We were given some bathtime goodies from the lovely people at Good Bubble for the purpose of this review. However, you can be assured that all stories and opinions are my own – please see my disclosure page for more info, friends.
Bathtime with Moo can be a rocky affair.
Since upgrading from a baby tub to the ‘big bath’, we’ve discovered that a wet baby is a slippery baby – and that never bodes well. She is more than happy to sit and chill in the bath with you, but the minute it comes to the hair wash… you’d better make sure you have a damn good grip!
Since she has so much hair (she’ll need another fringe trim soon!), we’ve got to make sure it’s squeaky clean – but how do you do that without reenacting a scene from Jaws?
Say hello to Good Bubble…
Good Bubble products are not marketed as a way to successfully wash a thrashing baby’s hair.
In fact, they are hailed as Superfruit toiletries which are at least 98% natural and kind to babies skin. Which is all great stuff. Brilliant, really.
However, they really did work wonders for making bathtime a much more enjoyable experience for everyone. I think it was all to do with the smell. You see, I normally use your average baby products on Moo that don’t really delight any of the senses. They clean, they sod off, job done.
Good Bubble products smell fantastic. I used the Dragon Fruit bubble bath and Cloudberry shampoo and conditioner – and they both were heavenly. From the bubbles in the bath to the dreaded shampoo, the smells had her entranced – which made for a much easier hair-washing event!
And talking of hair-washing… I’ve never used conditioner on Moo’s hair but since I was sent a bottle, I thought I should give it a go. I loved it. Her hair was so silky soft, I spent the next day stroking her like a puppy. I don’t think she particularly enjoyed it, but I couldn’t help myself – it was really relaxing!
So are they OK for baby’s skin?
As the fragrance is so apparent, I was a little worried that it wouldn’t be as gentle as it claimed. But I can confirm that no limbs fell off and she hasn’t gone bald. Both the bubbles and the hair wash products were as kind to her skin as the usual stuff I use.
I also found that unlike some baby bath products, it was much easier to control the amount of bubbles in the bath – which is handy since the little piranha tries to eat them all the time.
Are they OK for my skin?
So I have a little confession to make.
I got a bit jealous of my daughter getting to try these lush-smelling products all by herself. I figured that mummy should try them too, just to make sure they are completely safe.
So I ran a lovely, bubbly bath (my first since having Moo) and spent a good hour or so relaxing in Dragonfruit bliss. I honestly, think I got a bit of my soul back in that water.Next up was a hair-wash. Putting the Good Bubble Cloudberry shampoo and conditioner on my own head was a totally new experience. It kept reminding me of something that I couldn’t pin down for a long old while. So naturally, I used a bit more to jog my memory. Turns out, the smell evokes the feelings of summer nights drinking too many cocktails by a Spanish pool. I’m not sure Moo had the same notions, but fair-play to her if she did.
Once dried, my hair was soft, bouncy, and smelled delicious. And since normal shampoo usually burns my scalp (no idea why) I waited for the tell-tale tingling sensation that precipitates a reaction. Nothing. I can confirm that these products do not burn a twenty-something year old mummy’s ridiculously sensitive scalp. Which makes me all the more happy to use them on my chunky little cherub.
Would I recommend using Good Bubble products?
If you don’t know the answer to that, then you haven’t been reading this review properly my friend. I suggest you go back and try again.
I’m going to be using this as Moo’s first lesson in sharing – baby has a bubble bath, mummy has a bubble bath. Baby gets to smell cocktails while having a hair-wash, mummy gets to smell (and maybe even drink) cocktails while having a hair-wash. No-one gets any nasty reactions. Everyone wins.
Oh, and FYI, my husband thinks I’m an idiot and that it doesn’t smell like summer cocktails at all. So if you were worried about getting your baby started on the drinking culture a tad early, ignore me and just think ‘fruity’.