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.
What: Munch on carnival food, hop on dizzying rides, and whoosh down the giant slide.
Why: Stop by the circus tent to see death-defying feats.
When: Thurs.-Apr. 3.
Where: Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, 10901 SW 24th St. (305-223-7060). Tickets online at fairexpo.com. Adults and children, $8 in advance/$10 at the door; under 6, free.
What: Memory games, puppet shows, and more.
Why: Miss Smarty-Pants shows off skills making puzzles and building neurons.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave. (305-646-4200). Admission is free.
TreeHouses: Look Who’s Living in Trees
What: Discover who hangs out up in the branches at the interactive exhibit.
Why: Leafy crafts bring the outdoors in.
When: Thru May 15. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Young at Art Children’s Museum, 11584 W. State Rd. 84, Davie (954-424-0085). Adults and children, $8; under 2, free.
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