Best for Parents looking for a lightly fragranced, easily spreadable lotion to keep their baby’s skin smooth and hydrated
Top benefits Free of synthetic preservatives and colours, a little goes a long way
Considerations Added fragrance that is noticeable on skin
Bottom line This 99 percent organic, long-lasting baby lotion absorbs quickly and comes in a diaper bag-friendly bottle
Battling dry skin is something of a winter sport, but Weleda Baby Comforting Body Lotion (formerly Weleda Baby Calendula Body Lotion) includes ingredients like sesame and sweet almond oils, chamomile and beeswax that help make it a skin-soothing MVP. Fair-trade calendula, also known as calendula officinalis and commonly referred to as pot marigold, is the star ingredient in this scented body lotion. Our editors and parent testers put this lotion to the test and declared it an all-around effective moisturizer for baby’s skin.
Weleda Baby Comforting Body Lotion has a Natrue.org certification—meaning it passes strict guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics—and is labeled as 100 percent certified natural and 99 percent organic. It’s free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colourants and raw materials derived from mineral oils. That said, the ingredient list does contain “fragrance,” made from natural essential oils. Most of our parent testers said the scent was pleasant, and all gave the lotion the top marks for quality. Our editors noted the lotion is creamy white with a slightly yellow undertone. The texture is on the thinner and runnier side, but both our editors and parents were impressed that a little of this lotion goes a long way.
Compared to the other lotion we’ve been using, Weleda Baby Calming Lotion is far better. We use less lotion, and it keeps our baby’s skin soft and hydrated for longer.” —Natasha, mom of one
The product comes in a small, easy to grip bottle with a flip cap. Our editors were pleasantly surprised that the hinged cap remained clean even though it seemed like it had the potential for the inside to get messy. Parents noted that the lid also stays on tight and secure, making it a good candidate for using on the go. And despite the thin consistency, parents said it was still easy to dispense the desired amount of lotion, and once applied, most agreed it didn’t leave any residue.
I love the packaging. The lid closes tightly, and it is slender and easy to store on the change table.” —Nadia, mom of two
This lotion earned great marks from parents for how easy it is to apply to both dry and damp skin. They also liked that it absorbs quickly and doesn’t transfer to kids’ clothing, which is always a bonus. Weleda Baby Comforting Body Lotion also passed the sensitivity test with flying colours—none of the parents reported any skin irritations or flare-ups in their children. And even though the product is scented, the added fragrance didn’t cause any reactions among the tester families, though one mom found the scent a bit strong.
All the parents who tested Weleda Baby Comforting Body Lotion agreed they felt good about using the product based on its ingredient list. Testers unanimously gave this lotion very good or good ratings for ease of use and quality, and most said it offered good value. Our editors were impressed with how easy it was to open and close the container with one hand, the yummy scent and that a little of this lotion goes a long way. If you’re looking for a sweet-smelling lotion to help keep your babe’s skin in good shape, Weleda Baby Comforting Body Lotion is a good choice.