To replace the balm I have tried a few different products with a bit of success. 'Baby Lips' was a no go for me as well.
Fresh Sugar Lip Balm un-tinted , Kiehls's Butterstick Lip Treatment and Tarte Tarteist Holographic Lip Gloss are all excellent options.
Tarteist Holographic Lip Gloss I find works well as a top coat for night time. It adds a color change reflections that really makes the color pop. Great for parties, clubs and concerts-just a night on the town.
The Fresh Sugar and Keihl's Butterstick are a good option for a top coat to help hold color in an eliminate that 'dry' feeling.
Those mentioned are a tad on the pricey end, when thinking about a balm or top coat for lip colors. There are cheaper drug store options as well. Vaseline Lip Therapy will work, it comes in small tub though and not a stick or with applicator. I use it frequently, just be sure not to apply too much, a thin coat works well. But it also helps to soften lifts so you get the added bonus there too.