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Lexus - posted on 01/25/2012 ( 42 moms have responded )

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what can i put on my 2 week babys lips?.! they are chaped?!.

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Jan-Nicole - posted on 01/27/2012

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Give them more fluids! You can put breast milk on them if you are nursing. Also some Lansinoh nipple cream is fine. You should offer more fluids also. That should help.

Raina - posted on 01/27/2012

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Lansinoh! I still use it for my lips and both my boys 2 & 4yrs. It is wonderful

Clara - posted on 01/26/2012

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Believe it or not... Vaseline is just as good... I used it for my baby and on my nipples and it soothe them and help to take away the sensitivity.. and works wonders for the little one's skin.

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Misscraig - posted on 01/30/2012

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Guys vaseline is a peterolium based product you really arent supposed to ingest it so putting it on a new borns lips really isnt recommended

Misscraig - posted on 01/30/2012

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Lanolin cream! The same stuff you put on your chaffed nipples if you breast feed. It work well and is totally safe to use on your new baby

Tina - posted on 01/30/2012

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the lanolin nipple cream definately helps I use it myself. I get very dry cracked lips it works better than chap sticks.

Affie - posted on 01/30/2012

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Just vaseline it won't hurt anything, just lightly rub the lips a few times a day they shou;d become smoother very soon, The baby will love you for this.

Natalie - posted on 01/29/2012

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NEVER EVER USE VASELINE!! OR BABY OIL!!



Olive oil is very good as well as Paw Paw cream, These are also great for sore nippples and cradlecap!!

Whitney - posted on 01/29/2012

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My son was born in october and was born with chapped lips and I asked the nurse if I could put chapstick on him. They kind of laughed at me and said yea chapstick is fine but I know some people have also used vaseline.

Pamela - posted on 01/28/2012

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You can use a bit of vaseline, or a bit of olive oil. You could probably also use a beeswax based chapstick that can be found in health food stores.

S - posted on 01/28/2012

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I thought it was only my son who had such chapped lips at a young age. I used Aquaphor by Eucerin as well as vaseline. I used it during his naps & at night. He's 2 now & I still use the Aquaphor on his lips.....vaseline is definitely cheaper.

Markita - posted on 01/28/2012

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If you're breastfeeding then put some breast milk on them. You could also try the nipple cream, just a small amount should do it. Also try to nurse more, a baby that young shouldn't have chapped lips and could be dehydrated. If you don't think that's the reason, ask the pediatrician that's what you pay them for.

Alexis - posted on 01/28/2012

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Auqafor for babies is the best ever. It works great for chapped lips and dry skin!!!

Carrie - posted on 01/28/2012

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Do NOT use Vaseline (or any other petroleum based product or products with mineral oil...mineral oil is just a petroleum byproduct)!! This absolutely should not be ingested!! I use the organic Therapy Cream by the Peter Rabbit line sold at Whole Foods. You can use it on your nipples, their face, lips, bottom, etc. I use it for chapped cheeks & chin from drool, to diaper rash cream, & even for my own chapped hands from hand washing. Its the BEST stuff out there that I could find & I did lots of research to find something good that can be safely ingested. Vaseline (petroleum jelly) & baby oil act like saran wrap on the skin, it doesn't let the skin breathe, blocks pores, & doesn't let the body's natural ability to moisturize itself so you will have a continuous battle of chapped baby lips. Matter of fact, mineral oil/petroleum base products actually increase dehydration. For ex, you can take a cracker & put in water & it turns to mush, but if you take a cracker & put in baby oil even a day later you can take it out and it will crumble like a fresh cracker. The European Nation even banned the use of petroleum jelly in cosmetics because of the harmful properties. I highly recommend you try an organic lip balm/chapstick or the Peter Rabbit Therapy Cream at Whole Foods.You will love it and know you child isn't ingesting petroleum.

Vivian - posted on 01/27/2012

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if your not comfortable with chapstick, use vasaline. It is not harmful if swallowed and does the job. It is also good if you are out of nipple ointment for yourself!

Alexandra - posted on 01/27/2012

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vaseline is great. just a tiny bit goes a long way. that's what i also put on my lips when they are chapped.

Amanda - posted on 01/27/2012

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Honestly I just put Aquafina lipgloss on my baby girls lips. She's now 18mths and her lips are just fine.

Rosalind - posted on 01/27/2012

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Vaseline brand Vaseline is mild 4 infants. I've used it on all 4 of my children.

Bernadette - posted on 01/27/2012

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nipple cream! Make sure you put it on yourself before feeding too, because both of my babies got very chapped lips in their first month or so from the breastfeeding. Once they get used to the sucking motion their lips become a little bit tougher, but if you're using nipple cream on yourself it will help reduce this. Lansinoh is great.

Kellie - posted on 01/26/2012

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The sauve that you get for chapped nipples will do just fine... A little bit on your pinky each day until you see them getting better....

Iris Hanna - posted on 01/26/2012

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It's called Lansinoh. I used it on my cracked & bleeding nipples & it is fine for babies lips.

Laura - posted on 01/26/2012

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breastmilk is the wonder liquid. if u are nursing, try a few drops on her lips at the end of feeding...if not, olive oil or shea butter

Alicia - posted on 01/26/2012

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Best thing is BABY KISSES it works great and soaks in slow so it works for a long time its also good for chaped cheeks due to whether changes

S_neff76 - posted on 01/26/2012

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Aquaphor made by eucerin.. It works wonders my son had the same problem about the same age and it cleared it right up.. And his pediatrician is the one who told me to use it

Elfrieda - posted on 01/26/2012

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Oh, well probably it's the same to the baby's lips. Think about it, her skin is so soft and new, and now it's rubbing on the bottle almost constantly (because newborns eat all the time), no wonder it's sore.



I would still use that cream. It's in a purple tube, and probably sold in the baby aisle next to the nursing pads at your grocery store. Get the smallest tube you can find because a little goes a long way. Keep it handy and when she's older and has a red runny nose you can put it on the red part to soothe it.



What you do is squeeze a little onto your finger, and then rub it between your thumb and finger until it warms up and becomes kind of runny, then gently dab it on the baby.



Or you can just wait it out. I'm sure it will clear up within a few weeks. :)

Lexus - posted on 01/25/2012

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But i dont breast feed?.! she wont latch on so i only pumped and gave her the stuff she needed i stoped when milk came through? so now wat?

Elfrieda - posted on 01/25/2012

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Yep, Lanisoh. I think your baby might have a nursing blister. Put a little on your nipples and a little on her lips and hopefully both of you will be fine shortly.

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do you use a pacifier? it's not recommended to put anything on baby's lips or skin this early because their skin is so new and easily damaged. just make sure baby is getting enough liquids (formula or breastmilk, whichever you use) to make sure baby doesn't get dehydrated. the chapped lips should go away after a little while, but don't fret over them too much. you might could get a little water on your fingertip and dab it on baby's lips, but i don't know what else you could do.

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