Best of Baby 2015: Bath & Skin Care

Newborns have the softest skin — and you want to keep it that way, right? From the coolest bath tubs to the gentlest washes and skin-protecting lotions, here are our top picks for making bath time fun time for baby.
ByThe Bump Editors
Mar 2021
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Newborns have the softest skin — and you want to keep it that way, right? From the coolest bath tubs to the gentlest washes and skin-protecting lotions, here are our top picks for making bath time fun time for baby.


Best of Baby 2015: Bath & Skin Care

Photo: Boon

Tubs: Boon Naked

Most Compact

Simplicity reigns in this cool, collapsible tub that accommodates newborns up to 18 months. What we love:

  • A plug allows for quick, complete drainage; no need to dump out water
  • Its space-saving profile let’s you hang it up to dry and easily store away

Buy it: $60,

Photo: 4Moms

Tubs: 4Moms Infant Tub

Most High-Tech

Bath time just became a spa retreat for baby, and a whole lot easier for you. What we love:

  • A color-coded thermometer lets you know when the water is the perfect temperature
  • A side drain and a clean water reservoir work together to filter dirty water out and clean water in
  • It’s still compact enough to fit in a standard kitchen sink!

Buy it: $50,

Photo: Munchkin

Tubs: Munchkin ComforTemp Infant Bather

Best for Out-of-Sink

Made to sit on your countertop or in your bathtub, this tub uses radiant heat and a warm water reservoir to keep baby’s underside warm. What we love:

  • The non-slip, reclining design and high side walls keep baby comfortably in place

Buy it: $38.99,

Photo: Skinfix

Body Wash: Skinfix Gentle Body Wash

Best for Sensitive Skin

If your baby’s skin or scalp is super sensitive, bath time is probably the opposite of soothing for baby and you. Skinfix’s two-in-one mild cleanser can alleviate that stress. It’s botanical-based ingredients are fragrance-free, sulfate-free, and best of all, tear-free to help soothe eczema flare-ups.

Buy it: $20,

Photo: Aden + Anais

Body Wash: Aden + Anais Hair + Body Wash

Best All-Around

What is “pawpaw” fruit, you ask? Whatever it is, it’s in this mild wash that works wonders cleaning without drying out baby’s delicate skin. Moms concerned about allergenic ingredients can rest easy: this one’s phthalate-free, paraben-free, gluten and soy free too. What we love:

  • The natural-smelling scent on baby’s skin is irresistible, so don’t be surprised if you catch yourself using it too

Buy it: $21,


Body Wash: Little Twig Calming Lavender Baby Wash

Best for Newborns

Need a seamless transition from bath time to bedtime? This lavender-infused wash has a soothing scent and skin-softening vitamin E that are gentle enough to use on newborns.

Buy it: $14,

Photo: Baby Pibu

Skin Lotion: Baby Pibu Baby Eczema Care Kit

Best for Eczema

The two products in this set tackle both dry skin and eczema. Use the Hydrating Ointment daily (and liberally) for preventative care, and apply the Rash Relief cream in small doses to treat flare-ups. (Check with your pediatrician before using: The Rash Relief cream contains a mild dose of hydrocortisone to treat eczema.)

Buy it: $36,

Photo: Baby Bee

Skin Lotion: Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion - Calming

Most Soothing

Moms give this a big thumbs up for its great “baby smell” (psst, it’s a combo of soothing lavender and vanilla) and non-greasy formulation.

Buy it: $7,

Photo: Aveeno

Skin Lotion: Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion

Best All-Around

The natural oatmeal in this non-greasy moisturizer makes it a safe choice to use daily. It locks in moisture for 24 hours without clogging pores, plus it’s hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.

Buy it: $10,

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