Dry winter cheeks!

Laura - posted on 12/11/2009 ( 48 moms have responded )

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My 5 mo daughter already has rosy red dry cheeks. They aren't scaly or peeling but they do look dry especially when she smiles. Any advise for a cream or moisturizer that is safe for a baby's face?

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Marcole - posted on 12/12/2009

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Aquaphor (made by Eucerin) is by far the best!!! You can get it at Target.

June - posted on 12/11/2009

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Quoting September:



Quoting ashley :

you can use a&d ointment an i no its sound crazy because its for bottoms but you can use it for alot of different things






FYI: A&D ointment is not only for bottoms...I found this listed right on the tube :)
Helps Heal Dry, Chafed Skin. Protects and Soothes Minor Cuts and Burns. Treats and Prevents Diaper Rash.





and it's not just for babies either.



last year i used it on my face as anighttime moisterizer and it healed up any winter sunburn or chaffing that i had too.



the reason why i said pure cocca butter is because if you use the cocoa butter that is 100% pure , with no additives, it is good for the skin and smells yummy and who wouldn't their lil angel to smell good...

Marguerite - posted on 12/11/2009

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Hi. My oldest daughter is 6. She and her 5 year old sister still use their "face sticks". I started them right from the beginning. "We need to take care of these lovely faces, all our skin, etc." I started using one put out by Gerber. It comes in a little tube like lipstick. It is a moisturizer, almost like vaseline or chapstick. It has become hard to find. I now use one put out by J & J. It comes in a little container like deodorant, I believe it is part of their "Naturals" line. I like it because as they are growing, they got used nto putting their face stick on, and it promotes independence. My pediatrician told me I could us Eucerine cream (in the tub, not the lotion) too.

Myisha - posted on 12/14/2009

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Have you tried using Aquaphor, its like vaseline but it is a healing ointment. I use this for my daughters since they were babies. It is also great for scaly skin.

Zöe - posted on 12/13/2009

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Hi - I live in Norway and we use a winter moisturizing cream (I think its a form of zink cream). Its simply called `cold cream`. It creates a barrier on the skin which protects against the elements. We see an awful lot of red, rosy cheeks here! My 6 month old has just started showing signs so I`m off to buy some tomorrow. I hope it clears up soooon. Zöe.

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Melissa - posted on 01/04/2011

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I use vaseline on my little guy's cheeks because it doesn't sting and creates a "weather barrier" without a chilling effect. I typically put it on after a bath, before bed and his cheeks are perfect by morning.

My daughter suffers from eczema during the winter months. We're typically able to keep it at bay if we use plain old Aveeno Moisturizing Lotion after her bath. My hubby uses the Aveeno Eczema Lotion and finds it works better than the Spectro Eczema lotion for his eczema.

Someone mentioned the Disney Eczema treatment with Pooh on the front of the package - this worked awesome...when I could find it!

Burts Bees products are typically considered some of the better ones for being less/non-carcinogenic. I haven't used them, but I'm a fan of less is more :)

Lindsay - posted on 12/14/2009

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I use Aquaphor on my daughter's cheeks. I rub it on right before bed and in the morning her cheeks look a lot better.

Orshi - posted on 12/14/2009

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My 8 mo son has the same problems, a little bit of vaseline petroleum jelly works great! Avoid any baby lotions that contain alcohol, that will further dry her skin!

Angela - posted on 12/13/2009

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NIVEA NIVEA NIVEA it works wonders my mom used it on me all the time the thick one in the blue can it smells nice too I grew up in germany where the cold attacks your skin

Kellie - posted on 12/13/2009

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The Extra Emolient Night Cream from Mary Kay is great for dryness, also can use it on nipples if you are nursing.

Rose - posted on 12/13/2009

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we always put chap stick on our kids face and it really helps, and we did this when they were babies too.

Debbie - posted on 12/13/2009

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Quoting Christi:

The best stuff I have found is called Aquaphor (made by Eucerin) it also works great for butt cream. My daughter has super sensitive skin and that seems to help with both and not break her out. I get the off brand and it works the same. Good luck



Yes!  Aquaphor is the best stuff out there!  ...and a little know secret about it...if you mix it with Mylanta (yes, the stomach medicine)  it makes thee BEST diaper rash cream out there.  You wouldn't believe the results, amazing!

Amie - posted on 12/13/2009

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I wash my son's face with water after each feeding then use White Dove Soap rather then J&J Baby Soap at bedtime-MD recommended. Then use the Gentle Naturals Baby Eczema Cream morning and night. It seems to help. I tried the A&D and it seemed to make his face to moisturized to the point that it looked more like a rash.

Debbie - posted on 12/13/2009

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Lindsey, I'm not surprised your ped recommended against Johnson and Johnson...you'd be suprised how many toxins and chemicals are in those products -- including formaldahyde!! Ugh! Makes me sick to think of what I was putting on my kids' skin when they were babies! I do like Aveeno...but since I found Renew, there is just nothing else that compares. It's been dermatologically tested against Eucerin and beat it 7 to 1 for effectiveness...although you can get Eucerin at Wal-Mart, which is obviously nice.

Lindsey - posted on 12/12/2009

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My son tends to have slightly more dry/sensitive skin. For starters, our ped recommended against Johnson and Johnson for kids with even the slightest sensitivity. I always thought it was best, but who knew? She said Aveeno baby stuff is best.
Plus, he tends to get the same dry rosy cheeks. The ABSOLUTE BEST thing I have found is Eucerin Aquaphor- also rec by our ped. It is thick, super moisturizing, creates a barrier but is not really greasy. It is perfect for this type of thing and it doesn't have any meds like some other creams may have in it. Good luck to you. Honestly- try it! It's also good for moms with dry (over-washed) hands!

Amanda - posted on 12/12/2009

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my son's doctor told us to try a lotion called cetaphil (hope i spelled that right).. jayden has really sensitive skin and it works great:) it comes in a tub and i buy it at walmart..

Shauna - posted on 12/12/2009

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Just keep lotioin on them! Any Baby Lotion is fine to use on the cheeks.....or search for one that's highly moisturized for sens skin. Have your daycare provider do it a few times a day as well, that's what I asked mine to do and it seemed to work well for both oof my kids.

Marcy - posted on 12/12/2009

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I actually use lanolin on both her dry cheeks & dry thumb (my daughter is a thumb sucker). I just make sure and get the kind you don't have to wipe off. It works great, and usually clears up the dry skin after just one or two applications.

Stevie - posted on 12/12/2009

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Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream works great on very dry skin.It puts moisture back into your skin as well as acting like a shield from the cold air, but it wont block her pores.I have used it for my son since he was born and now he is 3 and he has never had a problem with it, my husband and I use it as well. Its a great product for dry skin.

C. - posted on 12/11/2009

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A little bit of Desitin Creamy will help. Also, an unscented cream (not lotion) will do the trick, like Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief or even Eucerin Calming cream might help. If you use something heavily scented it could burn their skin since it's so dry.

Tiffany - posted on 12/11/2009

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I'd say use A&D or Desitin Clear. My 13 month old daughter has red dry cheeks right now...they look cute, but are very dry. Good luck!

Buffy - posted on 12/11/2009

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Balmex has a great multi balm out you can find it at Babies R Us online or at the store. My son had starts of excema and that balm cleared it all up in 1 day and only 2 applications! Plus it smells great and is totally safe for faces. :)

Jacqueline - posted on 12/11/2009

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Instead of buying baby oil, get the creamy baby oil. My son had the same problem and used the cream style baby oil. I could see a difference at the end of the day...Hope this helps.

Janie - posted on 12/11/2009

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Their skin is just so sensitive. Keep a tube of Aquaphor in your diaper bag and by the changing table. Maybe one in your purse also. Apply at least 2X a day. It will work.

Suzanne - posted on 12/11/2009

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hi laura

i love Weleda face lotion. specifically for the face. i also have used Johnsons Soothing Naturals Soothe & Protect Balm. good luck

Krista - posted on 12/11/2009

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It's probably because she's teething and not from the weather. After her bath and before drying her off, put baby oil on her cheeks. It absorbs better. In between, try Aveeno creams.

September - posted on 12/11/2009

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Quoting ashley :

you can use a&d ointment an i no its sound crazy because its for bottoms but you can use it for alot of different things



FYI: A&D ointment is not only for bottoms...I found this listed right on the tube :)
Helps Heal Dry, Chafed Skin. Protects and Soothes Minor Cuts and Burns. Treats and Prevents Diaper Rash.

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you can use a&d ointment an i no its sound crazy because its for bottoms but you can use it for alot of different things

Paula - posted on 12/11/2009

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What about E45. I think its great after-treatment and maybe rub some lip balm (try vaseline)on the cheeks befor you go out If it protects the lips it will protect the cheeks

June - posted on 12/11/2009

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Quoting Laura:

Dry winter cheeks!

My 5 mo daughter already has rosy red dry cheeks. They aren't scaly or peeling but they do look dry especially when she smiles. Any advise for a cream or moisturizer that is safe for a baby's face?



Two words for you...Cocca Butter.



 



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September - posted on 12/11/2009

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Our 13 month old son has the same thing going on right now. We use Aveeno in the morning and then I cake him up with A&D at night which was recommended by his pediatrician. It all seems to be working well for us. I also get the same kind of thing on my hands so I use eucerin cream which could also be used on a baby. Good luck!

Katie - posted on 12/11/2009

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We use Vaseline on our kids! My husband sometimes even puts it on their entire body during the winter when the go to bed! It has worked on my 2 year old and 10 month old!

Danielle - posted on 12/11/2009

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My advice is to use valsaline on her cheeks. I put it on my son before he goes outside and it works and keeps them from drying out. The best thing is that it will not burn her skin.

Laura - posted on 12/11/2009

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Thans everyone! I have most of these products at home! I was just worried about it getting in her eyes and burning. We'll see!

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I use Gold Bond Ultimate Healing w/Aloe. My CVS also has this in the trial sizes, so its perfect to throw in my daughters diaper bag :)



It's very thick, not heavily scented and it doesn't seem to sting. I also use it on my hands daily (I get super dry cracked hands from washing them so many times)

DEBBRA - posted on 12/11/2009

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When my kids were little I used Bag Balm. You can find it at the drug store or if you want toget it cheaper go to your local Co-op.

Megan - posted on 12/11/2009

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I use Shakleebaby products. They are made from organic and all natural ingredients. I mix a drop of the Shakleebaby massage oil with a dab of the Shakleebaby Soothing lotion and smooth it onto his dry cheeks. I also bath him in the Shakleebaby gentle wash. It doesn't have the perfumes and chemicals that wash away the skins natural oils.

Karen - posted on 12/11/2009

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Hi there! I have the same problem in the winter where the little ones cheeks even get rosy red and dry. I use johnson and johnson ezema cream. It is in the section with the diapers in the grocery store (thats where i get it, you can check other places). It has winnie the pooh and friends on it. I put it on before bed and by morning they are ALL CLEARED UP!!! It is great!!

Christi - posted on 12/11/2009

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The best stuff I have found is called Aquaphor (made by Eucerin) it also works great for butt cream. My daughter has super sensitive skin and that seems to help with both and not break her out. I get the off brand and it works the same. Good luck

Samantha - posted on 12/11/2009

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I get this myself...My Md has me use Desitine of all things. it protects the cheeks..i also mosturize with Aveeno Oatmeal Lotion.

Theresa - posted on 12/11/2009

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dont know if you are beast feeding or not but you can do a couple things lotion, vaseline or baby excema cream...all work but i have found that the breast creme lansinol (not sure of spelling) or the all purpose nipple cream works great. good luck

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