Find out the best natural baby products that I use and love with my baby!
There is nothing like caring for your first precious little baby to make you rethink what you’re putting on both her skin and your own. That protective mama instinct is there all the time, even when you’re browsing the baby shampoo at Target. Suddenly you find yourself scouring every label and googling scary-looking ingredient names, making sure there is nothing in her bubble bath that’s going to give her cancer in 50 years.
After learning about some of the effects that certain chemicals can have on the body, I knew right away that I wanted to use the most natural products I could for Queen C. And 6 months later, I’m glad I chose to do so!
Since everything ends up going straight into her mouth (hands, toes, whatever she can get her hands on), I want to make sure that my products are safe, and hers are too! Yes, I want my sweet baby to have soft, smooth skin and smell baby fresh, but I’m not willing to sacrifice her health. Luckily there’s no need to sacrifice since there are some great natural baby products that actually work.
Of course, we all want the best for our babies, so I’ve rounded up my favorite nontoxic baby care products that I love using on Queen C so far!
The Best Nontoxic Baby Shampoo and Baby Body Wash:
Tubby Todd Hair & Body Wash** I’m in love with the Lavender and Rosemary smell of this shampoo and body wash in one. It gets Queen C squeaky clean! And I love that it’s made by a family run small business.
Honest Shampoo + Body Wash Ultra Calming Lavender The Honest Company products are widely available, so it’s convenient to pick up a bottle of the shampoo + body wash when you run out. The calming lavender scent is perfect for nightly bath time.
Primally Pure Baby Bar* I love this creamy goat milk baby soap made with very few, high quality ingredients.
The Best Nontoxic Baby Lotion:
Tubby Todd Everyday Lotion** I love slathering Queen C with this delicious smelling lotion. It leaves her skin (and my hands!) soft and smooth, and is safe for every day use.
The Best Nontoxic Baby Balm:
Primally Pure Baby Balm* This balm is my absolute favorite. It is ultra moisturizing for those patches of eczema or cradle cap. I use it on Queen C before bed when she’s especially dry and rub it on her scalp when she gets flaky patches. You’ll want to stock up on this amazing balm!
Tubby Todd All Over Ointment** – This ointment is super creamy and moisturizing. It is multipurpose just like the other balms on the list and helps clear up eczema and baby rashes.
Honest All-Purpose Balm Convenience wins again for this balm. It’s super moisturizing for baby’s (or mom’s!) dry spots or itches. It’s available on Amazon, at Target, Sprouts, and just about anywhere, which is nice.
The Best Nontoxic Diaper Cream:
Honest Company Diaper Rash Cream We went through a phase where Queen C had a TON of dirty diapers each day and it was causing really bad chafing on her bottom. This diaper cream helped so much, and has much fewer ingredients than most traditional diaper rash creams.
The Best Nontoxic Baby Powder:
Primally Pure Baby Powder* After finding out the conventional baby powder may be linked to ovarian cancer, I basically banned it from my house, so I love that Primally Pure makes a talc-free nontoxic baby powder to keep baby’s bottom soft and smooth and prevent chafing! It smells so good.
The Best Nontoxic Baby Sunscreen:
Babyganics Baby Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 Most sunscreens use chemicals to black the sun’s rays, but those same chemicals are potentially harmful, so it’s better to stick to physical, mineral-based blockers, even if they turn your baby a little white! I like this spray from Babyganics because it’s a high SPF and is easy to spray on and spread.
And a few other natural remedies:
Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water Gripe Water saved our new parent lives for the first 4 colicky months of Queen C’s life. It helped to sooth her tummy when she got fussy after eating (and in general). If you are having a baby any time soon, do yourself a favor and stock up on Gripe Water!
Boiron Camilia Baby Teething Relief Queen C has started teething, and I know she is in pain but I don’t want to pump her full of Tylenol all the time or give her gels that might have questionable ingredients. I’ve been using Camilia lately and it seems to be working well. It also comes in convenient single-use portions that you open, squeeze into baby’s mouth, and throw away.
Mommy’s Bliss Organic Baby Cough Syrup Baby has already had her first cold, and I wish I’d had this way sooner to help clear up her mucus and get her back to sleeping at night!
These have been the best nontoxic baby products I’ve used so far. I’ll update the list as I find more that I love!
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Photos by Becca Lea Photography