The 7 Best Baby Skincare Products for Winter
Babies’ skin is more sensitive than adults and in the wintertime they need extra care. Here are some of the best all-natural products for taking care of babies’ skin and hair this winter that are made without harmful ingredients. Read on for the perfect products for specific wintertime problems such as cradle cap and eczema.
When my older two kids were little we used generic baby wash and it really dried out their skin, causing eczema. While not all babies will react so harshly to the chemicals in generic soap, it’s always a good idea to spend a few extra bucks to get soap without harsh chemicals and with all-natural ingredients that can soothe your baby’s skin. Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is made of organic oils, such as coconut, olive, hemp and jojoba. All you need is a tiny amount on a wet washcloth, as it needs to be diluted.
The harsh elements can really dry babies’ skin. Even if they’re not prone to eczema, it’s a good idea to slather them in baby lotion after the bath to keep their skin soft. The Nurture My Body Unscented Baby Lotion is made with 100% organic ingredients, such as rosehips, chamomile, lavender and aloe vera. It also has seaweed and grapefruit extracts, among many other natural plant oils and extracts.
Keeping babies’ hair clean is important but overwashing it can dry out the scalp, especially in cold weather. The Honest Perfectly Gentle Hypoallergenic Shampoo is gentle enough for everyday use and can also double as a body wash. Plant-based ingredients such as orange and tangerine peel and quinoa seed extracts make it safe for baby’s hair and skin and also for the entire family.
Babies’ little faces can get very dry in the cold weather. In extreme cold weather babies obviously should be left indoors but fresh air is good for babies, even in the winter. Before venturing outside it’s always a good idea to apply a little lotion to keep their faces moisturized. Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream is Europe’s #1 leading natural face cream and is made with organic calendula flower grown in Germany. Calendula has antiseptic properties that can calm inflammation – perfect in the wintertime!
Both my older kids had eczema when they were little. It can be as simple as red blotches or become severe itchy rashes. Using the right lotion can really make a difference and relieve dryness and itchiness. This Organic Manuka Soothing Skin Cream includes Manuka Honey from New Zealand. The cream can also help with psoriasis, diaper rash and even help with minor cuts and burns.
Cradle Cap Balm
Cradle Cap is an annoying but harmless form of dandruff. It usually disappears after a few months but sometimes you need to be persistent. The Elizabeth Parker Naturals Baby Balm contains several essential oils, as well as vitamin E for extra moisture. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then comb the flakes out. Afterwards rinse it out in the bath.
The harsh, cold winter weather and the extra heat from indoor heating can wreak havoc on some babies’ hair. My kids all had very little hair at birth so they didn’t need any conditioner at first but many babies are born with a full head of hair and if it’s curly and coarse it can get tangled easily. The dry air can make it even worse. Baha Baby Hair Conditioning Cream is suitable for babies as well as older children. It contains coconut and avocado oil, as well as hemp seed oil and vitamin B5. You simply use it after shampoo and rinse it out.