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Can I Use "Adult" Lotion on my Toddler?

ever since my oldest [almost 3 ] was born, i have used baby lotion for her and my 20 month old. can i use "adult" lotion on them? i have some basic St Ives lotion id like to try on my 20 month old.

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Asked by AgentBrez at 10:58 AM on Dec. 11, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I wouldn't only because it has parabens in it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • My pediatrician told me to use adult eucerin on my 18 month old. I think it depends on the lotion though. Ask your pediatrician next time you're in.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • my 3 yr old i use jergens on him sometimes.. but mostly baby loation

    Answer by BellaDiamond at 11:04 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • anon- so does babylotion... unless you are buying a brand that specifically lists it as absent from the components.

    yes, "adult' products are fine for a toddler.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:05 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • As long as it is something safe. Honestly, I would stick with coconut oil.

    Before buying any body care products, especially for a child, it is important to check the safety of the ingredients. I like the Skin Deep database maintained by the Environmental Working Group (the folks who publish the guide to pesticides in produce).


    Answer by rkoloms at 11:53 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • I use adult lotion on my daughter all the time. She loves to pick out smelly lotion for herself. As long as your daughter does not have sensitive skin, I wouldn't worry about it.


    Answer by lilysmom2607 at 12:09 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • I use Vaseline (unscented) on my littles all the time - works better than any baby lotion we've ever tried, and we've tried most of them thanks to mild exema (sp).

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • personally I use Aveeno on my son. It's a bit more pricy than some but it works better IMO

    Answer by chrissmom734 at 11:07 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

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