A baby’s skin is up to 30% thinner than an adult’s. So she needs all the care and care you can give her.
The best baby care products will keep your little one hydrated, nurtured, nourished and comfortable, keeping dry skin at bay.
Louenna Hood, founder of the parenting app Nanny Louennasays: “Babies’ skin is delicate, they can easily get windy and dry or cracked cheeks when exposed to the elements.
“I always put a barrier cream on their cheeks before I go out, Weleda baby cream or Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream.
“I always nourished their skin after bath time with a cream too, so it had a chance to work its magic while they slept.”
Trick ? Louenna adds, “If your baby’s lips hurt, put some cream on when you check them at night. If he’s sleeping, he’s less likely to lick or rub it!”
We’ve rounded up the best baby skincare products below, perfect for keeping your mini-me’s skin soothed, healthy, hydrated and, um, baby-soft…
The best baby care products to buy
1. Weleda Calendula Body Cream
This thick, rich cream is ideal for dry, sensitive skin, free of synthetics and packed with natural essential oils.
Perfect for everyday use, its blend of organic calendula and chamomile soothes the skin and helps minimize irritation. Put a thicker layer around the diaper area for extra protection.
One mum said: “Great product. My baby’s skin is as healthy as it gets, and he’s always comfortable, clean and fragrant, thanks to this wonderful organic range of Calendula.”
Weleda Organic Baby Calendula Face Cream is also hugely popular, and Weleda Baby Calendula Protective Face Cream is a brilliant defense against winter weather.
2. Child’s Farm Baby Moisturizing Lotion
This award-winning baby skincare product has been specially formulated to protect and hydrate your newborn’s skin – and has won multiple awards in the process.
The vegan and cruelty-free lotion is dermatologist and pediatrician approved and uses natural ingredients to combat dry and even eczema-prone skin.
One rave review said: “I can’t recommend this cream enough! Bought this for my son who was covered in eczema. It really got me down.
“After using this cream for two days it completely disappeared. I had tried so many different creams but this was the only one that worked. Absolute magic.”
Looking for an award-winning brand that’s just as gentle on your baby’s skin?
Offering a luxurious selection of everything from natural shampoos to body washes and creams, Baby Kingdom the products are carefully formulated and free from all harmful chemicals that are best avoided.
Included in this set you will find shampoo, 2-in-1 shower gel for hair and body, diaper cream, body cream and talc-free baby powder. everything is packed in a nice keepsake box for anything else afterwards.
4. Johnson’s Baby Lotion
An oldie but a goodie, Johnson’s baby lotion is ideal for daily use on delicate skin.
Its gentle formula is free of parabens, dyes and phthalates and is enriched with soothing coconut oil.
It is tested by pediatricians and dermatologists and, as a bonus, it is also ideal for adults.
One happy mum said: “Very good quality, not sticky. The company removed the harmful ingredients so it’s now a great product, nice scent and absorbs quickly.”
5. Kokoso Baby Organic Coconut Oil
What could be a more natural baby care product than the purest organic virgin coconut oil? It will keep your baby’s skin ultra-soft and hydrated, quickly absorbed and non-greasy.
Packed with nourishing natural nutrients, it’s a versatile wonder that’ll save you a lot of headaches. It works as baby hair oil, baby body oil, baby massage oil and more.
You can use it at bedtime as a baby sleep massage oil or try it as a baby scalp oil for dry flakes and cradle cap.
Dermatologically approved for newborn, sensitive and eczema-prone skin, it also helps prevent rashes and diaper rashes.
Plus, moms can also use it for everything from belly balm to lip balm.
6. Neal’s Yard Remedies Baby Balm
We love Neal’s Yard’s philosophy of carbon-neutral production and organic, cruelty-free products.
The formulas are effective and gentle, and the baby care range is no different.
The organic baby balm softens your baby’s face, body and buttocks thanks to its 100% organic ingredients.
The fragrance-free blend harnesses nourishing shea butter and plant oils to help soothe, and linoleic acid-rich sunflower oil nourishes and hydrates.
One satisfied customer said, “I call this product a miracle cream. It cures babies’ most stubborn skin conditions. Baby acne, diaper rash and it doesn’t hurt.”
Another said: “We’ve been using it for our baby since he was about four weeks old and has dry skin. It’s now part of the bedtime routine and we apply it after his bath to keep his silky and soft skin for baby.”
7. Burt’s Bees Original Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion
Pure beauty queens will love this natural baby skincare product, which uses buttermilk, shea butter and sunflower seed oil to nourish, smooth and soothe.
There are no nasties like parabens, phthalates or petroleum jelly, and it can be used every day to nourish your baby’s skin.
Buttermilk helps keep baby’s skin hydrated, beeswax helps retain moisture, shea butter softens dry skin, aloe vera soothes and coconut oil helps nourish skin sensitive.
8. Green People Organic Babies Softening Baby Lotion
Who doesn’t love diligent multitasking? This natural baby care product helps protect and care for baby’s sensitive skin, soothing dry, irritated areas.
The vegan formula is made without nasties like parabens and fragrances, and is rich in omega-6 fatty acids to nourish and hydrate.
It is perfect for the whole body and can also be used to clean the diaper area. Moreover, it is also very popular with expectant mothers.
9. My Little Coco Moisturizing Body Cream
This product has been lovingly crafted with the simplest, gentlest formulas for your little one’s delicate skin and hair.
Enriched with nourishing organic coconut oil and beautifully scented with soft, creamy coconut – My Little Coco is a versatile, non-nasty way to care for your family’s skin and hair.
Soft as cashmere, soft as velvet, this My Little Coco moisturizing body cream nourishes and protects delicate skin.
It is also the original idea of Rochelle Humes!
10. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Baby Butter
Hydrate, soften and soothe your baby’s delicate skin with the unique blend of pure cocoa butter, vitamin E, aloe and rich emollients included in Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Baby Butter.
Cocoa butter provides superior soothing properties and helps baby’s skin retain its natural moisture. Vitamin E is also a natural antioxidant that helps moisturize the skin.
This non-greasy, hypoallergenic formula absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.
11. Aveeno Baby Daily Care Moisturizing Lotion
Nourishing, non-greasy and fast-acting, this baby care will be your daily essential.
It works to moisturize dry, sensitive skin for 24 hours and will help soothe itchy skin.
The formula contains colloidal oatmeal, known for its moisturizing properties and which helps prevent water loss from the skin.
One review read: “Perfect cream to protect the delicate skin of toddlers. Easy to apply, lovely consistency, moisturizing and nourishing. I use this on my three year old twins and myself. It is my favorite barrier cream .”