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Boots Baby Bath
Member Name: jo1976
Boots Baby Bath
Date: 22/02/10, updated on 30/03/12 (111 review reads)
Advantages: Good value, produces long-lasting bubbles, gentle on children's skin
Disadvantages: Not quite as distinctive a fragrance as Johnsons
I don't generally use bubble bath with my two boys on a daily basis but they do both love to have bubbles every now and again and, just lately, Boots own brand baby bath has been the staple variety in the bathroom cabinet.
Boots are an established brand with a reputation for quality and the baby bath certainly doesn't let the brand down in any way. Whilst the bottle isn't anything out of the ordinary, even the new packaging featuring a cute baby on the front, it is sturdy and practical with a handy flip-top lid.
The liquid is easy to squeeze out of the plastic bottle but it is a little thicker than other brands. This is handy, as it makes it harder to squirt out too much bubble bath unintentionally. Even better, I find that this particular baby bath produces loads of white fluffy bubbles, certainly in comparison to the amount of liquid added, and the bubbles actually last for the duration of the bath unlike other more expensive products where the bubbles tend to fade quite quickly.
The scent is suitably fresh and delicate, ideal for a baby brand, although it doesn't quite have the distinctive 'baby' fragrance that I automatically associate with the Johnsons brand, although that is hardly surprising given that this isn't a Johnsons product! I do like the smell of this baby bath though, even if I do prefer the trademark Johnsons scent, and find that it leaves just enough fragrance behind on my boys' delicate skin after the bath, without being too strong and overpowering.
Although this particular variety isn't marketed as a 'moisturising' type (which Boots also sell in their own brand version) I find that it leaves my boys' skin feeling suitably clean and soft and doesn't dry it out at all. As this is a product designed for babies and young children, it is incredibly gentle and doesn't cause any irritation, either to my boys' sensitive skin or to eyes when they have been splashing about a little too enthusiastically. Both boys have occasional bouts of excema, which is why I don't use bath products such as these on a daily basis, but neither of them seem to have experienced any adverse reaction as a result of bathing in this.
Boots baby bath comes in three different sizes: 300ml (£1.59) 500ml (£1.79) and 750ml (£2.69). This compares very favourably with the cost of Johnsons baby bath which Boots currently sell for £1.99 for 300ml and £2.65 for 500ml. The Boots own brand range is frequently on offer making it even better value. It is usually part of some sort of multibuy promotion, often buy three for the price of two or similar, or even better is the occasional 'Buy One Get One Free' offer which is when I tend to stock up.
Considering this bubble bath lasts much longer than the Johnsons version, is much cheaper (even at full price) and produces lots of fluffy long-lasting bubbles, I think it is a no-brainer really and I will continue to purchase Boots own brand baby bath.
Summary: Much better value than the brand leader