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Newborn 3 weeks dry skin

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Vics100pink Fri 19-May-17 08:21:19

Is there any thing I can use to help dry skin

TeddyIsaHe Fri 19-May-17 08:23:10

My midwife suggested nipple cream and it worked a treat, it's completely safe and acts as a barrier so it works in a couple of days. Hope that helps!

Whatsername17 Fri 19-May-17 09:11:24

Aveeno. It's amazing stuff. They have a baby range too.

RNBrie Fri 19-May-17 09:12:15

Coconut oil works really well too!

Neverknowing Fri 19-May-17 09:22:32

All babies get this! I loved the baby oil stuff that comes as a gel. It's really good and easier to apply than normal baby oil. I'd also recommend using baby lotion after every bath even when it gets better smile

Vics100pink Fri 19-May-17 10:55:33

Ah thank you, what's my best bet, I going to give her a bath, but want to help her dry skin

babyinthacorner Fri 19-May-17 11:04:35

Porridge oats in an old sock/muslin in the bath. Acts as an emollient!
Also - it's totally normal. My son shed his skin like a snake and my midwife told me it's because he was overdue so all the vernix came off before he was born.

peanutbutter310 Fri 19-May-17 11:17:43

Second for coconut oil here, it's been working a treat on my three week old.

Dontrocktheboat Fri 19-May-17 11:22:13

We got oilatum from midwife to put in bath, and also moisturiser. It is common, particularly if baby was overdue.

ineedwine99 Fri 19-May-17 11:31:25

Aveeno baby body wash and cream has been brilliant for us

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