Being a new parent can be stressful. Doing it all over again as a grandparent can also be stressful, although I admit I am much more relaxed this time around.
When my daughter had her first child two weeks ago, some ladies from her church brought us meals and gifts, one of which was a bottle of CVS Pharmacy Night-Time Baby Bath, which we were anxious to try out. My granddaughter was born three weeks early, and has suffered with gas and upset tummy, and she gets into bouts of crying.
CVS Pharmacy Night-Time Baby Bath comes in a large 15 ounce clear bottle, revealing a light purple colored liquid. It states that it is tear free and that it helps calm restless babies. It is also hypoallergenic, tested by pediatricians, and compares itself to “Johnson’s Bedtime Bath”.
CVS Pharmacy Night-Time Baby Bath has a light lavender colored lid, which has a flip top style to make pouring this into bath water very easy. No unscrewing necessary, just push one end of the lid, let the other end pop up, and squirt some out via the large rectangular shaped hole.
While the product does not claim to contain the soothing and calming ingredient of lavender, just looking at the claims and the lavender color of the bottle made me think that maybe it did have some lavender essential oil in the formula. I was very disappointed when I read the ingredients and did not see any naturally relaxing ingredients, just the word “fragrance”, which can be a plethora of chemical ingredients. The scent itself does smell nice, it reminds me of vanilla and baby powder.
The back of the bottle suggests that you give your baby a warm bath and gentle massage every night before bedtime to help soothe and relax them. It also says “Using Night Time Bath will release pleasing and relaxing aromas for you and your baby”.
As for how to use CVS Pharmacy Night-Time Baby Bath, you pour one capful into an infant tub. If you are using a full sized bath tub you can use up to three capfuls into warm water. We followed the directions, adding one capful to her infant tub, and we proceeded to bathe her. She screamed and screamed until we got her out of the tub! None of us experienced any “pleasing” or “relaxing” aromas. I didn’t smell anything coming from her bath water.
It washed her as well as any other body wash that is intended for baby, but I am disappointed there is no real lavender essential oil in this product, and that it did nothing to soothe and relax our baby.