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Best Bubble Bath of 2024
January 4, 2024

Best Bubble Bath of 2024

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Best Bubble Bath of 2024

Scrub-a-dub-dub, put some bubbles in the tub! Bath time is always loads more fun when there are bubbles involved. A winning bubble bath is gentle on skin (not drying) and will help you erase a day of finger painting, mud splashing and spaghetti eating. And, of course, it’s also full of soapy, foamy, toddler-approved bubbles.

When choosing a bubble bath for your kiddo, it can be hard to decipher all of the ingredients. How do you know what products are actually safe? The Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database does a lot of that work for you. It breaks down exactly what’s in skin care products like baby lotion and shampoo and body washes, giving you the info you need to make an informed purchase. EWG researchers rigorously assess and rate product ingredients based on potential hazards and health concerns. The rating system works on a 1-10 scale from low to high hazard.

Ready for some good, clean fun? Try these favorite bubble baths.

Best Plant-Based Bubble Bath

Step 1: Create funny hair + beard with bubbles. Step 2: Rinse off to reveal soft, clean skin. Honest Bubble Bath’s super-foaming bubbles are made with plant-based ingredients like chamomile and calendula, plus jojoba protein and quinoa extract. Here’s what it doesn’t have: sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, synthetic fragrances, dyes, formaldehyde carriers or monoethanolamine. This nourishing, tear-free bubble bath is a great choice for daily use. It comes in delightful three scents—Sweet Almond, Lavender and Sweet Orange Vanilla—as well as a fragrance-free formula.

Best-Smelling Bubble Bath

This sweet bubble bath combines 100-percent natural, plant-based extracts like mango, quince and honeysuckle to create a bubbly bathtime experience that smells so good. Tubby Todd products are designed to be extra gentle on sensitive skin, including skin that’s eczema prone, and they work for the whole fam (not just the little ones)! And like all the rest of Tubby Todd’s products, these bubbles are toxin, gluten, paraben, sulfate, artificial fragrance and color, BPA and animal-cruelty free.

Best Organic Bubble Bath

Many bubble baths on this list feature plant-based ingredients, but the formulation from Hello Bello shines for including ingredients that are Certified Organic. Something to keep in mind: the bubbles don’t stick around forever (just long enough for your little one’s obligatory game of pirates, mermaids or any other type of seafaring fun), so you can keep the more practical parts of bathtime running smoothly without being thwarted by the (very logical) argument that “there are still bubbles, so I need to keep playing!”

Best Bubble Bath That Gives Back

There are a lot of baby products out there that boast pure, all-natural ingredients, but how many of them can say they have those ingredients and use their sales to fund empowerment projects in impoverished areas of West Africa? Alaffia is doing just that—by partnering with community groups in Togo, they’re helping to provide eyeglasses, plant trees, fund education and support maternal care, all while making bubble bath soap that’s super gentle on sensitive skin, makes luxurious suds and smells so good (we can’t get enough of that shea, lemon and lavender scent!).

Best Bubble Bath for Bedtime

Nothing signals bedtime quite like a nice warm bath, especially when those sudsy bubbles feature the calming scent of lavender. This bubble bath from Johnson’s is formulated specifically for bedtime, so it helps even the busiest bees unwind after a long day. Free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates and dyes, these sleepy suds are gentle on skin.

Best Budget-Friendly Bubble Bath

Nostalgic for those fun character bubble baths you had as a kid? (The Kermit the Frog and Barbie-shaped bottles were arguably the best.) While themed bubble bath rarely comes in a character-shaped bottle anymore, you can still find some of your toddler’s favorite TV and movie pals sponsoring their own baby-safe soap. This bubble bath featuring the Paw Patrol pups, for instance, is free of dyes and parabens, and the scent is a natural, refreshing green apple. You can also find gentle, long-lasting bubble bath from the characters of Frozen and Sesame Street. And at under $4, it’s a perfect budget-friendly option.

Best All-in-One Bubble Bath

Do you have a separate bucket or shelf just for baby bathtime stuff? What if you didn’t have to have two or three different bottles just for cleaning your little one? While most 3-in-1 bath soaps are a shampoo-conditioner-body wash combo, this one from Baby Mantra is actually a bubble bath-shampoo-body wash combo, so you can get kiddo totally clean from head to toe and all the bubbles in between with just one squirt. (Not to mention you’ll cut down on the plastic bottle usage.) The ingredients are EWG-certified to be tested for allergens and gentle on skin, and the lavender oil and aloe make the perfect combo for baby’s all-over relaxation.

Best Bath Pods

Just when you thought bubble baths couldn’t be any more fun than they already are, enter Bubble Podz: the chemical-free, dermatologist- and pediatrician-tested, yummy-smelling bubble bath that’s totally contained in a small, pre-measured pod. Just toss some into the water and watch the bubbles come to life—or have your toddler do it (if you give them just one or two pods, there’s no fear of overflowing the tub with suds, and they’ll feel some independence). If your little one has sensitive skin, there’s an eczema-friendly formula, too. Keep in mind: while there are hazards in having detergent pods around small children, all the ingredients in Bubble Podz are totally non-toxic. They still shouldn’t be eaten, though; they taste really bad and may cause diarrhea.

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