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Baby oil for toddlers dry skin?

(6 Posts)
lyssie29 Mon 03-Aug-15 11:37:34

hi my daughter has dry patches of skin and I got some baby oil for her and was thinking of putting it on her a few times a day. She point blank refuses anything cream-like! However, I keep reading how it's actually bad for the skin. Is this true? I have aloe Vera gel which 100% natural would that be better for her? Thanks.

Aridane Mon 03-Aug-15 11:39:52

Waitrose baby bottom butter? Very thick / solid, despite being made largely of olive oil...

lagirafe Mon 03-Aug-15 11:39:53

I use regular olive oil and it works well.

Aridane Mon 03-Aug-15 11:40:55

(and with a gentle.comforting smell of vanilla)

3littlefrogs Mon 03-Aug-15 11:41:02

Baby oil is horrible chemical stuff that is really bad for any sort of eczema or delicate skin.

Stop using any sort of bath additive and try a soap substitute - as the pharmacist.

3littlefrogs Mon 03-Aug-15 11:41:38

Ask the pharmacist. Not as.

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