Best skin moisturizer...?

Sarh - posted on 12/15/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 5 in January. She is Palestinian, Mexican, Salvadorian, and then a mix of a lot of other things which are very little. It is now winter here and I was wondering what a good moisturizing lotion is that wont make her itch. I have baby soft skin w/out EVER putting lotion on and I can NOT stand the feeling of lotion or anything on me, I can't even wear make-up because I hate the feel of it. She gets "ashy" on her arms, legs, pretty much her whole body. She had real bad dry skin last winter and I tried some natural moisturizer that my mom had and I borrowed, but my daughter said it itched. My fiancee and I also tried it and it did itch. Do I just use baby lotion? What do you use on your child? And when do you lotion them? I haven't really done the lotion thing previous yrs.

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Farhana - posted on 12/22/2010

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My younger daughter has very dry skin. It's bad all year round but in winter it's worse. I have found a lotion at Walgreens that moistens her skin very well and keeps it healthy. It's called Cerave. I believe the pump is about $11. After I give the girls a bath I always put that lotion on. At night I usually lather my younger one with Johnson's baby oil before bed.

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My baby was born premature and the nurses told me not to use "baby" lotion on her skin. In the hospital I used aquaphor and that was it. Once she was older after her bath I dry her off and use sweet almond oil. It's light and has almost no scent. Then I use a dime sized amount of aveeno baby lotion for smell. Everyone always says how great her skin is and she never had issues with dry skin. I do the same thing when I get out the shower while Im still wet I either use sweet almond oil or aveeno lotion for adults and my skin is never ashy. I tried it with a friends child who is 3.5 who has skin issues. He stayed moisturized and was fine. I know it's oil but your skin really sucks it up. Lotion just sits on top and leaves a greasy feel. Sweet almond oil is about 6-8 for a bottle, you find it at a grocery store. It lasts forever bc you don't use much. Good luck.

Lisa - posted on 01/09/2011

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my son has eczema and we use cetaphil cream. it has no added fragrances and it says its good for all ages. his pediatrician recommended it and it works great. i covered him in it after every bath. and sometimes when i change his clothes if he still feels dry. i also use aveeno 1% hydrocortisone on spots that are extra dry and sometimes red. he tells those are ouch spots, but the cream says its anti inch

Nicole - posted on 12/29/2010

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With moisturizers, you have to be careful of parabens & other chemicals. I use on myself & my son Aubrey Organics Honey suckle CoQ10 moisturizer or Sea Botanicals by Depth. They are both great & I have had no complaints. depthbody.com or aburey-organics.com. best of luck.

Serene - posted on 12/28/2010

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it soaks into the skin and it is not greasy... My son had black patches on him it looked like brusies, After using vanicream it started to clear up. It does not feel like lotion,,, it is wonderful stuff. Try it out and let me know what you think of it. Good luck.... :-)

Sarh - posted on 12/23/2010

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Thank you I will try and look for that. Does it soak into the skin nicely? We both hate the feel of anything on our skin especially lotion. It seems to just sit on my skin and doesn't rub in very well to hers.

Serene - posted on 12/23/2010

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I have dry skin in the winter time, unfortunatly so do my two biracial children and there dad. We've tried everything from Aveeno, Ucerine, Vasoline, and baby oil. I found that nothing had worked. I heard about vaniacream from Walgreens. I bought it for $14, it comes in a pump. It works wonders. I love it!!! It clears up dry skin over night. Its free of perfumes, dyes and any other harsh chemicals. I use it after i bath the kids. I only have to use it once a day...

Brandi - posted on 12/19/2010

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I use Queen Halene Coco Butter on my son. It come in a big bottle, and you can buy it at Wal-Mart for cheap. I usually lotion him up after a bath at night and in the mornings before we leave the house to go somewhere.

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i use safety 1st natural body cream which you can get from walmart. or else you can use eucerin or even vaseline. i usually put it on after the bath and first thing in the morning

Cassandra - posted on 12/17/2010

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i use aveeno soap and lotion for my sons skin! rite aid has some moisterizer that helps my son.

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