My son has chapped face cheeks

Kim - posted on 01/11/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )

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My son's face is chapped. I have tried many things but I have not been successful. Does anyone have an suggestions?

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Aisling - posted on 01/18/2010

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My son also suffers with with he has a slight tendency to suffer from eczema. My older daughter also got very bad but did not have eczema. Try vaseline and wearing bibs all time as i think it is caused by constant moisture. Keep clean and could also try a little silcocks base. If it becomes very sore your doctor will prescribe a cream, use very sparingly but it works and had solved son's problem for a long time.

Lacie - posted on 01/23/2014

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i put eos chap stick on my daughters face it cleared up almost completly by the next day

Jessica - posted on 01/15/2010

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QV bath oil, and QV lotion is the best for dry skin also fixex exma!

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Ananislove - posted on 12/07/2016

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I know this probably sounds crazy but I always used monkey butt, or rash cream on my kids and grands, as well as a really thick scent free lotion. Back then Vaseline did the trick just as well.

Autumn - posted on 02/20/2015

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Hi my name is Autumn and I have a question for moms my two year old and 5 year old has red cheeks from the cold would baby lotion help. We are dealing with negative degree weather here I'm ohio

Gennifer - posted on 01/23/2010

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does he have ezcema? use nutregina(sp) it works great or try gold bond if its the behind your talking about message me

Amber - posted on 01/18/2010

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I use Eucerine cream all over our little guy. It really moisturizes his dry skin areas fast and keeps them soft. I have also used Desitin Clear on his cheeks too. It's like vasoline but has some medication in it like diaper cream, but without the smell.

Leslie - posted on 01/17/2010

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My son gets that too. Best thing I have found to use is Aveno baby or extra dry skin and eczema. It comes in a smaller tub and you don't have to use a lot. It goes away very quickly. Good luck!!!

Amber - posted on 01/17/2010

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I use Cetephil lotion on his face and neck. He was getting chapped face and a rash in the cracks of his neck the cetephil has helped us!

Michelle - posted on 01/17/2010

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hi we have had the same with Ruby she has eczema too so i have a ramey sponge and wash her face with aquaeus cream. dry then put a fair amount of Oilatum cream on top good luck girlie..

Nadia - posted on 01/17/2010

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If you have Lansinoh laying around(the lotion you rubber on your nipples when they are sore from breastfeeding) if works WONDERS on chapped cheeks and chin!

Taira - posted on 01/17/2010

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The Aveeno brand oatmeal baby cream. It's nice and thick, no smell. i put it on my daughter's cheeks after the bath and before bed - make sure sheeks are clean and dry first. it really helps. I heard putting lotion on before you go outside helps too , and not wiping their face too roughly. Food and drool make their skin sensitive. My friend uses diaper cream on her son, seems to work too

Cheyenne - posted on 01/16/2010

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I use Eucerine, and I even tried Lansinoh - leftover from breastfeeding and this seems to work wonders, the only downfall is that it stays kind of sticky.
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Dana - posted on 01/16/2010

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AQUAPHOR works wonders. if that doesn't help, I have gotten 2 perscriptions, one is Elecon, which is only to be used when it gets really bad, cuz it is a steroid so it can only be used for four days at a time when there is a bad flare up and the other one is non-steroidal and i use it morning and night, its called Atopiclair....ask your doc, it could be eczema like my son, or it could just be the winter weather on their sensitive skin.

Jessy - posted on 01/14/2010

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try vaseline, if that doesnt work a&d works well, and if that doesnt work, i know this seems strange, but mix a&d with mylanta (med. for hearburn gas, ect.) untill it becomes creamy and use that!

Valentina - posted on 01/13/2010

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My daughter gets it when shes out in the cold air or when shes layin on sumthin. Her dr. told me that she has eczema and i've been usin the aveeno bath wash and baby lotion on her everyday and nite and it helps her alot

Emma - posted on 01/13/2010

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Not sure where in the world you are, but here in the UK you can get a lotion called Weleeda calendular cream and it works wonders for us. They also do a weather protection cream for when going outside in the cold ... HTH xx

Stacey - posted on 01/13/2010

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My son got that I stopped putting soap in the bath water/ bubbles etc and now I don't have that problem. It took me 7 months to figure out what the cause was.

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2010

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My daughter's cheeks also gets chapped, especially during winter. I use Vaseline or any generic petroleum jelly brand. I have also used Aveeno baby lotion for eczema and breast milk. All work for my daughter, but Vaseline seems to work best. I continue to put Vaseline on my daughter's cheeks even after it has healed (especially after bath), whenever her cheeks are dry, and before we go out in the cold (for prevention).

Holly - posted on 01/12/2010

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Aquaphor healing ointment from Eucerin. I love it. It's good for chapped lips too.

Ashley - posted on 01/12/2010

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gerber makes this chap stick thing called tiny faces or something like that it works really good... and it looks like a huge chap stick or a big glue stick lol

Sarah - posted on 01/12/2010

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I just had this problem with my 7 month old son. Supposedly, it's from teething. We tried everything! Vaseline, lotions, Auqafor, etc. Then my husband asked a pharmacist and he told us to use hydrocortizone cream. Well, within 2 days his chapped skin was completely healed! He still has a little pinkness, but we just did this 4 days ago. I was so happy, but sad that we didn't do it sooner. So, try it....one application in the morning and one in the evening. It's best if you gently clean the affected area first before the application.

Tamia - posted on 01/12/2010

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Aquaphor or vaseline, either should help, and if they don't then you may need to see the doctor for a prescription med.

I know for my youngest, it's aquaphor that we use an it takes away the redness quickly. For my older kids we used vaseline and it worked great as well!

Sara - posted on 01/12/2010

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I use the Eucerin lotion and it works wonderful for us. Aquafor might work as well but with this you need to be EXTRA careful with the sun and sunburn ... even if it is cold out if you put a vaseline based product on his face it will attract the sun and make it even worse. I typically put the eucerin lotion on at night and if I use it during the day I am very careful not to have him out exposed to the sun.

Vicky - posted on 01/12/2010

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hi, i have tried breastmilk but i really recommend an organic brand called 'babies only- babyface cream' i purchased it at the chemist while seeing the doctor about my daughters face so i tried it- nothing harmful used in this product at all- after all it is their face!- about $25 for a pot but use sparingly so quite a few months on & hardly used as the product is sooo good- but i do suggest seeing a doctor if your son is itching his face.
i copied the details for you to read from www.urbanbaby.com.au

Containing refreshing and healing Aloe Vera, nourishing safflower, jojoba and olive oils with rich emollient cocoa butter and the anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and healing oils of Yarrow, marshmallow extract, calendula and German Chamomile with provitamin 5 (d-Panthenol) to soothe and regenerate irritated skin combined with Organic Manuka Honey with it’s amazing healing and soothing properties, it also acts as an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.

Baby Face Nourishing Cream with Organic Manuka Honey to nourish and heal. Baby Face light and natural cream for baby’s dry chapped skin. Nourishing to the most tender, delicate skin, containing essential oil of Chamomile leaving your baby’s skin fresh and moisturised.

Directions: Apply sparingly to baby’s skin as necessary to nourish and moisturise.

Ingredients: Aloe Vera, purified water, Safflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Cane Ethanol, Lecithin, Beeswax, D-Panthenol, Olive Oil Extract, Algin, Yarrow Extract, Olive Extract, Chamomile Extract, Marshmallow Extract, Calendula Infused Oil, German Chamomile and Organic Manuka Honey.

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VASILINE My grandchildren do the same way so i rub vasiline on their cheeks,if that doesnt help i would see you family doctor because it may be a skin condition that needs advance trearment.

Lyneen - posted on 01/11/2010

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I like bordeaux baby kisses... I like using it on my chapped lips too... I am a huge fan of the Bordeaux brand.... but our doc said that its from drool and spoon feeding, and cold dry weather and if we need to to use Eucerine the salve kind

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i used baby oil on my daughter's cheeks before she went to bed and now her cheeks are all nice and soft.

Rebekah - posted on 01/11/2010

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Aquaphor was recommended by my daughter's pediatrician and has worked wonders. We put it on her cheeks twice a day and they haven't been red and irritated in a while. I told the doctor I was using vaseline and she said that it was good too, but she liked aquaphor a little more.

We also use Aveeno baby lotion on her whole body at night b/c she has eczema.

Kerri - posted on 01/11/2010

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i just recently asked this question and alot of people said regular old vasoline and it worked wonders!!

Miriam - posted on 01/11/2010

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My seven month old son has baby eczema on his body and we use both Aveeno baby lotion and Aquafur. I was using these on his face but it wasn't working quite as fast as I wish it did. Then it occurred to me to use the lanolin that I had left over. I rub just a tiny amount on his cheeks and nose and within a short while the redness goes away. After each bath we lotion up Hudson from his face to his toes. I hope this helps :)

Jackie - posted on 01/11/2010

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Are you sure it's chapped and not eczema? My daughter has really bad eczema on her face. I have been using the aveeno baby lotion and bag balm on really bad breakouts. It seems to help her alot.

Loretta - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son gets them in the cold, or when his hat rubbs his cheeks. I use the Method baby lotion and it's worked well for me.

Emily - posted on 01/11/2010

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Mine gets this when he's out in the cold air (even just going out to the car) and when he rubs his face too much on whatever he's laying on. I've used Vaseline and it seems to help.

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My son also gets this. I was told by a friend to put some breastmilk on it and let it dry naturally....sounded gross and wierd BUT it worked, everytime he gets it I do it. It doesn't have to be a lot...I usually spread the milk that runs out of his mouth while he eats on his red chubs & chin.

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