What do you use Baby Oil for?

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At my baby shower i got a giant bottle of baby oil, but have not used it yet. Does anyone use baby oil and what for?

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Cara - posted on 07/27/2010

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Well with all these reply's i say that baby oil isnt good for babies children etc... it is a heavy oil that does clogs the pores and yes a LITTLE bit is OK for a bath... but to clean ears and stuff it should be good just make sure its not dripping off the Q tip. Lol!! And i actually use it to clean my cats ears!! it works awsome but again i dont use much at ALL. And i would never use it for my skin becasue it is so heavy... i do sometimes use it for tanning if i run out of tanning lotion lol but you gotta watch out cause it works really good!! and burns you so i put sunblock on first then use babyoil in a spray bottle with water and i get an awsome tan!! But everyone has their own opinion!! :):) Good Luck!

Kahlia - posted on 07/27/2010

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It depends on the brand of baby oil. I would not put anything on a child/ baby that is not safe enough to eat. How safe is your baby oil?? Does it have ingredients that are known to cause cancer, developmental/reproductive abnormalities or allergies and immunotoxicity just to name a few? If you don't know then find out. Many personal care products for babies and children contain ingredients that are known to cause these ailments. I always use the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database to see how safe any new product I buy is.

http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/browse.p...

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2010

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I don't really recommend to use the baby oil on babies, maybe you can use it for moisturizer instead. It's just baby oil has a lot of chemical in it, it might give the babies rashes, their skin are so soft & delicate, don't need to put extra chemical on their skin if you can avoid it.

Jeanette - posted on 07/27/2010

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I use is to clean my DD's bottom every time she poops. It's amazing how much filth the baby wipes leave behind! Also, she has never had a blazing case of diaper rash like my first DD did ( I had not figured out the baby oil thing yet.) I also use it to get anything sticky off skin especially bandaids. It's great for dry skin, used it for cradle cap (put in in her hair 15 min B4 bathtime, came right off never came back.) Use it for dry skin especially mine 'cause I'm constantly washing my hands. Cleans non organic stuff too, scuff marks off tile, fingerprints off lightswitches, etc. I go through the stuff really fast!

Katie - posted on 07/27/2010

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I used right before bed time to give her a light massage. It helped relax her and kept her skin soft.

Jonelle - posted on 07/27/2010

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off topic too, but my bub was 3 weeks over due and still refused to come with a induction either. Ended up with a c section. I didnt use baby oil for her skin as i was told it restricts the skin breathing properly, so i made hubby use it to give me massages nearly every night until it was gone. lol.

Tracy - posted on 07/27/2010

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You can also use it for yourself. Add a little to your bath water if/when you have a good soak. It leaves the skin smooth and silky. Same for your lil one, add a lil to his bath water.

Danielle - posted on 07/27/2010

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I've used it to get rid of the creaking sound on door hinges. Just few drops and the squeak is gone. Oh on myself and the kids too. lol!

Alicia - posted on 07/27/2010

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every night after bath time i massage the baby oil all over my one year old. I use the lavender baby oil I smooth it into his hair, across his face, down his neck and the rest of his body. It keeps his skin and hair soft and relaxes him for bed time.

Angela - posted on 07/27/2010

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I just keep it around the house my kids are 2 and 5 and I still need it for things. Like recently I expermented with a home hot body wax kit and found out quickly that baby oil was the only thing I could get the excess off my hands and other places with. It doesnt go bad. In winter its great for really dry skin on everyone in the family. Even you, if you have dry feet just put some on and put socks over it and by morning your feet will looks better.

Anita - posted on 07/27/2010

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My daughter had cradle cap when she was a month old. I used baby oil on her scalp then combed it. Cradle cap went away within two days!

Ashley - posted on 07/27/2010

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I used to for cradle cap...and sometimes I use it when I shave cause I get bad razor burn and it helps with it lol...

Christine - posted on 07/27/2010

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I used baby oil for cradle cap... The dry flakey spots on babys' head...
Use the baby oil with a small toothed comb and that should help remove the cradle cap...

Laura - posted on 07/27/2010

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I've heard it's used for cradle cap. My doctor said not to use it because it fefeats the purpose. Cradle cap is caused by excess oil, and you're putting baby oil on it! He said to use bag balm. (sold at Walmart and pharmacies) It worked! I put some on b4 bedtime and the cradle cap was gone in the morning.

Rachel - posted on 07/27/2010

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I use it to get the little bits behind the ears and I put a very small amount on a babies QTip to get the wax out (then I use a dry one to get the baby oil). Works great and for her last check up the Ped. commented on how clean her ears were!

Priya - posted on 07/27/2010

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I use it for my both kid's hair. It gives a soft texture on their hair. I apply it twice a day after their shower. I use it too for my hair. Its great!

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I used to do the baby oil after the bath thing... until the day I fell on that slick bathtub floor! I grabbed for the shower head... ripped the pipe out of the wall... pulled the shower caddy down, slammed myself in the pinkie toe with a brand new economy size bottle of shampoo and broke my toe.

Now I stand on a towel to do the baby oil treatment.



I have put a little drop of baby oil on door hinges that are squeaking... shut 'em right up!



I have given the bottle to my husband to oil his hair clipper thingey... he couldn't find that little tube of oil that comes with the clippers.



My BF puts a small bottle of iodine in a full bottle of baby oil and uses it for suntanning.



I have used it like a polish to remove grease/dirt sludge from pretty chrome parts on a Harley Davidson.



Baby oil does an amazing job restoring the black plastic trim in and on your car. So does peanut butter. I do NOT recommend this for your tires... Rubber is porous and must breathe.



I rub baby oil into my best leather purses. It keeps them soft supple and cleans any little blemishes.

Sarah - posted on 07/27/2010

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I use it for my baby's head to prevent cradle cap and I also use it to massage him...it's suppose to be better than lotion as lotion clogs their pores...so I started to use the baby oil and it seems to work...keeps his skin smooth and moisture in....

Melanii - posted on 07/27/2010

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For bub, just a few drops in the bath if his skin is particularly dry, or he's been anywhere near the sun.
For me, straight onto my wet skin after a shower or bath is just lovely!
Just remember, there needs to be moisture on the skin before the oil hits it, as once you've oiled your skin you've sealed it, either in or out!

Claire - posted on 07/27/2010

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it is very relaxing for baby, after you give your baby a bath just spend half an hour with he/she massaging the oil into the babies damp skin it is a very good bonding weapon .. enjoy:) xx

Harata - posted on 07/27/2010

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i use babyoil on my skin after a shower because i have dry skin also i use for my son as well to keep his skin moist.. u can use it in your hair too if you have dry hair

Laura - posted on 07/27/2010

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I use it on myself after a shower.... Its great for chapped feet.
I have never used in on my son though...

Kathleen - posted on 07/26/2010

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My first child's doctor told me that baby lotions and oils cause more problems for baby's skin than anything else. Clogs the pores, etc. Regarding cradle cap, this will disappear over time regardless of whether or not you use baby oil. It just looks nicer than seeing dry skin on baby's head. I recommend it for the sole use of removing tar from your feet should you happen to walk on an oil polluted beach.

Allison - posted on 07/26/2010

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I use it on my daughter, all over, skin hair, keeps her skin soft. I also use it on my skin, instead of shelling out a bunch of money on creams and lotions. . . it's great stuff.

Rebecca - posted on 07/26/2010

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Too much of anything isn't good for you. If you apply a lot of baby oil all the time, you will develop an allergy, same thing happens if you eat a lot of something. My Nana is now allergic to pineapple because she ate it all the time.

Amanda - posted on 07/26/2010

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I use baby oi in my home made playdoh, as it makes it nice and gentle on their hands.. and uses it up too

Rebecca - posted on 07/26/2010

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It's great for cradle cap and after a shower I slather it all over my body while I'm still wet then I dry myself normally. It's great for those days it's just too hot for a moisturiser.

Amy - posted on 07/26/2010

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When my baby girl was born she had cradle cap and the pediatrician recommended to use baby oil that it would help. So I got some and used it but it did not do so well. So then I used baby lotion and that did not help and then I used lotion called RENEW lotion and it took it all away within like 2 weeks!

Carrie-Ann - posted on 07/26/2010

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I only used it for cradle cap once.. but ever used anything petroleum based on my babies after that!!

Kari - posted on 07/26/2010

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You can use it for cradle cap
after a shower as a moisturizer
put on your butt and go down the slip and slide or water slide (works VERY well be careful:) )

Amy - posted on 07/26/2010

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It is good for baby massage (either before or after a bath) and is great for gently removing cradle cap.

Morgan - posted on 07/26/2010

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I use it for my daughters eczema to keep the moisture locked in. She has it BAAAAD and lotion just gets sucked right up. I can never seem to use enough. So I lather her up good with lotion and then on the spots that she has it bad I put a tiny bit on there. I tried it for her severe craddle cap but it did nothing.

Lacey - posted on 07/26/2010

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I use it for eveything.. It helps get gum out of hair, clothing. It help get finger prints, markers, and other stains off walls, use it for your skin in the winter, helps get rid of lice for your kids, good for your feet.. wow Baby oil has over 100 uses...

Candi - posted on 07/26/2010

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I use it on myself. Never used it on my kids. After my shower when skin in still wet, rub it on your skin, then dry off. It leaves skin feeling silky soft! I love it

Tiana - posted on 07/26/2010

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i used it for cradle cap it works like a charm on making it lose and come off

Carisa - posted on 07/26/2010

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The only thing I've ever know anyone to use baby oil for is cradle cap...it's probably good for dry skin.

Michelle - posted on 07/26/2010

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yes,i did on my kids its good to use as massage oil,when massaging your baby and also good for cradle cap

Jenna - posted on 07/25/2010

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The only thing I ever used baby oil (although i use baby oil gel) is to get cradle cap off of my baby's head. That is basically the name for baby dandruff. It shows up as light to dark brown spots on the babies scalp. You just put a bit of the oil on the head, leave it there, and then comb it off with a baby comb. Some people use it to moisture baby's skin, but with all the baby lotions that are less messy and less likely to cause an allergic reaction that has fallen out of practice.

Sarah - posted on 07/25/2010

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I use baby oil for two things mainly. I have made my own baby wipes, using paper towels cut in half, baby soap and baby oil. But my favorite application is when I get out of the shower before I towel off I put baby oil on my skin and it stays super soft for days.

Annie - posted on 07/25/2010

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Baby oil is a fantastic eye make-up remover. And all those other posters that said they use it right after a shower are right; you won't believe how good your skin feels. You won't feel all greasy, it really is great. That is how I started using baby oil too; I got it as a shower gift for my 1st DS, and I have been using it almost daily for over 4 years now...

Cherie - posted on 07/25/2010

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I never knew what to use it for, so I started using on myself- in the shower after I shave my legs, I rub some on my legs, rinse it off, and I've got silky smooth legs all day!

Kayla - posted on 08/08/2010

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I use baby oil for cradle cap!!!...put a small amount on the scalp and very genlty brush in a circular motion then wash it should help....

Candace - posted on 08/08/2010

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you can also use baby oil to take your make up off as well, so it isnt smudging off it will come off easily with the baby oil, and if you have any make up brushes you can also use the baby soap to clean those because it is so gentle it wont damage the make up brushes for cover up or whatever make up brushes are used for lol, i dont use any make up other than eye liner

Angie - posted on 08/06/2010

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Baby oil uses: Hair. Cradle cap. Curly haired babies. Hair styling. My DS has a TON of hair (since birth - never ever fell out lol) and when I do little piggy tails or double french braids (yes, THAT much hair!) I use a dab of baby oil on my thumb and forefinger and work it in as I go. It helps hold her wispys in place and keeps her hair looking freshly done.

Jennifer - posted on 08/04/2010

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I wouldn't use baby oil. It contains mineral oil which is toxic. There are plenty of other oils you can use.

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What I use baby oil for - mainly i use it for cradle cap and i would put baby oil on his scalp, than comb it.

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