We love Tubby Todd products and have been using this brand on our girls since Charlotte was born. Needless to say, I’m very excited about this review.
When I was pregnant with Charlotte, one of my best friends Kate sent me this ultra-specific list of things to include on my baby registry. She told me which brands make the softest footie pajamas (Kickee Pants), which sound machine was worth the money (Hatch), where to buy the best onesies (L’oved Baby), etc.
At the end of the list, she went out of her way to emphasize her obsession with Tubby Todd bath products for her girls. Kate is not someone whose recommendations you ignore–she has fabulous taste and is a classic Overresearcher. If she says it’s good, it’s good.
I added Tubby Todd’s Newborn Essentials pack to my registry and haven’t looked back since.
It can be overwhelming to make decisions for our kids. I have a neverending to-do list scrolling through my mind like credits at the end of a movie: figure out this week’s schedule, decide what to feed them for lunch, settle on a potty-training strategy.
One thing I never have to give a second thought to is the bath products I use for my kids. Tubby Todd’s products are thoughtfully created without any nasty ingredients–it’s a no brainer.
In today’s post, I’m going to share a little bit about Tubby Todd’s background and mission and answer a few FAQ’s about the company. I’ll also share a list of the products we buy on repeat.
This week, my link comes with a 15% off discount, so it’s a great time to stock up. And if you’ve used my link before, the discount will still apply!
Tubby Todd was founded in 2014 by Andrea Falker Williams, a mom who had searched high and low for a clean solution for her family’s dry skin and eczema. She saw a gap in the space and decided to create her own line of effective, gentle products derived from natural ingredients.
Tubby Todd’s products were designed for sensitive skin which is one of the reasons we love this brand so much. We all have really dry skin, and Emmie has battled eczema on and off the last few years.The All Over Ointment (more on that below) has been a life-saver for us. In fact, Emmie’s dermatologist was very pleased when I mentioned we use only Tubby Todd products on our girls.
Tubby Todd is based in San Diego (you know I love this), and all of their products are manufactured here in the USA. They are a small, family-owned business and have built the sweetest community of moms.
If you’re local to San Diego, you have to check out their Tub Hub HQ/shop in Carlsbad. It’s so cute.
Tubby Todd’s formulas are totally natural and formulated specifically to be gentle and safe for sensitive or irritated skin.
While all of their formulas were created to be completely safe for moms and babies alike, it’s always best to communicate with your doctor throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Tubby Todd’s bath products are totally safe for newborns (although they will specifically call out if they recommend otherwise–for example, the chest rub should be used on little ones older than 3 months).
Their bottles and packaging are BPA-free.
Tubby Todd has gone out of their way to exclude parabens, sulfates, silicones, phthalates, and synthetic fragrance from their product line. They are also certified cruelty-free.
I love the ingredients page on the Tubby Todd website where they break down each ingredient they use and why. For example, they use honeysuckle flower extract in a bunch of their products because it is a natural preservative and has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
I know fragrance can be a touchy subject. Tubby Todd uses essential oils and extracts to give their products those dreamy scents. Most of their line is available in fragrance free versions too, though, if that’s not your scene.
If you’re new to Tubby Todd, these are the products I recommend checking out first. Everything they make is really good, but these are the items I’ve purchased again and again for our girls.
Our bathtime staple. We love, love, love this body wash. It’s super gentle, lathers great, and doubles as a shampoo. The lavender rosemary scent is heavenly but not overpowering. Even though my kids are still little, I’m already nostalgic for this scent. (This one does come in a fragrance free version too though!).
Char’s hair is down to her waist now (I can’t bring myself to cut it), so we have to use conditioner every night unless I want to spend 20 minutes brushing it. Tyler is in charge of washing the girls up at bathtime, and I can always tell if he tries to skip this step because it makes such a difference. You only need a tiny bit, so the bottle has lasted forever.
This, to me, is Tubby Todd’s all star product. Made with colloidal oatmeal and camellia leaf extract, this ointment gently moisturizes and treats itchy, irritated skin. I actually use this as body lotion on both girls after bath every single night now. I’ve seen so many moms post about how this product healed their kids’ eczema, rashes, and cradle cap. It’s a fragrance free multitasker that I love having on hand.
Think of this as a not-nasty Vick’s rub. This chest rub is made with eucalyptus and lavender and provides relief for stuffiness and achiness. I started using this when Charlotte had a bad cold as a baby once, but now we put it on them after bath every night–a little sensory cue as we wind down for bedtime.
I think I tried every diaper cream on the market, and none worked as well as Tubby Todd’s diaper paste. I remember being SO shocked that it cleared Emmie’s diaper rash up overnight when I first tried it. Made with zinc oxide, this paste helps heal diaper rash and protect against chafing and wetness. My friend recently told me that she uses this on eczema patches for her girls too, so I need to try that as well.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a nod to Tubby Todd’s Mama line. This product didn’t exist when I had Charlotte, so I was very excited to try it after I had Emmie. This balm works SO well in those early sensitive nip days postpartum, and I love that the ingredient list is simple and clean so I didn’t freak out if some ended up in Emmie’s mouth.
A few honorable mentions: We also really like the everyday lotion, bubble bath, and the mineral mist sunscreen.
I have been so impressed by Tubby Todd’s brand mission, their commitment to building a community of moms, and–most of all–the efficacy of their products.
Tubby Todd’s prices are admittedly higher than most drugstore brands. To me, it’s worth it to pay for products that I know and trust, especially considering Emmie’s skin issues.
Also, I love supporting small businesses–especially those run by badass moms. The care that goes into these products is unmatched.
Another thing I love about Tubby Todd is their worry-free promise. If you aren’t happy with your product, they’ll give you a refund within 30 days (yes, even if it’s opened!).
You can buy Tubby Todd’s products on their website (don’t forget to use my link for a discount at checkout!).
You can also find their products at Nordstrom and Babylist.
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