When is it okay to put powder or lotion on your baby?

Elizabeth - posted on 01/24/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I know dry skin is normal, I just want to make sure I m not delaying the process

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Joni - posted on 01/27/2013

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I have 3 boys all was born with very dry skin I used aquaphor its like vaseline but better. I used it on them from day 1 it hard to spread but I just rubbed it inbetween my hands then rubbed them down with it.
It doesn't have any scent to it and most pediatric dr will recommend it for dry skin. Its also good to prevent diaper rash as it works as a barrier to protect against wetness. It like buying 2 in 1.
I wouldn't use powder and if you decide to go into the bake goods isle and get pure cornstarch a lot cheaper and works the best!
Good luck and best wishes

September - posted on 01/25/2013

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We used lotion on our son starting around 3 weeks old. We used an organic, unscented brand called Jason. You can get it at most health food store. We use it after bath time. We never used powder.

Liz - posted on 01/24/2013

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As soon as I started bathing my kids I started using lotion. Start out with a gentle, unscented kind, as added scents can be harsher on tender baby skin. I only use powder on them when they have a messy diaper, mostly to soak up the stinky smell.

Stephanie - posted on 01/24/2013

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I've heard that powder is bad for babies, actually, everyone should avoid powders, especially talcum powder. As far as lotions go, use something natural so if it gets in your baby's mouth somehow (sucking on hands or feet) it won't harm him/her. About baby powder:
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA401185/Ho...
I used pure aloe vera gel (the pure kind with no green coloring) in the summer after baths and now we are using Palmer's cocoa butter lotion. I see no need for powder.

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