The Best Diapers, Wipes, and Creams for Baby’s Sensitive Skin
Babies have delicate skin that’s naturally more susceptible to common irritants than an adult’s or older child’s skin. Some infants, however, will develop a rash or dry skin after contact with certain substances, such as soaps, lotions, fragrances, dyes, or detergents. These babies have sensitive skin.
If your little one falls into this category, it’s crucial to select extra absorbent, chemical-free diapers and hypoallergenic wipes and creams. Adequate absorbency safeguards their skin and helps them stay dry. Choosing chemical-free, hypo-allergenic products helps you further limit possible irritants and allergens from touching their delicate skin.
Diapering Tips for Babies with Sensitive Skin
Even with all the right diapering supplies, it’s still possible for your baby to develop skin irritations. Their delicate skin pH, the constant moisture, plus the irritants in urine and feces are the perfect combination to create diaper dermatitis, more commonly known as diaper rash. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips that can help keep irritation at bay:
- Change diapers frequently.
- Cleanse properly.
- Allow baby to air-dry when possible to help strengthen their skin barrier.
- Use barrier creams and ointments.
Let’s take a look at our favorite options for the best diapers, wipes, and creams to use for your baby’s sensitive skin.
Best Disposable Diapers for Sensitive Skin
Honest Diapers are super absorbent and made with natural and sustainable materials and are gentle on a baby's delicate skin. Now with an improved fit and advanced leak protection like never before, this super soft diaper is designed to perform. Honest Diapers’ TrueAbsorb core retains 17 times its weight in liquid! It has a super soft interior and an honestly secure fit with elastic side ends and secure legs. They also offer stylish prints with adorable options for every occasion.
Honest Company diapers use all natural materials where possible. They are free of latex, fragrances, and parabens, and the wood pulp is processed without chlorine bleaching, making these disposable diapers perfect for sensitive newborn skin.
Best Cloth Diapers for Sensitive Skin
If you want to know exactly what’s in your baby’s diaper and against their skin, cloth diapers are a fantastic hypoallergenic choice.
That said, there’s still no guarantee that your baby’s sensitive skin will remain irritant-free in a cloth diaper. Cloth diapers are less absorbent than many disposables. As a caregiver, you’ll need to be extra vigilant about changing wet diapers to make sure urine doesn’t remain next to your baby’s skin for too long. In addition, you’ll have to wash the cloth diapers in a special detergent for sensitive skin. Finding the right detergent can be a bit of a trial-and-error process. It’s also worth mentioning that some parents find the TPU waterproof cover generally worn with cloth diapers (though safe and non-toxic) causes irritation for some sensitive babies.
Tidy Tots Essential Set, Hemp
We love the Tidy Tots Essential Set! This set features trim, adorable diaper covers, along with a patented design and materials to provide a leak-free experience that keeps babies giggling away the days! This set features:
- 4 No Fold™ Diapers. Super absorbent, no-fuss 4-layer organic hemp blend diapers that snap into Tidy Tots covers with ease
- 4 Boosters. 4-Ply organic hemp blend inserts to customize absorbency
- 2 leak-free diaper covers with Smart Rise™ and TruFit™ snap closures for the absolute perfect fit every day
- 1 roll of 100 biodegradable Flushies® diaper liners. Secures and protects the hemp diaper from the solids; just flush away the mess
- 1 Wetbag
Best Diaper Wipes for Sensitive Skin
Mustela Stelatopia Cleansing Wipes
Gently and effectively clean your baby's face, body, and diaper area with Mustela Stelatopia Cleansing Wipes. Mustela ultra-soft, fragrance-free baby wipes are specially designed for eczema-prone skin and are 47% thicker than Mustela classic wipes. Stelatopia® Replenishing Cleansing Wipes will relieve and moisturize delicate eczema-prone skin while leaving your baby’s skin feeling soft and comfortable. Perfect for quick clean-ups -- no need to rinse with water!
Mustela Cleansing Wipes with Olive Oil
Mustela Cleansing Wipes with Olive Oil are formulated with 99% natural ingredients, including extra virgin olive oil sourced from France. Alcohol-free and fragrance-free, these ultra-soft cloths are hypoallergenic and are safe to use from birth on. Dermatologist and pediatrician tested.
Mustela Organic Cotton Water Wipes
Mustela Organic Cotton Water Wipes are designed to gently cleanse your little one’s skin and leave it soft, moisturized, and fresh. These ultra-soft wipes are perfect to use on your baby’s face, hands, diaper area, and body from birth on. They won’t leave a greasy film or dry out your baby’s kissable skin. Mustela’s Organic Cotton Wipes With Water are composed of 99.8% ingredients of natural origin, including organic cotton, organic aloe vera, and filtered, purified, and softened water. Mustela fragrance-free wipes are also vegan, meaning they’re free of ingredients of animal origin.
Mustela Organic Micellar Water with Olive Oil and Aloe
Although it’s not a diaper wipe, we had to include one of our favorite gentle cleansers, Mustela Organic Micellar Water with Olive Oil and Aloe. This micellar water is fragrance-free and gently cleans the face, hands, body, and diaper area. Since there’s no need to rinse it off, it makes cleanup quick and easy. It’s gentle and safe for babies’ sensitive skin, but also effective enough to remove makeup on adults. Mustela micellar water is carefully crafted with only 8 ingredients, including organic aloe vera and organic olive oil.
Best Diaper Creams for Sensitive Skin
Zoey Naturals Diaper Cream
Zoey Naturals Diaper Cream is infused with plant-based nutrients that help soothe and heal skin quickly. Formulated with zinc oxide and kaolin clay, these ingredients both add hours of skin protection for your baby's bottom.
Mustela Diaper Cream with Olive Oil and Aloe
Mustela Diaper Cream with Olive Oil and Aloe is an easy-to-apply formula that moisturizes and calms your baby’s bottom. The talc-free formula leaves a moisturizing layer on your baby’s skin to soothe and diminish redness at every diaper change. Mustela’s fragrance-free diaper cream is safe for even the most sensitive skin. It’s also dye-free and won’t stain cloth diapers or baby’s clothing.
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