Baby Skin Care

Updated on February 14, 2011
N.K. asks from Albuquerque, NM
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I was just wondering if any of you could recommend a good cream or something for my baby's skin. I have a 10 month old son who has these horrible little dry patchy sores on his chin I think from it just getting wet and cold. We have tried eucerin, Burt's bees oil, aquaphor, and other lotions and nothing seems to be helping. Any miracle products you could recommend would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

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answers from Phoenix on

Try putting on Mary Kay's Extra Emollient Night Cream. I used it on all 3 of my kids, all over their bodies. It's thick and will help seal out the wet and cold. I used it on their little bottoms... they never had diaper rash AND anyone who watched them and had to change their diapers always commented on how soft their skin was (gave me a new meaning to smoother/softer than a baby's bottom.) It works great for baby AND mommy!

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answers from Seattle on

Is it from drool from teething? I hear a lanolin cream works great. You should try that.

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answers from Dallas on

Check out Shakleebaby products.



answers from Cincinnati on

ive heard triple paste is the best. i use aquaphor and it works great for my daughter, so i've never tried the triple paste myself--heard good things though. the best thing you can do is keep the area dry, but of course that's hard to do when it's drool :/


answers from Phoenix on

I bought at Target a bottle of Baby healing lotion with organic shea. It wokrs great. My DS had dry patches from being under the lamp after being severly jaundice and it workes miracles. I Still use it and he never has diaper rash.



answers from Phoenix on

When my son had eczema (all over his face and body), I tried everything, but the ONLY thing that worked was Vanicream cream. I found it at Walgreens. It was our miracle product!



answers from Philadelphia on

We use A & D ointment for everything. It is wonderful! It can be used for burns, scrapes, cuts, chapped lips, rash, dry skin....
When my son had windburn/cold rash on his cheeks and chin, this took care of it very quickly. Put it on him during naps and nighttime, after he has fallen asleep so he can't wipe it off. It truly is a miracle product for us.


answers from Philadelphia on

Take a look at Arbonne's baby line. It did wonders for my son. Using the baby wash and the lotion or oil (whichever you prefer) corrected my son's dry chicken skin AND he was not miserable as he was with the other lotions the Dr told me to use. Arbonne's lotion absorbs into the skin and fixes the problem, not just covering it up.



answers from San Francisco on

It's ironic when babies get irritation cause by their own drool.

I try to stay away from all petroleum products on skin--fuel for my car is fine--but I prefer not to use petroleum jelly, petrolatum, white petroleum. Aquaphor is primarily petroleum jelly, if I'm not mistaken.

At Whole Foods(do you have Whole Foods), there's a great cream called Unpetroleum Jelly. I think it's by Alba. It's all natural, super rich and has no petroleum. I love this stuff and it's a wonderful moisureizer for dry, cracked anything. You might find it on Amazon, too.

Another thing to try(unless your baby has a lanolin allergy) is pure lanolin. I used pure lanolin while I was breastfeeding, so I knew our daughter did not have any reaction to it. This also works great, though it's reaaaaalllly thick.



answers from Flagstaff on

i use sesame or olive oil on my dry so well and it cost friendly too!



answers from Allentown on

I LOVE lanolin for all healing- works like a miracle but it is hard to find. I think some nursing/nipple creams have some in them! I also would recommend Renew lotion- 7x's more effective then Eucerin for dry skin- Eucerin was ineffective you mentioned, so you may want to try Renew.



answers from Miami on

Hi N.,
1. Any cream that is recommended for sore nipples for bfeeding is safe for a baby's skin.

2. I was given a cream from a European friend ''Bepantene". It is great. Made by Bayer. See if they sell it. I use it on my LO and myself. It is a miracle cream.




answers from Phoenix on

i would try motherlove diaper cream. i know it sounds weird, but i've used it for all kinds of things and it works.
also, on the aquafor, it really does work (i use it on my daughters escema) but you have to use it two to three times a day for a week before you see results.
good luck!



answers from Phoenix on

Only thing that worked for us was Cetaphil Cream (not the lotion). Find it at Walgreens

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