One of my favorite thing about my baby is her beautiful, soft, youthful baby skin. Therefore keeping her skin as healthy as possible is one of my priorities. My little girl doesn’t have extremely sensitive skin, but it does become irritated from time to time, so I try to find lotions that don’t have harsh ingredients. Through trial and error I have found some of my favorite products.
1. SHEA MOISTURE MANUKA HONEY & PROVENCE LAVENDER BABY NIGHTTIME SOOTHING LOTION
Bath time is one of my favorite bonding experiences with my baby. I started using unscented products because other scented lotions would irritate her skin and increase her baby achne. I liked that unscented products were better for my girl’s skin, but I missed how fresh and clean she would smell while cuddling her to sleep after her bath. With this product, you can have it all. It makes her skin so unbelievable soft, smells amazing, and is easy on her skin. This is my number one choice when it comes to bath time lotions. Also, 10% of their sales go to community commerce programs. Their prices are very comparable to most other brands. They also have a matching shampoo and slumber mist!!
2. CRISCO COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil is so versatile. You can use it to rub on your baby’s chest with essential oils for sickness, on their bottom for diaper rash, or on exceptionally dry skin. My favorite use for this is cradle cap, I apply a small coat on the scalp before I use a fine tooth comb to get rid of that yucky dead skin. You can’t go wrong with this purchase, a tub of this will last you forever.
3. BABYGANICS ORGANIC LIP AND FACE BALM
This product is the best to keep in your diaper bag. During winter months I need something a little more heavy duty so I slather this on my little one’s face before going out into the cold. It is completely organic and is so gentle on skin. It’s also perfect for dry ears because it can easily get into little crevices. A pack of 2 is only $6 so you can have one for home and one on the go!
4. DOVE BABY TIP TO TOE WASH
As I mentioned earlier, I prefer unscented products for my baby’s skin. I love this wash because it cleans her skin but doesn’t completely strip it of all moisture. It’s a well known brand that you can always count on. If you’re not so sure you can purchase sample sizes, I first tried this product because a pediatricians office gave me a sample of it! (Ask your baby’s doctor for samples, they usually have a variety of products in sample sizes for you to try.)
Enjoy these products and remember to listen to your baby and what they need! What works for one child may not work for the next. Try different products to find your favorites.