Dry lips

Ramya - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Does anyone's baby suffer from dry lips in winter? My 4 month old daughter has such dry lips that they start to peel off. I was thinking of using vaseline but not sure if it is safe.

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DFJFDJS - posted on 05/04/2013

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Lisa, why is vaseline the worst thing you can use? Just curious because I use it for my kids too before they go to bed and they wake up with their lips not red anymore. They say chapsticks burn and hurt and vaseline is the only thing they will let me use.

Heather - posted on 01/12/2010

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Lisa, why is vaseline the worst thing you can use? Just curious because I use it for my kids too before they go to bed and they wake up with their lips not red anymore. They say chapsticks burn and hurt and vaseline is the only thing they will let me use.

Ramya - posted on 01/12/2010

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thank you ladies.it was very helpful.I think I'll try the nipple cream.I do breastfeed her on demand and try to add in some cool boiled water as well now and then.So I dont think she's dehydrated.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/11/2010

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If you are breastfeeding I would use a little nipple cream on her lipps but the best would be to ask your ped about it

Ashley - posted on 01/11/2010

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I had the same problem with my three year old and when I used vaseline she would end up licking it off and making it worse. Now I use lanolin- what a lifesaver! It's used for breastfeeding women so you know it's safe for the baby. You can buy it at Target, Jewel or anywhere. It is a little pricy but a little goes a long way so it will last forever. Good luck!

Colleen - posted on 01/11/2010

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I don't know where you live but in South Africa we have a product called Zambuk which is very good for dry lips. Vaseline and lip-ice seem to worsen the problem I've found. You could maybe also try products that contain bees wax as this is very moisturising.

Krista - posted on 01/11/2010

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Use Lanisoh -- it's an ointment for cracked nipples on a breastfeeding mom, and it's perfectly safe for baby, as it doesn't need to be washed off before breastfeeding.

Audri - posted on 01/11/2010

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My Dr. recommended Aquaphor (a Eucerin product) for all chapped, extremely dry skin for my (at the time) 5 month old daughter. It is amazing...I even us it on my lips now.

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Her lips are dry from feeding and the weather. It's normal I remember the same thing happening to my boys when they were babies. I would look in the baby speciality aisle to see if they have anything made specifically for this purpose, otherwise vaseline will be ok, but wait until after she is fed.

Kimyl - posted on 01/10/2010

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my kids had the same problem. vaseline wont hurt at all. if you dont keep the skin soft it will start to hurt

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is she drinking enough? usually lips get dry if babies are dehydrated. i'd use vasiline too but not too much - know from myself that when i start using stuff on my lips, they usually dry out quicker than before

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