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I remember the nurses at the Birth Center telling us that babies don't really need lotion in the beginninig and to not use it. Now that Madalyn is 5 1/2 months, I'm wondering if I should start using lotion after her bath. Sometimes, she gets some dry skin patches and I'm wondering if the lotion would help.
Suggestions for lotions?
__________________ | Jessica | Wisconsin | Happily married since 8/22/08 |
We've used lotion since day 1. We use J&J Baby Lotion and also J&J Bed Time lotion. I only use them after baths though for a "baby massage", so its not every night....every other night or every other other night.
I use lotion on George all the time...his poor skin is SO dry and he also has eczema patches in some places. I have tried a ton of different kinds hoping that one would be the magic cure, but I haven't really found one yet. I put Burt's Bees unscented lotion on him after baths, and then I put Eucerin on his really bad patches.
Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (4), Abigail (2) and George (2)
Still only using coconut oil here. He also has a prescription cream for his eczema which is completely gone now The cream comes in a tub and it's called Absorbase and you don't need a script for it. The pharmacy carries it but behind the counter.
I don't use lotion when my babies are newborns, but once they get past the dry skin stage we start using it. I use Burt's Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion on Eve now. It's hypoallergenic and smells yummy.
Elijah had eczema at one point, but after I stopped using Burt's Bees babywash, it went away! Now I just use lotion when I remember. Either Aveeno baby lotion or the Target brand baby lotion (it's free of some sort of thing... can't remember what, lol).
I use J&J Bedtime Lotion at night. She is a spitter and with all that hair her hair is crusty and stinky by the end of the day, so she gets a bath daily. My older dd has bad allergies and ezcema, and her allergist said to use Curel Anti-Itch Lotion on her, and it works well.
I used lotion for a while but stopped, since she doesn't need it. Her skin isn't dry at all. We used California baby but the reason I stopped is that it smells sooooo strong! I wish they had toned down on the scents some.