14 Best Baby Hair Brushes For Stress Free Brushing

Georgia Stone
Feb 29, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Jul 05, 2021
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Keeping your baby clean, healthy and happy in those first few years can be daunting for new parents.

Regular hair brushing helps to tick all three of those boxes. If you've not thought about baby hair hygiene, don't fret,  and simply start by investing in a hair brush with soft bristles or a bath proof baby comb.

There is no set age to start brushing your baby's hair, but consistent hair brushing helps to remove the build up of cradle cap. That is why we have carefully selected the top 14 baby hair brushes to make grooming as stress-free as possible.

For more products to keep baby happy and make parents' lives that little bit easier take a look at this list of the best baby sun creams and this round-up of the best baby bottles you can use from birth.

Kidadl's Top Pick

If you're short of time, we've chosen what we believe to be the best baby hair brush that meets all our criteria for cost, material and durability.

1. Molylove Baby Hair Brush With Wooden Handle And Super Soft Goat Bristles‍

Hypoallergenic wooden with soft bristles brush made of goat's hair perfect  for baby's hair grooming.

This wooden baby hair brush is our favourite of all baby brushes as it uses soft goat hair bristles, to ensure the gentle brushing of hair. The baby brush is available at a great price while its comfy but sturdy handle promises this item will last. This product is a perfect first hairbrush for your baby - with soothing bristles for their sensitive spots helping to reduce cradle cap.

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  • Price: £5.69
  • Soft  goat hair bristles

Best For Reducing Cradle Cap

2. Pourty Cradle Cap Brush - John Lewis

Gentle and soft cradle cap with massage brush perfect newborn, babies and toddlers who still have delicate skull.

This Pourty brush from John Lewis is one of the best baby hair brushes for working to eliminate cradle cap in newborns. This product can be used alongside baby shampoo at bath time, and has firmer bristles to get the best results for your baby's scalp. An easy to use and essential item to purchase when preparing for your newborn to arrive.

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  • Price: £5.95
  • Firmer bristles

Best For Families On A Budget

3. Sure Baby Children's Infant First Steps Hair Brush And Comb Set‍

Set of brush and comb for infant to their adorable baby's hair grooming.

This simple white two piece baby comb and hair brush set is a cost-effective option. A cheaper alternative for parents who also wish to bulk buy, the seller offers reductions on multi-purchases. With both a brush and comb, you can tackle a newborn baby's scalp as well as style your baby's hair to personal liking.

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  • Price: £2.79

Best For Simplicity

4. John Lewis Baby Brush, Natural

Durable wooden baby's brush with gentle and soft bristle.

This simple wooden baby brush with soft bristles retails at just £6 - a great price for a sturdy and reliable baby hair brush from a well known company. With high reviews, one recommending rinsing the brush with warm water before each use, this product is also a promised gentle option for brushing your newborn's hair.

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  • Price: £6
  • Ultra soft nylon bristles

Best For Softness

5. Kent Super Soft Pure White Bristle Baby Brush And Comb‍

Set of cute baby's hair brush and comb with soft pure white bristle.

We've chosen this bright yellow matching brush set as one of the best baby hair brushes for softness. The super soft, natural bristles are ideal for massaging a baby's scalp and supporting hair growth. This bristle brush is a great buy for babies with sensitive skin.  

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  • Price: £9
  • Super soft bristles

Best For Multi Buy

6. Baby Bath Silicone Brush 3Pcs/Set‍

Set of colorful baby bath silicone brush for babies to massage and scrub baby's soft head.

This set of three bath silicone brushes is great for parents with multiple kids at home, or for families that are used to wear and tear. It's a great price for three brushes, and this silicone set is a perfect tool to use when trying to defeat cradle cap in the bath. They're also great for relieving dry skin or loose flakes from your baby's scalp. The vibrant blue, yellow and pink colours help to engage babies in bath time grooming.  

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  • Price: £5.99
  • Includes 3 Brushes
  • Ultra soft silicone material

Best Brush & Comb Set

7. Baby Brush & Comb Set - Boots ‍

Set of plain white hair brush and comb perfect for babies safe and gentle grooming.

We think this product from Boots is a great baby brush set for newborns. The brush handles are designed for easy grip, encouraging your baby to get involved with their own grooming as they get older and promoting coordination from a young age. The low-cost brush set also has soft bristles to ensure pleasant brushing.

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  • Price: £2.99

Best For Gifting

8. Baby Hairbrush - Jojo Maman Bebe ‍

Adorable elephant print design of wooden hair brush with soft and gentle bristles.

This sturdy wooden baby hairbrush, appropriate to use from birth, is a great gift for expecting parents. It's presented in a Jojo Maman Bebe gift box and is engraved with not only an adorable signature elephant design but also has the option to add a personalised name, so your little one can treasure it forever.

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  • Price: £8
  • Soft nylon bristles
  • Presented in a gift box

Best For Personalisation

9. Personalised Baby Hair Brush and Comb Set - Etsy

Elegant look of personalized hair brush and comb, bristles made of soft goat's hair perfect for little gift.

This stunningly engraved baby hair brush set is a great gift idea or personal purchase, if you're in the market for spending a little extra money on a baby's hair brush. The brush has natural goat hair bristles, ensuring soft, gentle brushing. The seller engraves this cute set with a name and choice of personal illustration, including rainbows and bows. They also sell the brush alone for a cheaper price.

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  • Price: £17.86
  • Goat hair bristles

Best For Choosing Your Favourite Colour

10. Personalised Name Baby Comb Brush - My Baby Blocks‍

Gorgeous personalized name baby com perfect for gift and give away.

This affordable personalised baby comb with a funky swan design is available from Etsy in a variety of different colours to suit personal preference. It's a great item to take on the go,  to make sure your baby's hairs are always in place. We think this cute comb makes a thoughtful baby shower gift.

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  • Price: £5.90

Best For Eco-Friendly

11. SUPVOX Baby Soft Brush And Comb Set Eco Friendly Massage Hairbrush Bath Brush‍

Hairbrush and comb that promotes blood circulation  and help brain development for the baby.

This eco-friendly brush set option from Amazon comes in both pink and blue with a mini heart engraving, making it an adorable brush for baby hair. Made of eco-friendly and durable materials, this set promises to use its gentle massaging tools to promote blood circulation, helping your baby's brain development.

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  • Price: £6.59

Best For Bath Time

12. Childs Farm Bath Time Brush Yellow - Holland & Barrett ‍

Cute yellow brush used for baby's bathing time.

This vibrant yellow option from Holland and Barrett is our best baby hair brush for bath time. Its bristles are designed for use with shampoo and conditioner and it's a great choice for parents looking for easy ways to detangle hair.

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  • Price: £3.75

Best Sensory Baby Brush

13. BVN Sensory Brush‍

Multi- purpose of foam with brush or used as sensory brush for calming and relaxing while bathing

This six pack of sensory brushes from Amazon are a perfect choice for sensitively reducing cradle cap on your baby's scalp. Their sponge backing to absorb baby shampoo and conditioner also makes them ideal for bath time.

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  • Price: £6.99
  • Includes 6 brushes

Best For A Cute Design

14. Eco Friendly Wooden Bear Baby's First Brush - Not On The High Street ‍

Beautiful hair brush for babies made of soft bristle with cute and attractive panda print design.

This teddy bear hair brush for baby bath and bedtime is simply adorable. Made from eco-friendly materials, this option makes a perfect first brush for parents who value both style and substance.

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  • Price: £11.50

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top products for families of all ages. If you're looking for other best baby buys, check out our recommendations for baby changing mats and newborn travel cots.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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