11 Best Baby Shampoo for Bath Time

What is the best baby shampoo?

Washing your baby can be tricky. Their soft, fresh skin is sensitive and needs a wash which is gentle to use. Baby shampoos are design just for their delicate skin. The ingredients will tackle the dirt without irritating your baby’s skin.


With a huge selection, it’s difficult to know which baby shampoo to choose. We’ve researched all the baby shampoos on the market and selected our top picks. All the shampoos on this list are great picks; however, they specially rate high for certain features. Check out our best baby shampoo list.

11 Best Baby Shampoo Reviews

1. Weleda Baby Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash

Our Verdict

The Weleda Baby Calendula Shampoo is ideal if you want to avoid strong chemical ingredients. It’s free from a well-known irritant – sodium laurate. This shampoo smells simply divine, yet subtly enough not to be overpowering. The formula is easy to lather and wash off, which is great when you have a wiggly and wet baby to wash. You only need a small 20p size squeeze with each wash, so one bottle lasts a long time.

2. Earth Friendly Baby Calming Lavender Shampoo and Body Wash

Our Verdict

If you are looking to calm baby before bedtime, then opt for this calming shampoo from Lansinoh. The lavender ingredients are well known for their soothing properties. With ingredients free from chemical nasties and certifies organic, you know it’s safe for baby. The bottle has a large pour style opening, so you’ll need to be careful not to use too much. A great volume for the price of the bottle.

3. Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash

Our Verdict

For babies with super sensitive skin opt for the Burt’s Bees baby shampoo. It’s pH neutral, making it perfect for skin sensitivities or allergies. With its subtle honey scent, it’s will leave your baby feeling soft and fresh. The shampoo itself has a thick consistency with lathers well into baby’s hair and body. It’s pricey compared to other brands. However, it’s been the saviour of parents who have exhausted all other options for their baby’s sensitive skin.

4. Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo

Our Verdict

The Aveeno range is often what doctors prescribe for baby with dry skin conditions. The Aveeno baby shampoo is soap free and uses oat extracts ingredients, which helps to prevent the skin drying out and becoming painful. If your baby has eczema, we highly recommend combining it with the Aveeno cream to prevent flare ups. It comes with a pour style opening so you can use it directly as a soap or add to the bath water.

5. Childs Farm Hair & body wash for dirty rascals

Our Verdict

The Childs Farm hair wash is award winning and adored by parents. For eczema prone skin it works wonders at soothing the dryness and doesn’t irritate.  It’s also really reasonably priced for such an effective shampoo. The sweet orange smell is gorgeous and will leave you wanting to gobble baby up.  We love that this shampoo has a detangling effect, to save you the tear of brushing knots out of your little ones hair.

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6. Johnson’s Baby Top-to-Toe Bath

Our Verdict

The Top to Toe Bath wash is the offering from the very popular Johnston’s brand.  It’s very reasonably priced for a huge tub. Ideally, it can be used as a great bubble bath wash for older babies or toddlers. The pump action bottle makes it easy to use and prevents waste and spills. We recommend this Shampoo for babies with ‘normal’ skin as some of the ingredients may irritate babies with sensitivities.

7. Organic Babies Baby Wash & Shampoo

Our Verdict

This shampoo from Organic Babies is the best scent free choice. If your baby is sensitive to strong smells its godsend among perfumed options. The Shampoo is also available in a light lavender scent. With ingredients free from the usual chemical nasties it gentle enough to use for daily washes. Your baby’s skin is left soft and supple. The squeeze bottle is perfect for a quick top and tail of younger babies with a sponge or facecloth.

8. Earth Mama Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Our Verdict

If you’ve used Earth Mama Angel Baby maternity products, you’ll be impressed with their baby shampoo. The range is based on natural ingredients to do the job of harsh chemicals. All the ingredients are free from synthetics, preservatives, dyes and fragrances so no nasties on baby’s skin. The orange vanilla scent will leave your baby smelling sweet and fresh after their bath time. It’s a pump bottle which gives a foamy soap, easy to apply straight to baby’s hair and body without any effort.

9. Mummy’s Miracle Baby Wash and Shampoo

Our Verdict

Stop the struggle with rinsing your baby’s hair with the Mummy’s Miracle tears free shampoo. The pH balanced ingredients make this shampoo gentle enough to prevent it stinging your baby’s eyes. Surprisingly, it has a lovely natural scent of calming oils such as moringa, chamomile and honey. The shampoo consistency is thin enough to work up a quick lather on baby’s skin.

10. Cussons Mum & Me Baby Shampoo

Our Verdict

The Cussons Mum & Me Shampoo is an extremely mild formula for baby. Made from moisturising olive oil extracts, it helps to prevent your baby’s skin drying out after a wash. For new-borns it can really help you ease washing cradle cap from baby’s head. Parents also report this is fantastic for controlling curly hair, keeping it soft and manageable.

11. MUSTELA Foam Shampoo for Newborns

Our Verdict

Eliminate your baby’s cradle cap with the Mustela new-born shampoo. The foam formula makes it very easy to apply to baby’s head. This shampoo uses an avocado oil extract to break down the excessive skin layer and tackle the dry skin patches. It applies a mild exfoliating action to baby’s head that works quickly to remove the cradle cap and minimise its appearance. The ingredients are soap free and won’t leave your baby’s skin drying out after a wash.

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