You don’t need to be a kid to think that mountains of foamy bubbles make any bath better — bubble bath is just one of those things parents and kids can agree on at bath time. (How much bubble bath to add? That’s another thing entirely.)
Kids love bubbles and all the various things they can do with them, from creating frothy beards and faux hawk hairdos to making islands or icebergs for toy ships to dodge. Parents, of course, know the real secret: bubble bath is soap, so all that sailing, styling and splashing is also helping kids get clean. Plus, plenty of bubble baths also offer benefits like soothing ingredients for itchy or sensitive skin or calming scents before bedtime. Here are some of the best ones to buy for your kid’s next bath:
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1. Babyganics Baby Bubble Bath
Babyganic’s gentle, fragrance-free bubble bath is free from dyes, parabens, sulfates and other ingredients you might want to avoid adding to your little one’s bath. Made from plant-derived ingredients, this relatively simple bubble bath creates plentiful bubbles with just a few squirts. Naturally-derived oils in the bubble bath also keep the bubbles from drying out your kid’s or baby’s skin.
2. The Honest Company Truly Calming Lavender Bubble Bath
Another all-natural, gentle option, Honest Company’s ultra-calming Dreamy Lavender bubble bath is perfect for a soothing, pre-bedtime routine. Lavender’s calming effects have been shown to be more than folklore and can help relax kids before bedtime. Like all Honest Company products, it’s also designed to be extra-gentle on skin and is free from synthetic fragrances and dyes as well as parabens and sulfates.
3. Lil Leona I Am Happy 3-in-1 Bubble Bath
Lil Leona’s multi-tasking 3-in-1 bubble bath makes bath time even easier (and your shower caddy less crowded!) because in addition to creating long-lasting bubbles, it can also be used as a body wash and shampoo. Free from harsh chemicals, parabens and sulfates, just squirt it in running water for bubbles and use it normally for cleaning kids head to toe. A light scent leaves kids smelling good afterward.
4. TruKid Eczema Bubble Podz
TruKids Excezema Bubble Pods contain colloidal oatmeal, providing skin-soothing relief accepted by the National Eczema Association. It also has the fewest ingredients of any of our picks — there are only four plant-derived ingredients besides the oatmeal — making it especially good for kids with sensitive skin. The pods allow for pre-measured foaming fun as it helps treat irritated skin.
5. Alaffia Everyday Shea Bubble Bath for Babies & Kids
Bubbles are all good fun — unless they dry out your child’s skin and leave it tight and itchy after a bath. Alaffia’s Everyday Shea Bubble Bath for Babies & Kids in soothing lemon lavender contains ethically traded, unrefined shea butter to nourish and soften skin, making it a great choice for anyone with sensitive or very dry skin. It’s gluten-free and vegan, with no parabens, sulfates or dyes. Even better: Alaffia is committed to sourcing 100% Certified Fair Trade ingredients.