Johnson and Johnson Products?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve never heard any of the chemical stories in the UK, but I use J&J baby products daily on myself, and I’ve never had any adverse reaction or skin complaints. I’ve heard good reports of not using any products on a baby for the first month or two and then slowly introduce wash creams etc by diluting it in LOTS of water. 

Post # 5
496 posts
Helper bee

J&J products are very harsh for infants but you really shouldnt be using a  lot of product for babies anyway. We use Aveeno but now they are owned by J&J.  The website linked to by the PP was what we used to figure out what to use.

Post # 6
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re planning to use Burt’s Bee’s.  We consult the website listed above, as well. 

Post # 7
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@mixtaperomance: That is a little too open ended for my taste. Also, they have until 2015 according to their suggested timeline.

After that blast of publicity, Johnson & Johnson pledged last August to eliminate formaldehyde, parabens, triclosan and phthalates from all baby products. For adult products, it has removed triclosan and phthalates, but will keep using three parabens, and use formaldehyde in exceptional cases where other preservatives wouldn’t work, according to the company’s new policy.

What ingredients are included in this phase out?
Johnson & Johnson has committed that it will do the following by the end of 2015:
•    Reduce 1,4 dioxane to a maximum of 10 parts per million in adult products;
•    Phase out formaldehyde-releasers in adult products;
•    Limit parabens in adult products to methyl-, ethyl- and propyl-;
•    Complete phase-out of triclosan from all products;
•    Phase out Diethyl Phthalate (DEP) from all products (no other phthalates are currently used);
•    Phase out polycyclic musks, animal derived ingredients, tagates, rose crystal and diacetyl from fragrances.

Post # 9
496 posts
Helper bee

@mixtaperomance:  I will use the aveeno with no fragrance. But I am also loving Dr. Bronners right now and babyganics.

Post # 10
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Burt’s bees is local to me and has great product so we will be going with them too. I’ve always heard j&j wasn’t as friendly as they claimedso not surprised. I’ve used burts skin line for years and started using their mama bee stuff lately and it all smells amazing without being overwhelming. SIL swears by the diaper ointment. 🙂




Post # 11
6633 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

California Baby or Yes to Carrots for Babies 

Post # 12
1802 posts
Buzzing bee

I think Dr. Bronner’s is probably one of the only soaps out there right now that doesn’t have any of that crap in there. There are also a few products (Burt’s Bees) that have a lot less, but aren’t 100% free of those nasty chemicals. Unfortunately, formaldehyde is pretty much in everything now. I have even seen articles about it being used in tampons. It’s hard to avoid all of the crap now even if you don’t put it on baby’s skin.

Post # 13
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Local health food stores should have some great clean brands. That’s where I buy shampoo/soaps For Myself. 

Post # 15
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@mixtaperomance:  Do you have a Whole Foods or Earth Fare?  They have a lot of the natural baby products including Dr. Bronner’s.

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