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Newborn dry skin solution

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TeaGirl3 Sun 20-Nov-16 18:53:36

My DD is 4 weeks old and has quite dry skin. There's so much conflicting advice online about the use of various creams, oils, lotions and potions - such as olive oil - so I'm not sure what's best to use to moisturise her skin.

Any suggestions or advice?

loveulotslikejellytots Sun 20-Nov-16 18:59:28

My HV suggested olive oil for dd's dry cheeks. I found that aveeno hand cream was also lovely, it's approved for use on 3 months + and it seems quite gentle. It seemed to work quicker than olive oil.

loveulotslikejellytots Sun 20-Nov-16 19:00:23

Meant to say I used it before she was 3 months, I don't really understand why it's 3months + that's all!

welshweasel Sun 20-Nov-16 19:01:26

We used grape seed oil (with cooking oils in Tesco) and that worked really well. Now aveeno fans too.

GraceGrape Sun 20-Nov-16 19:02:45

I used to use olive oil which seemed to work.

AliceInHinterland Sun 20-Nov-16 19:02:56

I would hold off the baths, if you are giving them frequently. Once a week or so is enough, with no soap.

Shockers Sun 20-Nov-16 19:03:07

We used to foster babies and I always had a tube of Weleda baby moisturiser to hand. It's wonderful stuff!

Laurah1979 Mon 21-Nov-16 06:57:30

Current guidelines are not to use olive oil anymore on babies' skin. The best seems to be coconut oil and it smells nice too!

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