If you’re watching which chemicals go in your baby’s body, then you’re also going to want to watch which lotions go on their body. Choosing a natural or organic baby lotion can be almost as daunting as choosing baby bottles. The choices on the store shelves are growing as are the online selections.
Top organic baby lotion
As in true California Baby fashion, California Baby Calendula Cream rises to the top with an impressive 100/100 rating. Calendula extract is considered to be nature’s first aid, as it seems to hold healing properties. Created in an organic-certified and sustainable environment, California Baby Calendula Cream is safe for the entire body, even the diaper area, to heal and protect precious baby skin. The only downside reported is the price (approximately $13 for a 2-ounce jar).
“After several YEARS of skin troubles (our son is just a few months shy of turning 4), with just a few DAYS of use, the scratches and bumps are almost completely gone!“ ~ unmistakable1, Reviewer since 2010
Top natural baby lotion
Some of the highest rated (98/100) baby lotions, which are also mid-range priced, are the Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Baby Lotion and the Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream. The difference between the two is the addition of lavender and vanilla in the Calming Comfort Lotion. Though Aveeno Baby is not certified organic, it is made with natural ingredients. The colloidal oatmeal, which is the key ingredient, helps moisturize and protect sensitive skin. Aveeno is a natural alternative that is also easy on the pocket book retailing for $6 for an 8-ounce tube. Aveeno Baby does also make an organic baby lotion for a similar price to California Baby.
Budget-friendly natural baby lotion
As a lower-cost alternative, Johnson’s Natural Baby Lotion receives a high 85/100 rating. Containing 98% natural ingredients, Johnson’s Natural Baby Lotion moisturizes nicely for a price many moms can more easily afford. An 18-ounce bottle runs around $5 . The only thing some reviewers don’t like is the scent, which is a little on the “earthy” side.
“It doesn’t have the greatest fragrance ever, but it is not enough to deter me from continuing to use it. It does a great job moisturizing my baby’s skin and seems very gentle.”–ncummings86, Reviewer since 2011
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