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.
Smashing Times Spring Break Camp
What: Crafty projects are just the trick for occupying them for a few hours (ages 4 and up).
Why: Ladybug, flower, and dragonfly mosaic tiles jive with the change of seasons.
When: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.
Where: 308 Preston Royal Shopping Center, Preston Rd., at Royal Ln. (214-363-2088). One day, $45; five days, $210.
Spring Break Blitz
What: Drop by for nature-inspired activities that explore everything from composting to butterflies.
Why: Make bird-noculars to catch a glimpse of feathered friends.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fair Park (214-428-7476). Adults, $8; children 3-11, $4; under 3, free.
The Princess and the Frog
What: Take a blanket or two and settle in for the new Disney flick.
Why: Don’t forget popcorn, since snacking is half the fun.
When: Wed., 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr., Allen (214-509-4900). Admission is free.
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