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Dry skin on finger pads

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Kittymalinky Sun 02-Mar-14 08:06:38

My 17mo DD has been teething for a loooong time. She seems to be constantly chewing on her fingers dispute us getting all sorts of teething rings etc.

She seems to have developed quite dry and cracked akin on her fingers, I think it's a result of her having her fingers in her mouth so much, however she also has slightly dry patches on her cheeks.

I am a little worried she's not drinking enough and getting dehydrated so I'm trying to get her to drink more. Is there anything I can get to put on her hands/face? I'm not worried about how it looks but it looks like it might be getting a bit sore now.

BumpyGrindy Sun 02-Mar-14 23:03:39

Get some coconut oil...pure, virgin oil which is in a jar and is very thick to touch but sinks in wonderfully. I would put it on and if she will tolerate gloves or mittens, put them straight on after...maybe do it just before you go out somewhere. You can get it in supermarkets.

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