Are you a mom, aunt, sister, or grandmother-to-be? Good baby products are formulated without harsh chemicals—pesticides, strong fragrances, and even some sunscreens can irritate sensitive baby skin. But that doesn't mean you should scrimp on protection. When outdoors, baby skin is exposed and extra vulnerable to strong UV rays. Chemical sunscreens (which absorb and chemically neutralize UV in the skin) can cause allergic reactions for babies, so use physical formulas with active ingredients like zinc and titanium dioxide instead. These mineral based-blockers physically sit on top of the skin and form a broad-spectrum barrier against the sun, immediately filtering out radiation. For bath time, playtime, and anytime, we've got you covered with our top baby bath and body picks.
For bath time: Mustela Newborn Set
It's no wonder that Mustela is the number one baby skin care company in Europe—their gentle and hydrating formulas are great for infant skin. This $39 value kit includes all your baby bath and body essentials: shampoo, physiobébé no-rinse cleanser, baby lotion, and vitamin barrier cream (for diaper rash and irritation).
For playtime: Episencial Fun Summer Kit
This sunscreen kit from Episencial has your pre and post-solar essentials. The set includes a water resistant, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 35 physical sunblock, SPF 6 lip balm, and after-sun soothing cream. And how adorable are the whimsical Hungry Caterpillar illustrations on the packaging?
For anytime: Sweet Beauty Baby Balm
This yummy cocoa-based diaper balm treats dry patches, eczema, and any other minor irritations. Formulated with sweet cherry oil, chamomile, and vitamin E, both mom and baby can share this multipurpose cream.