Caring For Baby’s Delicate Skin

Not all baby washes are made equal. With higher incidences of allergies and eczema in children, it is worth trying a gentle formula for baby’s delicate skin.

Both my sons had skin reactions to regular baby washes from the time they were babies and we tested brand after brand trying to find one that ticked all the boxes for us and when we did, we stuck to it; however, we do still try to throw in an alternative from time to time just to keep things fresh for the kids.

Here’s a list of washes our family and other mums have tried and love.


Shea Moisture, Frankincense & Myrrh
A sulfate-free body wash and shampoo made with shea butter to keep skin nourished and moisturised, camomile to soothe and calm and argan oil, frankincense and myrrh to keep skin soft, smooth and lightly scented.

You can find Shea Moisture on iHerb for $10.90 (384m

California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash, Super Sensitive
A gentle, tear-free wash free of added fragrance, common allergens and irritants. Its cleansing power comes from certified organic, sustainably harvested soap bark and plant-based glucosides which clean without irritating or drying the skin. Certified organic calendula and aloe vera soothe and moisturise the skin.

You can find California Baby at Motherswork for $20.23 (251ml)

Hugo Naturals Shampoo & Baby Wash, Chamomile & Vanilla
This gentle rich lathering shampoo and wash is formulated to gently cleanse baby's delicate skin without drying. Enriched with vitamin E and shea butter to help keep baby's skin soft and healthy.

You can find Shea Moisture on iHerb for $11.00 (237ml)

Weleda Shampoo & Body Wash, Calendula
Formulated with organic and natural plant-based cleansers, it is gentle and tear-free. Biodynamic® and organic calendula flower extract soothes and softens your baby’s hair and skin. Sweet almond oil is easily absorbed to keep your baby’s skin and hair from losing moisture.

You can find Shea Moisture on iHerb for $13.74 (200ml)

QV Baby Gentle Wash
A mild cleanser for hair and body. Moisturising formula helps rehydrate baby’s skin and is ideal for daily use.

You can find QV Baby Gentle Wash at Guardian for $15.70 (250g)


Mustela Stelatopia Cleansing Cream
This soap-free gently cleanses without damaging the skin. Sunflower oil soothes and maintains skin's moisture barrier while avocado preserves the cellular richness and moisturises.

You can find Mustela at Motherswork for $30.80 (200ml)

Johnson & Johnson's Top to Toe Sensitive Touch Wash
This head to toe wash has a no more tears formula that is gentle. It is a mild cleanser that is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested. It is designed to be safe for sensitive skin.   

You can find Johnson & Johnson's at Guardian for $8.90 (500ml)

Aveeno Baby Dermexa Moisturising Wash
This moisturising wash contains natural colloidal oatmeal that has rich emollients that smoothes sensitive, itchy and irritated skin.

You can find Aveeno at Watson's for $16.90 (236ml).

Babyganics Foaming Shampoo & Bodywash
This shampoo and bodywash uses natural NeoNourish seed oil blend, a blend of tomato, sunflower, cranberry, black cumin and raspberry seed oils that helps to nurture and support the skin of babies. It uses plant-based, certified organic ingredients that has been tested by dermatologist and pediatricians. Sulfate and paraben free.

You can find Babyganics at 10 10 Mother & Child Essentials for 24.90 (473ml).

GAIA Sleep Time Baby Wash
Formulated for every day use with organic sweet orange, a natural and gentle antibacterial cleanser, organic evening primrose oil to help nourish and soften skin and organic lavender and ylang ylang to calm and soothe. This gentle cleanser is pH balanced and free from artificial fragrances, soap, sulphates, paraben preservatives, propylene glycol and petrochemicals.

You can find GAIA at Watsons for 39.90 (500ml). 

Baby Anthyllis Delicate Bath Foam For Body & Hair
This bath foam contains organic rice proteins, hibiscus extract and olive oil. It is formulated to provide gently clean body.

You can find Baby Anthyllis at Mums and Babes for $24.90 (400ml).

Original Sprout Hair & Body Babywash
A gentle and moisturising cleanser that is 100% vegan. It is made with luxurious organic and natural ingredients. It is free from honey, tea tree oil and lavender and uses fragrances that are cosmetic safe. 

You can get Original Sprout from their website at $25 (354ml).

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