Saturday, May 6, 2017

Himalaya Babycare Gentle Baby Bath - Product Review

When it comes to bath time with my toddler, it is full of challenges. First to convince him to take a bath I have to lure him with his bath toys and have a big tub ready in which he can sit and play. He really dislikes the sound of running water hitting the tub for some reason, so I have to make sure I have warm water ready for him in advance. He will then enter the bathroom skeptically, check if the tap is running, check if the water is not too hot (if he finds it hot, he will say the typical baby language word – taataa hai).

Now once he’s all settled, he just wants to play with water. He comes only for that. He has absolutely no interest in getting his body cleaned with soap – he absolutely dislikes me rubbing him all over with soap. Contradictorily, he dislikes having any stains on himself or his clothes too, whenever he makes a mess while eating or colouring and the sort, he gets very irritated and asks me to wash his hands or change his clothes immediately. It is surprise that a 2 year old has so many whims and fancies, emotions and needs to express! But well, that is the story of my life as a parent.

I was recently sent the Himalaya Gentle Baby Bath for review, and I have used their soaps for my kid before this. I was happy to review this, as I told you my kiddo doesn’t like me using the soap, so changing it to a body wash for sometime would atleast change his mind for a bit.

About the product:

What it does:

Himalaya’s Gentle Baby Bath is unique by its natural formulation, infused with the goodness of Chickpea, Fenugreek and Green Gram which cleanses your newborn’s skin, gently.

Key ingredients:

Chickpea cleanses and soothes baby’s delicate skin. Chickpea contains antioxidants that are helpful in treating skin diseases and in battling dandruff.

Fenugreek, traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicines, is an excellent moisturizer, especially beneficial in hydrating baby’s dry skin.

Green Gram makes baby’s skin soft and supple. It removes dirt without causing any irritation.
Pack size:

100 ml and 200 ml priced at Rs.75 and Rs.140 respectively.

Directions for use:

Pour Gentle Baby Bath onto a wet sponge or hands and apply to baby's skin. Lather, rinse and repeat, if necessary.


The packaging is similar to the other bottle products like their lotions and powders. It is a clear transparent liquid soap-like texture with a very pleasant refreshing fragrance. The bottle instructs to pour some on a sponge and clean baby with it, which is probably a good idea to do at least twice a week if not every day – kids play all day and are so active, they perspire and fall and their knees, elbows, neck region, pelvic region are prone to get darker. Even the folds of skin can hide dirt if you don’t wash properly. My mom taught me to use a soft, used cotton handkerchief or napkin to bathe my baby with, so I would so that instead of the sponge – as baby skin is oh-so-delicate.

The product does not lather a lot like shampoos do, but its sufficient enough to match a soap’s lather and what is most important that it is made out of natural ingredients like chickpea, green gram and fenugreek which help keep the baby’s skin happy and healthy, and also not irritate the baby’s eyes or irritate them.

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