Discover how our experts put our baby products to the test
Discover how our experts put our baby products to test
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As a parent, you often test baby products to make sure they're just right for your little one (as our video shows). Is their bathwater too hot? Is their baby swing harness tight enough? Are their toys safe? Is their diaper secure?
With Baby Dove, you can be confident that we've already done the all-important testing for you. In addition to being paediatrician, ophthalmologist, and dermatologist-tested, our scientists – many of whom are parents themselves – thoroughly test and try out every product to ensure each one gently cares for and protects even the most delicate baby skin.
From baby wash to lotion, our scientists are there to make every Baby Dove formulation as gentle as possible. “All products undergo hypoallergenic testing and all products are paediatrican and dermatologist-tested,” says Kimberley Day, a scientist on the Baby Dove Research and Development team. “Baby products are given to parents and babies to use under normal use conditions: parents use products, fill out questionnaires, look at their babies' skin and then bring their babies in to be tested by paediatricians.”
"I’m creating these products with them [my babies] in mind… it’s a great feeling knowing my job is doing them good.”
Carla, Baby Dove scientist and mum of two
Our skincare experts understand the unique needs of babies' skin. As well as carefully testing baby products in the lab, many – like Baby Dove scientist Carla – will try them out on themselves and their babies to make sure each one is effective, extra-mild and gentle enough to use. Another one of our scientists always keen to self-test is Evan, a dad of two.
“Any formula that I develop on the lab bench, the testing always starts with me, on my hands, checking if something is too sticky or if it takes too long to rub in. If it feels okay to me, it’ll generally be okay for my little guy”
"Rash cream tends to be the baby product that I test most frequently…I try various brands to assess spreadability, how thick it is, how easy the packaging is to open, how long the cream stays on the skin”
“Temperature is a big one to test because a baby doesn’t know what hot or cold is yet”
“My way of home-testing if a product is an irritant, is trying it on my skin to see if it makes me feel itchy. My own skin is pretty sensitive, so it’s usually a good proxy for my children’s skin"