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dry skin

My baby is just 8 days old and he has very dry skin...any recommendations?

Re: dry skin

  • Nipple cream.  It's amazing!
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  • mnj05mnj05
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    Most newborns have dry skin that peels. There's not a lot you can do, it'll eventually stop. Some pediatricians recommend lotions or something to put on it, others don't. We didn't do anything, just let it run its course.

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  • Baby Magic... I've been using since day one and at 3 weeks old, barely has any dry skin, plus, she smells so good!!

  • It's normal for them to have dry, flaky skin. We personally didn't use anything. It cleared up after a couple of weeks. 
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  • We were at the pediatric dermatologist yesterday for another issue, and she recommended Aquaphor for his dry cheeks and forehead. 

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  • =Lee=B=Lee=B
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    Mine peeled from head to toe. It didn't last long and I don't think the cream did anything but make me feel like I tried!  It looks horrible but it's just the outer layers drying up after being waterlogged for 9 months...it shouldn't last long.

     

  • image mnj05:
    Most newborns have dry skin that peels. There's not a lot you can do, it'll eventually stop. Some pediatricians recommend lotions or something to put on it, others don't. We didn't do anything, just let it run its course.

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  • My baby was 15 days late so all the vernix dried up and he came out very dry, flakey and wrinkly. They told me to just leave it, or if I wanted, then to use an edible oil such as olive oil. I chose to just leave it. his hands and and face have cleared up dramatically. But, it guess it also depends on why his skin is dry in the first place....
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  • I use organic coconut oil on the dry spots.  For me too! 
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  • Aquaphor can help. My pedi recommends avoiding perfumed stuff for a few weeks.

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