Product Review: Dr. Sears Family Essentials Baby Care
MIRACLE PRODUCT: Dr. Sears Baby Skincare Line, which includes a Lotion ($6.99), Wash & Shampoo ($5.99), Healthy Bottom Cream ($5.99), Diaper Rash Cream ($6.99), Stretch Mark Cream ($19.99) & Wipes ($2.99)
THEY SAY: Simple, safe and doctor-approved, the products are hypo-allergenic, and offer a fresh citrus scent that is derived from all-natural ingredients. The company avoids potentially damaging ingredients, like synthetics, dyes, allergens and pesticides, and uses only high quality, skin-friendly ingredients and gentle moisturizers.
WE SAY: Keep reading to see reviews from Style staffers.
Pros: The Baby Wash & Shampoo was really light and you don't need to use much. I also like that it wasn't too soapy. There was no residue left on my son's skin after using. The Healthy Baby Bottom Cream kept my son's bottom smooth. Cleaning a child's backside throughout the day can take it's toll on his or her skin, so the cream was a nice way to keep it moisturized.
Cons: The downside, for me, was that there were a lot of ingredients, some of which were chemicals. Since the products were supposed to be natural, I expected the ingredient list to be minimal.
—Camesha G., On-Air Promotions
Pros: The baby lotion was easy-to-apply and it didn't have a strong fragrance. I loved the Baby Wash & Shampoo, which had the slightest citrus scent. The soap did not irritate my son's eyes. What a relief! The Healthy Baby Bottom Cream was a great preventitve measure. It came out of the tube quickly, which was nice when you don't have much time to keep a little one from squirming around before the diaper is closed. Additionally, my son liked all of the packaging because of the pictures of the babies on them. He would point at the faces and say "baby."
Cons: The baby lotion was too thin. I had to apply a second layer because of dry skin. The diaper rash cream was thick and did its job, but I had to squeeze the tube a little extra hard to get the cream out of it.
—Abigail S., Channel Operations
Pros: The lotion smelled nice. The pump is unique and made it toddler-proof.
Cons: The lotion didn't absorb well. The bath gel and shampoo didn't lather well and felt really weak—more like water than soap. The wipes were not thick enough. The material was closer to a Kleenex, not on par with other brands. Last thing you want is to get baby poo on you. All in all, I wouldn't buy the Dr. Sears products.
—Taylor H., Current Programming
Bottom Line: Our moms like the consistency and pleasant, mild scent of the easy-to-use baby care line. However, some questioned the "all-natural" claim, and others felt they could've been more effective.
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