Product Type: Johnson's baby products
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Johnson's Bedtime Bath
Member Name: karalouk
Johnson's Bedtime Bath
Advantages: Calms and soothes baby, No tears formula, Smells lovely
Disadvantages: Not the cheapest brand, Johnson & Johnson test on animals so unfortunately I won't buy again
I first tried Johnson's Bedtime Bath when my baby was just a few months old and I have to say it worked wonders. I popped my baby in a warm bath with a small squirt of Johnson's Bedtime Bath and by the time I'd got her out, dried her and dressed her - she was out like a light for the night!
Johnson's Bedtime Bath probably works so well because it contains lavender which is well known for it's calming and soothing properties. As soon as the Bedtime Bath hits the water the aroma is released and it smells lovely. It's also formulated with 'Naturalcalm essences' which are said to be a special blend of soothing aroma. Thankfully my baby actually slept quite well (possibly due to her night time routine?) but I have friends with babies that weren't so lucky and they also swore by this as a nightly routine. It sounds a little far fetched but it really seems to work.
Even though it's called 'Bedtime' Bath it doesn't have to be used exclusively at night time - you can use it at any time of the day. It's particularly effective if your baby is cranky or grumpy for no apparent reason. My baby tended to instantly calm down and usually stayed settled after I bathed her with Johnson's Bedtime Bath. She especially liked it when I put a little bit on a sponge and massage it onto her, which created a bubbly foam.
My baby's skin was always very smooth and soft after using Johnson's Bedtime Bath. There were no side effects such as dry skin or suspicious looking rashes. The smell generally stayed on her skin for quite a while too. I also noticed that she usually had long and undisturbed sleeps after using this product. As with all Johnson's products, it has the 'no tears formula' and is apparently as gentle to the eyes as pure water...
I don't usually like reading too much into ingredients, however I do think it's important to know when your dealing with baby products. The ingredients include Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Polysorbate 20, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide. The product comes in a purple plastic bottle with a flip top lid and is easy enough to squeeze out with one hand (when the other hand is preoccupied).
You can buy Johnson's Bedtime Bath in all good supermarkets and a small bottle tends to go a long way. It comes at a reasonable price in my opinion - around £2.00, although I should point out that there are cheaper bedtime bath brands out there. Johnson's Bedtime Lotion is also available.
As far as I'm aware Johnson & Johnson (the company which makes this product) still test many of their products on animals (although I'm not sure if this particular product is). Lately I have been making a conscious effort to avoid companies that test on animals and switch to more ethical brands, so for that reason I highly doubt I will buy this product again. It was good whilst it lasted - if you're okay with using the Johnson's brand then I suppose I would recommend this product.
Summary: Good product for soothing baths and quiet nights.
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