I used to think that moisturisers for babies were totally unnecessary. I mean, what's the point when they already have baby smooth skin? Then I became a mum and saw for myself how quickly Alexander's perfectly soft and smooth skin became dry and spotty, followed by the bout of cradle cap and the recurring eczema patches on his cheeks. Eeks.
As it turns out, baby skin is thinner, more delicate and more sensitive than adult skin so there's all the more reason to moisturise, often more than once a day. I choose to use gentle formulas that re-hydrate and don't irritate. These are my top picks.
GAIA natural baby Baby Moisturiser - GAIA's products are all natural, paraben/SLS free and this lightweight cream was particularly gentle and felt wonderful on Alexander's skin. I've been so impressed with this product I started using GAIA's facial moisturiser myself.
L'Occitane Mom and Baby Cream - A beautifully packaged and delicious smelling cream in a perfect sized tube that is perfect for hydrating dry skin on the go, both his and mine. It's at a higher price point so I use sparingly.
Mustela Stelatopia Moisturising cream - This cream is highly emollient and I use it during the harshest and driest winter months. It has successfully and quickly restored hydration to Alexander's parched skin and even got rid of the nasty eczema patches on his cheeks that recurred when he was a younger baby.
billie baby Moisturiser - I discovered Billie Goat Soap for myself years old and loved it. It is nourishing, hydrating and so mild it suits even the most sensitive of skins so I had no hesitation using their baby moisturiser on Alexander. Love its light milky texture and gentle clean smell.
Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream -Collodial oatmeal makes this cream deeply hydrating so only need a small squeeze of product each time for lasting soft skin. I love its lightweight texture which is absorbed super quickly so less time is
needed to massage it on (a big plus with a wriggly baby who does not want to