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Johnson's is the forerunner when it comes to baby products so when looking for a baby bath which would help moisturise my daughter's dry knees and elbows, I didn't look any further than switching her usual Johnson's baby bath for the extra moisturising version. But does it have extra moisturising properties and live up to 'what it says on the tin' or is it an empty promise?
Johnson's baby moisturising bath comes in a simple white bottle with a blue flip-top lid. The most striking element of the packaging is the light blue tear drop on the front of the bottle. This tear drop forms the backdrop for the Johnson's brand name and the name of the product, which comes below in blue lower case writing. One of the most important elements of this product is written underneath this - it comes 'with baby oil'. The only other detail is the recognisable red tear drop logo at the very top of the bottle with the 'no more tears' slogan inside.
Turning the bottle round, there is plenty more information about the product on the back label.
It reads 'We love babies. And we understand that babies' delicate skin can lose moisture faster than adult skin. That's why our Moisturising Baby Bath containing baby oil gently cleanses and moisturises the skin. The unique No More Tears formula is as gentle to the eyes as pure water. Ph balanced."
The label continues on with directions for use. This involves adding the baby bath to running water and swirling it with your hand. 'Gently lather, rinse, dry and snuggle'. The general impression is this is a company which cares about your baby and has put the utmost thought and effort into creating a product which will give you peace of mind. If this isn't enough for you, the fact the bottle states Johnson's has been trusted by mums for over 100 years should sway you.
The first thing which strikes me when I uncap this bottle of baby bath and squeeze it into my daughter's bath water is just how similar it is to Johnson's baby bath. The liquid is blue just like the original baby bath and it even has the same smell. I have described it as Ribena in the past but I'm starting to think it's a little more like Vimto now - but you get the picture. Just like the original baby bath the product tends to just sit on the bottom of the bath unless you give it a good swirl with your hand.
This is when the differences with the aforementioned product start to emerge. The original baby bath will produce a small amount of foam when you mix it with the water. The moisturising baby bath produces next to no foam at all but what does happen is the water starts to turn a milky colour. It feels oily to the touch. I discovered this by rubbing the water between my fingertips - as you do.
The water has very little scent once the baby bath is added but with this absence of smell comes the comfort this is an extra mild product on baby's skin.
My daughter has had no negative reaction to this product. It is mild enough that you can use the bath water to wet her hair and even when the water drips down her face she has not shown any signs it has stung her eyes.
Most importantly her skin has been well-moisturised and even after just one use, I noticed the dry patches on her knees and elbows had started to improve.
The one negative is I noticed on putting a blob of the baby bath on my daughter's sponge in order to give her a more thorough wash, the product did not foam up at all so gave me next to no lather with which to wash her. Even the original baby bath produces an adequate amount of foam for this method of washing.
Johnson's Moisturising baby bath does live up to its promise. It does have extra moisturising properties compared even to the other products available in the Johnson's range. This is chiefly because of the added baby oil. Otherwise I would struggle to state any real differences between this product and the original baby bath. However, with the added baby oil comes very little foam and lather to wash your baby in. It does however, save on using a separate baby oil after you have bathed your baby, as I have found baby oil can produce a little bit of mess.
When I came to buy bath products for my new arrival I was amazed at the variety there was available, I started finding products that I had never even heard of by brands I had never even heard of! After speaking to a few friends of mine the majority vote went to the Johnsons brand. The ever reliable brand was still as popular as ever and not one to ignore advice I decided to buy a few items from the Johnsons baby range.
Now even though my daughter isn't bathed everyday I do bath her about twice a week as apparently midwives and doctors now reckon a newborn baby shouldn't be bathed everyday (never did me any harm!) I want her to have a bath in something which is mild and delicate on her skin. I suffer with dry and sometimes sensitive skin so I know how important to use products which are less likely to get a reaction. The one item I bought was Johnsons Baby Moisturising Bath as it is apparently so mild that it is so mild that even newborn skin can be cleansed and moisturised without causing any irritation. Well that was me sold!
Johnsons has been trading for over 100 years and is one of those brands that is known in all households regardless of whether you use their items or not. They are certainly a trusted brand and is apparently the product of choice for midwives.
Johnsons Baby Moisturising Bath comes in a while plastic bottle with a light blue flip top lid. The bottle itself is quite narrow but wide and is the same shape as various other products in the baby range. On the front is the signature logo with the item's name. It also features the 'no tears' pinky red logo in the centre of the bottle. On the back of the bottle is all the usual text about ingredients and contact information - all the text is in the blue.
To use the moisturising bath is easy, just simply pour a small amount under warm running water whether it is in the baby bath or in the main bath. The moisturising bath goes quite a long way so you don't actually need to use a lot in order to get a large amount of white bubbles. The bubbles themselves don't really last that long once you have started to wash the baby and soon disappear. However, what does last for some considerable time is the lovely fresh almost floral aroma that it has. It is certainly a mild fragrance which seems to have that 'baby product' type scent. The liquid itself is pale blue in colour but this doesn't do anything to the water as it stays clear. The consistency is exactly what you would expect from what could be classed as a bath foam, it isn't too runny but it isn't too thick either. The moisturising bath also has added baby oil which gives the moisturising aspect to this product and if you look carefully at the bath water you can see little bubbles of the oil floating on top, I think this is the main reason why the bubbles don't seem to stick around!
The bottle that I have is the 500ml bottle and I can see it lasting for a very long time as a small amount is required at any one time. Both my daughter and I use this as when I came out of hospital my skin suddenly went very dry and I wanted something that was mild enough not to flare up my eczema but keep my skin soft and smooth. The same went for my daughter, she has the most delicate skin but has had a few dry patches (generally on her legs) and I wanted something which would keep her skin soft and supple but also something that was mild enough. Johnsons Baby Moisturising Bath managed to keep our skin gently moisturised but cared for. You can definitely feel the baby oil on your skin when you are out of the bath which is nice but it isn't too oily where it leaves a residue behind. The lovely fragrance soon disappears once you or your baby are out of the bath but that is hardly a problem as the aroma lingers for quite a while when you are actually having or giving a bath.
Johnsons Baby Moisturising Bath is available both online and in stores such as Boots, Mothercare and Tesco. I bought my 500ml bottle from Boots for £2.79 but no doubt you can buy it cheaper elsewhere but considering the bottle will last me quite some considerable time I think it was worth the money.
Overall, my daughter has gently washed skin that is moisturised and cared for and as for me my skin is looking a lot less dry thanks to the added baby oil. I would definitely recommend this whether you have children or not!
Johnsons baby moisturizing bath
One of my favourite bath products. Not only Johnsons, the products I used with all three of my children, and apparently used by 80% of midwives on their own children, but this one has the added advantage of being moisturizing.
THE PRODUCT AND PACKAGING
Reassuringly Johnsons, and pure looking! The bottle is white with the usual Johnson name and logo with the bit I always look out for "no more tears".
The baby bath comes out a kind of blue colour (baby blue?) and is normal bubble bath/lotion texture. The smell is like all Johnson's products, which I would assume most people have smelled. If not, think clean babies all bathed and wrapped up However, although it has a very distinctive smell, it's not overpowering, just clean smelling.
WHAT IT DOES
This moisturizing bath is apparently the mildest ever (presumably Johnson's mildest ever)and contains added baby oil, so it cleans and moisturizes baby, child, adult, anyone who wants to use it.
It also won't sting your eyes and can be used to wash even new born babies, since it is soap free and dermatologically tested and ph neutral.
HOW TO USE IT
Add to running water and swirl around to get those bubbles going. Remember, a little bit goes a long way; too much and you will be completely submerged in bubbles.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
£2.39 for 500ml, but check out BOGOF offers as there are often offers for baby products.
Johnson and Johnson, who recommend www.babycentre.co.uk for information on babies and baby products.
For more information, check out their website at www.johnsonandjohnson.co.uk
WHY I LIKE IT
I like this and frequently use it because it can be used by the whole family without even causing irritation. Himself has psoriasis in moments of stress, and finds it does not irritate his skin, and when two teenage sons had an outcrop of the dreaded teenage spots, they were able to use it without fear of it aggravating their skin. It does moisturize our skin, and you are left feeling clean, sweet smelling and soft as the proverbial baby's bottom.
The only thing I have my doubts about would be its ability to wash really dirty bodies (eg after a game of rugby). Since it is so mild, I would imagine that it would take an awfu lot of the product to clean real grime. This has yet to be put to the test because very dirty teenagers use different products!
However, for every day bathing, I can't fault it clean smelling, very gentle, so little miss doesn't get stinging eyes, and completely non irritating to the skin. Another winner from Johnson and Johnson.
Thanks for reading.
I firat came across Johnson's Baby Moisturising Bath with Baby Oil when Tescos were doing buy one get one free. As I was seven months pregnant I thought I'd get some and stock up. As it is she is three months old and I am still only halfway through the first bottle and she gets bathed every other day. The tinyiest amount will do. Packaging --------- The packaging is unobtrusive with the distinctive Johnson's logo and the no more tears teardrop across the bottle. The flip top lid makes it very easy to open one handed and the bottle is squeezable to make application easy. Smell ----- The smell is instantly recognisable as the clean and fresh johnson's baby smell and you can still smell a faint trace of it even 24hrs after baby's bath. Strength -------- It is mild enough to use on a newborns skin and the no more tears formula made me a little bit more confident that it was mild enough for even sensitive skin. I also enjoy using Johnson's Baby Moisturising Bath in my own bath and find that it cleans my skin without leaving it dry.
Johnson's Baby Bath is not just good for babies, it's good for everyone. The whole family can use Johnsons baby bath and they will all smell great. You can purchase it from supermarkets or high street chemists, and it comes in various sizes. It costs about £2.50 for an average size bottle, but it lasts well, as you only need to add a small amount to your bath. I use it for the baby in the bath, I use it for me and the older children in the bath and also I use it for myself in the shower. On many occasions I have been known to decant some into a soap bottle and use it for washing hands at the sink. It's so mild it doesn't dry your hands out like some soap can.
I started using johnsons baby bath after the birth of my first child as I recieved it in the bounty pack I recieved from the hospital.I already knew a lot of people who used johnsons and trusted it on there childrens skin , the baby bath had a nice smell did not make my childs skin dry and cleaned the skin although johnsons products are not cheap I am prepared to pay a bit extra as these products are good on kiddies but they can also be used by adults. I would never trust a cheap product on my childs skin as they tend to cause rashes because most products contain alcohol which can burn a childs skin, I have been using johnsons baby bath for three years now and can say I have never had a problem with itand I would strongley recommend this to all my friends.
My brother has 2 boys who love to come and spend the odd week end with me. His wife has always used johnsons baby bath, and I went and bought some for when they stay(along with loads more stuff). When they come, making sure I have everything they are used to was important, one of the boys gets eczma. Johnsons baby bath is really nice, fresh, and can be used my anyone, I use it. Skin is always left soft and smooth, the boys can get really grubby(as boys do) and they smell delicious after the big splash in the bath. Giving them loads of bubbles makes it fun, and I may as well say, they are aged 10 and 6 and not babies, but who cares, skin is important whatever the age. I now use it regular,yet make sure I always have some in for bath time.
I have alwaya used johnsons products with my 3 children but to be honest think baby moisturisng bath is a bit of a waste of money.I don't see the differance betweenthe normal baby bath and the moisturing bath apart from the price that is. The baby bath smells absolutly wonderful and gives their skin that extra soft feel. I have to admit I also use it on my other 2 children and myself. At around £1.89 it isn' very expensive and it truley think it is the best. It soaps up really well to make lots of bubbels and doesn't leave that film around the bath like other foam baths.
I admit it I am just a big baby! While looking for a moisturising bath liquid & being pretty broke at the time I spotted Johnsons moisturising baby bath at Tescos, it was on a buy one get one free offer priced at under £2 so I bought some. What a bargain not only was the bottle quite large but soo cheap. Next time I had a bath I gave the bottle a good sqeeze then sunk into the water. The smell was heavenly & took me back years to the early days of having children. Quite apart from the fact this product works & that wonderful smell my skin was perfectly moisturised & not itchy as some products have a tendancy to over perfume which in turn iritates. My hair even though I had not washed it ( not needed on this occassion ) was still shiny & not lank, some similar product really mess your hair up. I have been converted, no longer do I shell out for expensive products. Go on be a big baby too!
When my daughter was very young she had eczema and I had to bath her in Oilatum until it cleared up. When her skin was better, I decided to buy a moisturising baby bath so that it didn't dry her skin out again. I bought Johnsons moisturising bath, and have always found it to be great. It doesn't create as many bubbles as the normal baby bath, but it smells great and my daughters skin feels really soft after her bath, which I think is more important than bubbles. I have tried other brands, but have found Johnsons to be the best.
This new Johnson’s kid’s creamy bubbly bath is hopeless – I have yet to find the long lasting “mountains” of bubbles. Yes, it foams up when you first use it, but the bubbles soon disappear. It does however; leave your skin feeling soft. It has a pleasant fruity smell, which is not overpowering. It certainly doesn’t “clean as it moisturises”, so you will also need to use soap. This then causes what’s left of the bubbles to disappear. I purchased a 400ml bottle which only managed to get four/fives baths, so much for the kid cleaning power! Sorry Johnson & Johnson this one doesn’t get my vote.
I have to give this range of products a big thumbs up, they really are unique. They have such a distinctive small that is all there own and even if you don't use them once you smell them you will recognize the smell from your baby years i can assure you There performance is second to none, forget spending a fortune on the latest moisturizing bath oil get a bottle of Johnson's baby bath with baby oil and your skin will feel so smooth and silky Their shampoo leaves your hair babysoft shiny and easy to comb, even there baby moisturisers is wonderful all over the body. If you wear make-up like me then you have to go out and buy some Johnson's baby skincare wipes they remove make-up no problem even waterproof mascara and because they have the "no more tears" formula they don't sting either I would not use anything else on me or my baby
johnsons Baby Moisturising Bath is so mild that even newborn skin can be effectively cleansed and moisturised.