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.
Niños Happy Hour
What: Tacos, quesadillas, and other bambino-pleasing fare, plus special slushy drinks.
Why: Even more delicioso? Kids (12 and under) get a free ice cream sundae.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 5-7 p.m.
Where: Avenida, 7402 Germantown Ave. (267-385-6857).
What: Bend into easy yoga poses and learn a few abc’s each week.
Why: Monkey-emblazoned mats appeal to your twisty tot.
When: Ongoing. Thurs., 11:15 a.m.
Where: The Children’s Boutique, 1702 Walnut St. (215-732-2661). Adults, free; children, $5.
Sendak in Spring
What: Hear storytellers Irma Gardner and Ed Stokes spin a yarn, and then make a 3-D book.
Why: The author’s kooky characters come alive in a performance of Wild Things Whirligig.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-4 p.m.; performance, 1 & 3 p.m.
Where: The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-10 Delancey Pl. (215-732-1600). To pre-register for the performance, stop by the museum prior to the show. Adults, $10; children, $5; under 5, free.
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