processing and packaging.  They are never tested on animals and are vegan as well.  Lastly, all products are free of chemicals and are available in fragrance-free options.

My favorite part of this company, though, which sets it apart from many of the other natural, organic baby products is that the company has a partnership with the Moms Against Poverty (MAP).  This organization is a volunteer-based non-profit that provides education training, hunger relief and orphan care to families in need.  NBO matches every purchase from their online store by donating matching products to MAP.  If I’m choosing between two very similar products, of course I want to choose the one that is giving back to those in need.

Shampoo & Body Wash

The first product that we tried was the Lavender Chamomile Shampoo and Body Wash.  As soon as I squeezed it out, I could smell a fresh lavender scent.  I’m a sucker for delicious smelling products, so this was definitely a win for me.  Although the smell didn’t really last once my kids hair dried, I could smell the calming scent throughout bathtime.  Seeing as I regularly bath three children under four years old all at once, I can definitely benefit from the aromatherapy.  I also had the opportunity to try to Vanilla Tangerine scent, which smelled like a freshly baked orange bundt cake.  Yum!

In terms of my daughter’s sensitive skin, I was shocked that after using the wash every other day for a week, her flakes were almost all gone!  I guess the chemicals in her old shampoo were having a pretty big effect after all.  Lesson learned.

Face & Body Moisturizer

The other product that I tried was the Fragrance-Free Face and Body Moisturizer.  I tried this one on both myself and my children.  I generally don’t put lotion on my kids now that they’re older, but it went on very smoothly and left their skin feeling soft.  I also used it on my own body and had the same outcome.  My one complaint is that thirty minutes later, I could still feel the product on my skin.  It didn’t feel greasy, just a little different than if nothing was on.  I like it enough, though, that I’m going to continue to use it.

Final Thoughts

I am really enjoying Nature’s Baby Organics and would recommend them to other parents, especially those who prefer to purchase socially and environmentally conscious products and those whose children have sensitive skin.  At $9.95 for 8 ounces of the Shampoo and Body Wash and $11.95 for 8 ounces of the Face and Body Moisturizer, prices are comparable (and often lower) than other organic baby products, plus you have the benefit of knowing that you’re helping children in need.  Maybe I should have put a little more effort into choosing my babies’ bath products after all!

About the Author

Alli Merriman is TLC’s San Francisco Associate and a licensed Literacy Specialist as well as mother to 3.5 year old Evelyn and 1.5 year old twins, Abby and Jack.  Please contact Alli at alli@twinloveconcierge.com for more information about our services in San Francisco.