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My almost 3 week old daughter has really dry skin is it ok to use baby oil in her bath?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Mar. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I wouldn't put it in her water, she will be very slippery. But yes, you can put some on her after getting her out, or use the lotions several times a day..

    Answer by midnightmoma at 5:55 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • Yes, she will be slippery in the water or if you put it on her when she gets out but baby oil is fine to put on her

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:56 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • just use baby lotion on her
    or you can do infant massage with the oil.
    not recommended to put directly in the bath water.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:56 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • My daughter will be 3 weeks tomorrow. She is just now getting rid of all her "dry skin". Babies skin flakes off after birth since they've been floating around in amniotic fluid for 9 months. You don't need to do anything for her skin, you don't even need to put lotion on her. It will clear up on it's own, probably in the next few days! If it's truly dry skin, I'd recommend not using any soaps/baby wash on her other than every few days. Soaps are drying, even baby soaps. Most babies don't need more than a water bath, with a good cleaning every few days.

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 6:42 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • Avoid all the commercial baby products..they are chemical filled and DRY the skin. THey mask problems not fix them.

    Avoid too many immersion baths. Sponge bathing with plain water is fine for the most part and if you must use soap use very little and choose something that is scent and dye free. Oatmeal soap can be very soothing to the skin.

    PUre aloe is also soothing.

    Baby oil is horrid. Stick to pure oils like olive oil, or virgin coconut oil, or raw shea butter or cocoa butter. A tiny bit goes a log way.

    Answer by amileegirl at 7:41 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • Put coconut or olive oil on her skin. Keep baths short and infrequent.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:34 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

  • i agree with amilee girl and rkoloms

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:33 PM on Mar. 20, 2010

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