We are a family who thrives on routine. One of ours has been regular bath time for each child since the day they came home from the hospital. They just expect to take a bath each evening. It helps them not only clean off the day’s dirt, grime (and whatever else might be on their bodies), but also helps them to relax and unwind and just helps them sleep better at night.
Being that we’ve got many years of baths under our belts, we’ve also tried our fair share of products for the kids. Of course, we used baby shampoo/wash for years, but as our kids got older, we have had to try new products. We knew that our kids’ skin was different than ours, which meant we could not use our own products on them.
Of course, it is simple when they are babies as most of us use baby shampoo and/or body wash. But, what do you do when your kids get older (like my own who are ages 4 – 8)? Children’s skin has 3 distinct life stages before puberty (2+, 6+) so that means their skin needs special care. In fact, kids’ skin has different needs than adult skin. Here are a few things you may or may not know:
1) Small Kids (ages 2-5) – skin is just beginning to produce sebum (a natural skin oil/moisturizer), so you need to use very gentle cleansing products that remove environmental dirt but are still very gentle
2) Big Kids (ages 6+) – skin is producing more sebum and less sensitive, but still not yet ready for adult products. Kids are now bathing themselves and as moms we want to make bathing fun, so bringing in colors and scents is great. But you still want to ensure they are developed for sensitive skin.
So what is the solution? Dial is the first and only product on the market developed with pediatric dermatologists for these 2 life stages of kid’s skin: 2+ and 6+. They really do a great job providing a gentle clean and smell absolutely fantastic. And best of all, the tear-free formulas were developed for use on both skin and hair, so moms get a convenient 2 in 1 solution.
I was recently asked to try Dial Kids soap. Being that I’ve got 3 young children, I was very interested in giving this one a try. After all, both my husband and I have used the adult body wash versions and their hand soap for years, so I figured it would be a good product – and I was right!
First off, I noticed the scent. It is completely kid friendly. Even my kids noticed. That is actually one of the ways that they select products now – based upon the smell. It may sound strange, but it’s true! If it smells sweet and fruity, they are interested in giving it a shot. I have to admit that even I liked the way it smelled — not overly sweet, but enticing enough to kids.
We used it on all 3 of our children, 4, 6 and 8. It lathered well, rinsed out easily and left no residue on their skin. I also noticed little to no residue in the tub when they climbed out. I hate having to clean the tub after I’ve already had to take the time to clean the kids.
The one thing I loved the most about this product was the convenience — one simple product to clean my kids from head to toe — without worry that it would harm their sensitive skin! Dial Kids soap makes for quick, easy and tear free baths! Having had a chance to try this product myself, I would definitely buy it again in the store.
Penny Pinchin’ Mom received this product in order to facilitate her review. All opinions contained within this post are her own and were not influenced by any other parties.