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Newborn skin peeling?

Is it ok for their skin to peel? I always put lotion on her put doesn't look like it's helping all that much.

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Asked by DeathBat at 2:48 PM on Oct. 23, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It is normal. I forget why it peels but both my girls did for the firt month and a half.

    Answer by Izzyscrazymom at 2:52 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • it's normal, so is acne, their skin is adjusting to being out of the womb.

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 3:02 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • it's ok! my daughter's skin peeled too and i asked the dr about it, she said it's fine sometimes they shed their baby skin. no worries mama!

    Answer by country_grl2469 at 3:17 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • it should be fine - try putting baby oil into bath water *after you are done using it for their face* just to give them that extra protection against the air before you pull them out of the tub - then put on the lotion like you normally would

    Answer by vakatia at 3:20 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • Perfectly normal... it is almost like a snake shedding its skin. I was freaked out when it happend to my son also... No worries it will all end soon :)

    Answer by JackJacksMomma at 3:53 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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