baby lotion...??? new born

Puja - posted on 07/03/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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baby lotion.. for a new born... how often do you lotion your baby? and when you clean the babys diper.. besides cleaning... and are suposta do anything else? like use anything to keep it sofa and confy for the baby?

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Nikki - posted on 07/09/2010

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the only lotion we ever used was johnson and johnson bedtime lotion and we put it on at night after his bath, but thats it.

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Sherri - posted on 07/10/2010

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I lotioned every night after there baths. I wiped when they pooped if not I did nothing but put a new diaper on.

Olivia - posted on 07/10/2010

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My daughter is 6 months old and has beautiful soft skin. When she was a new born except maybe once or twice for a her feet being dry on top or her hands I never use any lotion on her. And I rarely use powder on her bum when I change her diaper. She has maybe gotten one or two diaper rashes and that was teething rashes.

Emilie - posted on 07/10/2010

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I did not ever use it on there bottoms because their bottoms were already in mosture all day, so I would use powder after a diaper change sometimes.

Emilie - posted on 07/10/2010

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When my daughter was born she had very flaky dry skin on her feet and hands , so I used Johnsons 24 hour mosturizer because regualar baby lotion seemed kind of thin and didn't seem to work very well so I put the mosturizer on her about once or twice a day until she didn't need it any more. My son didn't have dry skin so I didn't use very much lotion on him, only when I thought her needed it.

Danielle - posted on 07/10/2010

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I swear by almond oil in the bath, then you don't need to put anything else on because baby's skin already has some moisturiser on it. It also helps with cradle cap and nappy rash.

Diana - posted on 07/09/2010

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i never used lotion on my daughter except on her head after a bath since she had cradle cap. i heard that if u lotion ur baby to young, their body doesnt learn to make its own oils n they have a higher chance of having dry skin when theyre older

Andrea - posted on 07/03/2010

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I had to use lotion on my son as he developed eczema. I use Aveeno. He never really had diaper rash. Once his bum looked a little red I'd put Aveeno diaper cream on and it never got bad.

Tiffany - posted on 07/03/2010

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i use lotion on my babies when ever i think to, or have time haha. My oldest hated lotion. he would cry if he even even seen the bottle. So id use it occasionaly during the winter. And my daughter loves it and it worked out great cuz she also had dry skin after birth. But now that she is 9 months, i use it from time to time. Not very often though. And both of my kids are very sensitive to heat. not only with diapers, but they break out in heat rash all over their bodies if they r in the heat to long. So lotion would only make things worse in the summer time. And as far as the diaper goes, my son never responded to anything with diaper rash other than vasiline. Diaper rash creams did nothing for him. Vasiline got rid of it within a day. And my daughter cant use any cream at all or her legs and privates swell. I have to use baby powder when she gets diaper rash, whick is a good bit in the summer because of the heat and their sensitive skin. The only kids of creams either of my kids can use effectivly is Butt Paste. Yep, thats what its called is Butt Paste. You can get it at wal-mart and its very thick and will stain clothing and furniture so be careful if u use it, but it is great.

Tyneisha - posted on 07/03/2010

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Yes use lotion. People say babies don't need it but just like us, they get dry and dull looking skin if they aren't moisturized. As far as cleaning your baby. Make sure you wipe good and sprinkle baby powder with aloe vera on their private parts. It seeps away moisture when they wet. Always use some on them after every diaper change to prevent rash. If your child is a boy and he's circumcised, won't be able to wipe his penis for a while until it's healed. I'd just drizzle soapy water over it and dab very very gently and put Vaseline on his penis to protect it from infection and from sticking to the diaper when you change him. Good luck.

Keshia - posted on 07/03/2010

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i swear by johnson&johnson bedtime lotion i use it throughout the day too I just put it on my son maybe once a day on his knees and cheeks and arms well when my son was newborn i didnt use powder until he penis was healed and i made sure that was clean and had ointment on it all the time until it was all used up

Karen - posted on 07/03/2010

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my baby had very dry skin from the start so i used lotion on him twice a day from the start....that's totally a personal choice for you though, it certainly won't hurt to use it if you want....
you don't have to do anything else for diapers...you could use vaseline/diaper cream with every change to prevent rashes but it's not needed - i've never done that and my son is 9m and never had a rash, but some people do it as a "just incase"...

Renae - posted on 07/03/2010

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Most people I know put lotion all over their babies every day after their bath. Personally, I chose not to use lotion at all. I believe that when the skin is continually moisturised it stops regulating its own moisture. I believe that if you are well hydrated and healthy the skin does not need moisturising (at least not until we are older - definately not with a baby).

You dont need to use anything on the baby to keep the nappy comfortable, it is comfortable enough already. The only reason to put anything else on is if your baby gets nappy rash.

If your baby starts to get nappy rash then you will need to use a nappy rash cream or paste from the pharmacy. There are several different ones and everyone I know prefers a different one so I think you just have to try them and see what works for your baby. I find that zinc creams are good for preventing nappy rash but do not make it go away once it starts. Only nappy paste makes it go away for my baby.

As Sarah already said; health professionals recommend babies have some time without a nappy every day. And obviously change the nappy as soon as it is dirty.

Sarah - posted on 07/03/2010

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Newborns don't need lotion. They really only need cotton wool and water to keep them clean. Also they only need bathing every few days. As for avoiding nappy rash, if you let them have a few minutes without the nappy on, the air will help prevent it. (Obviously, lie them on a towel or something similar!)

Amy - posted on 07/03/2010

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I never used lotion on either of my babies, my daughter has really sensitive skin so I didn't want it to flare up. As far as diapers there is nothing special you need to do unless your little one develops a rash them you would just need a diaper cream usually the hospital will send you home with some if you don't have any.

Andrea - posted on 07/03/2010

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I used lotion after every baby after every bath. I dont use baby lotion I use Eucerin. Nope I can't think of anything you would do after changing there diaper unless that had a diaper rash or somthing.

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