Find a gentle baby shampoo, body wash, lotion and more with this A-to-Z guide to natural skincare products for babies and toddlers. From skin-soothing eczema-healing products and cradle cap shampoos to luxuriously scented body lotions and bubble baths, read on to find out the bathing and after-bath products each brand offers, yucky ingredients they’re formulated without, and more reasons why they’re worth checking out.
Aden + Anais
What they offer: hair and body wash, body lotion, bubble bath, shampoo, conditioner
Formulated without: phthalates, parabens, sulfates, phosphates, synthetic dyes, petroleum oils, BPA, DEA, gluten, soy
Why check them out: The line is infused with pawpaw fruit extract, which is packed with antioxidants and essential vitamins that help moisturize and soothe skin.
What they offer: The Daily Care line features baby wash & shampoo, body lotion, conditioning shampoo. The Eczema Therapy line features nighttime balm, moisturizing wash, moisturizing cream and bath treatment. The Baby Soothing Relief line features creamy wash and moisturizing cream. The Baby Calming Comfort line features calming comfort bath and body lotion.
Formulated without: parabens, phthalates; some products are fragrance-free
Why check them out: With four lines of hypoallergenic baby skincare products, you’re likely to find a regimen that soothes your baby’s dry or irritated skin.
What they offer: baby shampoo & wash, hydrating stick, healing ointment, baby wash foam, body lotion, conditioner, face & body wipes, face cream, calming shampoo, bubble bath & wash
Formulated without: parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, dairy, soy, gluten or high-allergy nut oils.
Why check them out: The products are tested to ensure they’re non-irritating and hypoallergenic. They contain ingredients rich in vitamins and antioxidants to soothe and comfort sensitive skin.
What they offer: shampoo & wash, bubble bath, lotion, coconut balm
Formulated without: parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde donors, dyes, sulfates, silicones, glycol, retinyl palmitate, triclosan, talc, gluten, synthetic fragrances
Why check them out: The line contains therapeutic and moisturizing ingredients including sea minerals, monoi coconut oil, aloe and cocoa butter to hydrate sensitive baby skin. Some products also come in fragrance-free versions.
What they offer: protective ointment, shampoo + body wash, moisturizing cream wash, bubble bath, vapor bubble bath, baby lotion, exzema care skin protectant cream
Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, dyes, cortisone, steroids, mineral oil, petrolatum
Why check them out: The Babyganics website is transparent about the company's rigorous testing process before products are released, and the company continues to test and improve formulas based on new scientific research.
Bella B Naturals
What they offer: bubble bath, hair & body wash, cradle cap shampoo, hair detangler, conditioner, moisturizing lotion
Formulated without: parabens, animal by-products, petrolatum, lanolin, harsh chemicals
Why check them out: This broad line of baby products is formulated with flower extracts and moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera, avocado and shea.
What they offer: shampoo & wash, body cream, body balm
Formulated without: Parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oils, dyes, synthetic fragrance, common natural irritants and allergens, nearly 1,400 ingredients currently banned in EU cosmetics
Why check them out: Organic coconut oil is the lead ingredient in Bubbsi's moisturizing skincare products, which come in super cute silicone bottles shaped like animals. Save money by refilling with the value-size refills sold on the site.
What they offer: baby shampoo & wash, bubble bath, body lotion, buttermilk soap, baby oil, multipurpose ointment
Formulated without: phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, SLS
Why check them out: A trusted name in natural skincare, the Burt’s Bees line of baby products is packed full of good-for-you ingredients such as cocoa butter, royal jelly and aloe.
What they offer: shampoo & body wash, conditioner, hair detangler, bubble bath
Formulated without: petroleum contaminants, synthetic fragrances, parabens, SLS, sulfates, dyes, formaldehyde carriers, phthalates, gluten, oat, soy, dairy, nuts (some products contain coconut)
Why check them out: Shop by scent, skin issue or allergy concern to find your favorite bath products from this extensive line. Founded in 1995, this woman-owned brand is committed to safe baby products, even growing its own calendula on a certified organic farm in Santa Barbara.
What they offer: body wash & shampoo, moisturizing cream, moisturizing lotion and healing ointment
Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrance
Why check them out: CeraVe contains three types of ceramides, which are lipids that help restore the skin’s barrier and retain moisture.
What they offer: castile liquid soap, castile bar soap, body balm
Formulated without: synthetic preservatives, petrochemical detergents, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrance, foaming agents
Why check them out: The fragrance-free baby line from family favorite Dr. Bronner’s contains organic and fair-trade ingredients such as coconut, olive, hemp and jojoba oils for safe and effective cleaning and moisturizing.
Earth Mama Organics
What they offer: body lotion, face balm, baby wash, baby oil
Formulated without: artificial fragrance, artificial preservatives, antibacterial chemicals, phthalates, parabens, sulfates
Why check them out: The calendula plant, known for being anti-inflammatory and mild for sensitive baby skin and hair, is the key ingredient in this line, which features scented and unscented products.
What they offer: baby wash, baby balm, body lotion
Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, SLS, dyes, fragrance, gluten, harsh chemicals
Why check them out: Era Organics' products are cruelty-free and filled with food-grade nutrients. The brand is so confident you’ll love their products, they offer a no-questions-asked 60-day return policy.
What they offer: shampoo & body wash, moisturizing lotion
Formulated without: parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, cocamidopropyl betaine, coca midopropyl hydroxysuitaine, phenoxyethanol, the 1,400 ingredients prohibited in the EU
Why check them out: Created by Ivy League-educated dermatologists, the line is filled with plant-based ingredients from around the world that have a top rating on Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database.
What they offer: eczema wash, eczema lotion, eczema cream
Formulated without: parabens, phthalates, SLS, lanolin, propylene glycol, colors or dyes, cocamidopropyl betaine, fragrance
Why check them out: The line is devoted to dry, sensitive skin and soothing skin irritated by eczema or dermatitis. Each product has earned the Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association.
What they offer: shampoo & body wash, conditioner, body lotion, baby oil
Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, BPA
Why check them out: Founded as a baby food line in the 1980s, the brand puts the same care into its skincare as it does the company’s baby cereal, toddler formula, teething biscuits and cookies.
What they offer: shampoo & body wash, baby lotion, bubble bath
Formulated without: sulfates, SLS and SLES, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde donors, phenoxyethanol, petrolatum, mineral oil, PEGs, MEA, DEA, TEA and common allergens such as gluten, peanut and dairy
Why check them out: Cofounded by actors and married parents Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, Hello Bello offers premium-quality, eco-friendly products at budget-friendly prices, thanks to an exclusive partnership with Walmart.
The Honest Company
What they offer: shampoo & body wash, face & body lotion, conditioner, bubble bath, conditioning detangler, all-purpose balm, body oil, bar soap
Formulated without: sulfates, parabens, SLS, silicones, harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde carriers, MEA, DEA or TEA, PEGs, ethoxylates
Why check them out: Honest’s baby bath products come in four scents (orange vanilla, lavender, apricot and fragrance free), and you can save by buying bundles of products in a customizable subscription.
What they offer: shampoo & body wash, body cream, body lotion, non-petroleum jelly, tearless shampoo & wash
Formulated without: SLS, phthalates, silicones, petrolatum, parabens, DEA, phosphates, dyes
Why check them out: The makers of this line of plant- and water-based ingredients sources local organic ingredients and uses recyclable packaging.
What they offer: foaming cream, moisturizing milk cream, massage balm, fragrance water
Formulated without: phenoxyethanol, parabens, phthalates or silicones
Why check them out: the Shea Baby Care collection launched May 2019 and is just as luxe as their adult Shea line. 87% of the ingredients in this collection are naturally derived and tested under pediatric supervision and while the products include a fragrance they are hypoallergenic and formulated free of allergens.
What they offer: baby shampoo & body wash, body lotion
Formulated without: GMOs, soy or other derivatives, nuts and related allergens, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, dyes, pesticides, BPA, chlorine, artificial ingredients, gluten
Why check them out: The brand promises transparency into their products, formulas and factories, including independent test results of the line. Everything they make is certified to NSF Organic standard, an international certification. They’re also EWG Verified, Gluten Free and Vegan Certified.
What they offer: baby shampoo & wash, body lotion, detangling spray
Formulated without: parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial dyes, fragrance
Why check them out: The botanical and wildcrafted ingredients in Marama’s products are vegan and responsibly sourced.
Mill Creek Botanicals
What they offer: baby wash, conditioning shampoo, body lotion, calendula cream
Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, gluten, artificial preservatives, sodium chloride, MEA, DEA, dyes, fragrance
Why check them out: The products in this line include soothing witch hazel, aloe vera and calendula.
What they offer: baby wash, cleansing bar, moisturizer, jojoba oil
Formulated without: genetically modified ingredients, petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, pesticide residues, artificial fragrances, triclosan/chlorophenol, lanolin, nuts or nut oils
Why check them out: Many skincare products call themselves organic or natural, but Mini Organics’ line is Certified Organic, meaning each ingredient must be grown, processed, produced and stored without pesticides, fertilizers and synthetic chemicals. The production process is audited by an independent third party to ensure products conform to strict international standards.
What they offer: Four product lines of body lotion, emollient cream, emollient balm, cradle cap cream, shampoo, bubble bath, cleansing milk, cleansing gel, cleaning cream, bath oil, face cream
Formulated without: parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, cyclotetrasiloxane, p-Phenylenediamine or related compounds, BHA, benzophenone, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, triclosan, alcohol
Why check them out: Mustela has conducted continued research in dermatology for more than 60 years; the company partners with dermatology, maternity and childcare professionals to further its skin expertise. The line features products for normal, dry, eczema-prone and very sensitive baby skin.
Noodle and Boo
What they offer: bar soap, body wash, shampoo, hair polish, body lotion, bubble bath hair & body wash, baby balm, ointment, cream rinse
Formulated without: parabens, phthalates, sulfates, PPGs, dye, GMOs, triclosan, formaldehyde donors, BPA, essential oils
Why check them out: This line specializes in bath products for children with eczema and sensitive skin. The company donates a portion of profits to children’s charities.
What they offer: hair & body wash, baby balm, baby oil
Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or other harmful chemicals
Why check them out: Cute, cartoony packaging shows off the organic fruit and vegetable ingredients in this line, from apple & broccoli body wash to a berry and olive baby balm.
What they offer: shampoo & body wash, bubble bath, body lotion
Formulated without: harsh chemicals, petroleum, animal-based ingredients
Why check them out: The line was created by a team of Ph.D. chemists, using plant- and natural mineral-based ingredients. To save money on your purchases, buy sets of Puracy’s products or sign up for a recurring subscription.
Saje Natural Wellness
What they offer: body lotion, salve
Formulated without: artificial fragrances, parabens, SLS, silicone, dyes
Why check them out: This Canadian company’s line uses ingredients derived from safe and renewable resources. The products are packaged in recycled or recyclable materials.
What they offer: bar soap, ointment, body lotion, shampoo, body wash
Formulated without: parabens, mineral oil, formaldehyde, phthalates, DEA, propylene, petroleum
Why check them out: The products from this family-owned company are ethically traded, sustainably produced and contain certified organic, natural and fair-trade ingredients.
What they offer: cleansing gel, moisturizer, eczema itch and dryness healing cream
Formulated without: fragrance, parabens, cortisone, steroids, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates
Why check them out: Founded more than 25 years ago, Triderma’s products are based in a healing aloe vera complex.
What they offer: face & body lotion, balm gel, cleansing water, body wash & shampoo, leave-in conditioner and detangler
Formulated without: gluten, animal ingredients, animal-derived ingredients, BPA, dibutyl phthalates, BHA, heavy metals (lead, cadmium), chemical fertilizers and pesticides
Why check them out: The ingredients for the products in this line are inspired by centuries-old remedies from around the world, from conditioning tsubaki oil in the leave-in conditioner & detangler (inspired by Japan) to nourishing apricot oil in the face & body lotion (inspired by India). The line is rated COSMOS ORGANIC, the European equivalent of USDA certification. For each product sold, the company funds educational initiatives around the world.
Wash with Water
What they offer: shampoo & body wash, body lotion, hair detangling spray, balm, bubble bath, eczema cream, foam cleanser
Formulated without: petrochemicals, phthalates, sulfates, GMOs, PPGs, synthetic colors, formaldehyde donors, TEA, DEA, silicones, PEGS, dairy, egg, oat, lactoperoxidase, citrus seed extract, triclosan, synthetic dyes
Why check them out: The products in this line are made in small batches, tested by a third-party independent laboratory and packaged in eco-conscious containers.
What they offer: shampoo & body wash, bar soap, body lotion, face cream, baby oil
Formulated without: parabens, chemical preservatives, preservatives, SLS, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, GMOs
Why check them out: Founded in 1921, Weleda creates products produced using sustainable production processes and environmentally friendly practices. Its baby products feature calendula and mallow, both known for their soothing properties.
What they offer: baby bath tea, baby oil, body wash, balm, body cream,
Formulated without: synthetic chemicals, fragrances, dyes, parabens, surfactants, phthalates, GMOs, fillers, gluten
Why check them out: The organic line prides itself on combining luxury and wellness with social responsibility.
—Eva Ingvarson Cerise
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