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Baby Bath and Grooming 101: The Best Infant Products for a New Mom

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We tested all the baby bath and grooming products to find the ones that make it easier, and even enjoyable to keep your infant clean. Here’s our favorites.

Baby grooming is an important aspect of parenting an infant. Sometimes this bath and grooming thing seems hard, or even scary to tackle as a first time parent. Trust us, once you find your groove, this will be fun, even nail clipping. But, let us take some guesswork out of it. Let’s get to our favorite bath and grooming products for infants.

A hairbrush set 

This brush and comb set is safe for even the softest wisp of baby hair. Brushing your baby’s scalp will relax him, improve her blood circulation, and prevent cradle cap. 

A travel kit with all the essentials

This health and grooming set from the American Red Cross is a combination of health and grooming tools. We love the Red Cross! Talk about a name you can trust. Pro Tip: It’s the perfect set to keep in the car for trips or pack for vacation!

Nail clippers that you’ll actually love using

Cutting an infant’s nails can be daunting. The Fridababy nail clipper has a patented design for your baby’s safety. We love the little window that let’s you see what you’re doing. 

Baby bath soaps and lotions we love

Honest Co

The Honest Company Shampoo + Body Wash: The Honest Company gives you a 2-in-1 tear-free, gentle, hypoallergic, and dermatologically tested formula for your baby’s scalp and skin. A company that provides quality safe skin care products for your little one.


CARA B Baby Shampoo + Body Wash: This Cara B 2-in-1 is made from natural ingredients and chemical free, so your infant’s sensitive skin won’t be irritated. This product is designed for curly hair and is eczema friendly.

Cantu Care

Cantu Care Shampoo Set: If your child is prone to getting tangles, then Cantu is perfect for you. They have a range of products from shampoo to detangler to styling gel and will change how you approach your hair styling sessions.  


Curls is another life-saving product for moms whose kids have curly hair. This leave-in cream is made from all-natural ingredients, cuts down the frizz, and can keep your baby’s hair in place all day every day.


Babyology’s Organic Baby Lotion: Taking care of an infant’s sensitive dry skin can be a challenge. Because their skin is so fragile, applying lotion with chemicals can cause severe irritation. Babyology has developed a 100% natural formula that is perfect for your baby’s soft new skin. It is safe and dermatologically tested.

California Baby

California Baby Calendula Cream: This is another cream recommendation made by a company that cares a lot about babies and the environment. Some moms swear by it for eczema, baby acne and even cradle cap. We think the smell is divine and use it ourselves sometimes too!

A tub that grows with baby

Boon Bathtub: For a new mom, bathing might be the scariest part of bringing their newborn home from the hospital. The Boon Bathtub turns bath time into a fun time for both mom and baby. This 3-stage bathtub is slip-resistant and perfect for your newborn through 18 month old.

Towels with animal hoods will bring you joy

A cute baby towel with an animal on the hood like this darling cow is everything. Your baby will grow into it and that makes it even more fun. Made from 100% cotton this towel is so soft against your baby’s skin and absorbent to keep them warm and dry. There are also tons of options, so go with the animal that speaks to you!

And that’s all you need! 

Baby grooming is an important aspect of parenting and this list of products is meant to help make your job easier. Don’t over think it.

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