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August 25th, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Any ideas for dry skin? Summer's skin is horrible! I put lotion on her 2 to 3 times a day! NO JOKE!

I thought someone mentioned olive oil.... will it cause her to be really oily and rub off on her clothes?

What about cradle cap? She has a lil patch on the back of her head. It's bumming me out
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August 25th, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Coconut oil is what I use on Vincent. Olive oil is great too. I am also liking Cj's body butter. Dunno about the cradle cap though. After all these kids I am still not sure if my kids have had true cradle cap. They have gotten what reminds me of a thin layer of yellow earwax looking stuff on their scalps but I have never related it to the "scaley " look they say cradle cap had. Whatever this is that my kids get, I just pick at them like a baboon, but that is not recommended .
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August 25th, 2012, 07:19 PM
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The nurse recommended any kind of oil for Cameron as his hands and feet are peeling a bit. I'm using Burts Bees oil for infants (can't remember the actual name and can't go check because Cameron's sleeping on my chest ) and its helping and isn't too slippery or leaving a film on his clothes. She said to use a capful in the bath or just rub a tiny amount after a bath. Putting it in the bath made the bath slippery so I don't recommend that. Good luck!
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August 25th, 2012, 08:38 PM
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I rub A with coconut oil after her baths.
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August 26th, 2012, 08:50 AM
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I agree with the others who suggested coconut oil!
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August 26th, 2012, 09:23 AM
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I really like the Mustela newborn foaming shampoo for cradle cap. It's working well for Jackson after just a few uses. The Mustela lotion worked really well on his dry skin, too, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. It has a somewhat strong scent for a newborn, though he doesn't seem to mind.
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August 26th, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Grease her down and reduce bathing. It'll fix her right up.

Edited to add more because I had a fussy babe earlier:

Rowan was VERY dry when he was born. That's just how overdue babies are, generally. I waited about 5 days to give him his first bath, and his skin was pealing EVERYWHERE after his first bath (and I used SUPER-DI-DUPER mild soap and hardly any of it). He was pealing in his hair and just everywhere. I soaked him in olive oil mixed with several drops of vitamin E oil almond oil and a couple drops of essential oil (it's a mix I use for massage for my clients, lol). I gave Rowan a nice long massage with it and worked it in every crevasse and worked in over his scalp really well too. Over the next couple of days, if he had a dry spot pop up, I used coconut oil on it.

Since then, I've only given him sponge baths because his skin is just not ready for a serious bath. We have hard water too, and I think it's just rough on his skin. And I have greased him down after each sponge bath too. His skin looks great right now, but starts to peal the minute he gets washed.
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August 26th, 2012, 10:03 AM
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I love coconut oil and use it all over DD. And myself!
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August 26th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Taryn started peeling real bad a few days ago. I've given her 1 bath, but the Dr said to wait on anymore until after her umbilical cord thing has fallen off. I've been using aveeno and it honestly hasn't seemed to help, but the aquaphor I applied to her this morning seems to be doing some good, even though it was kinda greasy after I initially put it on.

I definitely think I'm going to try this coconut oil, once we get to the store.
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August 26th, 2012, 03:52 PM
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I wish I could use coconut oil.... MIL is deadly allergic to coconut I guess I'll try the burts bees stuff Jessica suggested.... or olive oil
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August 26th, 2012, 05:15 PM
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Emu oil absorbs a bit more quickly than olive oil and is very moisturizing. Theo has started peeling too. He doesn't seemed bothered by it so I'm just leaving it be.
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August 26th, 2012, 05:29 PM
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i skip the soap for most baths and use olive oil right after on any dry spots. I use it on myself as well - if you apply it lightly while your pores are open, it absorbs well.
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August 26th, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Paxton was pretty peelybat first too. I only bathe him once a week and after his second sponge bath I used some Burts Bees oil on him. The next day the skin was coming off everywhere, it was gross, then the day after that he was peel free. Now his head and face are going through it but I'm not putting oil on his face. I did put some on his head though. It smells really nice, not flowery or perfumy at all. I think all in all the dry skin should clear up after a few more weeks anyway.
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August 27th, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Paxton was pretty peelybat first too. I only bathe him once a week and after his second sponge bath I used some Burts Bees oil on him. The next day the skin was coming off everywhere, it was gross, then the day after that he was peel free. Now his head and face are going through it but I'm not putting oil on his face. I did put some on his head though. It smells really nice, not flowery or perfumy at all. I think all in all the dry skin should clear up after a few more weeks anyway.
Rowan was so peely on his face and head when he was born. He had flakes falling off his eyes into his eyeballs. I went ahead and greased up his face too. It broke my heart to see his pealy face, lol. I have a travel size bottle of the burts bees oil in our diaper caddy that I have used to apply to a few spots. I have also used burts bees belly balm stuff (that I used when I was pregnant) to moisturize him. I love the belly balm (I use it for lip balm sometimes, lol)- the ingredients are:
Olea eurapaca (Olive) fruit oil, beeswax, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, tritcum vulgare (wheat) germ extract, pollen extract, adenophora stricto root extract, glycine soba (soybean) oil.

I use it sparingly though, because I think BB has discontinued it.
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August 27th, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Oz's skin was really dry right from the beginning too. I decided to only bath him once a week and use no soap. I moisturize with olive oil after a bath but otherwise try not to irritate his skin with any lotions. As for cradle cap - I haven't dealt with that yet but I brush his hair everyday and wash his hair with water and wash cloth when we do baths to give scalp stimulation. The nurses at the hospital told me if they get good scalp stimulation they won't get cradle cap. I don't know if its true but he hasn't yet.
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August 29th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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I just wanted to put a little plug in for Dimpleskins Naturals products, they are all natural and really effective.

I used them on my son and a little goes a long way! Anna has super dry skin as well, it actually started cracking in the creases so I have started rubbing the sweet cheeks or bum bum balm (which ever one is handy lol) on the dry spots and it is fixing her right up.
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