Baby Skincare Must-Haves
Stock up on these worry-free skincare treatments for those first years with your bundle
A baby’s skin is extremely delicate. The skin of a newborn is much thinner than that of an adult’s. It also absorbs a lot more of the skincare ingredients that are applied to it, which is why it’s so important to use products that are as clean and worry-free as possible. Here are some of our favorite finds from brands we trust enough to use on the skin we care about most. —Melissa Schweiger
We can’t get enough of this safe alternative to traditional petroleum jelly products. From dry lips to cuts, irritations and scrapes, we smear it on whatever ails our little ones. We stock up on two tubs at a time—one for us and one for baby.
The last thing you want to be doing is smearing a product with harmful chemicals all over your baby’s most delicate of areas. That’s why we’re hooked on this amazing diaper cream. Actress Melanie Mayron and her chemist dad spent 12 years coming up with the formula for the antioxidant-filled wonder. The consistency is perfection—it smoothes on seamlessly and creates a barrier for all the wet stuff that could potentially irritate the area.
Almost every baby experiences cradle cap to some degree. This lovely oil—made with organic almond, safflower, and lemon eucalyptus oils—is the perfect safe remedy. It also gives you the opportunity to treat your baby to a little head massage.
Keeping baby’s skin moisturized is key to fighting irritation and eczema. We love Belli’s gentle baby lotion because it’s free of all the yucky stuff and full of the most hydrating ingredients around.
Made for babies one-year-old and up, this deliciously naturally-scented shampoo and conditioner combo is a sophisticated yet gentle treat for toddlers with even the tangliest of manes. It’s formulated with extracts of pomegranate, calendula, and honey, plus rose geranium essential oils to cleanse and condition the hair.