Baby-Soft Skin: 11 Baby Lotions, Creams, Oils & Ointments

Moisturizing can help strengthen a baby's skin barrier and seal in hydration. But finding the right product can be tricky, so we've selected gentle lotions, creams, oils, and ointments that help protect your baby's soft skin. 

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Spray-On Lotion

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Spray-On Lotion

Sesame Street Nourishing Naturals Spray Me Lotion

The light, hypoallergenic lotion is fun and easy to use thanks to its convenient spray bottle, making post-bath moisturizing a breeze. It contains 90 percent naturally-derived plant-based ingredients including aloe, avocado, and coconut oils, and shea butter for soft, supple skin. The lotion is free of sulfates, petrolatum, and phthalates, and rather than synthetic fragrances, it has a hint of natural apple fragrance.

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Organic Baby Butter

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Organic Baby Butter

Erbaviva Organic Baby Butter

The rich, hydrating butter is made with fair trade cocoa butter and infused with calming organic lavender and chamomile essential oils. Rub a small amount of the non-greasy formula in your hands — it melts on contact — or apply directly on your baby's skin post-bath.

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Sweet-Scented Lotion

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Sweet-Scented Lotion

giggle Face and Body Lotion

The new baby line by giggle includes a face and body lotion that's eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and enriched with coconut oil and aloe. The lotion is free of parabens, and phthalates, and isn't tested on animals. Plus, you won't find artificial colors or fragrances in it either; instead, the signature sweet rice milk scent is all-natural.

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Unscented Body Oil

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Unscented Body Oil

Beautycounter Baby Soothing Oil

Beautycounter's new clean and simple baby line includes a baby oil that's rich in organic coconut, jojoba, and sunflower seed oils to banish dryness. The fast-absorbing oil leaves baby's skin smooth, not greasy.

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Multitasking Balm

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Multitasking Balm

Babyganics Soothing Protective Ointment

The gentle, non-petroleum formula contains a nourishing blend of natural seed oils from tomato, sunflower, black cumin, cranberry, and raspberry seeds, as well as vitamin E and calendula to soothe and protect baby's skin. You won't find any parabens, phthalates, petroleum, mineral oil, fragrances, or dyes in the ointment, and the non-allergenic product is never tested on animals. Bonus: It's also good for soothing cuts, scrapes, and burns.

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Gluten-Free, Eczema-Calming Cream

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Gluten-Free, Eczema-Calming Cream

California Baby Gluten-free Therapeutic Relief Eczema Cream

This new gluten-free cream uses certified organic oatmeal, which is handled at a facility that doesn't process wheat, barley or rye to prevent cross-contamination. The rich, tear-free formula is concentrated so a little goes a long way to relieve irritated, eczema-prone skin. There are no mineral- or petroleum-based ingredients, synthetic fragrance or dyes. Instead, the cream has a light fragrance made from an essential oil blend that includes French lavender.

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Moisture-Rich Oil

Moisture-Rich Oil

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Baby Oil

The all-natural apricot and grape seed oil-based formula is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that moisturize skin on contact. The oil doesn't contain phthalates, parabens, or petrolatum and is hypoallergenic.

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Soothing Ointment

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Soothing Ointment

The Honest Company Organic Healing Balm

The botanical-based balm works as a diaper rash cream and as an ointment for dry, irritated skin anywhere on baby's body. Organic sunflower, olive, and coconut oils—as well as shea butter—restore moisture, while chamomile and calendula soothe skin. The hypoallergenic ointment is pH balanced, vegetarian, and free of petroleum, mineral oil, lanolin, parabens, fragrances, and dyes.

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Long-Lasting Hydration

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Long-Lasting Hydration

CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream

The cream contains ceramides that maintain baby's delicate skin barrier and moisturizes for up to 24 hours. It's also hypoallergenic and fragrance-, paraben-, gluten- and phthalate-free, earning it the seal of acceptance from the National Eczema Association.

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Eczema-Soothing Cream

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Eczema-Soothing Cream

Mustela Stelatopia Moisturizing Cream

The fragrance-free cream quickly hydrates and soothes extremely dry, eczema-prone skin, garnering it the National Eczema Association's seal of acceptance. The hypoallergenic formula is free of parabens, phthalates, and phenoxyethano and won't sting baby's eyes.