What's the best cream for dry skin on my baby?

Amanda - posted on 12/27/2009 ( 216 moms have responded )

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My son has severe dry skin, all over his body....Aquaphor seems to be the only thing that helps, but its GROSS to put on him nightly. Suggestions?

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Mekisha - posted on 12/27/2009

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i cant get my son to use the potty he is 28 months he will pee but he wont poo i bought potty and i tried the toillette what can i do?

Jennifer - posted on 12/31/2009

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My now 15 month son had such dry skin that it turned in to a mild eczema all over his body (his cheeks were the worst). The Dr. told me NOT to use the Johnson and Johnson baby lotion on him that we had been using. I bought GENTLE NATURALS ECZEMA CREAM for him and it works amazingly! I love that it has all natural ingredients too. He no longer has eczema but I continue to rub it on him after baths to prevent him from getting so dry again.

Janice - posted on 12/31/2009

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We use organic unfiltered coconut oil. It smells wonderful, is safe, pure, has anti-fungal properties, won't clog pores, and on and on. There are whole books about it. My husband and use it like lotion as well as for cooking. Incredibly heart healthy despite its bad rap due to being highly saturated. All uneducated myths. I couldn't feel good about slathering something all over my delicate precious baby that is so toxic as the majority of baby lotions. Do a tiny bit of research on parabens and you'll never voluntarily use them on Baby again. So, sorry for the rant. It's just the market is so misleading and there are better alternatives out there. Hope that's helpful!

Kate CP - posted on 12/31/2009

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Thank you ladies for all your help and wisdom! I'm sure the OP has enough valuable information to make an informed choice.



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Krystal - posted on 12/29/2009

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Where are you hon? Im in australia and my son has really dry skin and the only thing ive found that he's not alergic to and thats not full of "nasties" is from a company caled MooGoo. I use their MSM Udder Cream. Its brilliant stuff. They have a full range of everything. www.moogoo.com.au

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MARCEY - posted on 12/31/2009

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my nephew had it severe from head to toe that is the only thing that helped they also sell the bath wash we had to bath him 3 times a day in the bath wash and lather him in the lotion it is gross but such a relief for the little one he eventually grew out of it he is 2 now and it is all gone bath in the morning and at night so he isnt so greasy during the day at night put him in thermals or feet pajamas so it keeps it from rubbing off everywhere and keeps him from itching i think the combination of the wash and lotion u wont have to use so much lotion good luck

Aliesha - posted on 12/31/2009

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Aquaphor was the only thing that helped with my kids severe dry skin and exzema (sp?) I tried lots of specialty creams and the aquaphor topped them all far and away. It might be gross, but if it works I'd stick with it

Suzanne - posted on 12/31/2009

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Sweet almond oil unless there is a peanut allergy. olive is also great but doesn't smell so great. Also, unless he is rolling in dirt everyday, cutting back on the number of baths per week will also help. water is the enemy with eczema prone skin!

Danae - posted on 12/31/2009

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avoid anything with parrafin in it (which is suprisingly most things). we are now trying an aussie product called 'moo goo' which has no parrafin or anyother parabens or artifical crap in it.

Cristy - posted on 12/31/2009

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I have had great luck with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream and I use their cleanser on my baby at bathtime.

Cristy - posted on 12/31/2009

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I have had great luck with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream and I use their cleanser on my baby at bathtime.

Emily - posted on 12/31/2009

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I use Aquahpor on my 2 year old and that seems to help, he loves to put lotion on - one of his grandpa's had knee surgery and while he was doing therapy he had to use lots of lotion so now my little boy says he's doing therapy and then lift his each leg and count. Good luck.

Dina - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter has exema so I put Glaxa Base on her daily and keep a humidifier going in the house constantly, and i put shea butter on my son after every bath as he has black skin that tends to be very dry.

Dina - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter has exema so I put Glaxa Base on her daily and keep a humidifier going in the house constantly, and i put shea butter on my son after every bath as he has black skin that tends to be very dry.

Dina - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter has exema so I put Glaxa Base on her daily and keep a humidifier going in the house constantly, and i put shea butter on my son after every bath as he has black skin that tends to be very dry.

Dina - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter has exema so I put Glaxa Base on her daily and keep a humidifier going in the house constantly, and i put shea butter on my son after every bath as he has black skin that tends to be very dry.

Dina - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter has exema so I put Glaxa Base on her daily and keep a humidifier going in the house constantly, and i put shea butter on my son after every bath as he has black skin that tends to be very dry.

Dina - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter has exema so I put Glaxa Base on her daily and keep a humidifier going in the house constantly, and i put shea butter on my son after every bath as he has black skin that tends to be very dry.

Dina - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter has exema so I put Glaxa Base on her daily and keep a humidifier going in the house constantly, and i put shea butter on my son after every bath as he has black skin that tends to be very dry.

Dina - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter has exema so I put Glaxa Base on her daily and keep a humidifier going in the house constantly, and i put shea butter on my son after every bath as he has black skin that tends to be very dry.

Krista - posted on 12/31/2009

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VANICREAM! You can get it from the pharmacy counter. My 5 yo has terrible eczema and we use the soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body cream. Also use a fragrance free laundry detergent and no fabric softeners. These were all suggestions from her dermatologist.

Darlene - posted on 12/31/2009

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I am an older granny. 2 kids and 3 grands. Boys are harder to train than girls. And he may just not be ready. Be patient and it will happen. watch him closely and if he goes someplace like behind a chair, tries to hide etc, then he poos----he knows when the urge hits. when you see him do that take him to his potty and sit him down and talk or read to him. if he goes, use great praise and a little reward. if he does not, be encouraging - such as we didn't make it this time, but maybe we will next time. he will soon be ready to tell you when he has to go. good luck!

ANNETTE - posted on 12/31/2009

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I have had skin problems, dry, ichy, for a very long time growing up. Until mid 80's is when I finally found what helped me & I'm still using it to this day. After going through so many dermatologist and trying many medications that did not help me at all! They even told me when I have a baby my hormones will change and and my skin problem will go away, crazy! I have been using this cream called, Quadriderm NF, this has works so well that many friends have tried it and can't believe how well it works. I use it on my face everyday before I apply my make-up. This cream is not from here, it comes from Mexico, but I know two places that it can be purchased for $25.00 a tub. I do use Caress Body Wash for showering that also helps and no cented lotions at all.

Nicolene - posted on 12/31/2009

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eucerin....my son is 9 months old and had dry, rough skin for about 2 weeks, I tried Vaseline and Vitamin E oil, both clogged his pores, but on Christmas day my son received Eucerin lotion as part of a gift basket. That very night after his bath, I used Eucerin cream and by the following morning, believe it or not, his rough, dry skin on his back and surrounding area were all gone. I'm soooo happy, I can finally touch him without getting cuts on my fingers ;-)

Marlene - posted on 12/31/2009

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Aveeno make the absolute best dry skin treatments on the market. They make an oatmeal bath for babies and young kids and an entire line of lotions. I have even used it for skin rashes and it works great. Good luck.

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I've used Eucerin in the past, but it's pretty heavy. Now I use the Lubriderm intensive dry skin repair lotion and I love it! Good luck - eczema isn't easy to live with sometimes.

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Hey there, dis you ever hear from Arbonne?

There is a Baby line which is amazing.

I started as a consultant and got to try out allready a bunch if it and I really love it.

What I like most about it is, that everything is naturall and botanicly based, there would be no harsh ingredients, which would be reaaly bad for babyskin.

Hope you have a wonderful happy new year.

If you would like to hear more about Arbonne feel free for contacting me.



Have a great day















Hey there,

did you ever hear from Arbonne? They have an amazing babyline. I tried it out in my littleones and I love it. What I like most about this products is, they use no mineal oil, evrything is natural and botanicly based, no chemicals or any harsh ingredients, which would be really bad for babyskin, no animal products or by-products.

If you wanna know more about it feel free for contacting me :)

Hope you'll find something for your littleone.



Have a great day

Mel

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Mel

melv.vine@yahoo.com

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Hey there, dis you ever hear from Arbonne?

There is a Baby line which is amazing.

I started as a consultant and got to try out allready a bunch if it and I really love it.

What I like most about it is, that everything is naturall and botanicly based, there would be no harsh ingredients, which would be reaaly bad for babyskin.

Hope you have a wonderful happy new year.

If you would like to hear more about Arbonne feel free for contacting me.



Have a great day















Hey there,

did you ever hear from Arbonne? They have an amazing babyline. I tried it out in my littleones and I love it. What I like most about this products is, they use no mineal oil, evrything is natural and botanicly based, no chemicals or any harsh ingredients, which would be really bad for babyskin, no animal products or by-products.

If you wanna know more about it feel free for contacting me :)

Hope you'll find something for your littleone.



Have a great day

Mel

melv.vine@yahoo.com







Mel

melv.vine@yahoo.com

Vicki - posted on 12/31/2009

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Vani cream. I used it for years on my boys,you can get it at Target or walgreens, normally they keep it behind the counter but it is really reasonable priced and not to greasy!

Kevin - posted on 12/31/2009

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My granddaughters have eczema, very dry, itchy skin. When they were babies olive oil helped. Limit full baths to only a couple a week. Mellaluca Renew is the best lotion and has no alcohol that might sting.

Rawn - posted on 12/31/2009

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Amanda, I am an Esthetician, so believe me when I say.....do not use OTC products on your baby, its not good for their skin and most of them are extremely high in fragrance and contain lanolin which is sheep secretions...YUK!!! I would stick to natural oils like some of the ladies have mentioned or you can try using Arbonne baby care, it's a little expensive but well worth it!! You can go to the Arbonne website and find a consultant near you. Hope this helps!!

JACKIE - posted on 12/31/2009

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Since the day my son was born he has had dry rough skin I've tried nearly everything including taking him to the dermatologist and nothing worked until recently. My nephew has dry skin to so my sister in law tried a lotion that the Dr. recommended and i noticed my nephews skin got really soft so i bought it for my son. And it really did work, it's not greasy and gross i even use it on my face as a moisturizer, it's that light and it really does moistirize all day. The lotion is called CETAPHIL I buy it at Costco. I get 2 big bottle for $15

Rhea - posted on 12/31/2009

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My youngest has boughts of eczema and I use MaryKay night emollient cream. I use this for chapped lips also and it works overnight.

Ruth - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting Amanda :

What's the best cream for dry skin on my baby?

My son has severe dry skin, all over his body....Aquaphor seems to be the only thing that helps, but its GROSS to put on him nightly. Suggestions?



Renew lotion by Melaleuca is absolutely the best we have tried at our home. I like it so much more than any of the OTC stuff I have used and I know others who really like it as well. It's only available through mail-order though but I can help you get some if you want to try it out. It's non-greasy and leaves such a nice feeling on the skin. Again - I really like it. Hope this helps. Email me if you want more info on where to get it.



Ruth Gracey, TX - ragracey@yahoo.com

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I just went to the dermatologist yesterday for my own very dry skin. They recommended CeraVe Cream. she said lotions only work for a short time. I got some on the way home and its amazing! Look for creams, not lotions.

Rhonda - posted on 12/31/2009

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Aveeno baby lotion the thicker kind. My daughter has dry skin and eczema and it works really well for her.

Sheila - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting kirsty rebecca:

vegetable oil works a treat, ur thinking "dont be discusting" i bet, i thought the same i thought he'd smell like a chippy but u cant smell it and it soaks up in the skin really fast i used it on my son who had severe dry skin when he was born 3 weeks ago and his skin is perfect now x


Good to know that other moms are going with something that is edible... I wouldn't want my boy (when he was a baby) to run his hands over his head then suck his thumb with all the synthetic stuff that's out there. There are a lot of other healing oils out there... Tea tree has worked wonders for me. I got this oil from a Pure Romance party that I had. It worked under my nose when I had a cold and that horrible red sore spot you get from blowing too much. Put it on before I went to bed, the next morning I could blow without saying OWIE! It was still a bit dry, but not sore! I don't know if it's safe for babies, but should be added to all cabinets! It's great for healing all types of SMALL sores!

Christine - posted on 12/31/2009

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Use mineral oil...I found that it really worked when my kids were babies. It really does work.

Kelley - posted on 12/31/2009

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in the winter, I have to switch to aveeno bodywash for my son and I use aveeno lotion. it sounds like your son's skin is severely dry, though. Can you try bathing him in something else?

Missy - posted on 12/31/2009

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My oldest son (6) has always had very sensitive skin and this happens to him. I have tried other things and they didn't work for me, but his pediatrician recommended that I try Aveeno. That works so well for him and within a day or 2 his dry skin has cleared up. Hope you can find something that works for your little guy. 8-)

Carrie - posted on 12/31/2009

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Cetaphil. Hands down. I have used it on my daughter from 1st week and she is now almost two. It worked wonders and is fragrance free.

Dawn - posted on 12/31/2009

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Aquaphor makes a baby wash. My doctor recommended that or dove products. Also, I use Eucerin everyday protection lotion.

Jennifer - posted on 12/31/2009

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I use the Cetaphil cream (not the lotion). Both of my girls have very dry skin and it has been the only thing that worked for us.

Amy - posted on 12/31/2009

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I use Serna. It is a lotion found usually with the itch medicine. My daughter has eczema so bad that it has left scars on the backs of her legs. If i use Serna every other day, it seems to keep the itchy outbreaks away.

Melissa - posted on 12/31/2009

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Arbonne Baby wash, my kids had dry skin and excema and this winter used this and it is magix havenot had to use hydrocortisone cream once this year. You can ge it online if you want discount though email me and I will let youknow how to get for cheaper

Emily - posted on 12/31/2009

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Hi. My daughter had the same problem when she was a baby. I found that bathing her in cetaphil would help. But what actually cured her of the dry skin was applying vitamin E oil directly to the skin. I purchased a bottle of Vit E in the gel tab form. After every bath, I would grab a vitamin and poke a small hole in it to get the oil out, and just apply to all of her dry spots. After a few weeks of use, her skin had cleared up. I believe this could work for you to (and at a low cost). I have my mom to thank for telling me about this. I'm glad I have others I can pass it on to. Good Luck!

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