We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to email@example.com.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
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 (5), Abigail (3) and George (3)
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.