Aveeno Baby Products Review – Wash & Lotion
If you are a parent, you have probably heard of Aveeno. For most of us in India, our stock of Aveeno products would usually come from visits abroad or when a friend or relative was visiting. But Johnson & Johnson finally launched Aveeno Baby Care and Body Care range in India recently. Even though I was out of the country at the time and could not attend the launch, I was actually the first mom blogger around to receive a couple of products from them even before the official launch. They sent me Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo and Daily Moisture Lotion. I took the products with me for our vacation in USA and used them on Karma. Here is my Aveeno Baby products review based on my experience of using them in different weather conditions and heavy traveling.
Aveeno Baby Products Review
Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo
I prefer two-in-on body wash and shampoo for Karma at this stage, especially while traveling. It’s easier (and smarter) to carry one bottle instead of two! 😉 Aveeno Baby wash and shampoo contains natural oat extract and is tear-free, paraben-free and pthalate-free. It’s also very lightly scented which I like. We went from hot weather in Los Angeles to blazing guns at over 40 degrees in Vegas to humid mornings and cool evenings in New York. Not to mention, the amount of dirt and germs that cling on to your skin with sweat due to being out all in such climates.
I felt the wash and shampoo was really effective. It cleaned really well without drying out Karma’s skin because the formula contains natural oat extracts and is soap-free. Aveeno Baby wash is also tested for allergies and is paediatrician recommended. However, it is quite thick. That’s great for traveling purposes since I didn’t even have to put the bottle in zip locks or tape the cap to avoid leaks. We took 6 flights on this vacation and I just packed the bottle in my suitcase without leak-proof measures and not a single drop leaked. But for every day use, as levels go down, it does get a little difficult to squeeze the wash out because it is so thick. In terms of quality and effectiveness, I have no complaints. It was gentle on Karma’s skin.
Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion
The fragrance-free daily moisture lotion by Aveeno Baby contains natural colloidal oatmeal. To be honest, it was in Vegas when I realised how effective this lotion actually is in keeping Karma’s skin moisturised. The weather was blazing hot and we were out all day in that heat. In fact, Karma’s skin and lips became visibly dry and patchy. I would generously moisturise with Aveeno Baby every day after her bath and I feel it kept her skin in check. The lotion is totally non-greasy and absorbs into the skin well. However, like the wash, it is also thick. I had to shake the bottle sometimes to fill the vacuum that got created due to the pump pulling lotion out from the same spot inside the bottle. Overall, effectiveness trumps tiny inconveniences and this lotion really saved Karma’s skin in Vegas.
One thing that I really liked though was the safety clip on the pump. Usually when I travel with pump bottles, I tape the cap to avoid leaks caused due to the pump getting pressed by something else in my suitcase. But here, I didn’t have to bother at all. The safety clip keeps it place and there was no need for zip locks or taping at all. Just threw the bottle in my suitcase and done. No leaks, no problems!
Johnsons Top-to-Toe Baby Bar & Wipes
Since Aveeno is owned by Johnson & Johnson, they even sent me a top-to-toe baby soap bar and travel pack of wipes. I am no stranger to either. Their small packet of baby wipes is conveniently sized for travel and errands and fits into a small hand bag too comfortably. If you’re a mom, then you probably use two dozen wipes a day like me. Johnsons wipes are quite moist and great for hot climates. Be it to wipe Karma’s hands and face on-the-go or clean up little messes while we’re out, they’re very handy.
Their top-to-toe baby bar is something I do take often on my trips. I carry it around in a zip lock in my diaper bag to use in public bathrooms when we are out sightseeing. In fact, I’ve even used it on Karma in public showers after a fun sandy day at a beach. The size is small enough to fit in even a small zip lock. One bar will easily last a whole month of vacation for outdoor use. It’s better than carrying body wash in a small bottle because I will have to refill the bottle every few days. In case I forget, I won’t have any soap on hand for Karma when we are out. Hence, I recommend bars over liquids for outdoor use.
The products were sent to me by the company and I didn’t pay for them. However, the views and comments shared are my own. I will never recommend anything to my readers that I won’t use for myself or my family.