The Best Natural Moisturizer for Baby Skin

By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: February 6, 2017
The Best Natural Moisturizer for Baby Skin

Babies' skin is delicate, and it gets easily affected by factors like season, air pollution and nappy rash.Dryness of skin can lead to severe itching, eczema and even ulcers. That is why, it is important to keep your baby’s skin moisturized. Because each child’s skin is different and they may act differently to different moisturizers, you may need to experiment with some of them before you find the ideal one for your little one. In this oneHOWTO article, we are going to find out which is the best natural moisturizer for baby skin.

Breast milk

According to experts, breast milk can handle a great deal of illnesses in babies, including cough, cold, constipation, diarrhea, rotavirus, conjunctivitis and skin dryness. Take a little breast milk in your palm, and apply it on the dry areas of your baby’s skin.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the best and most easily available natural moisturizers for babies as well as adults. It helps in retaining the moisture of your baby’s skin, and repairs it while giving it a healthy glow. It protects your baby’s skin from microbes, and also works as a great softener for the skin. After bath, massage a very thin layer of some coconut oil on the body of your baby. If you don’t want your baby’s body to be oily all day, massage it around 2 hours before giving a bath to your baby, and then wash it off completely. It will be enough to keep the baby’s skin moisturized.

The Best Natural Moisturizer for Baby Skin - Coconut oil

Almond oil

Almond oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E. It works great for moisturizing and nourishing your baby’s skin. You can massage your baby’s body with plain and pure almond oil, but avoid any fragrant ones, as they may contain some added ingredients that may not be too soft on your baby’s delicate skin.


Avocado is a wonderful powerful of nutrition that provides numerous health benefits to all. Mash an avocado and apply it all over the dry areas of your child’s skin. Leave for 15 minutes and then wash off. If you don’t want to use raw avocado, you can massage avocado oil on your baby’s body as well.

The Best Natural Moisturizer for Baby Skin - Avocados

Aloe vera

Aloe vera contains a whole lot of antibacterial and anti-fungal properties due to which it becomes a great natural moisturizer. Aloe vera plant grows very quickly and it can be easily cultivated in your own backyard. You can take out fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe vera leaf. Cut a leaf of the aloe vera plant, squeeze out some of the gel from it, and apply it on the dry skin areas of your baby. Keep working until the gel disappears completely and gets absorbed into his or her skin. Use this once or twice in a day, especially during winters.


Oats can also work as a great natural moisturizer for your baby’s skin. They have anti-inflammatory properties that are suitable for all skin types, including the allergic ones. Oats have saponins that work as mild cleansing agents. Oats are helpful in exfoliating your baby’s skin and remove any dead cells too. Grind oats to make a fine powder, add 2 tsp of it to your baby’s bathing water, and mix well. Allow soaking for 20 minutes, and then bath your baby with this water.

The Best Natural Moisturizer for Baby Skin - Oats

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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