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Ask a question about baby skincare to the JOHNSON’S® experts – chance to win a £150 voucher! NOW CLOSED

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EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 03-Jan-17 10:24:48

We all know that babies’ skin is very delicate and sensitive; however, it is sometimes difficult to know the best way to care for it. JOHNSON’S® experts Kirstie and Maxime are on hand to answer any questions you have about caring for babies’ skin. Whether you have questions about infant skincare including tips on bath time and baby massage or want to know more about ingredients, Kirstie and Maxime are here to help.

Here’s what JOHNSON’S® have to say, “From the moment of birth and beyond, a baby needs loving care. At JOHNSON'S®, we understand that providing that care is both an art and a science. For over 125 years, we have been dedicated to providing parents with safe and clinically proven mild baby care products. But we don't stop there. Our products are designed to enhance your baby's routines and help you evoke positive emotions and ultimately enhance the loving bond between you and your baby.”

Post your questions to Kirstie and/or Maxime on this thread and we will pick 20 for them to answer. We will then post a link to Kirstie and Maxime’s responses on the thread as soon as possible. Everyone who posts a question will be entered into a prize draw where one Mumsnetter will win a £150 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Here is some more information about Kirstie and Maxime:

Kirstie Kernutt – JOHNSON’S® Professional Advisor

After a career as a Senior Community Midwife spanning almost 10 years, Kirstie joined the JOHNSON’S® team to give professional advice on evidence-based practices for infant skincare, to both HCPs and mums. An expert in the latest clinical research on baby skincare, Kirstie can answer any questions on how to maintain baby’s natural, healthy skin.

Maxime Buffat – Director of EMEA Baby R&D at Johnson & Johnson

Maxime works on the research and development of JOHNSON’S® clinically proven mild range of skincare products. He leads a team of specialist scientists who ensure that all JOHNSON’S® products are developed especially for babies, helping you to take the best care of your baby’s skin.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!

MNHQ

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JollyHockeyGit Tue 03-Jan-17 11:32:11

DS (18 months) has sensitive skin - how often should we bathe him?

Cambam2010 Tue 03-Jan-17 11:48:48

Is it ok to wash my DS hair in the bath using your no more tears shampoo and then to rinse his hair in the bath so that he is sitting in the water with the shampoo residue in it?

ButterflyOfFreedom Tue 03-Jan-17 11:58:14

DS is prone to patches of dry skin - are there any products we should be particularly using or avoiding?

Thanks.

Tantrictantrum Tue 03-Jan-17 11:59:06

What benefits do your products provide the cheaper, unbranded products do not?

LadyMarmyLard Tue 03-Jan-17 12:52:57

My newborn had very dry flaky skin so I used Johnsons baby oil, this made his skin WORSE! It became really flaky but greasy at the same time.

I told my midwife and she said there are so chemicals in this product it's better to use coconut oil.
Is it best to use something with fewer ingredients for newborn skin?

asuwere Tue 03-Jan-17 12:53:45

Do babies actually need their own toiletries? I've only used plain water for tiny babies, is their a benefit to using your products or are they only better than using adult stuff?

LadyMarmyLard Tue 03-Jan-17 12:55:13

My midwife also told me that your talcum powder can cause cancer?
I had no idea, I've been using it on my DD.

If this was true surely it would have been pulled from the shelves?

SillyMoomin Tue 03-Jan-17 14:01:30

I have friends who say that you should only use pure water for newborns and nothing else, but I have seen your products say suitable for babies- is there a minimum age before I can use your products?

littleme96 Tue 03-Jan-17 14:02:48

I was advised not to use baby wipes in hospital when my baby was just born and to just use water and cotton wool. How long should parents continue with this for before switching to products with chemicals in?

summerson Tue 03-Jan-17 14:08:56

What products do you recommend using for baby massage on a newborn infant?

FeelingSmurfy Tue 03-Jan-17 15:18:23

What has been the biggest change over the 125 years and is it because we know more now or people's preferences have changed

Sammyislost Tue 03-Jan-17 15:41:29

Midwifes always say not to bathe a newborn baby straight away, but, I did with both of my babies, and they were just fine! We used john sons products, and they were very gentle. Why do they say not to bathe them? And what do you think about this? Surely its best to make sure baby is as clean as a whistle?

Izubela Tue 03-Jan-17 15:47:39

We have a cute 3 weeks old girl, we have used your bath products every time she took a bath.The before bedtime shower gel is my favourite and I saw that you make the talc powder before bedtime to.I know back in the days the powder was used a lot , now all the midwifes tell you to use only nappy rash cream.Which one is better from your point of view?And should you use both of them?Thank you.

Ashhead24 Tue 03-Jan-17 16:26:39

What's the best way to treat dry skin on the scalp?

Belmo Tue 03-Jan-17 16:52:24

Any tips for eczema?
Everyone in our family is covered in it, although the baby only has one tiny patch so far.
(I love the idea of the bedtime bath/oil but am scared to use it in case it dries his skin)

vj32 Tue 03-Jan-17 17:16:05

My toddler has dry patches and little spots on the backs of his arms. Would moisturiser or other product would be best to use on this?

ThemisA Tue 03-Jan-17 19:09:13

I have always bathed my babies daily as part of a relaxing bed time routine but is it good for their skin to bathe daily particularly if prone to dry skin?

janeyf1 Tue 03-Jan-17 19:09:16

What do you advise on what to use for little ones who are prone to spots?

Carrie133 Tue 03-Jan-17 19:18:06

My 12 month old loves bubbles in the bath but is prone to dry skin and eczema. Should I avoid bubble bath completely?

jacqui5366 Tue 03-Jan-17 19:18:47

My little one has touches of eczema behind his knees and elbows, it gets dry and itchy, has your Sensitive Touch Nappy Cream be used on small patches of eczema to alleviate the symptoms. My older one grew out of it after around 12 months. Thanks

pennwood Tue 03-Jan-17 19:26:07

More babies seem to suffer with Eczema these days so do you recommend your products to be used in these cases?

Lisapaige24 Tue 03-Jan-17 19:56:44

What are the benefits of using your products as opposed to using supermarket brands of the same products you sell ?

barbsbarbs Tue 03-Jan-17 20:04:26

my toddler suffers from really dry skin and what ever I put on its never enough

TracyKNixon Tue 03-Jan-17 20:08:23

How often should you bath a new born? Daily or leave for longer?

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