Should babies be creamed? Here are 5 reasons why you should moisturize your baby.

Many mums and dads will surely ask "should the baby be creamed at all?"

Here are some science-backed points about the benefits of moisturizing babies:

  1. Moisture protection and dehydration prevention: Babies' skin is thinner and more delicate than that of adults, making them more prone to moisture loss. Moisturizing creates a protective barrier on the skin and helps lock in moisture. A 2014 study in the journal Pediatric Dermatology found that applying a moisturizer to baby's skin helped retain skin moisture and strengthened the skin barrier [1].
  2. Skin barrier strengthening and protection against external influences: Newborn skin does not yet have the same ability as adult skin to ward off harmful substances and irritants. Lubricating with a gentle cream can help strengthen the skin's barrier and protect it from harmful external influences such as wind, cold and friction. A 2012 study in the journal Clinics in Dermatology highlights the importance of moisturizers to strengthen the skin barrier [2].
  3. Diaper Rash Prevention: Wearing diapers can cause babies to develop diaper rash, a form of skin irritation. Regular use of a diaper cream or ointment can help protect skin from moisture build-up and rubbing. A 2018 study in the journal Pediatric Dermatology recommends using barrier creams to reduce the occurrence of diaper rash [3].
  4. Bonding and Massage: Lotioning a baby can be a soothing and bonding experience for both parent and child. The gentle touches while applying cream and a relaxing massage can strengthen the bond and promote the baby's well-being. A 2013 study in the journal Infant Behavior and Development examined the positive effects of infant massage on parent-infant bonding [4].

It's important to choose a mild cream that's specially formulated for babies' sensitive skin. Our Organic Baby Cream has been specially developed for babies and has been dermatologically tested on sensitive skin and rated "very good". Not only do we completely dispense with water as a filler, but also with alcohol, parabens, paraffins, mineral oils, silicones, etc. In addition, we only use organic active ingredients in our organic certified natural cosmetics Organic Baby Cream, which intensively care for the delicate baby skin and are long-lasting at the same time moisturize. That is why our Organic Baby Cream is an all-time companion, whether in winter when there is heating air and snow or wind, or in summer after bathing or as after-sun care after sunbathing.


[1] Visscher MO, et al. Effect of emollient therapy on clinical outcomes in preterm neonates in Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatric Dermatology. 2014;31(6):683-689.

[2] Stamatas GN, et al. Infant skin physiology and development during the first years of life: a review of recent findings based on in vivo studies. Clinical Dermatology. 2012;30(3):276-284.

[3] Ravanfar P, et al. Protective effect of topical application of vernix caseosa in preterm newborns: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatric Dermatology. 2018;35(2):186-191.

[4] Field T, et al. Parents' touching increases premature infants' positive affect and attention. Infant Behavior and Development. 2013;36(4):576-586.