My son has really bad dry skin.
Lindsey - posted on 01/06/2010
my son was born december the 8th and has terribly dry skin, especially on his face and back of his head it doesnt seem to be sore but looks awful! i have been using vaseline with every nappy change its a good memory trigger if u do it that way. his skin is so much better now also i heat up the vaseline until its runny and put it in his bath. try this it really works!!
Tonya - posted on 01/05/2010
Krista thank you so much. I've been bathing him about once a week. The doctor told me that the type of dry skin he has runs in the family, I don't remember what he called it, but he told me to get a good lotion and use it for his body and use hydrocortisone for his face. I would love to know where I can get some Norwex shea butter. Thanks again.
Try shea butter (if you don't have nut allergies in your family) It works amazing. I also use it as a diaper cream for my children for all over skin care needs.
I use Norwex organic shea butter that has just a little avocado oil and vit e, it's super moisturizing!
For such dry skin you can add 1tsp or so to his warm bath water for a gentle all over application.
On that note, have you been bathing you son much? such young babies should NOT be getting a bath every day as it is far too drying for their sensitive skin. 1 bath every 7-10 days is all they need but wipe their bottoms at least once a day with a clean damp wash cloth (instead of baby wipes which can dry their bottoms out and to prevent rashes).
If you want to try some Norwex shea butter, message me and I can help you find some.
Jennifer - posted on 01/05/2010
The hospital gave me Eucerin, but any edible oil will work just fine! i recommend a low scent oil so you and your baby don't have to smell it all day! I've been using a baby oil from Arbonne's ABC line... it's made with safflower seed oil and worked great! I will warm it up in my hands and massage his whole body after the first diaper change in the morning and especially after a sponge bath! Good luck!
Darlene - posted on 01/04/2010
My doctor suggested we use Vaseline if we are really concerned about it. Like Kimberly said, it's normal for them to be dry, even cracking, but most lotions have some sort of alcohol in them and that makes it worse. We used vaseline on his legs and it cleared up almost right away!
Kimberly - posted on 01/03/2010
I would try olive oil. It is an excellent moisturizer. It is common for newborns to "shed" a layer of skin and when they do, it will sort of look all dry and crackly until it all falls off and then they should have nice soft skin underneath. My 12 day old son is just starting to have this problem around his wrists, ankles and belly. I use Earth Mama Angel Baby lotion which is an olive oil based product that I just adore. http://earthmamaangelbaby.com if you want to look into ordering some. But I would imagine once your son sheds his skin that is/was affected by the long soak in amniotic fluid he'll probably be fine...
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