Dry skin?

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by DaisyDuke, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. DaisyDuke

    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Messages:
    8,386
    Likes Received:
    0
    My baby is 3 weeks tomorrow when can we use johnsons products to moisturise her skin? And how is best to do this? I have the pink moisturiser and baby oil? Also have moisturising bath wash so far we have only been using the top to toe as that was what they said to use in hospital? Im very confused that they say not to use products designed for babies?

    XXX
     
  2. sun

    sun Mum of 3

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    13,710
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been using a little olive oil or sweet almond oil for his dry skin and so far it has been working well. I do have some creams but they have so much fragrance that I don't want to use them.
    xx
     
  3. lalitas charm

    lalitas charm Mummy to Bethan & Piplet

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,824
    Likes Received:
    0
    My LO has some really dry skin on her face and I had a moisturiser prescribed by my GP which has really helped. The other thing which I tried was olive oil but it definitely made her wee face worse for a while.

    I'd speak to your GP and see what they will do.
     
  4. soootired

    soootired Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,967
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have been using olive oil and its been working fine. I havent even used the top toe wash yet, just water. lol so dont know.
     
  5. purpledaisy2

    purpledaisy2 Mummy to a gorgeous boy

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Messages:
    3,580
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been using olive oil since he was about 2 weeks old, its worked a treat - I think Johnsons dried his skin out more rather than helping.

    Ive also bought some moisturiser from boots called Nature Baby Care Eco Lotion and thats really helping too x
     
  6. KazNic

    KazNic Mummy to Ellie

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    My HV said to stay clear of baby products for 6 weeks and just use olive oil. Bit messy but Ellie liked it! x
     
  7. dom

    dom Mum, Dad, Kenzie & Ella x

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    0
    I also got told to use Olive Oil on my LO's skin because it was really dry - especially on her legs. The HV also said not to use any products on her until shes 6 months old. Ive just been using water at the minute, but will probably use some top to toe wash once her dry skin has gone xx
     
  8. shaunanicole

    shaunanicole Guest

    I use Aveeno Baby Lotion. It's strong enough to treat eczema and my doctor recommended it because Ava has very sensitive skin. After using it for a day I seen a big difference and she isn't peeling at all anymore.
     
  9. KarenN

    KarenN Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I use weleda baby oil (sweet almond oil and calendula). It's natural and organic, unlike the johnson stuff.
    I also use it for myself, it makes my skin soft and nice, I even put some in my hair and occasionally on my face. It's really great, I love their products.
     
  10. soootired

    soootired Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,967
    Likes Received:
    0
    e

    i have heard so many different ages for this from 1 to 6 months. not gona wait that long for wipes and top toe wash but maybee for moisturiser.
     
  11. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    10,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    I won't use Johnson's anymore, it's really harsh...even though it's supposed to be made for babies. Aveeno baby is good though, Burt's Bees, Mustela too...if you want baby products. Otherwise Dove and Cetaphil are good ones too (not sure if you have any of those brands there) But I would pick something with no scent..or very little, as natural as possible.
     
  12. DaisyBee

    DaisyBee Mom of 2

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    8,993
    Likes Received:
    0
    My dr told me that my baby will be sloughing off her skin - that it looks like dry skin but really its not. She said I could use lotions but that it wont help the sloughing - would just have benefits of bonding & massaging the baby. She didnt say I couldnt use products til a certain age but she said dont switch around to different things - stick to the same product.
     
  13. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Messages:
    23,148
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used baby lotions and bumps appeared on LO's belly. I asked his pediatrician about it and he said the bumps were from the lotion as it is mostly water and ends up drying out their skin even more. :dohh: He said to get Eurcerin CREAM (not lotion) and use that instead. I did and it cleared the bumps up within a day! Now he has super soft skin again. I have to use something as I live in the desert and his skin dries out easily.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice