You’d have more luck taming Shamu than giving wiggly baby her bath.
Make it good, clean fun with hair and body washes whipped up just for little splashers. (All are paraben-, phthalate-, and chemical-free.)
Becoming Baby Gentle Foaming Baby Wash
What’s inside: A pediatrician mom’s delightfully uncomplicated blend of water, organic aloe vera juice, and other light ingredients.
How it smells: Subtle and green, like palm fronds.
The slam dunk: Skin still felt extra supple hours after bath time.
Bottom line: $16 (7.1 fluid ounces) at becomingbabyskincare.com.
Zoe Organics Gentle Hair & Body Wash
What’s inside: A fresh mix of organic coconut, sunflower, and castor seed oils, plus a dash of lavender and mandarin.
How it smells: Like the earthy oils used for massage.
The slam dunk: Working up a fluffy, playful lather was a cinch.
Bottom line: $7 (1.69 fluid ounces), $14 (5.25 fluid ounces) at zoe-organics.com.
MiniOrganics Gentle Baby Wash
What’s inside: An Aussie formula of aloe vera juice, orange sweet oil, chamomile, and other ingredients that’s 77 percent organic.
How it smells: As though a Florida orange grove bloomed in your bathtub.
The slam dunk: We loved being able to pour the wash directly on our child’s skin and scalp, rather than pumping it into our palms first.
Bottom line: $33 (4.4 fluid ounces) at goneshopping.ca.
Babo Botanicals Lavender Meadowsweet 3 in 1
What’s inside: A meeting of lavender-melon essential oil and meadowsweet extract that spreads quickly and easily.
How it smells: Like a lavender-spangled French countryside.
The slam dunk: We poured a little under the running faucet in our tub and had an instant bubble bath.
Bottom line: $17 (12 fluid ounces) at babobotanicals.com.
Child CPR Classes
What: A can’t-miss course covering basic rescue techniques.
Why: With some practice on a mannequin, you’ll be a pro.
When: The sooner, the better.
Where: Locations and registration online at isisparenting.com. Adult couple, $59.
Beauty and the Beast
What: Kaleidoscope Theatre brings the classic story to life.
Why: It’s a tale as old as time.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: North Shore Musical Children’s Theatre, 466 Central St., Saugus. Tickets online at kaleidoscopechildrenstheatre.com. Adults and children, $9 in advance/$12 at the door.
Boston Flower & Garden Show
What: See oodles of exotic blossoms, make finger puppets, and more.
Why: Gardening activities inspire your sprout to go green.
When: Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District. Info at 781-237-5533. Tickets online at v2.interactiveticketing.com. Adults, $20; children, $10; under 6, free.
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