Fab five: baby moisturisers

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 lie still!).

14 Responses to Fab five: baby moisturisers

My Garden Diaries said...

Funny I once thought the same thing but then the cold months came and my beans all got very dry skin....I think I have seen the Aveeno before but I have yet to try it. Thanks for sharing these friend! Happy day to you! Nicole xo

kidgranny said...

I had the same thought process as you until my sisters started having babies. Their skin is naturally smoother compared to mine, but they still had some patchy parts of their skin if their mothers did not apply and reapply lotion throughout the day for them. I think my sisters both use the Aveeno baby lotion that you mentioned in this post :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Good to know! I really like the moisturizers from L'Occitane :)

Beauty Box said...

Oooo I thought I was a little obsessed with baby moisturizers so glad to know another fellow mummy loves trying them out too! I have seen the Gaia brand in stores while I was in Oz and have been curious. Will def check it out since it has your stamp of approval. No guesses that the L'Occitane one is lovely but so pricey eh...? I think Aveeno is great for eczema and there's a specific one for eczema that is approved by some eczema association. It really worked on Charles' winter eczema and mine too! I've tried Baby U Goat that has goat milk and shea butter on Charles (I got it from a pharmacy that is next to a Coles in Neutral Bay - not sure if it's affiliated or a stand alone store) - it smells amazing and is very easy to apply on a wriggly toddler.

Sharon D said...

These look lovely. Thanks for sharing! ^.^

Briseidy said...

we love Aveeno Baby! Aquaphor Baby is also really good ;)

Celyn PS said...

loving this post! thanks for sharing!

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Ananka said...

Such a great selection and choice! :-)

Shirley Tay said...

It's interesting to see baby moisturises as I'm not aware that they even exist. Hahaha! Always thought baby skin is already flawless & probably wouldn't need such products. Now I'm feeling guilty that I didn't provide any for my son.......

burntfeather said...

My first thought was, I'm sure these would be great for not just babies :P Actually I'll admit to buying baby food pureed apples the other day just because the other "adult" jars all had way too many added ingredients when all I really wanted were some apples :P he he

jecicadress said...

like you blog!

Anouk said...

I've never had a baby but coming to think of it, it makes sense that the baby's skin needs to be protected and nurtured. Good to know that there are many options out there. A friend of mine recently had a baby and it would be an ideal gift idea, different from the usual.

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Ez Vina said...

Hmmm I only know baby lotion n baby powder.

Rose said...

If your baby has dry and sensitive skin like my Jamie, baby moisturiser is a must and a great investment.