Can you use regular shampoo on a baby?
Gentle soaps or all-in-one washes are sufficient to clean babies’ scalps – they tend to not have much in the way of hair – but once those kids sport a full head of hair, adult shampoos are fine.
How do I choose a baby wash?
Ideally, you should stick with unscented baby washes because products with fragrance can cause allergic reactions, says Dr. Robinson. If you must have a scent, opt for a wash that is naturally scented and mild. Avoid products that contain dyes or harsh chemicals like parabens, phthalates and sulfates.
At what age do you stop using baby shampoo?
“The whole reason we tend to use children’s shampoo products is they are ‘tear-free,'” Samuels says. So parents could switch when the child developmentally is able to wash his or her own hair without getting the product in the eyes, usually around age 8 to 10, she says.
At what age do you stop using baby soap?
She adds that you don’t really need to use soap or cleanser at all, except to clean a baby’s bottom and the folds of skin around his arms and legs. Until your baby is about 1 year old, use products designed for babies or very mild soap only on the parts of his body that really need it.