We’ve blogged before about the top 10 mildest body washes that use a special surfactant called sodium cocoyl isethionate. This chemical doesn’t strip skin of natural oils and it rinses away better so it’s less irritating. So it must be best thing to wash your baby with, right? WRONG!
According to the Mayo Clinic, water and a clean, soft cloth will get the baby’s skin as clean as it needs to be. This seems counter-intuitive since one would think that cleansers would remove potentially dangerous bacteria. But any additional boost in cleansing that you do get from using detergent products is out-weighed by the risk of irritation or infection.
Just think of all the money you’ll save on baby wash!