Baby Soft

Pamper your baby and create habits for a lifetime of radiant skin.

Baby Soft
Instead of taking beauty cues from celebs trying to regenerate what’s been lost, focus on turning back the clock to when age is measured in days, weeks, or months. Start baby off right by protecting her skin with mild moisturizing products. Most are great for adults too, because they contain natural ingredients with protective properties for glowing skin. Who gets more coos over pure skin than baby? We think baby’s the perfect role model. 

1. Add to the bath or use as massage oil—Burt’s Bees Baby Bee apricot baby oil shuns mineral oil and is 98.04 percent natural, leaving baby’s skin pure as can be. Target stores

2. All-natural, talc-free, extra-mild baby powder keeps baby fresh, dry, and happy. Little Twig dusting powder, $11.50. Peapods, 251 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-695-5559

3. The sun causes the worst skin damage, so protect baby-soft skin with hypoallergenic, water resistant, alcohol-, fragrance-, and artificial color–free sunscreen. Aloe vera and allantoin keep skin hydrated. Reviva Labs Beach Baby UVA & UVB sun protective lotion, $8. Garden of Eden, 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-293-1300

4. Bond with baby through infant massage. Soothe skin with this hypoallergenic, paraben-free, fragrance-free blend of almond, borage, olive, and sunflower oils. Baby Avalon Organics moisturizing organic massage oil, $10.50. Also from Garden of Eden

5. With a “sweet recipe” of purified honey, sweet almond oil, and apricot kernel oil, this gentle cleanser is made by one of the best skin-care lines around. Kiehl’s Baby Gentle cleansing milk, $17.50. Ampersand, Galleria, Edina, 952-920-2118

6. Distract baby from tears with a bubble wand and a calming scent. No nut oils, gluten, soy, oat, or dairy products are used, and it won’t dry, irritate, or strip delicate membranes like other bubbles. It’s also safe to pour in hot tubs and spas! California Baby Overtired + Cranky Aromatherapy bubble bath, $12.50. Eq-life, 870 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-225-2880

7. This mild, pure moisturizer is filled with organic shea butter, lavender, and chamomile—not sodium laureth sulfate, parabens, or artificial color or fragrance. Erbaorganics baby lotion, $5.99. Target stores

8. The sweetest smell (besides the top of baby’s head), made by local beauty factory Thymes, keeps baby’s bottom free of rashes and looks great on the changing table. Sweetleaf baby diaper balm, $16. Also from Garden of Eden

9. Soapy ducky, you make bath time lots of fun! The grapefruit scent is fresh and inviting, the soap is mild, and the shape is great for both play time and the shelf. By Marseille, $6.50. Chérie Boutique, 775 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-475-2212

10. Get wisps in place with a supersoft hair brush. Gluckskafer, $12.95. Also from Peapods