Baby products are something that people can get very opinionated about. Some people swear by Huggies, others hate them. Some people tell you Desitin is where it is at, and the other camp will tell you no, in fact, Bordeaux’s Butt Paste is in fact where it is happening. Today I’m going to give you my Hello Bello review, the good and the bad.
I can say I do land in a pretty opinionated camp on most baby products as well. But money gets in the way sometimes, which is why I can always find the cheapest diaper in town.
Enter Hello Bello. This review of Hello Bello products is completely opinionated and not at all bias. I am a mom who is super critical on baby products.
The really unfortunate thing about baby products is cheap items aren’t the quality that I would like for my kids.
My mission with this site is to help moms have the lives they want with their families without breaking their budget.
Hello Bello’s products fits perfectly with that and I can’t wait to share what I think about them below.
A little history on Hello Bello
If you haven’t heard of Hello Bello yet, it’s a company started by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. I pray that you have heard of those two lovely people because they are one of the cutest couples in Hollywood.
Kristen Bell you might know as Anna from Frozen or Veronica Mars, and Dax Shepard is the host of the widely popular Armchair Expert podcast and of course has starred in shows like Parenthood (sob).
The two have been on numerous interviews lately talking about their latest endeavor, Hello Bello. They say the goal of Hello Bello is simple.
To eliminate the choice many parents have to make – deciding between what’s best for their kids and best for their budget. We believe in premium for all because every baby deserves the best.hellobello.com
They are hitting a great need in America’s small towns. If you live somewhere not near a large city, having access to quality baby products is not within your grasp.
Also there is the price factor, many people cannot afford better products for their babies. I’ll be frank, I’d love to buy my kids the nicer diapers, but the budget is just not there.
Hello Bello has partnered exclusively with Walmart to provide access and low cost high quality baby items. It is something that is so far unheard of in the baby industry.
Our battle with baby bath products
My daughter has extreme eczema, we’ve been battling it for over a year now. When I say the word battle, I mean that. Freaking fighting it tooth and nail.
She has food allergies, environmental allergies, and all of these things affect her eczema. Fragrances, shea butter, and many other things in regular bathing products break her out from head to toe.
I can’t tell you the amount of money we have spent on creams, bath products, and more just to have them break her out or not make a difference.
It is crazy expensive to put quality products on your kids these days. Currently, I make her lotion myself. Everything else we’re almost in a constant state of trial and error.
Initial thoughts on Hello Bello products
When I first saw that there was a new line of natural products out that didn’t cost an arm and a leg I immediately went to check the ingredient list.
I almost cried when I realized that my daughter could use several of their products and they included several of the oils we use on her eczema already!
They are made of plant-based premium ingredients, perfect for babies and sensitive skinned kiddos.
The products claim to be free of:
- SLS and SLES
- Synthetic Fragrance
- Formaldehyde Donors
- Common Allergens (gluten, peanut, dairy)
- MEA, DEA, and TEA
I immediately texted my husband- Dax Sheperd and Kristen Bell came out with a new line of baby products and she can use their BUBBLE BATH AND IT’S ONLY $7!
My daughter loves a bubble bath. But every single one we’ve tried hasn’t worked with her skin. Eventually, we stopped trying because they just cost too much to keep trying new ones constantly.
So off to Walmart we went that night. We ended up with a few different products that I knew we would use. The bubble bath, Shampoo, Wipes, and Diapers for our little man.
Unfortunately, the shea butter in the lotion and diaper cream limited us a bit but that’s not Hello Bello’s fault.
Just a side note for any allergy parents out there, if you don’t know Shea Butter is made from a tree nut. Kids allergic to tree nuts do not always react to it, but my daughter does big time.
The nitty-gritty: Do Hello Bello products work?
The packaging on the products is really cute and feels nice. My husband especially likes the top on the shampoo, in his mind, it is superior to the other shampoo tops that spin to lock.
He’s the one who messes with that most of the time, so you’ll just have to take his word on that one.
Both of these products are $6.98 at Walmart. They smell straight up amazing and they have no artificial fragrances in them. WIN.
The bubble bath is SUPER bubbly. We only had to use a little and my daughter had more than enough bubbles to let her barbies play in.
Coincidentally her Anna doll really enjoyed it ( I know this is an awful joke, cut me some slack.)
There are even bubbles left in the tub still when the water is drained! I will note the instructions were to put 4 capfuls of bubbles into the bath, we use WAY less than that and are perfectly happy.
The shampoo and body wash combo is super gentle and has not been too harsh on my daughter’s skin or my son’s who is 8 months old.
I can’t tell you how joyful it is to hear your daughter playing in the bath and telling us how excited she is to get in whenever it is usually a fight to the death. #imnotcryingyourcrying
The diapers are SO soft. Our usual pamper diapers feel rough in comparison.
But I’m going to be really honest the first night my son wore them he leaked through. HOWEVER- he did sleep two hours longer than normal.
I kept trying them over the next week, and have not had that issue since. These diapers really do hold quite a bit in, I’m chalking up our first night to me not putting the diaper on tight enough more than likely.
My son is eight months old now and he likes to constantly roll when you are changing him, which leads to a less than optimal diapering from time to time.
With other diapers like Huggies and Pampers I’ve noticed that when they are left on overnight they always leave some kind of jelly ball residue behind. I’m guessing it’s something to do with what absorbs all the liquid in those diapers and I hate it.
I have not seen anything like that with these diapers, they can get super full and not leave a thing behind.
Moving on to the wipes, I love the ingredients in these. I use them to wipes my daughter’s hands when we are out because most things irritate her skin too much.
They are a little thin compared to other brands of wipes, but so far they have been just as efficient at cleaning up baby bottoms.
Overall I have been really happy with the quality of both of the products and super happy that the ingredients are good for my kiddos.
The cost comparison
So here is the real test, how do these compare price wise to other premium and regular store brands?
Hello Bello Shampoo & Body Wash vs. Other brands
- Hello Bello: $5.98/ $0.62 per ounce
- Johnson & Johnson: $5.92/ $0.22 per ounce
- Baby Aveeno: $8.97/ $0.49
- Honest Company: $8.99/ $0.89 per ounce
Hello Bello Bubble Bath vs. Other brands
- Hello Bello: $5.98/ $0.59 per ounce
- Johnson & Johnson: $5.92/ $0.22 per ounce
- Burt’s Bees: $9.90/ $0.82 per ounce
- Honest Company: $11.99/ $0.99 per ounce
Hello Bello Diapers vs. Other brands
These prices are for the smallest pack of diapers they offer in size one, each company gets cheaper if you buy a box instead!
- Hello Bello: $7.97/ $0.23 each
- Luvs: $6.49/ $0.13 each
- Huggies: $8.99/ $0.28 each
- Honest Company: $10.95/ $0.31 each
Hello Bello Wipes vs. Other Brands
These prices are for the multipacks packs that the brands provide.
- Hello Bello: $5.64/ $0.04 each
- Huggies: $5.44/ $0.04 each
- Parent’s Choice: $5.97/ $0.03 each
- Honest Company: $18.95/ $0.06 each
Hello Bello Diaper Subscription vs. The Honest Co. Diaper Subscription
One of the offerings of Hello Bello is a diaper subscription that put’s itself in direct competition to The Honest Co. diaper subscription. So if you are interested in getting your diapers sent directly to you instead of buying in store here is the breakdown of these two services.
Hello Bello Diaper Subscription
- 7 packs of diapers (you get to pick the designs)
- 4 packs of 60 count wipes
- 1 freebie item with first purchase (under $9)
Frequency: You can set your own frequency, anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks in between deliveries.
Honest Company Diaper Subscription
- 7 packs of diapers (you get to pick the designs)
- 4 packs of 72 count wipes ‘
Frequency: You can set your own frequency, anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks in between deliveries.
What’s the difference?
Overall these two subscriptions are pretty similar. There is a $15 cost difference, it looks like the Honest Co. bundle comes with more wipes, but it doesn’t make up for the $15 discrepancy.
Overall Hello Bello is the more cost-efficient option, plus you get a free item with the first order.
After using many of their products and comparing them with many others I can confidently say Hello Bello is well worth your money.
They are extremely competitively priced to comparable products, with only the lower end baby products beating them out. For families who want a better option for their kids and can afford to spend slightly more than the basic brands it is a killer option.
I can’t wait to try more things from their line.
Now I want to hear from you! Have you tried Hello Bello? Have any questions about the products I’ve tried? Comment down below!
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