Brilliant skincare products for mothers and babies

A baby can mean a lot of new purchases.

But unlike the crib or pram, investing in multi-use skincare products is one area where you can save some cash.

Whether you are looking for yourself or a gift, read on for a round-up of versatile infant-friendly options to check out right now.

Dr. Bronner's Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap

With no added fragrance and double the olive oil, this product is ideal for use on babies and toddlers or parents with sensitive skin, eczema, or psoriasis. However, just be careful to avoid the eye area as it isn't necessarily tear-free. The concentrated and biodegradable product is also handy for taking on cleaning tasks, including stains and laundry.

Palmer's Baby Butter Massage Cream

Made with a unique blend of pure cocoa butter, vitamin E, and rich emollients, the non-greasy formula absorbs easily and leaves a baby's skin beautifully soft and smooth. To apply, warm a little in the fingertips or palm and gently massage into the little one's skin after bathtime and nappy changes. Mums could also dab on any dry spots on their hands or elbows for instant relief.

My Expert Midwife's Mega Calm Massage Balm Oil for Babies

Developed by midwives, this massage balm contains a combination of soothing calendula, oat kernel, sweet almond, and coconut extracts. It is safe to use from newborn and is ideal for use as part of a calming baby massage experience.

Dr. Lipp's Original Nipple Balm for Lips

While Dr. Lipp's product was originally intended for nursing mothers, it has since become a cult beauty staple and is commonly used as a lip balm. However, the fragrance-free formula also works on a variety of other skin issues, including dry cuticles, patches, burns, abrasions, eczema, and babies' bottoms.

Burt's Bees Baby 100% Natural Multipurpose Ointment

While made to soothe the delicate diaper area of little people, Burt's Bees' all-natural product has become super popular, with fans raving over it as a treatment for eczema, as an eye make-up remover, and a burn salve.

The Baby Goat Skincare's Moisturising Lotion

Harnessing the nourishing qualities of goat's milk, this moisturiser has been created especially for newborns and infants. Perfect for use after bathtime to increase hydration and improve skin barrier function, it can also be used to target drool rashes or eczema too.

Kit & Kin's Magic Salve

A super baby shower present, this balm can be used on anything from nappy rash to dry spots. Made with a blend of nourishing oils and botanical extracts, including calendula and lavender extracts, this creamy salve moisturises, calms and protects delicate skin from further irritation.