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Newborn, dry skin on face.

(7 Posts)
bettieblue Fri 17-Jun-11 18:53:24

My DS is four weeks old and has v dry flaky skin on his face?

What is safe to use? I read somewhere that Lanisoh would be good to use (which i guess make sense as you can breast feed with it on). Has anyone used it for a babies face or is there anything else that is safe and effective?


freelancescientist Fri 17-Jun-11 19:09:28

When my DS had dry skin as a newborn the health visitor's advice was to use olive oil. Worked a treat.

wompoopigeon Fri 17-Jun-11 19:10:43

I used a smidge of E45, and sudocreme when it got a little bit weepy.

Putthatbookdown Fri 17-Jun-11 21:08:07


beautifulgirls Fri 17-Jun-11 21:54:00

Hydromol bought over the counter at the pharmacy, works a treat for dry baby skin. We were given it for DD#3 after she developed extremely dry skin that didn't respond to aqueous cream or E45.

catonlap Sat 18-Jun-11 08:47:10

Aveeno is good for baby's dry skin

bettieblue Sat 18-Jun-11 11:41:58

Thanks, I will look into those suggestions.

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