Baby Skin

Updated on September 28, 2008
L.H. asks from North Brunswick, NJ
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HI all ,
I have a 3 1/2 old month baby who has very dry skin on her face around her mouth and side of her face any sugguestions on what i can put on it

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I am using Aquaphor and her face isnt as dry i see a big change in her skin thank you so much all and may God Bless You All and your families L.

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K.B.

answers from New York on

Two children with eczema on their faces.....two pediatric dermatologists recommended either aqauphor and/or eucerin. It worked great!!!!!!!!

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K.A.

answers from New York on

My son is 3 months and we have the same problem. I've been sing Aquaphor by Eucerin...works great! Good luck!

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J.B.

answers from New York on

Hi L.,
My son and daughter get dry skin on their faces. I found that aquaphor works best for this.

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M.N.

answers from New York on

Aquaphor Aquaphor Aquaphor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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C.B.

answers from Albany on

Hi L.,
My name is C. and i have a 7 month old son. When he was the age that your baby girl is he ad dry skin on his forehead and in his hair. What i used (and works great) is Johnsons soothings natrals. Its a soothing and protecting balm. You can find it at walmart. Its not very expensive. I would use it after baths, before bed and in the morning when i got my son dressed. I hope this helps.
Good Luck
C.

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A.C.

answers from Buffalo on

My sugestion to you is eucerin cream in the jar. It works wonders. My 4 year old daughter has exema and i use it everyday and it works great. Another good one is aveno. That also works very well. If you need any more sugestions dont hesitate to ask. I have been dealing with this since my daughter was born.

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J.K.

answers from New York on

Hi, my son had this problem too. I used the baby aquaphor at night and cetaphil during the day. It worked really well. Hope this helps.

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A.R.

answers from Elmira on

i have 7 month old twins. My son has stuggled with cradle cap on his head that spread to his face and body. It is also known as sebborhea. I was told by my doctor to use eucerin cream and dove body wash for sensitive skin along with baby oil. I am also using a steriod cream, went on a food trial for possible protein allergies, but the concept, really, is still the same. I would try the baby oil. I found one that is quick absorbing and it really works and doesn't make a mess. The eucerin is mild too. Remember to only bathe every 2-3 days to avoid drying out the natural oils. hope this helps.

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D.M.

answers from New York on

Aquaphor lotion is a miracle lotion it cures everything. My pediatrician highly recommend it. I use it for all my daughter skin issues including diaper rash. Give it a try!

D.

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A.J.

answers from New York on

My son had the same problem, you can use Eucerin cream, that is very good for sensitive skin, I think the best one would by the Calming Creme, check into it, and let me know if it helps. She may even have Eczyema, I think that is how it is spelled, my son had that.

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A.C.

answers from Rochester on

My son has real bad dry skin everywhere especially on his face. I use the Aveeno Baby moisture cream. He is allegric to Aquaphor. Also if she gets dry skin on her arms and legs try using Aveeno baby creamy wash. Clears it right up and it's fragrance free so no worries about skin irritation.

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C.A.

answers from Rochester on

my son is 5 months and daughter is almost 2. My son's face is a mess. at his 4 month check-up the Ped recommended some hydrocortisone so he wouldn't rub his face so much. She also told me to keep using the Eucerin cream from the jar. I also had friends recommend the Aquaphor and A&D. I have used all of the above as well as plain vaseline. His skin clears and then gets bad again when he scratches his face or rubs it raw when he's sleeping or upset. You may want to start with some vaseline with Aloe since it's the least expensive and get samples of the others before you go nuts shelling out the money for all the rest like I did. The Eucerin Cream and Vaseline have been the best for my son so far. Good luck.

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C.S.

answers from New York on

I swear by Baby Aquafor. Its good for anything head to toe...

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J.G.

answers from New York on

My daughter had really dry skin when she was born and the pediatrician gave me aquafor to put on it and it works wonders. It's great on hands and feet for yourself. Put it on right before you go to bed and you wake up so soft. You can get in at any drug store and most have there own brands too! But it is perfectly safe for infants and works really well!

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T.C.

answers from New York on

Hi L.

My daughter had the same problem when she was a baby someone told me about Aquaphor by Eucerin.. It worked great try it.

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V.G.

answers from New York on

For my daughter, I tried Aquaphor or Eucerin. I like the creme from Eucerin.

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S.F.

answers from Rochester on

My Dr. recomended Aquafor for babies. They have it in the baby section at Martins. He also said to use a humidifier in her room in the winter to add moisture.
Good luck!

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K.D.

answers from New York on

Aquaphor or Eucarin work really well... but if you have a really good salon near you that does manicures, there's a cream called "Glysolid", it comes in a red container. That is a MIRACLE, that stuff. I'm a cosmetologist, and have my hands in water (when I'm working) all day, they would get so dry they would even crack and bleed! Eucarin worked pretty well, and I hear Aquaphor does too, but an older peer I work with reccomended the GLYSOLID to me, and it worked better than the Eucarin did, healed me up in no time! I started using it ALL the time and it made a huge difference. It also doesn't have any dyes or perfumes on it and I've used it on dry patches on my kids faces, so it's safe :)

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A.G.

answers from Fargo on

I agree with the Baby Aquafor I used it on both my kids especially in the winter. My son had really red cheeks in the winter especially his first winter and it cleared it up I would put it on his cheeks in the am and after bath time. Worked like a charm. Otherwise contact the nurse line @ your doctors office maybe they have another magic lotion. :)

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A.O.

answers from Hartford on

My daughter has eczema but I have been able to keep it under control with Baby Orajel Gentle Naturals baby eczema cream mixed with a tiny bit of perscription cotisone ointment everyday.
When the stores in the area ran out of the cream I found the Huggies Shea and Coccoa Butter Cream works... Not the lotion. I also use Suave Shea and Coccoa Butter body wash for extra dry skin. She can go a day with out the lotion on but then the eczema starts to really show up.

This daily routine really works for my daughter who is now 2 and I hope it can help your little girl. Take Care,
A.

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D.G.

answers from Albany on

Our daughter had dry skin when she was little also.(last year) The doctor recommended Aquaphor made by Eucerin. There is a cleanser as well as a healing ointment, both tht work very well. They are a little pricey though, and the lotion reminds you a lot of vaseline. You can buy it in the baby section of some grocery stores or at CVS.(or at Babies R US)

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D.R.

answers from New York on

hi L., if you are breastfeeding, put breastmilk on it, it works miracles, also on cuts, etc. if this is not an option for you, i know that my sister tried everything and ended up using lip balm from melaleuca, which is a natural line of all kinds of home/health products that we use, if you're interested, let me know, its not available in stores. hth, D.

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M.B.

answers from New York on

Aveno is great for dry skin. My daughter has ezma and Aveno helps to keep it under control. Using it along with Aquaphor works well. Try not to use any soaps or lotion with perfum in them. Good luck!

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G.H.

answers from New York on

One of my twin boys had the same problem. Have you heard of Eucerin or baby Aveno lotion? You should try those also just some good old vaseline works like a charm. Also try not using soap on her face just clear water. Let me know what happens

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B.C.

answers from Buffalo on

Hi L.,
My daughter Ava had baby eczema when she was that age. Hers was so dry that it cracked and seeped. This is what her pediatrician suggested for her. Wash your baby's skin only with Cetaphil Skin Cleanser and use only Cetaphil lotion or cream on her skin. This is the only Cleanser and lotion that is sensitive enough and the only one i found that works. Its a bit expensive but worth it. The doctor also suggested Dove soap, but I found these to work much better. Baby soaps and lotions will only make it worse, so put nothing else on her skin. That should make it better within a week or even a few days. If not then see a doctor she may need a steroid cream to initially clear it up.
I'm sorry you have to go through this, it looks so terribly irritating to them but hopefully this will help.

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F.P.

answers from Albany on

HI L.. I know how frustrating dry skin on baby's face can be, my 10 week old had the exact same problem. On the advise of a health-nut friend I tried rosehip seed oil. It's a bit expensive ($12 for an ounce) but you use just a tiny dab here and there and boy does it ever work!!!! My daughter's skin, which had ezema, is no longer red, blotchy, flaky and peeling. Rosehip seed oil has been used to heal scars on the faces of people who've been in car crashes with very good results. I know it works well on baby ezema and Mommy's crows feet so try some on yourself too. Best of luck! I hope this helps.

F.

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J.M.

answers from New York on

Hi
My Doc told me to take a small amount of baby oil on a cotton ball and rub it on the dry skin to remove flakes and apply a small amount of 1% hydrocortisone cream to the affected area 2x daily. This is a form of excema/dermatitis and it cleared up my 2 month olds skin in 1 day!!

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A.C.

answers from Syracuse on

Walmart makes Baby Exzema cream you could try that

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A.P.

answers from Utica on

My son had the same issue and his pedia. advised us to use vasoline and it worked great!

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S.K.

answers from Elmira on

Hi L.,
Try BAG BALM. You can get it at walmart,,It is in a green tin, if you get the big tin, it will last FOREVER. it is in the health and beauty section. It works for everything dry and cracked,
It heals and softens overnight!
you can use is on lips, skin, diaper rash, hands, feet... It is wonderful. and it acts as a barrer aginst wet, and wind burn, cold ect...
Farmers use it on Cows tits when they get dry and cracked,
It sounds funny but it works.
I use it on my kids.

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D.G.

answers from New York on

Have you ever heard of Arbonne products?
They have a great baby care line..all natural with no animal byproducts, mineral oil or petroleums added.
visit my [email protected]____.com

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A.G.

answers from New York on

Hi,

I am an independent consultant for Arbonne International. Arbonne products are all natural. My website is annamariagrieco.myarbonne.com. There is a product called ABC baby. The wash and lotion are the only thing I use on all three of my kids. It is good for dry skin and excema on babies and adults. i met a women online at another group that had the same problem with her nephew. She's been using the product since a little before Christmas, and she said he is much better. You can order it thruogh my website, or contact me directly and I can order it for you. It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. Let me know if you are interested in trying it. I can get you a sample too if you'd like.

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E.S.

answers from New York on

if is what my baby had it will eventually go away is normal in babies to get dry skin at that age

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M.L.

answers from Burlington on

You might be able to smooth a little bit of baby oil or lotion on the spots or even some vitamin E to help it.

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L.L.

answers from Burlington on

I use a product called renew its by a company called melaleuca and its a natural stuff its great. my son had the same problem and it took care of it without all the harsh chemicals

L.

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J.M.

answers from New York on

My first childs orginal dr. was very old school and I loved him. Unfortunately he passed away from a head injury, however he was still practicing when he was 90. He recommended CRISO(yes, the kind you cook with) for dry skin and cradle cap. It is all natural and a great moisturizer. It is completely harmless, especially for such a new baby. Sounds strange, but it works. Good luck!
J.

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J.F.

answers from Albany on

L., maybe you could try baby oil or vasaline my 1 1/2 year old has always had dry skin but on her body not the face. hope it helps J.

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M.A.

answers from New York on

try using cetaphil it worked great for my kids

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C.C.

answers from New York on

Good old-fashion Vaseline!!! It softens and protects. Use in Moderation especially on the face! Sometimes certain sopas can dry skin out, so do your homework on the various baby sopas when you find one that works, (Johnson's is good)stick with that...

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C.P.

answers from Rochester on

Hi L.- Im C. - mom of 1 - hes 4 - have u talked to the pediatrition or a dermatologist? My son battled savere exema from day 1 and we tried everything for dry skin imaginable and ointment - ... it may just b soriosis in ur case , but my sons skin is perfect now and im so relieved - Theres Cetifil body wash and lotion- gentleist out there - they sell it everywhere , as for exema - i finaly was given protopic to control it and its the only thing that finally worked - barly need it now - few times in winters dryest months - thats it... but patrolium jelly, vasalene, aquaphor ( can all be a little greasy, but work and are similar) , but try the cetifil or eucerine - if u wana be able to cuddle and not get stuck together .lol , and of coarse dreft detergent for her clothes and wash them seperate !

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N.B.

answers from New York on

Try Aveeno, they make it for babies now or you can use a natural product like shea butter or cocoa butter.

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G.D.

answers from Philadelphia on

As long as it does not require any prescription you may want to try a roll on lotion. I think Johnsons has one. Its only about 3 inches high and 1 inch wide and it look like a little stick of deodorant. It is for chapped cheeks. It makes it much easier to apply without the risk of your baby eating it.

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M.J.

answers from Buffalo on

My doctor told me to use Aveeno Baby moisture cream.. it is great!!

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S.A.

answers from New York on

First of all...NO fragranced soaps, or oils.. Aquaphor makes a sensitive skin liquid soap which is what I udes to use on my daughter when she was an infant. My doctor also suggested hydrocortisone 1%..it cleared up right away!!!
Good Luck!

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A.M.

answers from New York on

Eucerin. My daughter has slight excema and so does her cousin, and this is what we use on them. My daughter is 2 1/2 and my niece is 6. It is dr. recommended. I put it on my 5 month old's cheeks too b/c they are always so dry.

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M.O.

answers from New York on

Hi L.-

My daughter was literally born with eczema and though she's since outgrown that, her skin is still sensitive and prone to dryness. I use grapeseed oil on her face and shea butter on her body. I buy them pure from the healthfood store so that i don't have to concern myself with a long list of additives or preservatives that might cause other problems.

Good luck!

M.

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T.M.

answers from New York on

Try CoCoa butter, I had the same problem with my kids and the cocoa butter worked really well for their skin.

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R.L.

answers from New York on

If you breastfeed, use Lanisoh the pure Lanolin ointment on the baby's dry skin. You'll see improvement right away. I had a friend who's baby girl had eczema everywhere and she used A&D. I think you can buy the Lanisoh in the supermarket, but I am not sure anymore. I took what I could at the hospital when my son was born and have been using it for this and that, here and there and it works beautifully! It is great for healing cuts and scratches, too. But, A&D is more affordable and it is okay.

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C.K.

answers from New York on

my daughter is 3 but when she was a baby she also had very dry skin which turned out later to be excema. Now I use Eucerin lotion morning and night time to prevent outbreaks of dry skin but when she was younger I used to put her in a warm bath at night and put Johnsons' Baby oil gel on her all over and let it soak in while she was in the water. It worked wonders and she hardly ever broke out anymore after that. Even with the lotion I still do the baby oil gel about once a week to keep her skin in good condition. Also, it will keep your hands feeling great too :) !

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S.B.

answers from New York on

Dear L. H,

I had the same problem with my son. At first, I used Aquaphor but then my doctor told me to use .5% hydrocortisone cream. i hope this helps you.

S.

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M.T.

answers from Syracuse on

That is great that Aquaphor works for your daughter!! It made things worse for my son!! So if ever it stops working for her, try Cetaphil cream or lotion (Walgreen's, a little pricey, but a little goes a long way)!! And my son's dermatologist recommended for his face that we put the cream on before eating to act as a barrier, since some foods can irritate skin!! And then again after washing up after meals. Just a suggestion!!

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D.S.

answers from Albany on

Hi L.,
Glancing thru all the answers I agree with not putting any soap, chemical, or anything strong in any way. Wash with water for now if you can. I don't recommend any particular lotion or pharmaceutical unless you know for sure you need something that strong. If you are just talking about simple dry skin but you'd like something that won't hurt the baby should it be ingested (so close to the mouth) I have used olive oil on my own face when I had to get it near my eyes and wanted nothing harmful or toxic. I do agree with the breastmilk, lanolin and vaseline suggestions, too. A light layer should be fine as needed. If it's anything worse I would have the doc or a nurse take a look.

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L.P.

answers from New York on

Hi L.,

You got a ton of advice on here already...now you have to choose one. HA. :)

When my son was an infant someone gave me this baby lotion from the health food store, it was called Calendula lotion and it is all natural as well. Someone else on here recommended something from the healthfood store. I would lean towards something like that because the baby is so small and it won't have any additives.

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A.T.

answers from Rochester on

My son had really dry skin too. I donno if this will work for you but I'll let ya know what I did. I put on baby oil on his face first and then baby lotion maybe twice a day and especailly after a bath. But I didn't use soap on the face just warm water. Hope it helps.

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S.S.

answers from Albany on

hello, you might want to try using Johnsons Baby Moisture baby wash and then follow-up with Baby Alveno Lotion. I swear by this lotion. We just moved from Texas where there is more moisture in the air then here in New York, my daughter started to chap up right away and my doctor told me to try this and it worked great.Good Luck!

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