Best Bodywashes for Kids

John Kopischke
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It’s not easy to pick the right bodywash for your children.

You want something safe, effective, inexpensive, and packaged in an attractive way.

But the baby product aisle is crammed with labels shouting that they contain “natural ingredients.” The idea of natural ingredients is a marketing gimmick that smells a lot like a load of not-so-fresh fish.

And, shelf space is limited, which means it’s not easy to find good, effective bodywashes that are also gentle on the environment.

But, it’s just as important not to use a harsh bodywash on your kids, as it can seriously affect our body’s good bacteria, which is essential for our immune system, proper digestion, and skin health.

In fact, I can’t believe there are still companies out there producing inconveniently packaged and over-hyped bodywashes that contain strong ingredients that I can’t pronounce or that often leave my skin dry and itchy or break my kids out.

You know I like my products to be as natural and safe as possible and today I'm sharing the best bodywashes for kids that I found that actually work.

NameCategoryProduct
Ubbi Freestanding Bath Toy Organizer Bath CaddyBest OverallUbbi Freestanding Bath Toy Organizer Bath Caddy
Belcam Bath Therapy Kid's Body Wash & ShampooBudget PickBelcam Bath Therapy Kid's Body Wash & Shampoo
Everyone 3-in-1 Kids Soap: ShampooUpgrade PickEveryone 3-in-1 Kids Soap: Shampoo

1. Ubbi Freestanding Bath Toy Organizer Bath Caddy

Our rating: 9 / 10

Ubbi Freestanding Bath Toy Organizer Bath Caddy

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Pros:

  • Made of environment friendly materials
  • Eco-friendly yes, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not functional
  • Can hold up to 16 different bath toys
  • Provides big chambers for larger toys, space for smaller ones
  • Great for larger bath toys, such as beach balls, water bottles, etc
  • Doesn’t take much space in your bathroom
  • Is made up of super strong ABS plastic and silicone
  • Won’t rust or corrode

Cons:

  • Has a very specific shape and color
  • Might not be suitable for large bath toys

While choosing the best bath toys for toddlers, we always want to make sure the ones that we are purchasing are made of the finest quality materials. The Ubbi bath toy caddy fits the bill, being made from high grade silica gel.

Another feature worth mentioning is the fact that this bath toy caddy is flexible, which allows kids to place it in whatever corner of the bathtub they like. Parents will appreciate this fact as well, as they can easily wash their kids in the bathroom without being crowded by a big and bulky bath toy caddy.

2. Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash

Our rating: 9 / 10

Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash

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Pros:

  • Convenient 24 oz. Bottles
  • Pink Apple Scent
  • Tear-free and tear-free bubble bath
  • Comes in 4

Cons:

  • Price
  • Can stain furniture

If you’re looking for a convenient way to take care of your kids’ bodies and hair, this is a fantastic product. This wash makes it very easy to wash hair and your children will love the bursting apple fragrance which will leave them smelling divine.

This Dial Kids Body and Hair Wash comes in a 24 oz. bottle that is perfect to be in your shower and it leaves you with plenty of space and allows you to conserve.

The Dial Kids Body and Hair Wash is free of parabens, phthalates, and dyes. This wash also comes in an 9 oz. squeeze bottle. It is tear free and bubble bath. It is hypoallergenic, and dermatologist tested. The ingredients include purified water, cocamidopropyl betadine, cocamide DEA, and PEG-80, which are all a product of dove.

3. Everyone 3-in-1 Kids Soap: Shampoo

Our rating: 9 / 10

Everyone 3-in-1 Kids Soap: Shampoo

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Pros:

  • Suitable for kids who have sensitive skin
  • Can also be used by toddlers and the elderly
  • Has a relaxing and comforting scent
  • Comes with two bottles
  • Biodegradable and free of synthetic fragrances and dyes

Cons:

  • Caused some irritation of my kid’s skin
  • Not a lot of lather
  • Can be absorbed too fast by the skin
  • Has a mild, rose scent

The Everyone 3-in-1 Kids Soap is an all-natural body wash that comes in a very handy two-bottle package. The shampoo is for hair, the bath milk is for the body and the bubbles are for the bath.

The body wash comes from “a variety of vegetable, fruit and flower extracts, aloe, almond milk, lovage extract, and distilled water”. It contains no artificial fragrances or dyes and is completely free of animal products.

The body wash washes away impurities and refreshes the skin. It is great for the whole body, including the face. It comes with a mild rose scent and a slightly clearer color than the lotion.

4. Suave Kids Kids Body Wash

Our rating: 9 / 10

Suave Kids Kids Body Wash

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Pros:

  • Affordable and well priced
  • Gets out tough dirt and grime
  • Includes a fun pirate theme
  • Free & Gentle

Cons:

  • Only comes in two sizes
  • Only comes in two scents
  • Low lather

5. California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash

Our rating: 8 / 10

California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash

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Pros:

  • Doesn’t have a harsh smell to it, so it’s good for babies and small children
  • Doesn’t dry out your baby’s skin
  • Not tested on animals
  • Helps prevent cradle cap

(Pack of 3)

If you want to help your kids grow up smelling sweet and sensitive, this could be the product for you. It’s made from natural, hypoallergenic, and organic ingredients. The California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash is suitable for cleaning your baby’s hair, eyelashes, and face, and also for cleaning the rest of their body.

This formula comes in a convenient 8 ounce bottle. You get three bottles in the package, so it’s very convenient for travelling.

6. Fresh Monster Kids Shampoo & Body Wash

Our rating: 8 / 10

Fresh Monster Kids Shampoo & Body Wash

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Pros:

  • No harmful ingredients
  • Excellently soothes dry skin
  • Very gentle on skin
  • Fresh scent
  • Cleans well
  • Moisturizing formula

Cons:

  • Leaves behind white residue after rinsing out
  • Tendency to stain fabric
  • Little goes a long way
  • Leaks from bottle
  • Not much lather

Fresh is perhaps the world’s most unusual and innovative fragrance house that designs beauty products with a tantalizing twist, making ordinary moments magical for you and your child.

You can now use the same Fresh cosmetics, skin care, and bath products you know and love on your children too. They are safe and non-allergenic with more than 90% ingredients that can be derived from nature.

Your kids will love the Fruit Smoothies body wash, and you’ll love the fact that it is made with no parabens, sulfates or phthalates and with 97% plant ingredients.

7. Suave Tear Free Berry Blue Body Wash 12 oz ,

Our rating: 8 / 10

Suave Tear Free Berry Blue Body Wash 12 oz ,

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Pros:

  • Tear-Free
  • Affordable
  • Moisturizing
  • Infused with hydrolyzed oat protein
  • Great scent

Cons:

  • Moisturizer doesn’t last
  • Kids like it too much and want it again
  • Contains sulfates
  • Has parabens and alcohol
  • Too thick

Suave Brands is the company that makes your favorite shampoo, conditioners, hair care products and body washes in the health and beauty aisle of most drug stores and grocery stores. And, they have some great options for your little ones.

Suave’s Berry Blue Body Wash is their most popular scent among little girls. It’s a great choice for lathering up your baby girl’s hair and body.

The scent is more berry than blueberry or any other fruit and is very pleasant. The scent will last all day.

8. Natralia Happy Little Bodies Eczema Body Wash & Shampoo

Our rating: 8 / 10

Natralia Happy Little Bodies Eczema Body Wash & Shampoo

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Natralia’s skin care cream not only has a fragrance low enough to not irritate anybody’s sensitive skin, but it’s also suitable for people with eczema. This makes it a popular pick among people with sensitive skin and also damaged skin.

Natralia’s body wash and cream together are good for eczema or damaged skin. The cream is what does all the heavy lifting in the treatment. This is why people with sensitive skin especially appreciate the cream. It balances out the extreme parts of their skin and makes it feel soft and nice.

The creamy texture of the Natralia body wash makes it sink right into the skin, curing the dryness that eczema victims hate so much. This is made possible thanks to the fast absorbing nature of Natralia body wash.

9. Belcam Bath Therapy Kid's Body Wash & Shampoo

Our rating: 7 / 10

Belcam Bath Therapy Kid's Body Wash & Shampoo

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Pros:

  • Helps restore pH levels of the skin while protecting the scalp and soothing the skin.

10. Puracy Natural Children's Body Wash

Our rating: 7 / 10

Puracy Natural Children's Body Wash

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Pros:

  • Hypo-allergenic formula, free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, palm oil and BPA
  • Vegan and cruelty-free, packaged in a BPA-free bottle.
  • Gently washes away dirt and grime
  • Softens skin and hair
  • Helps keep skin soft and sensitive

Cons:

  • Since it doesn’t lather as well as some other brands, this may not be as appealing to kids.
  • The packaging may not survive a child’s rough handling.

(2 Pack)

Puracy Natural children’s body wash is an excellent choice for parents who are concerned with their children’s long-term health and skin health. While the lavender scent is beautiful, and will delight your child, it doesn’t overpower the more delicate scents of a baby’s skin and hair. This gentle body wash is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, palm oil and BPA. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

11. O'Right Organic Dandelion Kids Body Wash 13.6 oz.

Our rating: 7 / 10

O'Right Organic Dandelion Kids Body Wash 13.6 oz.

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Organic
  • Made with coconut
  • Naturally exfoliating
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Uniquely designed bottle
  • Sulfate Free
  • Shower or bath gel
  • made in the USA
  • No Parabens

Cons:

  • Some may believe that it's a little expensive for kids body wash.
  • Will not lather as much as you're used to in a bath and body product.

This is another all-natural kid's body wash. The ingredients are natural, while still being affordable. The fragrance is realistic and natural — a nice, fresh, sweet, flowery smell.

12. Lily Of The Desert Shampoo/Body Wash

Our rating: 4 / 10

Lily Of The Desert Shampoo/Body Wash

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Pros:

  • Sulfate-free formula
  • Has a calming lavender scent
  • No parabens
  • Not tested on animals
  • Gently cleanses without drying
  • Free of dyes and phthalates
  • Kid-friendly packaging
  • Reasonably priced
  • Comes in a large bottle

If you’re after the best child bath/body wash for kids with sensitive skin, a gentle lavender scent, and a soft, clean base, then I highly recommend checking out Lily of the Desert’s body wash.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Which baby body wash is the best?

What you search for will depend on the age of the kid you are shopping for, but all parents agree that nothing smells more wonderful than a little baby bum!

One thing to note is that it is admittedly a bit irksome to keep making a mess with all the rinsing and washing things will require. It is my favorite that we don’t have to worry about this with the Sweet Baby Botanicals baby shower because it’s in a pot, and once you use it, you’re done.

Nose and eyes are more sensitive than any other parts, so take caution while using the product.

2nd Question: In what ways can a product be deemed one of the best in its class?

What is the safest body wash to use?

Among mainstream baby care products like body washes, powders and lotions, itís much better to choose a fragrance-free, clear liquid soap labeled í100% naturalí and also look for ingredients like Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. A waterless, environmentally friendly cloth-like cleansing wipe works well too. Mild soap and a warm washcloth works best, even for the youngest or most delicate skin.

Which shampoo is best for kids?

Ever heard behind kiss your kids with shampoo? My mom told me to do that. – @LupitaNyongo

This is just one example of the many different types of advice we give our kids that, upon further examination, doesn’t make a lot of sense. Worrying about shampoo is one of those examples. Our sewer system is state of the art, and we only use natural products on our hair so there is no risk of contamination. Most hand soap is fine for washing your hands and face, but if you are concerned about skin allergies, it is best to use a soap that is designated for washing your hands.

What is the best long lasting body wash?

I think we can all agree that sometimes the best long lasting body wash is the one that comes in a travel or trial size before purchasing the big bottle of it.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for the best bodywash for kids or some tips on keeping your kids clean, you may find that our recommendations help you to narrow the list to a few top picks. We all have our preferences for what to buy for our kids, and we hope this article helps make choosing the right product simpler.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
Ubbi Freestanding Bath Toy Organizer Bath CaddyBest OverallUbbi Freestanding Bath Toy Organizer Bath Caddy
Belcam Bath Therapy Kid's Body Wash & ShampooBudget PickBelcam Bath Therapy Kid's Body Wash & Shampoo
Everyone 3-in-1 Kids Soap: ShampooUpgrade PickEveryone 3-in-1 Kids Soap: Shampoo