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Johnson's 2in1 Bubble Bath & Wash
Member Name: jo1976
Johnson's 2in1 Bubble Bath & Wash
Date: 26/05/11, updated on 10/10/13 (115 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely scent, versatile and gentle on skin and eyes
Disadvantages: Expensive at full price
I have three boys and, for convenience, I tend to bath all three of them together whenever possible! It's a bit of a squeeze and we have a few squabbles but it gets it over and done with a lot quicker than having separate baths! As my youngest son is only nine months old, I am very cautious about the products that I use in the bath, preferring to use as little as possible to avoid irritating or drying out his young skin. My older boys also suffer with eczema so I do seek out gentle products for all of them, even though they do love bubbles in their bath every now and then!
Johnson's 2in1 Bubble Bath & Wash appears to be a fairly new addition to Johnson's trusted range of baby products, although it is stocked in Boots and most supermarkets. I first discovered it in Morrisons where it was on a half-price promotion and I picked up a generous 500ml sized bottle for just £1.50. I do think the full price seems a little pricey but, having used it, I would actually be tempted to pay that for it.
I must admit when I first glanced at the peach coloured bottle and read '2in1' I assumed that this was a combined shampoo and body wash product, similar to Johnson's Top to Toe wash which I also like using. In actual fact, this is meant to be both a baby body wash and a bubble bath, as it produces a gentle frothy lather when mixed with a little bath water. My baby still only has a thin covering of very fine baby hair so I do actually also use this as a shampoo to wash his hair at every bath time. Like most Johnson's baby bath products, this has the 'No More Tears' formula so I feel happy using this on his hair. He's not overly keen on any water or suds going down his face but, if they do, he just complains a little rather than screaming blue murder! Since using this as a shampoo, my little one's hair has continued to feel soft and clean and has a lovely lingering fragrance between washes. As yet, there has been no sign of any cradle cap at all, which both my older boys suffered with whilst using Johnson's original baby shampoo. I will probably switch back to a specific baby shampoo once his hair starts to grow thicker, however, as I do find the suds are quite difficult to rinse thoroughly out of his hair. As it is, I need to do several rinses to make sure there is no residue and I suspect it would be tricky to wash out of long hair or very thick hair.
As a body wash and bubble bath, this stuff is absolutely lovely. It is easy to pour and has just the right consistency - thin enough to pour out easily into running water and thick enough to squeeze just a small amount on to the palm of my hand or a sponge. It is an attractive clean looking white colour and creates soft little bubbles which last a surprising amount of time in the bath, certainly long enough to entertain babies or toddlers. As well as producing long-lasting bubbles, only a very small amount is needed for each bath or for a rubdown with a sponge, so my bottle has lasted for several weeks and still has lots left. The bubbles seem soft and gentle for all of my boys and has not irritated their skin at all. It is also reassuring to read on the bottle that this is totally free from parabens too.
My favourite aspect, though, has to be the scent. It is completely different from the typical 'baby powder' scents that I associate with most Johnson's baby products. This one has a distinctive fruity smell, which to me smells of peaches, and is perfectly in keeping with the attractive peach coloured bottle that this comes in. Although it's not a fragrance that I would automatically link with babies, it works well with this product and leaves a fresh, quite a subtle fruity scent behind on my children's skin after a bath.
This is a really versatile product which is a pleasure to use and comes highly recommended.
Summary: A lovely new product from Johnson's
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