Baby Bath and Skincare Products - Tried and Tested

Baby Bath and Skincare Products - Tried and Tested

Nothing is more precious than your baby’s skin, and what you put on it.  We put some of the leading products to the test and found out what Mum’s are loving right now…


1. Best Gentle Bath Wash

Burt's Bees' - Baby Bee Shampoo & Body Wash

The Burt's Bees' range is naturally formulated, and created with a plant based formula containing soy proteins, so you know there will be no nasty chemicals touching your baby's skin (free from phthalates, parabens, petrolatum and SLS).  The Baby Burt's Bees' Shampoo and Body Wash is a tear free formula, naturally foaming and non irritating- for even the most sensitive babies skin.  It is paediatrician tested and scientifically shown to be gentle enough for everyday use.

"We have skin problems in my family and I did't want to use anything that may cause issues for my baby.  This product is so gentle on my baby's skin that it has really given me one less thing to worry about at bath time!'

2. Best Skin Cream

AVEENO Baby Daily Care Baby Moisturising Lotion

The formula provides moisture for 24 hours and soothes baby skin, leaving it soft, smooth and healthy looking.  When you apply it to the skin it is absorbed fast and is non-greasy.  It has been tested by paediatricians and formulated to minimise risk of allergies.

"My baby was getting dry skin although I was moisturising twice a day with cream and oil, and only giving baths twice a week.  A friend recommended Aveeno baby cream and it sorted out my baby's dry skin straight away!"

3. Best for Irritated Skin Around The Mouth

BIODERMA ABCDerm Peri-oral

Lets face it, babies dribble, drool, put fingers, thumbs, dummies and all sorts of other objects in their mouths! We know this is normal baby development, but you may have not envisaged the effect this can have on your baby's skin.
ABCDerm Peri-oral treatment is the only specific treatment to sooth, purify and repair irritated skin around the mouth.  The irritation is caused by enzymes in the saliva coming into contact with the skin, causing redness. Bioderma have a patent technology that neutralises the saliva enzyme amylase, and repairs the weakened epidermis. The range also provide treatment for cradle cap and nappy rash.
"The skin around my baby's mouth was going red and bumpy and I thought my baby might have an infection.  But the rash seemed to come and go.  I didn't realise it was the saliva irritating my baby's skin until the pharmacist recommended ABCDerm peri-oral!"

4. Best Alternative to Talcum Powder

Burt's Bees' - Baby Bee Cream to Powder

Once a staple for every Mother and Baby, Talcum Powder is no longer recommended amid concerns that inhaling talc can cause breathing problems and serious lung damage for babies.

So how do you keep that precious bum dry and 'as smooth as a baby's bottom?'

Burt's Bees' Baby cream to powder comes to the rescue! This is another paediatrician-tested natural product, free from talc, phthalates, parabens and petroleum.  This product can be used daily and goes on as a smooth cream, and quickly dries to a soft powdery finish. It is designed to help absorb wetness and help leave your baby's skin soft, dry and smooth.

"My sister-in-law bought me this to use on my baby. My baby's bum feels soo smooth after I put it on! Lots of people bought me talc for my baby shower but I'm glad I found out the risks before I started using it and already had an alternative at hand."

5. Best Wipes


WaterWipes have been developed for delicate baby skin made from 99.9% of water and a drop of fruit extract.

"The midwives at the hospital recommended using cottonwool and water or waterwipes to clean my baby.  I found cottonwool and water more fiddly, especially when out and about, so started using waterwipes.  They are a bit more expensive than other wipes so I bought some huggies wipes which were cheaper and meant to be 99% water too.  But the huggies wipes were not as moist and I ended up using 3 wipes to clean my baby whereas 1 waterwipe would have sufficed - a false economy! Now I see no point in using any other wipes, especially after learning all the nasty chemicals they put in other baby wipes, I can trust my baby's skin is getting the best treatment!"

6. Best for Baby Sleep

JOHNSON'S Bedtime Baby Bath

Contains relaxing NaturalCalm™ aroma and NO MORE TEARS® formula and can be used as part of a clinically proven nightly routine to help your baby sleep better.  The range includes a baby cream and baby oil.

" My baby has trouble falling and staying asleep so I started using Johnson's bedtime bath.  Whenever I give her a bath using this baby wash she seems to fall asleep more quickly, and stay asleep - success!!"

7. Best for After Swimming

Childs Farm 3 in 1 Swim For Top-to-Toe After Swim Care

Taking your baby swimming can be an enjoyable experience for both you and your baby, and a great way to learn life long skills.  But the chlorine in swimming pool water can be a concern for your little ones delicate skin.  Luckily Childs Farm have developed an award winning shampoo, conditioner and bodywash all in one.  It washes away chlorine, leaving hair clean and shiney, and smells of strawberry and organic mint!

"I'm glad I discovered Childs Farm Swim wash, its been a life saver for me and my baby, and reasonably priced too!"