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S - posted on 01/28/2012
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
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.
Carrie - posted on 01/28/2012
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.
Bernadette - posted on 01/27/2012
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.
Elfrieda - posted on 01/26/2012
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. :)
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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