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Moisturiser suitable for 3 month old?

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MotherofKitties Fri 10-Nov-17 12:50:51

Hi all,

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?

Thanks in advance xx

TweetTweetTweet Fri 10-Nov-17 12:52:30

Aveeno either the cream or the daily moisturises. Works a treat!

PickAChew Fri 10-Nov-17 12:53:15

If you're wanting to try something paraffin based, oilatum junior is very nice.

FrizzyNoodles Fri 10-Nov-17 12:55:01

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.

usernameavailable Fri 10-Nov-17 12:56:07

Aveeno or oilatum

TheVanguardSix Fri 10-Nov-17 12:56:58

Jojoba oil

usersos Fri 10-Nov-17 12:57:04

Olive oil

sleepycat13 Fri 10-Nov-17 12:59:33

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.

BelleandBeast Fri 10-Nov-17 13:01:52

Waitrose bottom butter is great

MotherofKitties Fri 10-Nov-17 13:03:56

Fab! Thank you for all your replies and recommendations! I might look into ‘Aveeno’ as it seems to be quite popular!

Thanks again xx

coffeecuppa Fri 10-Nov-17 13:05:33

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.

Ambonsai Fri 10-Nov-17 13:06:46

Neals yard baby balm

buzzbuzzbumblebee Fri 10-Nov-17 13:08:57

Are you breastfeeding? It’s possible to make mix it with something to make a lotion.

I’m looking forward to breastfeeding again once my baby is here because breast milk is amazing at everything 😅

My mum has just ordered some cream from Chuckling Goat for my sisters eczema. I think it was Chuckling Goat anyway, something like that! Apparently the reviews were very good.

BerryBee Sat 11-Nov-17 19:52:45

Don't use olive oil - it breaks down the skin's barrier and isn't recommended by dermatologists. I also like aveeno.

flutterby12 Sat 11-Nov-17 20:06:36

Aveeno is AMAZING!

makemyminduptime Sat 11-Nov-17 20:09:28

Another vote for aveeno. I used the baby emollient cream and found it really good.

Worldsworstcook Sat 11-Nov-17 20:12:22

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.

Summertime10 Sun 12-Nov-17 20:29:27

I second child's farm products. They're fantastic!

glow1984 Sun 12-Nov-17 20:31:08

I also recommend Aveeno. We use the moisturise, bath emoillent cream and the barrier cream for DS smile My DP likes it so much, and has really dry skin, so he now uses Aveeno for himself :D

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