The 5 Best Baby Lotions & Moisturizers (2023 Edition)

January 2, 2023

What are best baby moisturizers and lotions?

Trying to find the best baby lotion or skincare product, is not an easy task. The market is brimming with a plethora of choices ranging from baby oils and soothing balms to moisturizers and special baby lotions.

In general it’s advised not to use any creams or lotions when your baby is a few weeks old – only use water. Once your baby is at least a few weeks old it’s recommended to use a moisturizing lotion to massage and soothe your baby because lotions are the best for sensitive skin since they contain the highest percentage of waters.

Our expert staff tried and tested the most popular baby lotions and moisturizers on the market and curated a list of the top 6 baby lotions for 2023.

Top 5 baby lotions of 2023

  1. Aveeno Baby Daily Moisturizing Lotion
  2. Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment
  3. Baby Dove Face and Body Lotion
  4. Johnson’s Moisturizing Pink Baby Lotion
  5. Earth Mama Sweet Orange Baby Lotion

1) Aveeno Baby Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Aveeno baby lotion: what we liked

Aveeno is a well known baby products brands which boasts excellent quality. The daily moisture baby lotion from Aveeno contains natural colloidal oatmeal blended with rich emollients that help soothe and protect your baby’s skin.

You can use Aveeno every day without hesitation, it contains no drying alcohols, it won’t clog your baby’s pores and utilizes a non-grease formula for an extra smooth feeling.

The Aveeno baby lotion is recommended by pediatricians and dermatologists, contains no toxins, dyes, parabens, phthalates, steroids, Formaldehydes, Fragrances, PEG or Drying Alcohol making it hypoallergenic and safe for your baby.

2) Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment

Aquaphor baby healing ointment: what we liked

Aquaphor’s healing lotion is the best ointment on the market if you need to treat very dry or irritated skin. It will soothe and protect your baby’s skin thanks to its petroleum-based ointment.

The paraben-free ointment is perfect for chapped skin from teething, drool rashes and more. It has no preservatives, it’s fragance free and it’s recommnded by pediatricians and dermatologists.

3) Baby Dove Face and Body Lotion

Baby Dove Lotion: what we liked

Dove is a staple in skincare and cosmetic products and couldn’t be missing from our roundup of the best baby lotions currently on the market with their “baby Dove” line.

It’s a soothing, fragrance-free baby lotion, ideal for sensitive skin. Its formula has been designed to be paraben and phthalate-free and without dyes, perfectly suitable for babies.

Dove promises and delivers 24-hour skin moisturizing making it one of the longer-lasting baby lotions.

4) Johnson’s Moisturizing Pink Baby Lotion

johnson’s Moisturizing Pink Baby Lotion: what we liked

If there’s one baby brand that you’re bound to recognize, that’s Johnson & Johnson’s.

Johnson’s pink baby lotion is based on coconut oil hydrates that protect and nourish your baby’s skin, providing dry skin relief for up to 24 hours after the first application.

Very similar to the other options of our roundup of the best baby lotions, Johnson’s formula is 100% free of parabens, phthlates, dyes and had fragrnces. Furthermore it’s hypoallergenic and pediatrician-tested.

5) Earth Mama Sweet Orange Baby Lotion

Earth Mama Sweet Orange Baby Lotion: what we liked

Earth Mama guarantees that all the ingredients they use in their baby lotion formula are ethically sourced, 100% organic. After doing extensive research we couldn’t find anything to support the contrary. They are also NSF/ANSI 305 certified for their use of all organic ingredients.

Earth Mama’s products are geared more towards mothers who care about the environment as well and only want to use organic ingredients and products for themselves and their babies.

The Earth Mama Sweet Orange baby lotion, as the name suggests, has a pleasant vanilla orange scent that’s very relacing and refreshing. The lotion formula contains no petroleum, mineral oil, parabens or any artificial fragrance.

Sandra McNeil, PhD.
Sandra McNeil, PhD.

Sandra has over 13 years of experience as a child psychologist, both as a practitioner and researcher. She has a Bachelor's in child psychology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and then she did her master's in Psychology in Education (focused on Children & Families) at Columbia University, NY. She has been writing for health and child-related publications for over 5 years now.

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