Hi Do you use baby creams on newborns? I have just realised taht i've not much idea about it! If so what brands do you recommend? I'm lazy with myself have got a few creams but barely ever used them, But i guess I should behave better with baby me
You really don't need any. If baby has very dry flaky skin then a MW or HV would recommend small amounts of high-quality olive oil or similar. Otherwise babies' skin is healthiest left alone, with the exception of barrier creams for nappy rash.
Strange question, but what race is your baby? I ask this because Caucasian skin is made up of a lot more moisture than, say, black skin, which is why Caucasian people can get away with not moisturising after a shower but there's no way a black person would want to do this (it'd leave us with very dry, tight skin). I plan to moisturise my black baby with coconut oil when he's born, which is exactly what I use on my skin. I always opt for natural over chemical-ridden.