My little boy is now 11 weeks old, and although I have been told that at this age it's okay to just use water to clean his skin, I do like to use a little something to help give him a good clean. I found this baby bath product in my local pharmacy for just £1 so decided to give it a try.
The product has been clinically tested for baby's delicate skin and is pH balanced. It is designed to gently clean and protect baby's skin. A 400ml bottle currently costs £1.95 in Boots, but shop around as I did find it for less.
Sharing the tub
At the moment I tend to give baby a bath in our bathroom sink, although I do also give him the odd dip in the bath with his big sister, which she loves ... and luckily he seems to quite enjoy too. Using this in our sink, I obviously need a very small amount of this bubble bath, and I do find I have to be careful with this product as the green liquid is quite thin and can tip out of the bottle quite rapidly. But even just a small amount produces quite a lot of bubbles, and the product also has a nice, clean, baby-friendly fragrance.
In my daughter's bath I tend to use a bit more of the product, and again it produces loads of nice bubbles.
Safe for little ones
This seems to work very well when cleaning my baby, and after his bath he always smells nice and clean. For his hair (of which he has very little!) I gently rub some of the bubbles onto his head - or let my daughter do this if she is in the tub with him. It leaves his hair clean and soft. And most importantly there have been no adverse reactions from the product with either of my two little ones.
In summary ...
All in all I have no complaints about this product. It is effective and has a nice scent, and is easy to use. As I need relatively little, it will last a long time, and as I picked it up for £1 I am extra happy with it!
Now, I know that Johnson's is a really widely known baby care range, but to be honest they are a little OTT with their prices ( unless you get them at Asda on a special!) This is something my family have used for a long time, coming in at about £1.50 a bottle you can't go wrong, and you only need a little bit to make a nice bubbly bath!
I usually just squeeze once for a little pea sized bobble, the bottle says to use a teaspoon; but I think that may seem a bit weird ;) it starts bubbling up right away, and despite it's strange greenish color, the bath looks pretty normal when it's full. I usually just squeeze it right under the tap for maximum effect, then wait for the bath to fill up...and enjoy your beautifully smelling bubble heaven!
I wouldn't recommend overusing the product, as too many bubbles can ruin it...and especially if you have little ones can be quite dangerous.- I don't have a baby myself, so I couldn't say what it is like for youngsters, but for me it puts a cherry on top of a relaxing bath time!
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I buy mine at Tesco weekly and have never been disappointed with the results. However, it doesn't seem to popular nowadays so if you want it I recommend a thorough inspection of the infant isle at your local supermarket. As stated above, it comes in at about £1.50, much cheaper than some Johnson's baby baths which can be up to £3.00! (ikr) ;) It comes in 500ml bottles which usually last about a month ( but my house have quite a few people) so it can be different for other families...
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I love it, and honestly cannot find any faults in it's usage and will continue to keep buying it! It's lovely aroma gives it that extra wow factor for me, as over smelly bubble baths can be quite sickly and sometimes you just want a clean, fresh smelling wash. :) I definitely recommend this product to anyone, I know everyone loves a good bath for relaxation so why not treat yourself! Thank you for reading...Pinky xoxo
Hi have been using this product for some time now and think its lovely,but a word of warning as i flipped the lid the other day,and i dont think this lid is user friendly as it can be quite difficult to release,some of the liquid went into my eye,the pain was excruciating and it was a couple of days before my eye was better,so be very careful around babies/children, i think obviously there is some strong ingredients there,even though its clinically tested and ultra mild .
Before coming out to Tenerife I tried to pack as sensibly as possible even though my range of shoes alone takes up quite a lot of room! However, when travelling with a very young child a lot of equipment comes with them and as I was travelling by myself (meeting family at the airport in Tenerife and my other half flying out 5 days later) I wanted to make sure I could manage until my beloved other half came out with other things I needed. Fortunately my cousin and her two year old son had already been out there for a few days and told me I didn't need to worry about toiletries (except nappies) for my daughter as she had plenty which was great for me as toiletries always take up a lot of room!
By the time I landed and got back to the villa my daughter was ready for a bath and a nice long sleep so when I came to run her a bath instead of my usual Johnsons products I had to use InfaCare. I had always seen this in Wilkinsons in the baby aisle and normally by passed it I was a fan of Johnsons but as this was the only baby bath available I had to use it.
*~* What is it? *~*
InfaCare is an incredibly mild baby bath which has been specifically formulated to help protect and care for your baby's skin. It has been clinically tested to help care for delicate skin as well as having a pH balanced formula with nuturing emollients.
*~* Who or what is InfaCare? *~*
InfaCare is a brand name owned by P&G (Proctor and Gamble) who are a global company who produce a whole host of items. They were originally founded in 1837 and were a small, family run soap and candle making company and they are now found in 80 countries with over 130,000 employees and more than 300 branded products. Other household names you will be familiar with are Pampers®, Ariel®, Always®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Fairy®, Pringles®, Lenor® and Iams® to name just a few!
*~* Packaging *~*
InfaCare Ultra Mild Baby Bath comes in an inoffensive plain white plastic bottle which has a white flip top lid. On the front the main colour theme is blue with a little stick man type character on the front. The imaging and colours are incredibly simple - nothing over the top on this bottle! On the back there is the usual information on how to use it and the ingredients in the baby bath.
*~* In Use *~*
~ Consistency ~
When I first used it I got far too much than I actually needed and my daughter ended up surrounded by mountains of white bubbles! It isn't as thick as I would have liked and is a lot more watery than you would expect so you do have to be careful when pouring it into the bath as you only need a little to get bubbles. InfaCare is a bright golden yellow colour which fortunately doesn't colour the bath water!
~ Aroma ~
What first struck me about the scent was that it reminded me of Johnsons baby shampoo which is quite a well known scent! The only difference being was that the InfaCare seemed a little sweeter than the Johnsons shampoo. The scent does remain once you have diluted it in the water but it becomes a little more subtle and gentle and a lot less sweet.
~ Bath Time! ~
To use you just simply pour it into running water and let the bubbles immediately froth up. One thing you are not short of is bubbles no matter how much or how little you use! The sweet subtle scent is nice in the background and doesn't remain on the skin once your little one has come out of the bath.
I've been using this on a daily basis to give my daughter a bath before bedtime and even though she doesn't really suffer with dry skin now her skin has been left nicely moisturised after each bath. It hasn't irritated her skin or caused any reactions which for me is the main thing.
Although I would like it to be a little thicker in its consistency I can't really complain about this baby bath whatsoever. It has a lovely scent which soon disappears, it creates lovely bubbles which my daughter is rapidly starting to love and play with and best of all it is delicate enough for her skin. It doesn't break the bank either and because you only need a little of it especially for a baby the bottle will last for quite sometime. Definitely a recommendation for both parents and babies!
*~* Price and Availability *~*
Tesco - £1.79
Sainsburys - £1.79
Boots - £1.93
The InfaCare Ultra Mild Baby Bath comes in a 400ml bottle and is also available to buy at various other stores and chemists.
*~* Ingredients *~*
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Sodium Citrate, Parfum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-10, Cl 61570, Cl 19140, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.
*~* Recommendation? *~*
Without a doubt I'd definitely recommend this. It won't cost a fortune and will last a long time as you only need to use a little for it to go a long way. Is kind and caring on delicate skin which is the main thing. Definitely a product worth trying by any parent or even anyone who has sensitive skin.
For those of us out there who have a little one with sensitive skin, buying products can lead to total confusion. And heaven forbid that you buy the wrong one. Just one turn in a bubble bath that doesn't agree with your child's skin, can lead a weeks worth of eczema for the baby. Although it's rarely the parent's fault. You just cannot begin to imagine the guilt that you will feel if you change products and the new one causes a flare up for your baby.
For the past two years we have had to be very mindful of the products that touch my daughter's skin. From washing powder to babywipes, everything has to be vetted. She's about to turn two in a couple of weeks and this past six months has seen her almost grow out of her allergies, but we remain mindful. I had been getting on really well with the 'Halos n Horns' baby bath, but Tesco were out of it on my last shopping trip so I had to take a quick scan over what else was on offer. After reading the blurb on Infacare I decided to take it. The fact that it was pH-balanced and Ultra-mild was what swayed me. As well as that. The clean white bottle always wins me over when it comes to products. It looked fresh and clean compared to some of the alternative products on the shelves.
What InfaCare Say
The back of the bottle has a brief description about how InfaCare does more than just clean your baby, it protects and cares for the skin too. It has been clinically tested to prove that it is gentle on babies delicate skin and it is formulated not to irritate the skin.
Now, personally, I would say that if you have a baby who has very severe bouts of irritation, then I would not trust any bottle. Our little one is a toddler now and can withstand chemicals that she couldn't originally so I did have a feeling that she would be safe enough with InfaCare. But if I had been purchasing this when she was a newborn I would have had to be more careful. I would recommend putting the tiniest little dot into your bath water just to test it, then building it up when you are sure that there will be no reaction to the bubble bath.
And most importantly... Is it nice!?
When you squirt the InfaCare into your bath, you will find that it is green. Again, for me, I don't like baby products to be green! Or any colour in fact! I prefer her products to be clear as usually anything that has a colour irritates her a little. But InfaCare was different. The green colour must be natural as it had no effect on her skin. When you squirt it out a little will go a long way. It is thick and luxurious. One squirt in a bath will give enough bubbles to keep a small child occupied. You sometimes find with sensitive baby baths that there aren't many bubbles. The detergent can be an irritant, but there are plenty with InfaCare.
The scent is the typical smell that you would associate with a baby bath. It's that lovely baby smell, and it makes it's way through the house when I prepare a bath for my daughter.
I'm not one for listing ingredients in reviews, but when it comes to skin sensitivity, it is really very important. So here goes...
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Sodium Citrate, Parfum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-10, Cl 61570, Cl 19140, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional
If you are aware of any of these ingredients causing trouble for your child in the past then you should steer clear of InfaCare.
While I do prefer the Halos N Horns range of baby products, I am really very happy with InfaCare. It has now become my second choice of bubble bath for my toddler as all in all, it is a great little product. At £1.90 for 400ml a little goes a long way and it has been going strong for a couple of weeks now, with plenty still left in the bottle.
If you are having trouble finding a baby bath for your youngster then InfaCare is certainly worth a shot.
My little girl was born just 10 weeks ago but i had already been using Infacare for most of my life as i have extremely sensitive skin when it comes to bubble bath.
Infacare is widely available in most major supermarkets, chemists and drug stores such as boots. It can be quite expensive compared to other baby baths as i rarely find it on any special offer. I usually pay somewhere between £1.80-£2 per 400ml bottle.
It comes in a white plastic bottle, with blue pictures and writing on the front, it will be with all the other baby products (not the bubble baths) and should be easy to spot.
I find this product really good value for money as you only need to use a small amount and you get lots of lovely bubbles - great for the kids (and mums!). I think Infacare has one of the nicest smells of any baby bath i have tried. Its really soft and fresh smelling - not too heavily perfumed like some of the others can be.
I have always used Infacare for myself as its one product where i can have a really lovely bubbly bath but not end up itching and sneezing all evening. As soon as my daughter was born i knew this would be the product i would use on her. My mum even used it on me when i was a baby so its been around a long time.
The packaging may have changed over the last 15 or so years that i have been using it, but the product is still the same. A newborns skin is soft and sensitive but there is no brand i would trust more with my babies skin.
Open the cap and breathing in this smell instantly takes me back to the early days of each of my children.
This is by far the nicest baby baths - my mum bought me my first bottle whilst I was pregnant with babe number one. She told me it was what she used to use although I thought until I used it that it must just be some odd old fashioned stuff as I had never seen it anywhere before and with all the advertising and presence of Johnsons I thought that Infacare would be inferior - how wrong was I?
This baby bath is very very good quality, not only does a very small amount go a very long way (they recommend 7ml per bath), but the beautiful fresh unoffensive fragrance does not smell as chemical as others including Johnsons do.
It's best point is how gentle it is on baby's skin. I always use it for the baby's and if my daughter gets an odd patch of eczema which she sometimes suffers from, I make sure she washes in this as it seems to have all the right qualities to cleanse her skin very well and leave it calm and non-irritated.
Infacare state their bubble bath has been clinically tested to 'prove that it is gentle and does not irritate'. The emoilients added are similar to that what is used to treat eczema and Infacare do infact do an 'Infaderm' range which is very good at treating children's skin conditions like eczema.
So Infacare if you like is very good as a preventative to eczema, nappy rash etc and you know what they say - 'Prevention is better than cure'.
Pricewise, I find this surprisingly good value. Although more expensive then the cheapest baby baths which come in at around 20p per 100ml Infacare is still considerably cheaper than Johnsons which I do not consider to be as good quality.
Infacare comes in two sizes. The 400ml rrp is £1.75 whilst the 750ml rrp is £2.85 coming in at about 40p per 100ml.
Johnsons prices seem to vary a lot more shop to shop averaging about 50p per 100ml.
However, shop around as sometimes some of the stores (particularly Asda) do promotions.
I have two young sons who are now aged 4 and 5 years, and have only just discovered the delights of using Infacare Ultra Mild Baby Bath on them (and myself!).
Now although this is widely used in the majority of hospitals (in the maternity sections) I had never come across this before, until a doctor recommended it a few months ago for my older son's sensitive skin.
(I did have both my children in hospital and was brought water with soapy bubbles in to bathe my babies and presumed it was Johnsons as a midwife had recommended it..Anyway...back to the review)
Infacare is a clinically tested, ultra mild baby bath for delicate skin. It comes in a 400ml bottle which is quite basic to look at - white with blue lettering and a cartoon drawing of a baby and some bubbles on the front. It certainly isn't fancy looking and if you weren't intending to buy it or didn't know what it was it wouldn't grab your attention on the shelf.
This varies as I have seen this size bottle between £1 and £2.50 in various different shops so do look around.
The bubble bath~
On opening the clear plastic flip lid at the top of the bottle you can instantly smell this lovely baby bath. It is really hard to pinpoint what the actual aroma is as there is no obvious undertone such as lavender for example. The only way I can closely describe it is a 'baby smell' - think of that smell babies have (no I don't mean sick or dirty nappies- you know that delicious new baby smell!) Go on just close your eyes..Mmmm..Ooh think my ovaries took over there for a minute! Anyway that smell about comes close! The actual liquid is a lovely blue in colour and is similar to the blue lettering on the bottle. The liquid is more on the runny side than thick and you have to be careful when squeezing some into the bath that you don't use too much.
Why I like this~
I love this product as it's so versatile. I not only use it as a bath foam, but it doubles up as a hair and body shampoo too. I often use it when I have a bath or shower and it leaves the skin so clean and soft with the beautiful aroma lingering for at least 24 hours. If applying a small drop to a sponge it soaps up very well and you can wash your entire body with a small amount. I can't express how strongly I do like this and if I get hubby to agree to another baby (Fingers and toes crossed..desperate? Me? What gave you that idea Lol??!) then this will be the number one choice for it's bath time regime.
*The baby bath is made by Proctor and Gamble
*It's PH Balanced
*Can be used on newborns
*If used sparingly will last a few months as a small amount really lathers up well.
When my daughter was born (13 years ago) I was advised to use Infacare baby bath as that is what they used in hospitals then. It was the only soap I used on my daughter for the first couple of years, as it was mild and gentle on her skin and left it feeling soft and clean.
When my son was born (20 months ago) I was shown very little in hospital as they expect you to know and remember everything from the first time round. They didn't specify a particular baby soap to use, and I didn't remember what brand they used. There are quite a few different brands of bubble bath designed for babies on the market and you want to make sure you are going to be using one that will be safe on your little one's precious skin. It is important to choose a soap that is mild and caring, so as not to irritate or dry a baby's delicate skin.
I was very happy when I was out shopping for baby 'bits' to notice that Infacare baby bath is still available and the appearance of the bottle has hardly changed at all. The 400ml bottle is white with the name being prominent on the front in a light blue colour, and a few other important snippets of information on the front of the bottle, with a large flip top lid. The bottle also states that it is clinically tested.
Babies especially newborns don't care for heavy scents so milder scents or non scented products are better for newborns. When my baby boy was born we did get gifted a couple of bottles of well known brands of bubble bath, but I still preferred Infacare over all the other brands.
When choosing soap for a baby you want to know:
* If it is safe and mild.
* Non Toxic
You don't want to worry that your baby will develop a rash or get dry skin, it needs to be hypoallergenic as you don't know if your baby will have any allergies and newborns are more susceptible. You also want to know that it is non toxic as all babies love to put things into their mouths including their hands even when they are being bathed.
Infacare baby bath boasts:
* That it is Clinically Tested
* Developed with expert Care for Baby's Delicate Skin
* Helps protect and care for your baby's skin
* Formulated not to irritate
* pH balanced formula
The soap is ultra mild and can be used all over including washing baby's hair; it has a very subtle and delicate fragrance to it, only a tiny amount of the clear liquid soap is needed in a bath one to two tiny drops is enough. If it is used under running water it will create a lovely bubble bath, if you add it to your baby's bath tub swishing the water will create frothy white bubbles. A little really does go a long way, so this bottle will last you for a long time! Once my baby boy is in the bath I find he doesn't slip about any more than he would without the soap. The bath water feels nice and moisturising on my skin and the bubbles last well. Once my son has been bathed his skin feels soft to the touch and smells clean too. It has never dried his skin or caused any rashes since we have been using it. I also use it to wash his hair and it lathers up well and rinses off easily leaving his hair feeling clean and smelling good too, it doesn't strip the hair of the natural oils it leaves it in great condition.
This is my favourite baby bubble bath as it is so mild and gentle and it cares for my baby's skin.
You can find this in most major supermarkets as well as Boots, and Mothercare, the price varies depending on where you buy it from but it usually retails around £1.50 - £2.00. The bottle will last you a good 6 months if used sparingly, so it is excellent value for money and you won't need a separate soap for washing your little ones hair.
I have bathed both of my children in Infacare and have nothing but praise for it.
Gentle for baby's delicate skin.