“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Baby Wash „
I usually use Johnson's products in my baby's bath. It is a brand I trust and that is well known for being gentle on baby's skin and I just buy it without thinking too much about it. However, after browsing the shelves in my local Tesco, I realised there was actually a lot more choice for baby's bath than I had realised. I usually buy Johnson's Bedtime Bath but noticed that Tesco had their own version of this, priced much lower at 98p for a bottle of 500ml rather than the £2.64 for Johnson's version.
This is a liquid that can be added to baby's bath to create bubbles. It comes in a light purple plastic bottle with a flip cap. The product can be squeezed under a running tap to create foam or added to water and 'swished' around. The liquid is clear and quite runny. Only a small amount is required to make a lot of bubbles and it foams really well.
The idea of the bedtime range - there is also bedtime lotion and bedtime oil available - is that it helps relax and calm your baby and, ultimately, help them to sleep better at night. The liquid lets off a relaxing aroma - a combination of essential oils, so it works by aromatherapy to soothe baby. This does smell really nice and is apparent as soon as the liquid hits the water. It is quite a strong scent but not overpowering - a mixture of scents that I cannot detect but it is a little like lavender, which is very calming. This is also very gentle on baby's skin, leaving it feeling soft and not drying it out etc.
A bottle of this lasts me much longer than the comparative product by Johnson's as it foams a lot easier so I need to use less per bath. The two products do smell very similar so I suspect that they comprise of similar aromatic oils. I don't know if this actually makes my son sleep better at night or relaxes him anymore than a warm bath would anyway, but it's very cleansing and has a lovely scent so it's nice to use it regardless!
This is a great value baby bath product and one that I would definitely recommend as a cheaper alternative to Johnson's variety. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the bath foam and I will definitely be trying other products from this range. Recommeded.
When it comes to my daughter's bathtime I am a complete sucker for the whole marketing for the lavender scented products or other calming fragrances which companies use. I am a fan of Johnsons products but sometimes I do find them a little expensive for what they actually are so on a recent shopping trip to Tesco I opted for one of their own products in their baby range.
I came home with Tesco Baby Bedtime Bath which was a much cheaper version than the Johnsons product and it claimed to really do exactly the same thing - sending your baby/child off to sleep peacefully. It is said to contain lavender oil which is reknown for its relaxing properties. It also has a no tears formula which is very important especially if you have a baby like mine who likes to turn on her side to dip her head in the water! (Also hypoallergenic and paediatrician approved).
*~* Packaging *~*
The baby bath comes in a gorgeous lilac coloured plastic bottle which is not see through (a slight downside to see how much you have in the bottle) and it has a flip top lid for ease of pouring. The bottle is slightly curved as it is rounder at the bottom of the bottle. On the front there is just general wording about the product, no specific images which actually makes a change compared to other brands who use images. On the back of the bottle there is all the usual ingredients list, contact information and how to use.
*~* How to use *~*
This is really pretty simple and I shouldn't really have to explain! But to use the baby bath you simply pour under warm running water and let the bubbles start to appear. It is important not to use too much as you will be overwhelmed by bubbles which as fun as it is you are also using a lot of the baby bath.
*~* Aroma *~*
The Tesco Baby Bedtime Bath has a much stronger scent than the Johnsons version which is more than pleasant it is also a bit sweeter in scent. It has gorgeous relaxing notes which are more floral rather than a specific fragrance like concentrating on lavender or chamomile. However, it is lovely and pleasant and soon fills the entire bathroom and lasts for the entirety of the bath.
*~* Consistency *~*
The bedtime bath is actually surprisingly thick but not too thick where you have trouble getting it out of the bottle. The lilac hued liquid is just thick enough for you to get the right amount you actually need without rushing out of the bottle and before you know it you've used half the bottle for one bath!
*~* Using it *~*
Even though the bedtime bath is lilac in colour don't expect the colour of the water to turn lilac - it doesn't! The water remains perfectly clear but does become a lot softer to the touch and almost has that silky feel to it similar to those more luxurious bath crèmes that us adults use!
As I said above you do get a decent amount of white, frothy bubbles which although are not thick they do last for the whole bath which is quite nice but like all bubbles they are easily rinsed away.
Now the bedtime bath is meant to just be for the water and not for washing the baby in but lets face it this just means that you have to buy a separate baby wash product to wash the baby but for me I use it to wash my daughter as well as diluting it in the bath and it does exactly the same job, it cleans my daughter whilst leaving her skin gently cared for and looked after. I couldn't ask for any more really. Her skin is not irritated by it but instead gently cleansed and left clean so for me I can't complain about this whatsoever.
*~* So does it work?! *~*
In terms of helping send your baby or child off to sleep easier then I guess it depends on the child but my daughter has never any problems in getting off to sleep at night and I think it may be a mind over matter thing.
What I do know is that the gorgeously calming aroma remains subtly on her skin after her bath which I like and she does drift off incredibly quickly as soon as she is put in her cot and I'd like to think that she can smell this calming floral aroma which does relax and calm her for her night sleep.
*~* Price & Availability *~*
It can only be bought in Tesco's for a mere £0.98p for a 500ml bottle.
*~* Recommendation? *~*
Without doubt I'd recommend this as a great alternative to Johnsons apart from being cheaper it is effective at producing a lovely calming aroma together with a lovely frothy bath which lasts. It cleans and cares for your baby and is incredibly gentle on their delicate skin.
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I babysat for my nephew a couple of weeks ago. My brother has been having a great deal of trouble in settling him in the night. I must admit this did fill me with anticipation as I was not relishing the thought of pacing the floorboards all night. My brother and his wife are really chilled out and open to any suggestions that may have helped the situation. So I didn't feel I was being intrusive when I bought this Tesco my baby's bedtime bath in my local store.
This Tesco product, is specially developed for babys. It is a baby wash that has a formulation which helps aid relaxation and a peaceful night sleep. It has extracts of lavender and Almond oil. I am not a particular lover of lavender, but I am aware of it's powers in aiding relaxation and sleep and so decided I would give this product a try. This bottle of bedtime bath was on offer for a £1. Which I thought was certainly worth a gamble.
My brother was more than happy for me to try the bedtime bath and was quite optomistic at the thought that there might be a light at the end of this sleepless night tunnel. When I ran the bath for my one year old nephew, I poured quite a liberal amount of bedtime bath under the running water. Immediately, the scent of lavender began to fill the room. I was not taken with this scent at all. I thought it was very sickly and reminded me of an old lady perfume. The scent was very heavy in nature and I began to have second thoughts as to try this product after all.
The bubbles that this bedtime bath gives is quite impressive. It offers big bubbles which my nephew thought was great fun. I made sure that the temperature of the water was nice and warm in order to enhance the relaxing experience. My nephew didn't seem to notice the highly flowery smell. He was more than happy to play in the water. I have to admit, the results I was hoping weren't coming true as he splashed around and squealed in laughter at the bubbles.
By the time bathing was over. I wrapped him up in a warm towel and dried him. I did notice that he was really soft and well moisturised. I was very impressed with the effect it had on his skin. However, I was not impressed with the floral aroma that seemed to be soaked into his skin. This lavender scent was not overpowering but cerainly noticeable. Therefore I would recommend anyone who is using this to use it at night as the scent will fade by the morning.
My nephew was certainly relaxed by this bedtime bath. He did settle but unfortunately, he didn't sleep for long. I was slightly disapointed, as I was really hoping this bedtime bath was going to work. I certainly think that it had a very positive effect on his nightime routine. My brother continues to use this product and my nephews sleeping habits have improved to a certain degree.
Although I am unsure if this product is effective in aiding baby to sleep. I certainly believe it is very useful in helping baby to relax before bedtime. I love the positive effect this bath product has on my nephew's behaviour. He is much more chilled out and less fractious about things. When he does finally drop off to sleep he has a much more deeper and restfull sleep.
So if I were to sum up our experience of this Tesco baby bedtime bath product, I would say not to have too many high expectations. Although there is no argument that this product is both relaxing and comforting, I would say that this bedtime bath is not a magic potion and therefore don't expect miracles.
When my son was starting to work himself up before bedtime I tried to think of ways we could help him to relax before bed, so when I spotted Tesco's My Baby's Bedtime Bath bubble bath I thought it was worth a try.
I bought a 400ml bottle from Tesco - the only place this is available - for £1 on offer, which I thought was worth a try as it was cheap.
The bottle is lavender in colour which is because the product contains this ingredient, the lavender is meant to promote relaxation and restfulness, and prepare children and babies for a good night's peaceful sleep.
You use the product just like bubble bath, just open the flip top lid and squeeze out a decent amount of the gel like liquid into the bath and wait for the bubbles to appear!
The first time I used this my son was feeling very irritable before bed, and I hoped it would calm him down. Although when I used it, I probably didn't put enough in so there were not masses of bubbles, there were still enough for him to enjoy playing with. The formula is designed to be gentle so even when it splashed up into his eyes, my son wasn't bothered as the bubbly-water didn't irritate them.
The smell of the product is quite strong and lavendar scented - if you don't like the smell of lavendar you'll hate this - and I found that it not only started to make him unwind but it calmed my nerves as well. The product contains both lavendar and sweet almond oil, which is designed to soften the skin, and I did notice that after my son came out of the bath his skin was very very soft. He also smelt like lavender, but as he was going straight to be it didn't matter that he was rather floral!
I think that this product helped a lot in terms of relaxing my son before bedtime, as it calmed him down and stopped him being grumpy. He usually has good night's sleep after using this product, so I feel it works pretty well!
We usually use Johnsons bath stuff for my sister but last time I went shopping I brought a few of the Tesco range of My Baby toiletries because it was all on special offer and that made it LOADS cheaper than Johnsons for bigger bottles.
This Bedtime Bath is the same as the Johnsons Bedtime Bath, shocking that Tesco are allowed to call their own brand the same name as the big brand but who cares about that when you're saving so much cash each time you buy it!
The only difference between this and Johnsons Bedtime Bath is that you don't get as many bubbles with this one from Tesco and it also smells a bit different. It hasn't got a strong lavender smell like the Johnsons one but it still smells gorgeous and has got a lovely relaxing smell to it. It's actually got a bit of a plastic smell and even though that doesn't sound all that nice it's loads better than it sounds.
When you pour it under running water you get just enough bubbles to make a thin layer on the top of the water, they disappear quite quick though and as soon as my sister starts playing with her toys in the bath the bubbles go down to nothing. My sister isn't bothered about that because she just loves the water but if your baby is one that loves bubbles then they might not be very happy about the lack of bubbles.
It's a cleansing bubble bath and my sister always comes out looking and feeling nice and pink and clean. One thing is this isn't much good for washing my sisters hair because even though her hair looks clean when it's dried this bubble bath leaves a bit of a greasy feel to it and it needs washing a lot quicker than if we had used plain baby shampoo.
I don't think it helps her sleep any better, she's nearly 3 so sleeps when she wants to now but when she was a baby none of these SPECIAL sleepy products did much if she wasn't ready for bed!!! It has got a nice relaxing smell though so babies who are more easily blagged into bedtime might go to sleep a bit quicker after having a bath with this.
For £1.15 for a 500ml bottle thats cheaper than a 300ml bottle of the Johnsons Bedtime Bath and that's got to be worth less bubbles and a less lavendery smell.
Now Scarlet and I are on our own I will need to start becoming more of a bargain hunter than I am already. I know things are going to be tight when it comes to money but I was hoping that I wouldn't have to change Scarlet's skin care and bath products because of her Eczema. We are really happy with the ones that we have been using but when I needed to replace her Bubble Bath I had no choice on my last shopping trip but to go for a cheaper product.
So instead of picking up my usual Johnson's Night Time Bath I opted for Tesco's own Brand Night Time Bath. Now I was hoping when I used it her Eczema wouldn't flare up as I have also run out of the Aloe Propolis Crème and certainly cannot afford to replace that at the moment. So that night I started to use the Bath product with some seriously crossed fingers.
The Tesco's own Bath comes in a 400ml dark Lilac squeezey bottle which is sort of two oval shapes which allows your hand to fit quite nicely around the middle to enable you to squeeze the Bubbles out. The lid is at the top in the same colour and comes with an easy open and close flip lid. The label on the front shows a sleeping baby and all the Brand information. Also the front advises that it is Tesco's no tears formula, contains Lavender oil to help relax and calm, it is paediatrician approved and Hypoallergenic.
The label on the back then advises that of any warnings, ingredients, Directions for use and tips for a better nights sleep. Tesco also advise that the my baby range are especially developed by baby care experts to be the best for baby and you. It also advised that the formula contains not only Lavender Oil but Sweet Almond Oil to promote relaxation and softer, smoother skin. With reading the information on the back I was still a bit sceptical about using it but I opened the bottle to pour into the bath.
As I opened the bottle the smell of Lavender engulfed me. It wasn't a very strong smell though; it seemed to have soft Lavender mixed with the new baby smell. The smell wasn't at all what I expected it to be. It really does smell lovely. As I proceeded to pour the liquid into the bath. I noticed straight away it seemed a lot runnier than the Johnson's product I had previously used. At first I put the recommended amount of a small squeeze of the clear liquid in and swished the water around but it didn't seem to produce very many bubbles.
When Scarlet has a bath she likes a lot of Bubbles as she like to pick them up and blow them away. By the time she gets out the bath she is covered from head to toe in them but with the recommended amount with the Tesco Bath I knew there wasn't enough. As I put more in I started to think about if I would actually be saving money if I used this one as I was using more. By the time I reached the amount of Bubbles that we wanted I had used a quarter of the bottle.
The bubbles did seem to stay for the whole hour she was in the bath (she needs to be very wrinkled when she gets out otherwise she will scream). And the smell did linger through out the whole bath. Now was the ultimate test though, did it make her sleep and did it make her skin bad again. Once she was dry it was such a lovely scent on her skin. She was so soft and smelling so nice that I couldn't wait to cuddle up on the sofa with her until it was time for her to go to bed.
Unfortunately the Lavender didn't so it's relaxing job that night as she was awake 3 times. But it was more to do with her teething that the failings of the Lavender. As for her skin, the next morning when she was awake I noticed that it had not affected her skin at all. Thank goodness her Eczema had not been affected by the own Brand.
I am not sure if I will buy this again. Even though it is £1.21 for the 400ml bottle I did need to use a lot more to achieve the bubbles we wanted. So I think value for money I will stick with Johnsons as it seems to last a bit longer than 4 baths.
The product comes in a purple plastic container, it's a strange shape which is how its really distinguishable, it sort of resembles the shape of an '8' figure. At the bottom there is a flat base to stand it upright. The top is a hard plastic cap , you undo you simply pull the cap up which reveals a small hole to pour the liquid out of.
On the front of the bottle is the main label which features the picture of a baby asleep, followed by 'My Baby's Night-time Bath'
It states that it is made with lavender oil. Also on the front of the packaging it gives the main details about the product, these include
- No tears formula
- Helps to relax and calm
- Paediatrician approved
On the back of the bottle, it states how it works, how to use the product, warnings and ingredients.
~*~* How it works? ~*~*
This product contains lavender oil and a drop of almond oil, these two ingredients have proven calming effects, therefore it is designed to help your baby relax which then aids them in drifting off to sleep.
~ How to use it? ~
This is very simple to use, all you have to do is pour a small amount under warm running water, this produces a small amount of bubble, however I found it useful to mix the water with my hand to generate some more bubbles.
~*~* The Product ~*~*
The product itself is a loose liquid, which is clear in colour, it is a little thinner than a gel but thicker than water.
Once the cap is opened you can smell the aroma of lavender, its very slight which for me is good as I didn't want something too overpowering.
Once poured into the water, the aroma fills the air and immediately makes you feel calm and relaxed.
The other thing I really liked about this product is my daughter managed to get hold of it and got some in here eye, the 'no tears formula' means that it didn't sting or irritate her eyes, so that was really good.
~ Does it work? ~
It worked in the way that if filled the bath with lots of bubbles and gave a really lovely lavender aroma in the air. This product can be used for both baby and adult. I think it worked for me, as it gives you a really relaxing soak in the bath and helps you unwind, just what you need after a hard day at work.
Did it work on my daughter? I don't think it helped her get to sleep, she loves playing in the bath, so when she comes our she is still rather excited, however it did make her skin smell lovely when snuggling up on the sofa.
This is Tesco's version of 'Johnson's bath', price wise this is cheaper than the Johnson's (£1.90) the Tesco version is only £1.21 and you get an extra 100ml for your money.
If anything the Tesco version is a little milder but I didn't mind this, its also produced less bubbles which for some may be a disadvantage but I didn't want too many bubbles as my daughter tried to eat them!
All in all a really good product which in my opinion is good value for money, smells lovely and leaves a really nice smell on my daughters skin.
My son has suffered with eczema since he was small so has mostly had plain water baths.
As he has grown older his skin has improved and rarely even needs Oilatum cream on his skin so have been trying slowly to introduce some bubble bath and soap.
I purchased a bottle of Tesco My bedtime bath. It costs £1.18 for 400mls. I chose Tesco as apposed to Johnsons as I have heard that shop brand aren't as strong chemical wide and also Johnsons bedtime bath is £1.85 for 300mls.
The bottle is a transparent bottle with flip top. The picture the front is of a sleeping baby which is to any parent a delightful sight that draws you in.
It also lists no tears formula, helps to relax and calm, paediatrician approved and hypoallergenic. I find this pretty complicated to understand as it doesn't explain which paediatrician approved it. It does also state with lavender oil which I know can be beneficial to skin as well as encouraging sleep. This product is also not tested on animals
When you open the bottle it does have an aroma of lavender but this is not dominating like many adult versions.
I only added a small amount as I wasn't sure how my son's skin would react I was actually impressed how many bubble I got from a small squirt.
My son was actually delighted to see bubbles in the bath as it is something he has rarely experienced. We have played many games with these bubbles but his favourite is to grab a handful bubbles and clap hands. He also loves to hide his Thomas and Roley bath squirter in the bubbles and pretend they have gone. The bubbles do tend to remain throughout his bath although there is less at the end than the beginning which is better than some of my bubble baths.
Does it help with sleep? I actually think it does help in a small way the nights when does have it in his bath it does seem to be a little calmer and therefore bedtime does tend to go smother although it does not tend to have effect on whether or not he sleeps through the night.
I have been using this product for about a month and used it every other night and have not noticed any dryness or flaring up of his eczema
I also often top his bath up with hot water once he is in bed asleep and have a soak. I find that it does bubble up again and it does create a relaxing bath.
I do recommend this Bubble bath not as a miracle cure for sleepless little ones but for long-lasting bubbles and to enhance a relaxing bedtime.
I have been using Johnsons until recently when I found this My Babies bedtime bath by Tesco.
It is packaged in a very nice lavender coloured bottle. It contains 400ml of the bedtime bath. It has a picture of a sleeping baby on the front. It has a no tears formula and is hypoallergenic. It contins lavender oil which is proven to relax and calm baby before bedtime.
The bedtime bath has lavender oil in it to encourage baby to have a peaceful sleep. The baby bath is a lovely consistency and is a lovely lilac colour. It foams up in the water just enough and is a very light foam which is perfect for using for babies. It feels very nice when you put your hands into the bath water it feels very soft and moisturising. It was very gentle to use and caused no irritation to my babies delicate skin. The smell of the baby bath is very nice. It has a delicate smell of lavender. I have tried the product for myself and I like it too. It is very relaxing. The only thing that I dont like for my own use is the fact that the lather is not rich and long lasting which is essentail as I love to have a long soak. This however, is a perfect product for babies and children.
I love the range of tesco My Babys Bedtime and now use the talc which is also in this range.
One of the great things about this product is the bargain price of £1 for a 400ml bottle.
This product is unbelievably cheap at £1 for a 400ml bottle! Given the price we decided to try it as it is considerably cheaper than the more well known brands! It has a lovely smell to it and bubbles up really well, just a few drops gives lots of bubbles! I had expected it to be really runny given the price and that we would have to use lots so I was quite pleased to see that it is as good quality as Johnsons!
I dont think it made her particularly sleepy when we were bathing in the evening inbstead of the morning, when we were using this however our daughter had dreadful colic and would be soothed by the water but then cry when she was lifted out of the bath and being dried/dressed nulifying any benefit from the soothing smell of the lavender!
We have stopped using this product - I didn't use it every day when I did use it but soon realised that it really flared up her cradle cap - she could have a clear head but the morning after we used this baby bath her head was very dry and scaly, even though I'd only put 3 or 4 drops into a full adult sized bath. Since we've stopped using it her head has been much improved!
Although generally it is advised not to use products on very young babies due to their sensitive skin, it somehow feels wrong to have a bath without bubbles.
We bought this Tesco own brand of bedtime bubble bath as it appears to be almost identical to a well know branded product, yet less than half the price. At only £1 for 400ml we decided it was worth a try.
It smells lovely and leaves her skin wonderfully soft due to the lavender oil. Even bathing every day it has not had any untoward effects on her skin, and her hair is also really soft and fluffy so there is no need for separate shampoo.
I'm not convinced it has any effect on her sleeping, and can't say it makes going to bed any easier, but then again I haven't tried a 'non-bedtime' bubble bath so maybe things would be worse without it!
Tesco My Baby Bedtime Bath
When I left work to start maternity leave all the girls got together and bought me loads of baby clothes and baby toiletries. Amongst a whole heap of bits was Johnsons bedtime bath which states using it can help to give your baby a better sleep. After having Jack and using up all the Johnsons bedtime bath I decided I would buy myself another bottle. On my weekly shopping trip to Tesco I was looking at buying the Johnsons one when I noticed that Tesco did their own bedtime bath bubbles.
To buy Johnsons you are looking at paying £1.70p for a smaller bottle than you would get if you paid £1.00p for the Tesco version. For that pound you are getting 400ml of bubble bath with lavender oil included which is the aroma that is said to make your baby sleep better along as you use it as part of a night time routine.
The bubble bath also has a no tears formula and is hypoallergenic. It has been paediatrician approved and it does help to relax and calm, again this is the added lavender oil that will do this. The bubble bath itself is a thick see through purple product that needs to be added to running water to bubble up. The water needs to be warm to produce the best amount of bubbles and you also need to give it a good swish round to make the bubbles flow.
The back of the bottle also states that it is perfect for adults who are in need of some relaxation too! Therefore itll be perfect when sharing a bath with your baby when they are old enough to sit up themselves. For now I add this bubble bath to Jacks baby bath and a small amount seems to make a lot of really nice smelling bubbles. I do give the water a really good swish to make the most out of a small amount. Compared to the Johnsons bedtime bath I would say this makes exactly the same amount of bubbles and smells just as good.
The bubble bath also has a touch of almond oil in which is also said to promote relaxation and make for softer smoother skin. However almond oil is not really ideal for some babies and I suspect some midwives would not recommend it due to the over protectiveness for young babies and the possibility that they could have a nut allergy. Jack seems fine with this product however and I think since introducing a bedtime routine along with this product in his bath has all helped him sleep pretty much through the night.
I usually get the bath ready at around 6.15pm and we have a little splash around till half 6 twenty to seven ten once hes all dried and lotioned up we head into bed with a large warm bottle of milk and twinkle twinkle little star playing on his musical toy. He is pretty much asleep for half seven then will only wake at around 3 or 4 for a feed and then go back to sleep till half 6 or 7 which is when we get up! I suspect the whole routine is what makes him sleep well but on the two occasions when I have missed out the bath because he was just wanting a feed he did not have such a good night sleep! Strange so maybe this product does have some influence on the sort of sleep he will have.
Another added bonus of this product is that it is not tested on animals and the bottle can be recycled if you can find the right facilities (which I certainly cannot). The main bonus of using this product is of course the fact that it does appear to work. The product makes loads of great bubbles, it smells wonderful and Jacks skin feels nice and smooth after having his bath.
All in all this product seems just as good as the Johnsons one for a much better price. I would recommend it to every parent, as it really seems to have worked for Jack and me.