CafeMom Team will be posting Baby Encyclopedia questions in the Babies Category from Tuesday till Friday of this week. For every question you answer, you'll be entered to win one of the $25 Gap Gift Cards that we're giving away each day!
But there's a catch... only "real" answers will be entered to win the $25 Gap Gift Card. If you do not have tested advice or an informed opinion on the topic, please wait to answer the next question. There will be plenty of opportunities to enter the contest.
We are using these questions to create a mom-tested resource for new and expecting parents, so try to use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling when writing your answers.
Read Official Rules.
Answer by Musicmom80 at 2:28 PM on Sep. 10, 2010
Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 2:28 PM on Sep. 10, 2010
I agree that this is the way some newborn skin is when they are born. This flaky stuff is called vernix and it protected the baby from the amniotic fluid. Some babies have more than others. It will go away on it's own.
The hospital put A&D ointment all over my firstborn and now whenever I smell A&D I think of newborn baby. A newborn's skin is so delicate I think it's best to avoid chemicals. Read what you are putting on your baby. I make wipes with water, olive oil, and a little castile soap for my grandbaby. Most of the time I use just water on his sensitive skin.
Answer by Gailll at 2:54 PM on Sep. 10, 2010
Answer by jedwards2009 at 4:58 PM on Sep. 10, 2010
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 6:56 PM on Sep. 10, 2010