6 Best Baby Lotions of 2023
- February 13, 2022
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hi there, mamas and papas! Did you know that an infant’s skin barrier does not completely form until the one year mark? This means that babies under 12 months of age have a higher chance of developing dry skin and even eczema. In order to balance and protect such delicate skin, try to remember to moisturize your baby’s skin with quality products that will lubricate and soothe baby’s natural skin without causing irritation or leaving a greasy feel.
When to Use Baby Lotion
I recommend always applying lotion after baby’s bath, and if your baby’s skin is particularly dry you might want to re-apply at bedtime. There are so many products on the market today that it can be exhausting to research, sample, and select them. So I’ve put together my list of top six baby moisturizing lotions. While not all organic, they all are free from the main ingredients you want to keep at bay.
Top Baby Lotions
1. CeraVe Baby Lotion
$12.99 for 16 oz
- Highly rated by dermatologists
- Lightweight, includes hyaluronic acid
I’ve used CeraVe face wash and lotion and loved them. So when I found out that CeraVe offers a line of baby washes, creams and lotions, I took note. CeraVe protects and moisturizes baby’s skin with vitamins and gentle ceramides to restore the skin’s natural protective layer. This lotion is the most gentle, lightweight lotion I’ve encountered and provides long-lasting moisture. Paraben, phthalate, and fragrance free, this lotion can be used on all skin types and can be helpful for extremely dry skin and eczema.
2. Johnson’s Moisturizing Pink Baby Lotion
$6 for 27 oz
- Inexpensive and reliable
- Includes coconut oil
Johnson’s Pink Baby Lotion has become a well-known classic baby lotion for parents all over the world. A trusted brand for over 125 years, Johnson’s provides the most gentle ingredients for baby’s soft and delicate skin. Made with coconut oil and free of dyes, parabens, phthalates, and fragrances, this pink baby body lotion is designed to help baby’s skin stay naturally moisturized for 24 hours. This lotion can be used by the entire family and is hypoallergenic for even the most sensitive skin.
3. Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion
$26 for 25 oz
- Avocado Perseose, its signature ingredient
Comprised of 97-percent plant-based ingredients, Mustela Hydra Baby Lotion is rich in jojoba oil, sunflower oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin F, sweet almond oil, shea butter, and glycerin. Mustela claims that its patented ingredient, Avocado Perseose, “provides both hydration and nourishment and protects, moisturizes, and strengthens baby’s skin.”
Mustela has been a trusted brand for 60+ years and this particular lotion is paraben-free, phthalate-free, phenoxyethanol-free, hypoallergenic, and dermatologist/pediatrician-tested. If that doesn’t sell you on this gentle baby lotion, maybe the fact that it’ll keep baby’s skin moisturized for many hours will.
4. Cetaphil Baby Lotion
$7.99 for 13.5 oz
- Highly recommended by dermatologists
- Formulated with calendula
Here’s another brand that will elicit familiar nods from those of you skincare nerds. Cetaphil Baby Lotion enjoys high praise from dermatologists, so it’s hard to go wrong here. It’s paraben free, colorant free, mineral oil free, and hypoallergenic. This suits it to sensitive skin. Your baby will love the soothing effect of the calendula extract, derived from the marigold flower.
5. Babyology Organic Baby Lotion
$16.99 for 13.5 oz
- 100% edible ingredients for a perfectly organic and safe formula
This is one of my favorite Baby Lotions, mamas! Babyology Organic Baby Lotion is made from 100-percent edible ingredients. I find this super ideal as a mama because the last thing I want to worry about is my baby accidentally ingesting harmful chemicals or ingredients.
Made with almond oil, coconut oil, and rose water, this lotion will hydrate baby’s skin while creating a gentle barrier to keep moisture locked in for hours. There are also no added perfumes or chemicals. Babyology offers a line of Organic Body Care products for baby that all encompass the same, natural, edible ingredients!
6. Puracy Organic Baby Lotion
$12.99 for 12 oz
- Less expensive organic option
- Suited to sensitive skin
- Variety of scents
I’m wrapping up this tour with another organic choice. Puracy Organic Baby Lotion claims to provide “noticeably softer skin” thanks to their ingredients: organic sunflower oil, aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, vegetable glycerine and shea butter. Lightweight and safe for all skin types, this lotion is hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and plant-based! Made in the USA, Puracy is available in a lavender and grapefruit scent, as well as an unscented variety.