Updated January 2017

Baby shampoo is one of those things that many new parents agonize about, but don’t. Soap is not going to kill your baby and it’s not full of poison, so don’t get all weird about it, LOL. Seriously, you millenials kill me sometimes.


Baby Shampoo

Our favorite all-around baby shampoo is Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns. Mustela is very gentle and won’t strip the oils from their soft hair.


Johnson’s Baby Shampoo is another classic soap that works just fine – it comes in many “flavors.” You can also get the Johnson’s Head to Toe Baby Wash. These are both “no tears” formulas, which is key.


For something a little crunchier (and if you can afford it!), check out some of the “natural” favorites, such as Earth Mama Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash, California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Body Wash, and Babyganics Baby Shampoo + Body Wash.

Personally, I would take “no-tears” soaps any day over these natural soaps that can burn baby’s eyes, but that’s a decision for you to weigh.

babyganics baby shampoo

If you buy a soap or shampoo and it doesn’t work for you, you can always try something different, so don’t agonize too much about it.

Rub-a-dub-dub, baby!

Next: 5. Sleeping (Oy, it’s a doozy!)