• 9 Irritation-Free Baby Cleansers Preferred by Smart Parenting Village Moms

    We list down their favorite baby cleansers from affordable to premium
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • 9 Irritation-Free Baby Cleansers Preferred by Smart Parenting Village Moms
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  • When it comes to baby wash, too mabula and mabango are not the ideal because it can be harsh for your little one's delicate skin. 

    “You’re looking for cleansers that are soap-free and fragrant-free. You don’t want the sudsy kinds of soap as these can strip the oil from the baby’s skin. Some people think that if the cleanser isn’t soapy then it can’t clean. But this isn’t true. These cleansers do the job well and they keep the skin’s moisture in,” pediatrician Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas tells to SmartParenting.com.ph

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    Over at the Smart Parenting (SP) Village Facebook group, a mom asked for suggestions for baby soaps and washes that are “hiyang” for babies with sensitive or allergy-prone skin. Moms were quick to respond with their recommendations, and a lot of them fit the pediatrician’s criteria. Here’s a list of what worked for the moms and their babies from the most budget-friendly to more premium brands. 

    (Please take note that every baby is different. A brand that might be hiyang for one baby might cause skin irritation to another, even if it's known as a brand for sensitive skin. Ask the advice of your baby’s pediatrician prior to exposing your little one to potential irritants.)



    Johnson's Baby Bath
    Php79 for a 200 mL bottle


    It's the classic and go-to for many first-time moms, and the reason quite a few of the SP Village moms recommend it. Its big plus is the fact that we found it in every store we checked. If this is fine for your baby, it can be a good budget-friendly option. 

    Available at major drugstores and supermarkets 



    Belo Baby Body Soap
    Php79.75 for a 100-gram soap bar


    Prefer bar soaps than liquid cleansers? Try this brand that is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates and common allergens (a.k.a. no harmful chemicals). Moms particularly like the soap bar because of its light powdery scent. 

    Available at major drustores and supermarkets 

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    TriSoPure Baby Wash
    Php145.41 for a 170 mL bottle


    This brand was the hardest to find in stores (three drugstore branches we went to did not carry it). But SP Village moms shared they use this upon their pediatricians' recommendation (one mom received it after she gave birth at a hospital). The moms loved its budget-friendly price as well. 

    Available at major drugstores



    Dove Baby Sensitive Moisture Hair to Toe Baby Wash
    Php159 for a 200 mL bottle


    A few of SP Village moms were already recommending this brand's cleansers before it was launched in the Philippine market. One mom shared how a previous baby wash gave her little one rashes, and she replaced it with this brand. “Maganda sa balat ni baby ko. Makinis na siya.”

    Available at major drugstores and supermarkets 



    Nivea Baby Head-To-Toe Wash
    Php99 for a 200 mL bottle


    A mom from the Smart Parenting Parent Chat forum shared how this was the wash she preferred as it kept her baby's skin soft and hair smelling nice. “Sa kapal ng buhok ng baby ko, dito pa lang ako na-satisfy kasi kahit pagpawisan siya, mabango pa rin unlike sa gamit niya dati na amoy pawis agad.”

    Available at major drugstores and supermarkets



    Lactacyd Baby Bath
    Php220 for a 250 mL bottle


    This cleanser was also recommended by pediatricians to quite a few of the SP Village moms. Although it is a little more expensive than other brands, a bottle can last for quite some time. To use, dilute three tablespoons of the liquid in 1 liter of water and mix well to wash the baby.  

    Available at major drugstores and supermarkets

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    Oilatum Body Soap
    Php220 for a 100-gram soap bar


    The price may seem too much for a bar of soap, but the SP Village moms who have used it attest it lasts long. “Sobrang tipid. I bought my baby's in mid-January until now 'di pa ubos,” says one. That's almost four months! 

    Available at major drugstores and supermarkets



    Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo
    Php289 for a 200 mL bottle


    The baby line of Cetaphil, which is already a brand of cleanser known to be gentle on all skin types, gets a thumbs up for a number of the SP Village moms. One mom particularly likes how it kept her baby smelling nice. “Hangang kinabukasan smells good pa din.” 

    Available at major drugstores and supermarkets



    Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash
    Php499 for a 236 mL bottle


    This baby wash is on the pricier side, but one SP Village mom shared she tried four different brands before settling for Aveeno. “Dito humiyang si baby. Mild lang siya.”

    Available at major drugstores and supermarkets

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