Being a new mum can be daunting, you got through the pregnancy and took care of yourself by using the best pregnancy beauty products, but now there’s someone else in your life that needs your undivided attention that you need to look after. We would do anything to protect our babies, and that goes as far as their skin too. Because it’s more sensitive than ours, you can’t use the same products you use on yourself. What you need is the best baby products to make sure that you’re keeping your little ones baby-soft.
Much like the best products for sensitive skin, products formulated for babies tend to be free from parabens, dyes and alcohol. They help to nourish and protect the skin from irritation.
With the arrival of the Meghan and Harry’s Royal baby imminent, baby fever is well and truly in the air, so we grilled a group of new mothers about their must-have baby products. We asked them to tell us which products they just couldn’t live without and this is what they revealed…
Best baby products 2019 – the suncream
Meghan Markle and Archie were spotted yesterday watching Prince Harry at the Polo. What was spotted next to Meghan? Nivea’s Sun Protect & Moisture SPF Spray. We already know that Meghan Markle is a huge fan of Nivea products, so it’s no wonder that she trusts them to protect her baby son’s skin from the sun. Whilst we can’t quite see which one she opted for, we reckon she probably chose the SPF30 for kids.
Best baby products 2019 – the product recommended by every mum we spoke to
When we asked the group of new mothers, which products they rely on for their newborns and older babies, each one said Aveeno. There are seven products in the range, each one super gentle and kind on the skin. They work on all babies, even those with mild cases of eczema. There are creams, lotions, wipes and washes. The above is the perfect everyday cream to use after a bath on dry skin – it smells glorious and keeps skin soft. At £2.99 it’s also really affordable and purse-friendly.
So if like Meghan Markle, you’re set to become a new mum very soon, keep reading for the rest of our roundup of the best baby products in 2019…
Nappy rash is the result of sitting in a soiled, damp nappy for too long. Don't panic though, all babies can get it and it doesn't make you a bad mum if your baby develops it. This cream to powder works brilliantly in the nappy area, as it adds comfort to soreness, as well as absorbing wetness.
Cradle cap is another pesky skin condition that affects babies. It looks much worse than it is, because it doesn't actually cause the child any discomfort. It goes away eventually, but using a cream regularly on the dry patches will help loosen and soften the flakes.
It's always good to keep a baby balm to hand - it helps soothe and moisturise the whole body, particularly dry spots. Neal's Yard baby products are dreamy and babies love them as much as adults. This balm is fragrance free and is made from Shea butter and botanical oils.
Talc might seem like the thing you give your granny at Christmas, but it's a godsend for babies with damp bottoms. Sprinkle a touch of Bamford's Baby Powder after every nappy change and it'll absorb any wetness and prevent irritation.
Giving your baby a bath at the end of the time is a precious time. This bubble bath is meant to stimulate your babies senses - it creates lots of foam (with the necessary tear-free formula), turns the bath water blue and smells beautifully of a white floral bouquet. Whilst we're not sure how much your baby will notice these things, you'll definitely get a kick out of it.
This has been specially developed for sensitive skin. In the sun's heat babies aren't able to tell you when they're feeling hot and uncomfortable, but not only does this protect against UVA rays but it also is made from water-repellent Beeswax which wont block the pores and cause prickly heat.
The perfect on-the-go moisturiser to help protect your little one's against the cold and wind when you're out and about.
Not a necessity at all, but a really sweet product all the same. If your baby takes a while to settle in bed, consider giving their bedding, sleep suit or even the room a few spritzes of this calming chamomile and lavender spray.
This right here is a bogie-sucker. You insert one end into your baby's congested nose and then suck. Don't worry the mucus gathers in a separate chamber. It has won countless awards and is even prescribed by GPs.