When you become a parent, you don’t just have to deal with sleep deprivation—you also have a ton more dishes to do (if you’re bottle feeding). Dirty bottles and breast pump parts will haunt you until you find yourself falling asleep at the kitchen sink, still only halfway through all the dishes you have to do. On top of that, you have other things to think about when you’re washing baby stuff.Like the fact that you shouldn’t let baby stuff touch your gross kitchen sink. All the experts in baby videos recommend putting baby bottles in a separate basin (seriously, what even is a basin? After much deliberation, I ended up just using a stainless steel mixing bowl…) and a dedicated brush or sponge for baby stuff, since your regular sponge contains way too many germs for a baby’s delicate immune system to handle. Thankfully, I didn’t need to worry about buying a special dish detergent at that time, because a friend of ours had already gifted us a three-pack of a baby-friendly foaming dish soap: Babyganics Foaming Dish & Bottle Soap.
Babyganics Foaming Dish & Bottle Soap ingredients
water, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, lauramine oxide, decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, glycerin, methylisothiazolinone
Listed sodium lauroyl sarcosinate as a foam booster and cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine as a foaming agent.
My Dad the Chemist’s review of Babyganics Foaming Dish & Bottle Soap
Dear Emily, the formula looks good, contains mostly plant derived surfactants, it should a great cleaner. The foam results from the pump just as you pour some Detergents into a container and add some water to it then stir this solution to generate the foam.
Just clean with the foam pumped then rinse it with water, if it’s clean enough, it means you used less soap to reach the same results, however for other greasy dishes, you may need reapply to reach the same result.
Babyganics Foaming Dish & Bottle Soap review
Babyganics Foaming Dish & Bottle Soap is a really awesome dish soap. Something about how it’s marketed to baby bottles makes it seem safer and trustworthy. In reality, you could probably just use any fragrance-free dish soap and it would be the same. The foam in this one, however, makes a dull task a little more fun and easy. It’s slightly easier to just press down on a pump and get instant foam (voila!) vs. turning a bottle of liquid detergent upside down and lathering it into a foam.
When you’re a new parent who’s feeling incredibly sleep-deprived and in over your head, it’s little things like that that make life a little easier. The easiest way, of course, is to use the dishwasher (which is what we started doing about two weeks into this whole parenthood thing). But I still use this foaming dish soap for items that I can’t put in the dishwasher, such as baby toys. I also use it from time to time to pre-clean extra greasy plates before putting them in the dishwasher (because I don’t trust the dishwasher to do a deep enough clean).
I never used to think about it much, but it seems kind of odd that so many leading dish detergent brands would add such strong dyes and fragrances to their products, since they come into contact with items that touch the food we eat every day. Theoretically, you should be able to rinse off all the soap, but what if you don’t do such a good job of rinsing off all the residue? So if you’re paranoid like me and looking for a no-fuss dish soap that gets the job done without any unnecessary dyes or fragrances, definitely give Babyganics Foaming Dish & Bottle Soap a try…even if you don’t have a baby in the house. It’s a good dish soap, whether you’re washing baby bottles or regular adult dishes.
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