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Will baby oil in a bath cause a UTI?

My 4 yr old dd and I both have real dry skin. Winters suck! I use baby oil, then I put on lotion. It seems to be the only thing that works for more then just a few hours. So I thought about putting her into a bath with a little baby oil to soak in. About a tablespoon I would use.


Asked by Michigan-Mom74 at 10:49 PM on Dec. 1, 2012 in Health

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  • The oil would only cause a UTI if it somehow gets pushed into the urethra, so to be safe, wash her down below with a cloth that was not in the oily water, or rinse the cloth first with soap and hot water to dissipate the oils.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 11:27 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • I've never seen anyone get a UTI from it. Bubble bath can cause issues but I think you're be okay with baby oil. Be careful of slipping though, so she doesn't bump her noggin

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:58 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • Odd as it will sound, she will be in a good size laundry basket. lol So she can't slip...We do not have a bathtub sadly enough. :(

    Comment by Michigan-Mom74 (original poster) at 11:02 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • Oh that's cool then. Safer. But I have to ask....why not just put the oil with lotion on her after her bath? It might be more effectively absorbed while her skin is warm and her pores are a bit more open

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 11:04 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • Have you considered olive oil?
    I am on a limited chemical kick- so it's my go to product

    Answer by feralxat at 11:16 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • Hmmm good point Mrs Prissy, lol
    Feralxat...Olive oil? Hmm never thought of that. But when I think of olive oil, I am cooking!

    Comment by Michigan-Mom74 (original poster) at 11:20 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • I take baby oil baths, and have for many years. I've never had a problem.

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 10:31 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

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