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Baby Shampoo

by Nandini S + India Sutra 05 Aug 2021

There are several baby shampoos that are on the market right now and you might have a hard time trying to find a good fit. We all do. But once you read through this blog, it should give you a better idea of what’s out there and how you can select something that’s right for your baby.

Why baby shampoo?

Babies and infants are susceptible to scalp acne and cradle cap mainly due to their sensitive skin and the use of some mainstream commercial dirty ingredientbased products. Furthermore, babies' delicate skin has not yet fully developed the natural defense system to adequately protect them from harsh components that are commonly found in most personal care products especially when it comes to bath and body and shampoos.

Baby shampoos on the other hand are specifically formulated for babies' delicate skin. Baby shampoo has mild gentle cleansing agents and a pH value suitable to maintain the natural acid mantle of a baby's delicate skin. Baby shampoo is recommended for newborns and toddlers.

Zoobop cares about safety and gentleness when it comes to your baby. Do not get lured by ads and gimmicky marketing that greenwash you into thinking a product is good, just because the brand says so. Always question and research. And, with zoobop and the bop tool, it’s now simple for you to do so.

Zoobop has launched a unique "bop tool" which is the world's first brand reader allowing users to check any personal care brand anywhere in the world. All you need to do is type the name of the brand (in this case your baby brand ) and hit bop.

And voila zoobop will give you all the intel you need on the brand to see if it is good and clean. Zoobop checks brands to see if they are toxin-free, eco-safe, sustainable, ethical, and cruelty-free so that you make better and safer choices for yourself, your family, and our planet.

How to choose a baby shampoo?

1. Research

Cannot stress this enough. Ample research about good dependable baby brands is the most important thing to do before shopping. Lucky for you, Zoobop has got your back! Zoobop has launched a verified clean marketplace that only sells brands that are assured clean and green after thoroughly vetting the products.

On, you can access a global database of over 2000 brands, which allows you to see which brand is better, compare 2 brands or more, and shop clean and verified green products. Look out for the zoobop score when comparing different brands.

2. Go through the labels

You should always read the ingredient label before buying any product. This will allow you to understand what’s inside a particular shampoo. Zoobop gives you a list of dirty ingredients to be avoided and why. For quick access see this link. Being an informed consumer is important for maintaining your baby’s health.

In the brand details on, there is a comprehensive list of ingredients that you can check under both natural and synthetic derived ingredients that a brand uses across all its SKUs. Just tap on the ingredients of any product and it will show you if they are clean or not.

3. Organic

Buying organic certified may not be affordable to all. These certifications are expensive and not all brands can afford to get this. At zoobop, we tell you if a brand is organic certified and if the certifications they carry are accurate and up to date. Buying organic does definitely reduce the chance of toxins in a product. At our zoo market, you are sure to find some organic certified baby brands which are in the affordable to medium luxury category.

4. Good Ingredients

The hair texture of your baby is delicate and it can get easily damaged. The best shampoo for a baby needs to be mild with gentle ingredients that protect and clean the scalp and hair of your baby. Look out for baby shampoo brands that include hypoallergenic compounds and Vitamin-E for your baby’s healthy hair and scalp.

With constant greenwashing and fake claims that are commonplace today, Zoobop is a powerful tool that helps you declutter the space and can help you quickly understand which brand is better and why.

The zoobop score is on a scale of 0 to 5. With 0 being poor and 5 being excellent.

At a glance, you can see the difference between two brands by seeing their score, and in detail, you can tap on any of the icon criteria which give you detailed information on why the brand scores what it does.

What are ingredients that are harmful in baby shampoos?

  1. Formaldehydes

  2. Parfum/fragrance

  3. SLS

  4. Parabens

Read more about these nasties and why they should be red flags for you and your family on

Here are some great baby shampoos that have clean formulations. The Zoobop marketplace is India’s only

verified clean marketplace which sells and promotes only those brands and products that have been vetted to be clean and green.

1 EARTH BABY 97.4% natural origin baby shampoo

What it does: Cleanses baby hair and nourishes it, leaving it soft, manageable, and healthy.

Who is it for: Sensitive baby skin.



2 PAUL PENDERS natural baby shampoo

What it does: contains moisturizing and softening properties to prevent dryness and minimise cradle cap.

Who is it for: all skin type



Frequently asked questions

Is it OK to use baby shampoo on a newborn?

Provided that you use ONLY a clean and safe shampoo that is both mild and gentle on your baby’s scalp. Always consult your doctor before trying out anything new for your newborn or infant.

When can I start using baby products on my newborn?

After 3 weeks, it is relatively safe to use baby products on babies. Make sure the products and techniques you use are safe and gentle for your baby. Most products carry that information on their label. And always consult your doctor before you try anything new.

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