My DD has very dry skin and I’ve been using coconut oil as recommended by the HV and doctor, but as it doesn’t seem to be doing the trick anymore.
DD doesn’t have eczema (watching her skin like a hawk as I unfortunately do have eczema!), we’ve had no change in washing detergent etc (all non-bio), shes just very dry.
I’m a bit nervous about testing out different products on her as she’s only had coconut oil on her and nothing chemical/unnatural on her, so I was hoping on getting some recommendations on what other mums have used!
Is there any particular moisturisers/lotions that are super hydrating and suitable for babies skin that anyone would recommend?
I used almond oil on mine sometimes. I used a baby oil too that was seed oil rather than petroleum but i cant remember what it was called you could also have a look at burts bees. Coconut oil isn't great on skin it clogs pores.
another vote for aveeno. used in on myself years ago when I had a bad eczema flare up and it was the only thing I could tolerate that wasn't a horrible parrifin based product. use it on newborn now with no problems. it's soft and smells nice too.
I've tried numerous creams and ointments with DS and it is definitely ointment rather than cream which helps his skin. He is prescribed diprobase ointment - it has a consistency like vaseline. You can buy it over the counter: Diprobase Emollient Ointment.
Try child farm moisturiser. Dd has psoriasis and DS excema and we have the shampoo and moisturiser range. His skin is so soft and the flakes have gone from her hair. It's FABULOUS stuff, comes in a large pump so is very very cost effective. Available from the large online seller that begins with A and is the name of a South American rainforest. Cannot recommend this stuff enough. Has replaced all our parrafin based creams and medicated lotions and potions. Natural based.