As a parent, it can be a little overwhelming seeing the sheer range of products available for your little one.

Two products that are often confused are bath wash and bath milk. It’s hard to know the difference between the two and whether you even need both.

Here’s what you need to know.


Baby Bath Wash

The primary purpose of bath wash is to get your baby clean.

The skin of babies and young children is up to five times thinner than adult skin, so baby bath wash needs to be softly massaged to a lather to gently clean your bub. It can be used every time you wash your baby.

Thankyou Baby Bath Wash contains oat and chamomile extracts that are super mild and soothing and help prepare your baby for bed. It’s best used with Thankyou Baby Lotion to retain moisture and help prevent skin from flaking.

Tip: Add a little pump to running bath water to create a small bubble bath for extra fun.

Main purpose: To gently remove dirt and oils, while leaving natural oils.

Secondary purpose: To moisturise and soothe your baby.

Baby Bath Milk

While bath wash is for gentle cleansing, bath milk is made primarily to nourish and moisturise.

It’s great for newborns (who, let’s be honest, don’t get as dirty as toddlers), babies or infants with dry or sensitive skin. Instead of bubbles, it creates a milky bath, which is perfect for adding moisture back into the skin.

Thankyou Baby Bath Milk is made with goats milk, which is rich in vitamins and minerals and known to protect the skin. It also helps to soothe and protect from eczema and other skin irritations and can be used with Thankyou Baby Lotion to really lock in moisture to the skin.

Main purpose: To moisturise and help soothe sensitive skin.

Secondary purpose: To gently clean your baby.

This article first appeared on The House of Wellness 'Is bath wash or bath milk better for my baby?', September 2017.

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