Is it possible to find lotions safe for baby at the drugstore?
This is the time of year that everyone is battling dry skin – including our precious, sweet, delicate babies.
If your baby is battling dry skin, did you know there are several drugstore options that are safe enough to use on babies?
This list is made up of the lotions most recommended by moms. In fact, each lotion on this list had to be recommended by moms who are currently using it AND are having success treating their baby’s dry skin.
In addition to being mom recommended, these are the lotions that get a green light from the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database.
Whenever I am looking for the safety of a product, I run it through the Skin Deep Database.
The Skin Deep Database is useful for navigating the long list of confusing ingredients found in beauty products. I used it to screen all of these lotions to make sure they were indeed safe for baby.
The FDA does not regulate all the harmful ingredients that can be found in over the counter products. The Skin Deep Database is my favorite tool for weeding through these ingredients and finding the products that are actually safe to use.
Lotions Safe for Baby
If your baby has dry skin, look for these lotions in your local drugstore or super store. I linked to the exact product I recommend on Amazon for your reference or if you like to do your shopping online.
Aquaphor Baby This is the number one recommendation for helping baby’s dry skin. In fact, one mom reported she continues to buy it for the whole family.
Weleda Cold Weather Protection Prevention is half the battle! This is my personal favorite for babies, kiddos and even myself! If I know I’m going to be running around town and it’s cold enough that the air hurts my face (you know what I’m talking about, right?) I use this. It keeps everyone protected and baby soft.
Mustela Hydra-Bebe Lotion One mom reported, “It’s super moisturizing without being heavy.” It is one of the more expensive options, but it still manages to be a well recommended, favorite product.
Mustela Stelaptopia Milky Bath Oil While this isn’t a lotion, it had too many recommends not to mention it here. Use it it the bath to lock in moisture during bath time. Use it in conjunction with any of the lotions here to help with baby’s dry skin.
Lotions to Treat Eczema
Has your baby’s skin gone from just dry to eczema? It’s common this time of year. So many moms struggle with keeping their baby comfortable, so I couldn’t neglect to tell you about these safe but effective options.
Aveeno Eczema Lotion As a treatment, this came highly recommended. In fact, one mom called it “a miracle.” Another mom suggested applying the lotion first, then “sealing” it in by applying a bit of coconut oil over it. Give it a try!
Eucerin Baby Eczema Relief Body Creme One mom described this as a “wonder cream.” It is another product that is safe according to Skin Deep.