Bubble bath for toddlers with sensitive skin

I’ve been searching for the perfect bubble bath for my toddler with sensitive skin. When I choose the wrong one her skin flares up, meaning that I have to treat it to get it back to normal again.

It turns out that not all sensitive bubble baths were made equal! It’s fair to say that I’ve tried out many bubble baths in the search for the right one… and I think we’ve found it.

Here, I’ve given you a helpful rundown of all of the sensitive bath time bubbles we’ve tried and rated them against the same scale to help you make a judgement on which is best for your toddler based on your needs.

Bubble Bath for sensitive toddler skin

What is a sensitive bubble bath?

But first, what should we be looking for when it comes to a sensitive bubble bath?

It’s the harsh chemicals in bubble baths that some toddlers just can’t take, causing their skin to dry, crack and become sensitive even from just one wash. As a sensitive bubble bath you should look for one that is:

  • Soap free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Perfume free
  • But bubbly!

Let’s face it:

A lot of bath milks for sensitive skin are dull at bath time. There’s no doubt that they’re medical and really do help when you’re treating a flare up, but they also cause an oil slick around your bath and a severe lack of bubble-related fun.

But when you’re toddler has sensitive skin that isn’t currently in a flare up, then it’s nice to have a bubble bath that’s fun and bubbly, that we know won’t hurt their skin.

Here’s my run down of 5 of the bubbliest baths for sensitive toddlers:

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1. E45 Junior Foaming Bath Milk

Cost: 80p per 100ml
Smells: A bit boring
Bubbles: 4/5
Greasy: No
Kind to eyes? No
Suitable from? 12 months

What we think:
This bubble bath makes some great bubbles and is one of the most inexpensive sensitive skin bubble baths available. It’s fun to shake up the bottle to combine the layers before the bath, but it’s a bit boring when it comes to a bubble bath as it is non-scented. As it’s not kind to eyes, it’s also a pain when you accidentally get some in their eyes.

Our score: 3/5

2. Oilatum Junior Bath Foam

Cost: £1.67 per 100ml
Smells: A bit boring
Bubbles: 3/5
Greasy: A bit greasy as they use mineral oils… but not as bad as their usual slip and slide formulation.
Kind to eyes? Yes
Suitable from: Newborn

What we think:
When we’re particularly eczema prone, this is a great bubble bath for a bit of extra protection as the oil gives a moisture-rich bath time. But as a general bubble bath for sensitive non-flaring skin is a bit dull and the most expensive bubble baths that we have tried.

Score: 2/5

3. Child’s Farm Bubble Bath

Cost: £1.60 per 100ml

Smells: Fruity!
Bubbles: 4/5
Greasy? No
Kind to eyes? Yes
Suitable from: Newborn

What we think:
We love Child’s farm. It’s a fruity alternative to sensitive skin and is actually one of the only bubble baths to go through clinical trials to test the safety of their products rather than just dermatologically tested. It’s also free-from a variety of chemicals so is fab.

Score: 4/5


4. Sanex Zero Body Wash and Foam Bath

Cost: £0.60 per 100ml
Smells: boring
Bubbles: 2/5
Greasy? No
Kind to eyes? No
Suitable from: Doesn’t say, would suggest 12m+

What we think:
Coming in as the cheapest bubble bath, this is also an environmentally friendly choice as it is fully biodegradable.

So it’s a great choice if you’re thinking about the environment and your children. But as a bubble bath, it’s pretty standard. As it has no scent, it’s pretty boring. If you’re after something that’s moisturising then I’d choose an alternative, but if you just need something that doesn’t have ingredients that will flare up sensitive skin, then it’s a great choice without breaking the bank.

Score: 3/5

5. Good Bubble Super Bubbly Bubble Bath

Cost: £1.00 per 100ml

Smells: Fruity!
Bubbles: 4/5
Greasy: No
Kind to eyes: Yes
Suitable from: newborn

What we think:
As well as smelling gorgeous – with the cloudberry version smelling (to me) like bubblegum, this bubble bath is a fantastic catch all of the benefits of all of the other bubble baths we’ve tried. It has great bubbles, it isn’t greasy and it’s kind to eyes. To top it off, it’s also one of the least expensive bubble baths we’ve tried.

Score: 4/5

Our final bubble-tastic thoughts:

I can’t ask more for a bubble bath than Good Bubble. I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be so good as its packaging is so unassuming. It’s also one of the most affordable bubble baths available.

As an all-round bubble bath, it’s our favourite that we’ve tried so far. It may not be best for treating a flare up of sensitive skin where I’d choose something like Oilatum to medically treat it, but that’s not what this bubble bath is about.

It’s about giving children with sensitive skin an opportunity to have a lovely smelling bubble bath before bed. One that isn’t boring.

Of course, because they don’t put harsh chemicals in the bubbles, we find that the bubbles do disappear quite quickly in the bath (as compared to non-sensitive bubble baths) although that seems to be an issue with all sensitive bubble baths.

*I received free samples of Good Bubble to try out and to give my honest thoughts on as part of this review. My thoughts feelings and bubbles are my own.

5 of the best sensitive bubble baths for toddlers with sensitive skin

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18 Comments

  1. June 28, 2017 / 7:11 am

    This bubble bath looks awesome! #fortheloveofBLOG

  2. June 28, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Well done – a great review for those with smalls and bathing #fortheloveoBLOG

  3. June 28, 2017 / 10:22 am

    I love good bubble. I secretly use it myself. Best bubbles! #fortheloveofBLOG

  4. June 28, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Great to find out which bubble baths are for sensitive skin as one of my daughter’s exzema really flares up whenever she uses anything too harsh. #fortheloveofBLOG

  5. June 28, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Isn’t it funny how the one you wouldn’t expect to be so good so often comes up trumps?! Brill post #fortheloveofBLOG

  6. June 28, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    My girls don’t have sensitive skin but we actually use Good Bubble anyway. It smells so nice and it really good. Especially the shampoo and conditioner. #fortheloveofBLOG

  7. June 28, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Both my sons have very sensitive skin, and are prone to eczema which normally means that they don’t have anything in their baths which is really boring. Will have to try this one. Thanks for testing xx #fortheloveofBLOG

  8. June 28, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Brilliant post, we always avoid bubbles because of eczema but will definitely check these out! #fortheloveofBLOG

  9. Really interesting read. My daughter has eczema prone skin and we’ve had the same challenges as you. We used the oilatum one as well but it wasn’t very bubbly. Because Little H’s skin is okay at the moment because of the nicer weather we’re just using a Johnson’s bubble bath but it won’t be suitable when her skin flares up. Will definitely look into this one! #fortheloveofBLOG

  10. June 29, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Fab review. We used to struggle to find a sensitive bubble bath that actually made bubbles #fortheloveofBLOG

  11. June 29, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    This is fantastic!!! Such an awesome find for me!! My son is 5-he has autism…he LOVES water, so he spends a good amount of time in the tub! We will use these “recipes”! Thank you!!! #fortheloveofBLOG

  12. June 29, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    great review, my toddler has very sensitive skin I always opt for the soap free, chemical free options might try some of the products you recommended#fortheloveofBLOG

  13. June 29, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    My daughter has quite sensitive skin so I’m always on the lookout for something new, this one sounds great x
    #fortheloveofBLOG

  14. July 1, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Both my kids have sensitive skin. I’ll track down Good Bubble and use it for their bath and shower time, thanks for the review #fortheloveofBLOG

  15. July 3, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    As a parent who has a sensitive skin type herself I think it’s lovely that you’ve shared with us your opinions on these products. #fortheloveofBLOG

  16. July 3, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    As a parent with sensitive skin I think it’s great that you’ve tried out different products and shared your opinions with us. #fortheloveofBLOG

  17. July 3, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Ben loves his good bubbles and so do I as the one we have smells of bubblegum and it brings back memories of panda pops at school! #fortheloveofBLOG

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