Baby Skin Care

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby jonandkatsmom » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:28 pm

Just to throw in my 2 cents. My nephew has many allergies and had severe eczema. The eczema was actually a response to his allergy to milk. Once they removed dairy he no longer has eczema. My sis advocates looking at allergies whenever eczema is an issue. She wishes she had known that because no one told her and it took a year to figure it out. Because he was given dairy for so long, the allergist says that encouraged his body to develop more allergies. They are so severe now it is life threatening for him to be anywhere near eggs or peanuts (even smelling them).
Also, she used Aquaphor on him for his first 3 years and then read that there can be some lasting effects to using petroleum based products on kids. She also uses olive oil for any skin issues. She advocates bathing every three days if you can and using warm water (nearing cool). Pat dry, don't rub. The hotter the water and any abrasion could make the skin issues worse.

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby bina » Sat Nov 15, 2008 02:47 am

Please dont bath her everyday, as i have heard that you should avoid more contact with water and soaps as they steal body's natural moisture. here you can try these natural home remedies, Apply nutmeg paste to the affected areas.Applying natural vitamin E on the affected skin, can relieve itching.

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby kathleen125 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:46 pm

Where can I find Aquafor??? Do you use extra virgin olive oil?? My daughter has inherited mom's eczema, and I've been using Aveeno Baby Cream and body wash...I think I am going to switch to cetaphil and use the Aquafor too...Are you bathing the babies every day with eczema? Living in Vegas, the weather is ever changing...we are coming up on Elizabeth's first summer, should be interesting, I've started using Coppertone Baby Sunscreen on her and she hasn't reacted yet.

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby bina » Tue Apr 08, 2008 00:41 am

I use mother care lotion for my baby doll and it works well on her tender skin.

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby onesock » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:32 pm

My son gets very dry, chapped skin on his hands,(to the point of cracking and bleeding) every time this time of year and all throughout winter. We have tried every prescription and lotion out there. We now use bag balm and it works wonders! (He is 8 though)

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby christine lyn » Mon Nov 27, 2006 06:15 pm

My son has eczema on both legs below his knees and winter is the worst for him. What works the best for you?

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby bina » Thu Nov 16, 2006 07:10 am

yeah, winters are harsh for babies, so here is a quick kitchen tip to keep your babies healthy and active during winters. try giving 1tsp of cord liver oil everyday to ur little ones, it has great magical powers. it will keep your babies away from cough, cold and will built strong bones and healthy glowing skin. I give my 2 years old daughetr 2tsp every day.

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby kara » Fri Nov 03, 2006 09:32 am

We use Aveeno Baby products because DD is allergic to all Johnsons products. We find that a humidifier in her room helps with dry skin and keeps her from getting crusty nose, helps with dry mouth and keeps her skin and lips more moist!

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby bina » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:02 pm

quote:Originally posted by SaraB

You are right - winter can be hard on our little one's skin. My daughter gets eczema every year, poor girl.


Thanks for posting this, Bina! There are some good suggestions in there.




hi Sara,
you are most welcome, and thank you for liking it. well I guess you should better check a child skin specialist for your kids condition because usually what we do is try to ignore and then after some time this small problem gets worse so Hope you'll have a better cure for your beloved kid.

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Re : Baby Skin Care

Postby season » Wed Nov 01, 2006 06:01 pm

With my son we used (still use) a cetaphil for the bath. It's what he was bathed with in the NICU so I just continued. For any dry skin or diaper rash we use aquaphor - whcih they were also using on him in the NICU. Both are very mild on the skin and don't contain any fragrances etc that can add to irritation. His skin was very sensitive as an infant, so I've been pretty careful about what I use on him.

I've always understood that once they are over 6 months it is OK, and actually a good idea, to use sunscreeen. You just have to do some research to find one that is for sensitive skin. Sun damage is not good for the skin either.


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