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Baby Magic Lotion
Yes, moisturize: Babies do need more moisturizing. Their skin does not produce as much natural oil as adults and it is more sensitive. Extra moisturizing is needed because we use all sorts of soaps and cleansers on our babies to keep them clean. All soaps, even gentle baby soaps will remove natural oils and dry out the skin. This is why you should add moisture back to your baby's skin after bathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sure, but...: ...It's not going to do much of anything. Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them to the burned skin. Hydrocortisone cream will help decrease the inflammation as well. And learn the lesson that mr. Sun is trying to teach you: he is our friend, but we must respect his power; apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen when you go out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Derm: Yes especially if u love in a dry environment. Many products available for babies. Stay away from scented products. Just plan old baby lotion is okay. ...Read more
When can I use baby powder, baby lotion and insect repellant lotion on my baby? She's 1 1/2 month now..
My 5month baby has dry spots on her skin it goes away a little with lotion but looks red and dry the next day.?
Dry skin: Your baby may have a skin condition known as eczema. Commonly affected areas are the inner elbows and behind the knees. If mild, usually moisturizers are the first line treatment. If more severe, children my require a steroid cream prescribed by a physician. In some cases, eczema in a young baby may be a sign of food allergy. If daily moisturizers do not help, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Lots of choices.: Your local drugstore will have a shelves full of dry skin lotions. My favorites are eucerin, aveeno, cetaphil, keri, lubriderm, and cerave, but there are lots of others. Whatever you choose, apply it right after bathing, while the baby's skin is still moist, to "lock in" the moisture - because the real cure for dry skin is water, not lotion. ...Read more
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