Our Pick of The Best Baby Lotions
When you have a new baby you want to take good care of him or her and
that includes picking the right lotion. Ideally you want to look for one that
does not include any harsh chemicals or fragrances as these can easily irritate
your baby’s skin. You also want to make sure you select a lotion based on your
baby’s needs, such as their type of skin or whether you want one to treat
diaper rash, one with sunblock or a simple everyday lotion. Here are some of
the top baby lotion options.
Angel Baby Lotion
This is an ideal cream for babies as it does not contain any chemicals,
preventing irritation. Although it is scented, the smell is not overpowering;
instead it is a combination of orange and vanilla that is mild enough to smell
good without irritating your baby’s skin or eyes and is especially effective as a follow-on following
diaper rash treatments. Another advantage of this
particular baby lotion is that it will not make your child’s skin greasy when
you use it like some other products do.
Mustela Hydra Bebe Baby
Mustela has a wide range of skin care products for babies including this
particular lotion. It is incredibly popular and a great option for all babies.
The only thing to keep in mind, however, is that the scent is slightly stronger
than some of its competitors so if you or your newborn have scent related
sensitivities or allergies, you should consider looking for a different option.
If you don’t mind a slightly stronger scent, it can be a great choice.
Nourish Emu Body Lotion
Besides its soothing moisturizing, Nourish Emu Moisturizing Body Lotion (see product info below) is
excellent for sensitive skin, rashes and for clearing redness and irritation (including baby eczema).
Formulated with Shea Butter, Illepe Butter and Aloe Vera that replenish hydration
to dry or flaking skin while Green Tea helps reduce tissue damage from over-exposure
to the sun or wind. Its natural-based solution also includes Jojoba Oil and Emu
Oil – both penetrate quickly and help fight fungus and bacteria.
Aveeno Baby Fragrance Free
For parents who are sensitive to smells or who have newborns with
sensitivities or allergies, this lotion is a perfect option as it is fragrance
free. In addition to causing no scent-related irritation, that means that there
are no added chemicals just to add a scent. This cream is light enough to use
on your baby every day without worrying about them getting greasy.
Stelatopia Moisturizing Cream
Although this cream tends to a bit more expensive than the other baby
lotions, it is well worth the price if you or your child has sensitive skin. In
fact, it is so gentle that even newborns with eczema or similar skin conditions
can use it without irritation. Part of its gentleness is the lack of scent but
in addition to that, this cream is incredibly easy to apply. It is one of the
best choices for children or parents with sensitive skin as it is hard to find
a baby lotion that won’t lead to at least some irritation.
Johnson’s Baby Cream
Johnson’s has been in the business of making newborn
skin care products for a while and because of this, they are a brand that most
parents can trust. This cream has a slightly different texture than the
original lotion for infants by the brand, but parents seem to love it. It is
also one of the lotions with a very light smell, meaning that it is less likely
to cause irritation. This cream applies smoothly making it ideal for daily use.
Additionally, and important to many moms...it is part of the well-received Johnson's family of products - baby powder and baby shampoo - in particular.
While there are numerous brands and products available, these are our top picks for baby lotions. Along with finding a great diaper rash or infant eczema treatment, baby lotions are one of the best things you can do to protect and moisturize infants' skin...and the soothing properties of these can go a long way towards relieving symptoms of rash and inflammation.