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Please recommend a cream I can use on my baby's forehead?

(27 Posts)
Pinkflipflop Sun 14-Apr-13 23:43:59

It has to be suitable for super sensitive skin.

HV recommended olitum but it seems to burn ds as he goes really red when it's applied.


noblegiraffe Sun 14-Apr-13 23:49:58

Olive oil?

CoolaSchmoola Sun 14-Apr-13 23:52:36

Aveeno. Brilliant stuff for sensitive skin and available on prescription.

Fairyegg Sun 14-Apr-13 23:56:45

aveeno or double base.

Pinkflipflop Sun 14-Apr-13 23:57:49

Thank you so much.

I'll try the aveeno. With the olive oil, do I just use a little and is it just the olive oil you buy from tesco? The stuff I cook with?!

Fairyegg Mon 15-Apr-13 00:00:15

yes, the olive oil is just the stuff you cook with. You can buy aveeno in boots etc or get it on prescription.

noblegiraffe Mon 15-Apr-13 00:01:40

Yes, the stuff you cook with. We were told to use it for baby massage at my post natal group and it does leave the skin soft. Only a little bit, and massage it in.

geologygirl Mon 15-Apr-13 00:26:18

I found olive oil way to heavy and made my ds skin worse. Coconut oil is much better. Light oil that sinks in well.

Gorjuss Mon 15-Apr-13 00:31:01

I love allergenics from holland&barratt it worked amazingly on dd.

Loislane78 Mon 15-Apr-13 10:01:53

Oilatum made my DD's head worse as well. Doublebase from the drs, great stuff. Doesn't smell weird and not greasy.

Loislane78 Mon 15-Apr-13 10:02:42

PS - also got some dermalo from Dr to add to baths as water v hard in our area. Its helped at lot.

Floweryhat Mon 15-Apr-13 10:03:05

Why does he need cream?

Boggler Mon 15-Apr-13 10:04:45

Try Vaseline, it's hypoallergenic and works wonders on dry baby skin.

noblegiraffe Mon 15-Apr-13 10:08:39

If it's just dry skin, often do you bath him? My DS got very dry skin when we bathed him every day, it went away when we switched to every couple of days.

babySophieRose Mon 15-Apr-13 10:45:51

Coconut oil or E45

wannabedomesticgoddess Mon 15-Apr-13 10:51:21

What is wrong with his skin? Cradle cap or something worse? Or just dry?

DD1 had to get a steroid cream as a baby because of a freak breakout of eczema. One thin application and it was away.

DD2 has been prescribed Fucidin H for her cradle cap and we use it on a little patch on her shoulder too.

If its just dry then the suggestions above are good. Especially the bathing less. The GP told me to bath DD1 more often hmm I cut right back to once a week and her skin cleared right up.

Pinkflipflop Mon 15-Apr-13 11:44:39

Thanks for the suggestions.

He has cradle cap and a few patches of dry skin on his shoulder and side of his face. The oilatum makes it so angry; I'm going to try coconut oil. I have some virgin, organic coconut oil in the house. It says adults can eat it, so it must be gentle enough for me to apply to the skin surely?

I only bath him once a week.

sedgieloo Mon 15-Apr-13 13:27:42

Yes that's fine that's what I used but aveeno and the waitrose bottom butter was also good.

Cuddlydragon Mon 15-Apr-13 18:41:09

Epiderm ointment or cream. You can get in in boots the ointment worked a treat on dry skin and my DS is super sensitive.

blushingmare Tue 16-Apr-13 22:35:49

I use E45 on DD's face

Pinkflipflop Wed 17-Apr-13 08:35:05

I was is a chemists today and they recommended MooGoo which gets great reviews. Am going to give it a try!smile

whatsoever Wed 17-Apr-13 20:19:59

Double base is the best thing I've found. I couldn't bring myself to oil DS.

coffeewineandchocolate Wed 17-Apr-13 20:25:04

Best thing ever for it is lanisoh (the stuff for cracked nipples)

FreeButtonBee Wed 17-Apr-13 20:46:27

Doctor recommended almond oil for cradle cap and general dry skin. I massage my babies with it after their bath ( which is just in plain water). Their skin is lovely ( having been dry when they were born) and cradle cap is clearing nicely.

Pinkflipflop Wed 17-Apr-13 21:12:07

Well I started with MooGoo yesterday and the cradle cap is almost gone today!


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