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Bath Time for Baby—A Nourishing Routine for Sensitive Skin

Bath time with your baby is an important routine for you and your little one. Not only are you washing away the day with a favorite baby wash, but you’re also bonding with that bundle of joy and nourishing their skin. Because their skin is so important, using high-quality, plant-based baby skincare products is the secret to a great bath routine. Whether you start the day with playtime in the tub or let your baby unwind at night with a soothing soak, use the following ideas to make the most of these cherished moments.

Bath Time with Baby Wash and Bubbles

Every parent is always looking for the best baby bath wash—an all-in-one baby shampoo and wash with ingredients that work to gently cleanse and nourish the skin. This kind of product is essential to bath time because the bath is the first part of a multi-part practice of love and care.

Look for a baby wash with oat, shea butter, and cocoa butter specifically designed for babies and children. We recommend the Sensitive Baby Bubble Bath and Wash, suitable for daily use even on the most delicate skin, this fragrance-free bubble bath is EWG Verified™ to ensure the highest level of safety and quality. After getting the bath ready and letting baby splash their feet a bit, pour a few drops of a mild, fragrance-free formula into your hands and lather. Gently wash your baby’s body and scalp.

Baby Massage with Lotion for Sensitive Skin

After a bath, it’s a good idea to apply lotion for sensitive skin on baby’s body and face. Lotion can be especially helpful if you live in a dry climate or your little one has eczema-prone skin. A non-greasy, lightweight, fragrance-free baby lotion for sensitive skin is a great choice, but you’ll still want to check the list of ingredients. Oat is a fantastic ingredient for nourishing skin that feels dry. Gently massage the lotion onto the skin after a bath for soft-feeling skin.


If your baby does have eczema or some extra dry spots, apply a plant-based ointment to the dry areas after bath time. A waterless ointment might contain vitamin-rich oils like sunflower seed oil that locks in moisture. Additional ingredients like organic calendula, chamomile, meadowsweet, and shea butter can help to soothe cracked skin and rashes without preservatives and mineral oils. Our Sensitive Baby All Natural Healing Ointment was developed to relieve skin rashes, eczema and cracked or chapped skin, formulated with 1% colloidal oatmeal, a plant-based skin protectant.

Additional Baby Products to Have on Hand

No matter when you bathe your baby, you might want to use some additional baby products to support their skin.


Morning and midday baths allow you to bring out all the bath toys and fun. Once things are put away and your little one is ready to take on the day, apply some baby sunscreen to their nose, cheeks, and any part of their arms, neck, and legs exposed to the sun. Our Family Favorite Sensitive Baby Mineral Sunscreen SPF50  is essential in protecting your little one’s delicate skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. 


If baby’s bath time is strictly at night, you can help their little bums stay dry and rash-free overnight with plant-based, zinc diaper rash cream. You can use either a traditional cream or spray-on diaper rash cream to form a protective layer on your little one’s skin that works to keep out moisture.

A bath time routine is a great way to start or end the day, especially when it cares for your baby’s sensitive skin. Gentle, plant-based bath products like Sensitive Baby Fragrance Free Shampoo and Wash with oat can help you maintain those soft, smooth little arms and legs. You can also use baby-safe products, like baby sunscreen, to protect their skin during the day. That way, you can nourish and protect your baby’s skin and the bond between you and your baby.