From the first days of a baby's life, young parents try to give him everything only the best. The modern market for children's goods contributes to this, but often leads to confusion, because among the huge assortment it is becoming increasingly difficult to choose a truly safe and high-quality one. To choose the best baby shampoo for your child, mothers are advised to read the list of the most popular products in this segment.
What does "baby" mean?
A child's skin and hair care products must be separate, because their structure is very different from adults. First of all, the secretion of the sebaceous glands is much less developed in babies, their skin does not have a protective cover, it is very delicate, and their hair is thin and quickly tangled. All this leads to a strong sensitivity, and therefore a high chance of an allergy. In foreign countries, children's shampoos are generally clearly divided into age groups and this must be indicated on the label. For newborns, it is allowed to use products labeled "0+", for those who are a little older - shampoos from 1 year old, from three years old andso up to 15 years old.
In domestic production, such a classification is not yet provided and is not mandatory. Of course, foreign manufacturers who distribute their products in Russia label all products according to international requirements, and you can easily find the necessary information on their packages.
First of all, the composition of baby shampoo should not contain any preservatives, bright dyes and overly fragrant fragrances. Among the most dangerous substances for the baby:
- parabens - causing allergies, dermatitis and can accumulate in the body;
- sodium lauryl sulfate - causing irritation, allergies and dry skin;
- sodium laureth sulfate - also provoking dryness and breakouts.
It is also very important that the baby's bath has a low acidity. At the same time, the PH level should not go beyond the indicator limits of 4, 5-5, 5.
Children's shampoo should be mild, not irritate the skin and mucous membranes, and should be appropriate for the age category of the child. It is recommended to check its action before the first bathing of the baby on yourself. If the product does not cause burning, discomfort and “does not sting the eyes”, and the hair after it is soft and easy to comb, then you can safely use it to wash the baby.
It is desirable that the shampoo also contains nutritional components in the form of plant extracts and vitamins. Most often, vitamins A, E and group B are added to such products, which help strengthen hair and skin.heads. Chamomile, string and calendula extracts soothe the skin and relieve inflammation, lavender extract calms and normalizes sleep, while wheat proteins, peach, apricot and sea buckthorn extracts nourish and soften skin and hair.
Very often on store shelves there are baby gels and shampoos in one bottle. It is important to understand that such versatility is not able to properly care for both the body and hair. Often, these products cause dry skin, too tangled hair after bathing, or cause allergies.
To choose the best product for your child, you should first read the reviews. Popular and quality brands of baby shampoos have them in huge quantities on many resources.
Besides, even famous goods should be bought in trusted places, and best of all in pharmacies. There, pharmacists will be able to provide buyers with all quality certificates for the products sold and guarantee the quality of the shampoo.
It is forbidden to use expired products for bathing a baby that do not have a composition label and any identification marks. If an acceptable age is not indicated on the bottle, then this product should not be used for children under 3 years old.
And, of course, the shampoo bottle itself should be comfortable enough to get the product in your hand and not drop it. It is best to use products with special dispensers or valves that are easy to close in one motion.
The most popular means of foreignproduction
The nation's best-selling and advertised baby shampoo is Johnson's baby.
Its main advantage is that the product is allowed to be used from the birth of the baby. In addition, the shampoo does not dry the skin, is suitable for daily use, makes the hair soft and fights inflammation. It promotes easy combing, is completely hypoallergenic and does not irritate the mucous membrane - exactly as in advertising, “does not sting the eyes.”
The disadvantage is the numerous reviews about excessive perfume. There are also opinions that this baby shampoo still irritates the mucous membranes, babies feel great discomfort during its use.
Most popular domestic product
Of course, this is the Eared Nyan shampoo from the Nevskaya Cosmetics company. In a series of children's products under this name, there are many products for skin care, hair care and even things for a newborn (special washing powders, stain removers, conditioners, and so on).
All products are hypoallergenic and can be used from birth. The shampoo also does not cause irritation on the mucous membranes, promotes easy combing and is suitable for frequent use. The liquidish consistency is due to natural extracts and the minimum content of SLS in the composition of baby shampoo. Reviews indicate that the consumption of funds due to this consistency increases, but the baby only benefits from waterprocedures. Chamomile extract relieves inflammation, while corn kernel extract reduces irritation.
The products of the German company Bubchen can be safely called the highest quality, since there are simply no negative reviews about it. It is distributed mainly through pharmacy chains, which once again proves the quality. You can safely wash newborns with this baby shampoo.
The product does not dry the skin at all, promotes easy combing, has been tested by many dermatological tests and meets all international quality requirements. The shampoo gently cleanses the skin without disturbing the natural film on it, and strengthens the hair with wheat proteins and vitamins. Contains no preservatives.
Baby Born products
Shampoo from the Ukrainian manufacturer contains panthenol, calendula extract and wheat proteins, due to which it delicately affects the skin, does not cause irritation and tears. The product is recommended by domestic pediatricians, does not cause allergies and is suitable for use from the first months of life. If you need an inexpensive baby shampoo without sulfates, dyes and other irritants, then Baby Born is the perfect choice.
Swedish goods for children
Hipp is known to many for its delicious and high-quality baby food, which can be found on the shelves in every store, but launches a brand and line of baby care products.
Shampoos are made fromorganic materials, which confirms the liquidish consistency. Hair after use is easy to comb, the skin is moisturized and without irritation. The product has been tested by many tests and approved by dermatologists around the world. Its composition does not contain preservatives, dyes, soaps, parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate. Application is allowed from the first days of life.
Very often in babies up to a year old, characteristic crusts appear on the head, called “lep” in the common people, or, among specialists, seborrheic crusts. Their appearance may be due to frequent washing of the head, which leads to overdrying of the skin, improperly selected care products, or simply the predisposition of the baby. In any case, in such situations, the use of conventional means is prohibited, and in order to help the child get rid of discomfort, Mustela baby shampoo is used. It was created specifically to facilitate the removal of seborrheic crusts and prevent the appearance of new ones. The tool is ideal for any age, does not irritate the eyes and is recommended by neonatologists. It contains exclusively natural ingredients - avocado extract, salicylic and sorbic acids, coco-glucoside and so on. Shampoo has no dyes, preservatives or fragrances.
Less popular domestic producers
Good reviews can be found in abundance on less popular baby products. Their insignificant prevalence depends more on distributors who prefer to sell more popular brands than to promote at leastquality but unfamiliar products.
Among these children's shampoos are products of domestic brands GreenMama, Argosha, Natura Siberica, Iris, My Sunshine, Dragon, Our Mama, Siberian He alth, Me and Mom and etc.
All shampoos can compete in quality with popular brands - they are all based on natural ingredients, hypoallergenic and do not irritate the mucous membranes. At the same time, the means are inferior to many in convenience. So, most have awkward screw caps.
Shampoos of Belarusian and Ukrainian production - Vitex, Dakos, Eco Cosmetics and others can be attributed to domestic products.
Children's shampoos from foreign brands enjoy great confidence among young mothers, as they must meet all international quality requirements. In our country, they are not so strict and do not yet include many nuances, so finding a really worthwhile remedy is much more difficult. Of course, you will have to pay for a quality guarantee and accordingly, because foreign products always cost an order of magnitude more expensive. You can find guaranteed safe and effective children's hair shampoo from a foreign brand at a pharmacy or an official point of sale. The best brands are Italian Chicco, Danish Urtekram, Canadian Live Clean.
Not to mention the popularity and quality of German brands. They are the most on the market for child care products, and they all guarantee the naturalness of theirproducts, the absence of parabens, dyes, soaps and other harmful components. Depending on the manufacturer, shampoos may contain extracts of chamomile, calendula, almond, panthenol and lactic acid.
Sanosan, Dulgon kids, BabyLine, Nivea, Weleda and Sanosan are among the most common in the country.
Given that each baby has individual characteristics and sensitivities, the few negative reviews for each shampoo are simply exceptions to the rule. The popularity of some and the lesser prevalence of others is associated more with their cost, advertising or packaging features, and not with quality. Absolutely any of the shampoos listed above can be found on various forums with a lot of positive reviews.
When choosing a product for your baby, you should remember that the more popular the brand, the higher the chances of stumbling upon a fake, and in order to avoid this, you should not purchase them in suspicious places where the goods cannot be properly stored and the warranty is not observed. term.
Remember that all products purchased at the pharmacy guarantee quality and do not have negative reviews. You can’t save on the he alth of your own baby.