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My three week old baby has very very dry skin is there anything that i can do to make it better

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:59 PM on Mar. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • baby lotion

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • ny doc told me wash my baby with dove white soap and use jergens for extra dry skin

    Answer by BellaDiamond at 8:01 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • I tried everything for my youngest dd, she had really bad eczema. So what I stuck with was Bert's Bees Baby Bee lotion. It worked wonders. I used it at every diaper change/bath.

    Answer by ali_1107 at 8:12 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • I love Baby Oil Gel

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Avoid soap and commercial products. Use plain water to sponge bathe only when needed. Oatmeal soap is soothing (no scent no dyes); stick with pure oils like olive, or virgin coconut, or cocoa butter, or raw shea butter. Pure aloe is also healing and soothing to the skin.

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:29 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • My DS skin was similar. He would get dry patches sometimes. Found out he has sensitive skin. He cant use Johnson and Johnson Baby products. Had to buy Aveeno Baby and Dove Sensitive bar soap.

    Answer by CBMama06 at 8:32 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Plain old Vaseline is what the dermatologist recommended for DD's eczema. Slather it on immediately after a bath, to keep the moisture in.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:39 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Aquaphor is really really good, for eczema as well as dry skin. You can usually find it in the baby aisle.

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 8:42 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • i agree dove soap but we use eucerin lotion

    Answer by angelairelan at 9:13 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • vaseline/petroleum jelly!! everything else has chemicals that may make the rash & irritation worse.

    Answer by mrsary at 10:15 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

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