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Cream for very dry patches on babies face

(28 Posts)
Ijustworemytrenchcoat Thu 20-Feb-14 00:04:43


My son has very dry patches on his cheeks, they feel rough to the touch and look crepey. I don't think it's eczema, it's not red and he isn't scratching. What can I use on it, any miracle cures?

I've been using l'occitane mum and baby cream as I happened to have some to hand but I don't think it's rich enough. I want something quite plain and non-irritating but rich. Would something like weleda skin food or Lucas pawpaw ointment be ok? Or maybe a pure Shea butter, coconut oil etc.

I know things like aqueous cream aren't recommended if it is eczema and was also just reading olive oil wasn't good.

Jojay Thu 20-Feb-14 00:07:39

Epaderm ointment does the trick for my kids. I get in on prescription (they have eczema as well as just dry patches) but I bought it over the counter in Boots once, years ago.

liger Thu 20-Feb-14 00:20:40

Maybe check its not ringworm, as this can sometimes look like a dry patch initially and is fairly common but won't respond to moisturising.

RonaldMcDonald Thu 20-Feb-14 01:15:42

stuff called purepotions

it is beyond excellent

cupcake78 Thu 20-Feb-14 02:08:16

Aveeno everytime with eczema! Great stuff!

VenusDeWillendorf Thu 20-Feb-14 02:55:26

Bepanthen is superb.
Gentle enough for their bums, so fab for their faces.

purplemurple1 Thu 20-Feb-14 03:11:20

I used lanolin on my newborn as its safe if they eat it, mine would rub his face and suck his thumb. It's pretty good if a little expensive.

BeCool Thu 20-Feb-14 03:34:13

Calendula cream

burnishedsilver Thu 20-Feb-14 09:57:07

Silcocks base.

Ds had cradle cap in his eyebrows and on to his face. I didnt now that was possible so I though it was just dry skin. Anyway the pediatrician recommended using silcocks base on it and also adding it to the bath water. It worked well. I've been using it as a hand cream ever since smile

extracrunchy Thu 20-Feb-14 10:05:06

Weleda weather cream is ace! I think it's calendula. Or Aveeno.

teta Thu 20-Feb-14 10:08:45

We had this and the paediatrician told us to use Emulsifying Ointment - it worked brilliantly.

callamia Thu 20-Feb-14 10:09:53

The Lucas pawpaw is amazing. I used it on my baby and it worked brilliantly.

GobbySadcase Thu 20-Feb-14 10:10:39

Lush Dream Cream

lambbone Thu 20-Feb-14 10:11:29


BriocheBriocheBrioche Thu 20-Feb-14 10:15:11

I use Avene Cicalfate on my babies dry patches. It works wonders.

TheSlug Thu 20-Feb-14 10:19:28

I've used a tiny amount of 8 hour cream on my baby's face for sore patches.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Thu 20-Feb-14 18:43:17

I third Aveeno. Wondrous stuff but very gentle.

Fayrazzled Thu 20-Feb-14 19:07:08

I don't rate Aveeno although plenty do but La Roche Posay Ciclaplast Baume B5 is amazing & specifically states it is suitable for babies.

TSSDNCOP Thu 20-Feb-14 19:11:02

Olive oil.

Nyancat Thu 20-Feb-14 21:01:34

coconut oil, used it for everything.with dd, worked wonders.for.excema and cradlecap

QueenCadbury Thu 20-Feb-14 21:15:37

I get diprobase on prescription for dd as she gets similar patches.

Minshu Thu 20-Feb-14 21:21:47

For a baby, I'd ask a pharmacist. Used to get diprobase for my DD on prescription.

MrsNoodleHead Thu 20-Feb-14 21:23:25

I think it probably is infant eczema, OP. DS has those patches and when they flare up they become red and itchy.

Best stuff for him is Body Shop Hemp face cream. Works a treat.

adagio Thu 20-Feb-14 21:27:32

We like waitrose baby bum cream - basically 'set' olive oil with a bit of vanilla in it. Edible and natural smile

makemineapinot Thu 20-Feb-14 21:31:51

Yes, yes, yes to Aveeno, amazing stuff x

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