Best Baby Lotions of 2019

Best Baby Lotions of 2019

January 1, 2019

Best Baby Lotions of 2019

Best Baby Lotions of 2019
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The best baby lotions for newborn sensitive skin. Natural and organic products, plus standby budget favorites according to parents. Add your favorite baby lotion to your baby registry. Best Baby Lotions of 2019

There’s something magical about baby skin—it’s soft, silky and always smells good.

But between bath time and cold weather, you may need to reach for the lotion to combat dryness. Since delicate baby skin is sensitive to irritants like fragrances, dyes and harsh chemicals, choose a gentle lotion that’s made with safe ingredients.

Not sure where to start to find out what’s good and what’s not? The Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database is a great resource for learning what all that stuff on the label really means. (The rating system works on a 1-10 scale from low to high hazard.) EWG researchers scour the ingredient lists of products and rate each one based on the potential hazards and health concerns, so you can make a truly informed purchase.

These are our favorite baby lotions.

24-Hour Nourishment

As fun as it is to apply lotion on your tot (and squeeze those cute baby leg rolls), you won’t have to do it often with Aveeno Baby. What’s the secret? Oatmeal. This key ingredient helps get dry skin back to a normal pH, maintain the moisture and prevent more dryness. Fast-absorbing and non-greasy, this fragrance-free cream works its magic 24/7.

Additional Specs
EWG Rating 2
Size shown 18 oz.

Multipurpose Protection

This clear ointment is the perfect multipurpose “spot treatment” for irritated skin, dry patches, minor cuts, diaper rashes, chapped lips and rosy cheeks from too many runny nose wipes. (You won’t want to leave home without it, especially in the winter!) Preservative and fragrance free, it delivers gentle skin protection wherever your baby needs it.

Additional Specs
EWG Rating 2
Size shown 14 oz.

All Over Softness

Johnson’s products have been baby skin care essentials for decades. And their Head-to-Toe Lotion will be a post-bath staple. This gentle lotion enriched with Vitamin E doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates or dyes. The smooth, thick cream glides on nicely and leaves a sweet baby scent (but not what you’d expect from the original pink bottle!). While some parents love the smell, others find it too strong.

Additional Specs
EWG Rating n/a (click here to see the company’s rating)
Size shown 27 oz.

Super Salve

Honest’s All-Purpose Balm is the jack-of-all trades. It combines certified organic and plant-based ingredients (like organic sunflower, olive and coconut oils) for the ultimate skin-soothing salve. Parents love the peace of mind in knowing it’s made without petroleum jelly, mineral oil, lanolin, parabens, synthetic fragrances and dyes. Apply anywhere skin is dry, sensitive or chapped for much-needed moisturizing and healing—diaper rash included!

Additional Specs
EWG Rating n/a (click here for the company rating)
Size shown 3.4 oz.

Max Moisture

Pop quiz: what’s a ceramide? Considering you probably were up at least four times in the night, we won’t really make you answer. Ceramides are oils naturally found in skin. They keep the moisture barrier strong and prevent itchiness and dryness. CeraVe products put ceramides back where you need them most. Their baby lotion works its ceramide-plus-vitamin magic on delicate baby skin, without parabens, phthalates or fragrances. And it has the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

Additional Specs
EWG Rating 3
Size shown 8 oz.

Herbal Healer

Babies smell delicious on their own, but Earth Mama’s Sweet Orange lotion is the icing on the cake. Made with organic herbs and oils (and created by a nurse/herbalist), this moisturizing blend of natural ingredients is extra gentle on delicate baby skin. Better yet, it’s free of petroleum, parabens, artificial fragrance and preservatives. It’s also available in Calming Lavender and Natural Non-Scents. PS: Earth Mama is the updated name of the Earth Mama Angel Baby brand, in case you thought it sounded familiar.

Additional Specs
EWG Rating 1
Size shown 8 oz.

Sensitive Skin Savior

Finding the right lotion for little ones with allergies or extra-sensitive skin can be tricky. The search stops with California Baby Everyday Lotion. This vegan formula features plant-based emollients that don’t irritate allergy-prone skin. Pure organic calendula extract and aloe vera soothe and moisturize, leaving skin soft and silky smooth. They have a large variety of lotions to choose from, with delightful scents derived from essential oils, or go with their “No Fragrance Super Sensitive Everyday Lotion.”

Additional Specs
EWG Rating 1
Size shown 6.5 oz.

2-for-1

There aren’t many things you can share with your baby, aside from snuggles and colds. But here’s a product that’ll cover both of your skincare needs. Kiehl’s nourishing lotion is designed for moms and little ones, so after you do your signature baby massage, you can give your skin some love, too! Shea butter, Vitamin E, apricot kernel oil and olive fruit oil hydrate from head to toe. It’s paraben, silicone and fragrance-free, so it’s even safe to use to soften dry patches on your little one’s face. Use it as a facial moisturizer to hydrate and refresh your skin—even if you don’t feel refreshed because someone woke you up at 3 a.m.

Additional Specs
EWG Rating n/a (click here to see their company rating)
Size shown 6.8 oz.

Eczema Relief

If your little one is prone to eczema, this miracle cream improves and clears up itchy, red, dry skin fast! Parents rave about how well ingredients like soothing natural oatmeal work to minimize discomfort and improve irritated little faces and bodies. And you can rest assured it’s fragrance, dye and steroid-free.

Additional Specs
EWG Rating 2
Size shown 5 oz.

Like Butter(milk)

Buttermilk, shea butter and sunflower seed oil are the perfect trifecta for oh-so-soft baby skin. Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Lotion uses only nature’s best ingredients and is free of synthetic fragrances, phthalates, parabens and petroleum jelly. Go for original, calming (with vanilla and lavender) or fragrance-free. Either way…get a big bottle because your whole family will love this creamy, moisturizing must-have.

Additional Specs
EWG Rating 2
Size shown 6 oz.
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