The 11 Best Baby Shampoos and Soaps

When it comes to keeping your baby clean, there's a dizzying array of products on the market. To narrow down your options, we selected 11 of the best baby shampoos, soaps, and body washes for every infant.

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Aveeno Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo

Aveeno Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo
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Natural oat extract is the key ingredient to this body wash and shampoo. Baby's delicate skin will be cleansed and moisturized by this paraben-free, soap-free, and phthalate-free product. Best of all, it won't irritate her eyes!

To buy! Aveeno Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo

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Earth Mama Simply Non-Scents Baby Wash Gentle Castile Soap for Sensitive Skin

Earth Mama Simply Non-Scents Baby Wash Gentle Castile Soap for Sensitive Skin
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Formulated by a nurse herbalist, this gentle cleanser is free from detergent, toxins, and harsh chemicals. Instead of synthetic fragrance, its scented with organic vanilla and sweet orange essential oils. The castile-based liquid soap is ideal for your baby's delicate body—in fact, it's used in many hospital NICUs!

To buy! Earth Mama Simply Non-Scents Baby Wash Gentle Castile Soap,

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Weleda Calendula Soap

Weleda Calendula Soap,
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Unlike soaps that are too harsh and can strip your baby's skin of moisture, this gentle soap is infused with organic calendula and chamomile flower extracts—as well as iris root extract—to keep your little one's skin soft and supple.

To buy! Weleda Calendula Soap

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Babyganics Baby Shampoo + Body Wash

Babyganics Baby Shampoo + Body Wash
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This baby wash comes in a convenient pump bottle and contains no added fragrance, sulfates, phthalates, or parabens. The wash creates lots of foam, and plant-based ingredients help soften baby's skin.

To buy! Babyganics Baby Shampoo + Body Wash

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Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Unscented Baby-Mild Pure-Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Unscented Baby-Mild Pure-Castile Soap
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Parents can feel good about Dr. Bronner's baby soap: over 90% of the ingredients are organic, and 70% are certified fair trade. The biodegradable vegan formula won't harm the environment, and it's also great for your baby's sensitive skin! Just make sure to dilute the concentrated soap before using it.

To buy! Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Unscented Baby-Mild Pure-Castile Soap

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Puracy Natural Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Puracy Natural Baby Shampoo & Body Wash
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Developed by doctors, this nourishing baby shampoo and wash contains a blend of natural botanical extracts and essential oils. The products pH balanced without irritants, making it ideal for babies with eczema, dryness, cradle cap, and sensitive skin.

To buy! Puracy Natural Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

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The Honest Co. Baby Shampoo + Body Wash

The Honest Co. Baby Shampoo + Body Wash
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This baby body wash and shampoo, a product of Jessica Alba's The Honest Company, cleans your little one from head to toe. It's hypoallergenic and free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. Plus, it comes in a gentle and calming scent: Sweet Orange Vanilla.

To buy! The Honest Co. Baby Shampoo + Body Wash

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Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash
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The mild, tear-free bath product doesn't contain phthalates or parabens. It's made from 98.9% natural ingredients, like soy protein to nourish skin and guard against dryness.

To buy! Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash

09 of 10

Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel

Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel
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If baby suffers from super-dry skin, this soap-free and paraben-free product will soothe the irritation. Ingredients like vitamin B5 and Avocado Perseose won't strip the skin of natural oils. Plus, Mom and Baby will love the pump dispenser!

To buy! Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel

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Johnson's Head-To-Toe Gentle Baby Wash

Johnson's Head-To-Toe Gentle Baby Wash
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Many parents consider Johnson's as the best baby wash around. The dermatologist-tested formula works gently on sensitive baby skin. You don't have to worry about safety: the formula contains naturally derived ingredients without dyes, parabens, or phthalates!

To buy! Johnson's Head-To-Toe Gentle Baby Wash

Additional reporting by
Nicole Harris
Nicole Harris, SEO Editor
Nicole Harris is the Editor at Parents. She joined the team in 2018 as a Staff Writer and was promoted to SEO Editor in 2021. She now covers everything from children's health to parenting trends. Nicole's writing has appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings, Good Housekeeping, The Knot, BobVila.com, and other publications. A graduate of Syracuse University, Nicole currently lives in New Jersey with her husband.
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