This is probably at the top of the list of questions we get asked.
Which skin product should I use for baby?
The answer is… it depends.
Does your baby have dry skin? Is baby prone to eczema? If you answer ‘yes’ to those two questions, you will want something that is hypoallergenic or at least very moisturising. If you have experienced neither of those, then you have even more options to choose from.
Below is a list of the products that most Mums have found useful based on a poll we conducted on Instagram.
- Boots baby
- Aquaphor baby
- Ose dudu
- Sebamed wash
- Shea Moisture baby
- Coconut oil
- Shea Butter
- Shea butter + Coconut oil
Johnson’s baby was also on the list but do be careful with that, as many Mums have reported a rash or reaction to Johnson’s in the past.
Also if your baby has eczema or shows signs of a rash or eczema, do not be in a hurry to reach for shea butter or natural oils – these may actually do more damage. Instead, please do take baby to a Dermatologist or Pediatrician first to get an assessment.
Hope it helps you as a beginning point for choosing which products to try for washing and moisturising your baby’s skin.
Mums reading, what do you use for your baby’s skin – for washing & creaming? We would love to hear and add any new commonly used ones to the list above!