Surviving Parenthood

Cancer Causing Chemicals in Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo

by Mother of two

Parents Beware:  The Associated Press recently released an article regarding Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo.  Apparently, there are trace amounts of dioxane & quarternium-15, both are potential cancer-causing chemicals, in Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo & Wash.


I was freaked out after I read the article because we use Johnson & Johnson shampoo at home for both kids.  During my effort to find a replacement product, I looked up Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo (also made by J&J).  To my dismay Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo contains polyquarternium-10.  I am not a chemist but it sounds pretty similar to quarternium-15.


In the end based on all I’ve read the best product that we found as our replacement was Burt’s Bee Baby Shampoo & Wash.  It cost a little more, but there is no price on safety and besides that it is actually very cheap if you buy it online.


Amazon is selling Two (2) 12oz bottles for $11.71 with Subscribe & Save.  A single bottle would have cost almost $9 each at the local Target store, and that already is considered cheap.