People, this thing is a GAME CHANGER.
We've always been a body wash kind of family, but I kind of hate schlepping bottles of body wash along on long trips. You have to bring a big enough bottle to last the entire time (we're currently in the middle of an 11-day beach vacation, so travel sizes won't cut it), it always seems to leak, and I know it sounds picky, but my kids can't manage to open a big, slippery bottle by themselves in the shower and it leads to a lot of frustration for both of us. Ok, so that's the case at home as well as on vacation.
I stumbled across one of these Johnson's Buddies Easy-Grip Sudzing Bars in the baby toiletry aisle and it looked like genius. A bar of soap - an actual BAR OF SOAP - that won't sting my kids eyes! YES! And it's wrapped in a grippy soap pouch that makes it easy to hold onto and super easy to lather up.
Verdict: LOVE. The kids love being independent and washing themselves with it, and I love that it cost around $1 and can be tossed at the end of our trip so I don't have to shlep it home with us. I originally bought it because it just wasn't body wash, but now I think we'll be using these at home from now on. It smells great, and the pouch makes it extra scrubby without being rough - it works great on stubborn patches of marker or dirt.
[Photo credit: johnsonsbaby.com]