Updated June 10, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Hair Brushes for Babies

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in April of 2018. When you do your own hair, you might apply plenty of pressure to get rid of stubborn knots, but a baby's head is delicate and needs special care. These brushes for infants are gentle enough for soft, developing scalps and specifically designed to not damage the thin, fragile strands of newborns. They provide a massage-like experience, and some may also help with cradle cap. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best hair brush for babies on Amazon.

10. The First Years American Red Cross Comfort Care

9. Fridababy DermaFrida SkinSoother

8. Scalp Scrubbie

7. Disney Minnie Wide Tooth

6. Safety 1st Cradle Cap

5. Fillboss Silver Plated

4. Innobaby Bathin Smart

3. Natemia Wooden

2. Summer Infant Set 14404

1. Joyful Baby Set

Special Honors

Berry Best Baby Hair Brush The Berry Best Baby Hair Brush is covered in super soft goat bristles that feel gentle on the scalp and won't damage ultra-fine strands. It doesn't shed after plenty of use, and features a natural wood handle that is easy to hold. berrybestbaby.com

Bachca Wooden Baby Brush This brush is made with 100-percent boar hair bristles, which is known for its ability to distribute the skin's natural oils along the shaft of the hair when brushing, helping to give it a soft texture and healthy sheen. It has a sturdy beech wood handle and does a good job of detangling knots. bachca.com

Editor's Notes

June 07, 2020:

Brushing a baby's hair isn't simply about making them look cute, it offers a number of health benefits as well. For example, when you brush their hair, it stimulates the scalp, which promotes hair growth. It also helps prevent and alleviate cradle cap. With all this in mind, we looked for baby brushes and combs that are well suited to those tasks.

The Joyful Baby Set and Natemia Wooden both feature brushes that are made with goat hair. This material is good for helping to distribute the skin's natural oils through the hair, which may result in smoother and shinier strands. Plus, it does this while also being gentle on the head, providing a massage like experience. The former is a great value too, as it also includes a wooden-bristled brush, a comb, and even a colorful rattle to keep your baby occupied as your groom them, all for an affordable price.

The Innobaby Bathin Smart, Fridababy DermaFrida SkinSoother, and Scalp Scrubbie are good multi-purpose options that can be used to scrub the entire body, so you won't need a separate washcloth. Of these though, only the Scalp Scrubbie is good for children with thick hair. The other two are only suitable for those with fine hair or strands that are just starting to sprout. We do, however, appreciate the integrated suction cups on these, as it makes it convenient to quickly place them in an easily retrievable place when you need to take a moment to comfort a squirming child.

If you are looking for a gift or keepsake, the Fillboss Silver Plated is a clear winner, as it can be ordered with custom engraving and has an elegant silver finish. It also features a cute bear design and comes as a set with both a brush and comb in an attractive box. The Disney Minnie Wide Tooth also boasts a high cuteness factor, though the brush head is rather small, so we wouldn't recommend it for toddlers.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on June 10, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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