This might be silly to actually ask about, but my daughter's cheeks get really pink/red and hot at night. I lotion her up every day so I didn't think they were chapped or dry, but I've noticed recently that when I'm putting lotion on them now, she fusses... so maybe they are chapped! Any other suggestions? They aren't red during the day, only at night... odd??

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Jocelyn - posted on 11/19/2008

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It could be signs of an allergy. Be careful not to use scented lotion-it may make the problem worse.

Lee - posted on 11/19/2008

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Thanks so much! I just looked at both burts bees and johnsons and johnsons website and have found both products! I think I can find the soothing naturals protectant balm at target so I'll try that first. It seems perfect! Maybe Whole Foods sells the burts bees balm.... :) Thanks for all of your input!

Jessica - posted on 11/19/2008

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I LOVE Johnson & Johnson Soothing Naturals Soothe & Protect Balm. It's in a mini deoderant looking container and it's like a giant chapstick. It has a nice fragrance and after trying lots of different things on my daughters sensitive skin and red cheeks, this is the ONLY thing (besides California Baby Super Sensitive Cream) that works. She also loves it when I put it on, so that makes it easy on me too.

Jodi - posted on 11/19/2008

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I swear by aquaphor...my son's pediatrician suggested it to me. It works wonders!

Christy - posted on 11/19/2008

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Burt's Bees, They make a chapstick and other products. I believe one of them is for chapped cheeks.

Christy - posted on 11/19/2008

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If they're chapped, you really don't want to put lotion on her cheeks. That could aggravate them. I use something called Aquafor, it's made by Eucerin. I use that on one of my daughters legs, combined with an intense moisturizing cream for Egzima. It might also just be that she gets hot while she sleeps. My son is that way, he'll sweat, his cheeks & eyelids are pink and he can be warm to the touch when he's asleep, but fine during the day.

Danielle - posted on 11/19/2008

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my daugher has had 16 teeth since 16 months... and is still occasionally getting the flushed cheeks. so i dont think her thing is teething... i dont think she's due for any more teeth for a while.

but that could be it for your little one....

Lee - posted on 11/19/2008

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I did call the pharmacy and she said that vaseline is the best thing to use. We've been using it for a few days now and last night, they seemed a little less red... I never did think that it could possibly be a side effect of teething?? That could be possible. It's been in the last month that I've noticed her cheeks and she's been putting EVERYTHING in her mouth lately-- perhaps that's it?? I'm still waiting on the name of the wonder stick!! :)

Jessica - posted on 11/19/2008

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My daughter also had this problem at first. We found out that it was thelaundry soap we were using. Since her little cheeks were so much more sensitive than other parts of her body and rub on the sheets when she sleeping it made her allergy that much worse. by the middle of the afternoon her cheeks would look normal again, but every morning they were red. Good luck!

Danielle - posted on 11/19/2008

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my daughter gets red cheecks every once in a while too. i really dont think her skin is chapped or dry, it looks normal the majority of the time. when she gets tired or worked up about something they get warm and red.

i actually stopped putting lotion on her face because i thought maybe it was reacting badly. it helped a little... i think its pretty normal. who knows... lol, i guess i never really thought much of it, until now. let us know how the cheek stick works for your lil one!

Jill - posted on 11/19/2008

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My kids got really red cheeks when they were teething, too. My kids have sensitive skin, especially on their face, so sometimes using the same lotion on their face as their body made them a little red/rashy.

Lee - posted on 11/19/2008

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Emma-- it's not when she's in bed (her crib). It's just in the evening, after a long day-- she could be hot, but the rest of her feels just fine.. just the sweet cheeks!!

Emma - posted on 11/19/2008

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perhaps tommys online service could help you. Maybe their blood pressure when they're tired has something to do with it!

Luann - posted on 11/19/2008

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I was also going to suggest asking a pharmacist because they usually have good advice.

Emma - posted on 11/19/2008

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Is it while she's in bed, or just a night in general. My 5 year old was always looking flushed at night, then I slept on her bed one night and boiled. She has a mattress protecter and it was unbelievably hot once you laid there for a while.

Lee - posted on 11/19/2008

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Thanks, Ashleigh! I'm calling a pharmacy now to ask about this magic stick! :) Thanks!! And if you find the container, let me know what the name is.

Ashleigh - posted on 11/19/2008

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My daughter also had really chapped cheeks when she was little, I found something at the drug store that was in a stick (giant chapstick for lips) format and it was specifically made for kids with chapped cheeks. It is unscented & easy to apply and not very greasy, it works in quickly.... If I can find the old container of her stuff I'll post the name, otherwise ask a pharmacy.... GOOD LUCK. BTW, my daughter still gets a little flush when she's tired & kinda get a littl warm. We joke that its her internal furnace turning on to signal to us its sleepy time! lol. Some kids just are that way, and that might be why your daughters cheeks get extra red at night.....

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