Since my daughter was born, for the past five years, I primarily relied on Johnson's baby shampoo, which also doubles as soap, for bath time. I also used Target's version of the product to try to save some pennies especially in light of the news in August 2012 that Johnson's beloved tear-free shampoo was being recalled due to harsh chemicals in the products.
Even more, these products sometimes felt wasteful in that I had to constantly apply to keep lather.
Therefore, I decided it was time to try something new. I had no idea what to expect to find. I was pleasantly surprised, and extremely satisfied with Suave Kids 3-in-1 shampoo, which is also a conditioner and body wash in Wacky Melon scent, and also a tear-free solution. Not only does the product easily dispense soap, it comes in a sweet fruity smell that my daughter loves, and even best of all, it is rich with lather that I use even less than what I used before.
Even more, I checked out my local Target and came across a great sale of two products for one price of five dollars, which was an even better cost savings than what I was getting with the other shampoos I had previously used. The new Suave for kids product is 22.5 fluid ounces currently retailed for five dollars per product online. Wal-Mart is currently selling for under half, but sold out online. It's also retails for $3.99 on Walgreens.com too. The price is worth the spend for this product.
And, when you think about it, one product to do all for kids means that bath time is a bit less work, and more affordable since you don't have to use multiple products to wash and condition hair and clean the body.
Another plus for me is that after my daughter's bath times, especially tonight as I write this blog post, I still have the residual scent of her shampoo/soap on my hands, and it makes me smile. It's like she is in bed with me as I am reminded of her silliness in the tub tonight.
It's very easy to fall in love with a product and never want to switch. And, that is the case for me with some products such as Pamper baby wipes. They still are my preferred choice, and always will be for wiping messy hands and faces on the go.
However, there are times that something just isn't working for us the way it used to. It's good to try new things. You may very well be surprised by the outcome. And, in this economy, without sacrificing our children's safety we can try to save a little bit too.