Newborn has flaky skin

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  1. Dani_Ldn

    Dani_Ldn Well-Known Member

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    Would you put anything on it, or just leave it to clear up on its own? I am more inclined to just leave it, as I know a newborns skin is quite sensitive, but a little unsure?
     
  2. missk1989

    missk1989 Well-Known Member

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    we used bepanthan baby moisteriser and it was fine within a few days.
     
  3. IrelandsOwn

    IrelandsOwn Mama to India

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    The less you put on it the sooner it will all fall off to reveal that lovely soft baby skin. We rubbed a little olive oil on India's ankles as it looked quite sore. It all fell off in about a week
     
  4. sarahh

    sarahh Well-Known Member

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    We used olive oil on the worst flaky bits but not on her hands. We used some lanolin nipple cream on her hands incase she mouthed on them.
     
  5. MrsPear

    MrsPear Mum

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    We didn't use anything. Her legs were all crusty but it soon wore off. I can't remember how long it took...maybe a couple of weeks or so? x
     
  6. felix555

    felix555 Well-Known Member

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    I used olive oil too
     
  7. AC1987

    AC1987 Mom of 2 DD's

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    my LO peeled like a snake as a newborn, it went away in a month, I can't remember if I used anything or no.
     
  8. Tryandwish

    Tryandwish Mum of DS,DD & WTTC#3

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    I asked my midwife and she told me a bi of baby oil would be fine. He still has few dry areas but its much better.

    :hugs2:
     
  9. baileybubs

    baileybubs Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all the other ladies, olive oil worked well for my LG.
     
  10. lemongrass

    lemongrass Well-Known Member

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    We didn't use anything. I'm sure oil wouldn't hurt but it isn't necessary as the flaking isn't from dry skin it is just a natural thing they go through as newborns.
     
  11. arlene

    arlene Well-Known Member

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    Midwife said olive oil. HV sugested vaseline. xx
     
  12. NoodleSnack

    NoodleSnack Well-Known Member

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    We used almond oil. Helps keep baby from dry skin if you bathe them often like we do.
     
  13. Beccaboop

    Beccaboop Mummy to Jacob

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    My lo had flaky skin too and hv and doctor told us to put olive oil on it and we did but it didnt really clear up it turned into dry skin then that turned into eczema not that im saying your lo will get eczema just that mine did.

    We called him Flaky Jakey!
     
  14. Snoopee

    Snoopee Well-Known Member

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    My DD had this, doctor recommended Vaseline. It cleared it up in a couple of days.
     
  15. greenbeans12

    greenbeans12 Well-Known Member

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    You can try an assortment of organic/natural baby oils or make your own at home. If you look on google there are several organic/natural homemade recipes to make baby oil. You can also try a sensitive or organic/natural lotion. Aveeno did wonders for my son's severely dry skin as a newborn, it cleared it up instantly.
     
  16. Kellen

    Kellen New Mommy

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    We used organic coconut oil for both her skin and cradle cap. It cleared it up nicely. Now we use it as a moisturizer after bath time. And if she sucks on her fist I know it won't hurt for her to ingest it.
     
  17. Larkspur

    Larkspur Well-Known Member

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    I used coconut oil until it disappeared around three or four weeks. He was as flaky as a croissant till then!
     
  18. twobecome3

    twobecome3 One and one on the way

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    we didn't use anything I was told its a natural process :flower:
     
  19. babymumm

    babymumm My beautiful son matthew

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    normal try moisturise there skin settles after few weeks its just adjusting x
     
  20. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    We didn't put anything on youngest's skin at first but he was starting to get cracked bits on his wrists and feet so we use pure virgin coconut oil xx
     

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