Mar 21, 2017
Update March 2013: Since I wrote this post in February 2009, I've had two more children. The longer that I've been a mom, the more pure I've become in what I use for my children and for myself when pregnant or nursing. Today, I use Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild liquid soap (the bar soap too) as a body wash and shampoo. I prefer the simple ingredient list. If I didn't have Dr. Bronner's, then I'd still feel comfortable using the California Baby options below. Remember to choose fragrance free, however!
California Baby Shampoo and Bodywash Calming
This is what we've been using and it had a hazard rating of 2 (1 being the lowest hazard rating) from the Environmental Working Group (as of 12/5/2009, I can't find any baby shampoo products in this database). It works fine and is easily accessible for us.
California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Bodywash
I finally feel comfortable with our shampoo and body wash. We use California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Bodywash, which had a hazard rating of 1 (1 being the lowest hazard rating) from the Environmental Working Group(as of 12/5/2009, I can't find any baby shampoo products in this database), works fine, and is pretty accessible.
While traveling, I'll bring a travel size bottle of Dr. Bronner's. We've only had Peppermint so I was nervous about getting some of this soap in my daughter's eyes. It works fine but seems to be a bit drying. It had a hazard rating of ZERO from the Environmental Working Group (as of 12/5/2009, the database seems to be empty), which makes me love it. I just bought Almond to see if it has a less drying effect and might be more gentle on the eyes. We also have the Baby Mild version that we've been using for cleaning but we will try on my daughter. Will let you know.
Access Sophia's shopping list for her household staples. They're her favorite low toxic items that she can't live without.