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how do i help my 2 month old's dry skin?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • as soon as you get him/her out of the bath, pat dry them quickly and lotin em up!!!! Lotion through out the day until it goes away
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Aveeno is good - I used that on my baby when she was tiny
    chefronswife

    Answer by chefronswife at 11:46 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Reduce immersion baths to those that are necessary. Sponge bathing is good enough. Use plain water, if you must use soap use very little and use something dye and scent free like oatmeal soap. Avoid commercial baby products like shampoo, lotion, baby oi...they are chemical laden and very drying. Don't use vaseline or petroleum products. Consider using cloth wipes with plain water instead of commercial wipes.

    If you must use something on the skin to help, pure aloe is soothing and the best oils are pure oils like olive, virgin coconut, raw shea butter, or cocoa butter. A little goes a long way.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:49 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • his face breaks out from the aveeno.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • My daughter had dry skin at this age and we would put baby oil in the bathwater (careful, it makes them very slippery) and then we would pat her dry after bath and put Vaseline on her skin (she has very sensitive skin so the Vaseline worked beautifully and it is cheap too). We would also put Vaseline on her skin before getting her dressed in the morning. This routine will make the clothes get kind of greasy, especially the pajamas, just as a warning, but it was totally worth it to get her some relief and I always put a onesie on as a kind of barrier between her greasy body and her clothes. Good luck!
    MaryMW

    Answer by MaryMW at 12:02 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • i agree with amilee girl!
    are you breast feeding or formula feeding? i ask b/c i was thinking aveeno had oats in it, and if that breaks your baby out, it could be a gluten sensitivity.
    i would not bathe very often, one or two times a week, and i would try a pure single ingredient oil for a moisturizer...not baby oil, it is a petroleum product...yuck!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:22 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • My son has dry patches and his pedi. said to use Eucerin cream. You also want to bathe the little one in tepid water and a soap that has no fragrance or color added. Hope this helps :)
    boyerbaby

    Answer by boyerbaby at 2:00 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Grapeseed oil is great for the skin. Rub some on after a bath and it should clear up in no time.
    xtwistedxlovex

    Answer by xtwistedxlovex at 2:48 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Eucerin cream, it's in a tub.  It works really good, especially on chapped skin.


     

    Marshallsmom422

    Answer by Marshallsmom422 at 3:26 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • I agree with the eucerin cream. They have a product called aquaphor cream that works well. Also, reduce the number of baths like the others have said.
    OwensMommy77

    Answer by OwensMommy77 at 4:16 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

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