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: Create a fancy paper cap to get into the Saint Patrick’s Day spirit.
Why: Sure to make your shamrock smile.
When: Thurs., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Planet Happy, 2914 NE 55th St. (206-729-0154). Participation is free.
Titlow Mud Run
What: Prepare to get messy at the fun 5K (ages 4 and up).
Why: It’s no secret he’s a fan of playing in the dirt.
When: Sun. Check in, 11 a.m.; race, noon.
Where: Titlow Park, 8425 6th Ave., Tacoma. Registration online until Thurs. at metroparkstacoma.net. Adults and children, $15.
Play & Paint
What: Pint-size Pollacks get artsy with a variety of techniques.
Why: Give the brush a break and use nontraditional tools to add color.
When: Wed., 2-3 p.m.
Where: KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4091 Factoria Mall SE (425-637-8100). Adults and children, $7.50; under 1, free.
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