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Doctor insights on: Best Lotion For Babies

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Do babies need lotion? Do they have drier skin then us?

Do babies need lotion? Do they have drier skin then us?

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 more

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Do babies need moisturiser or any other lotion for their skin?

Do babies need moisturiser or any other lotion for their skin?

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

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Is calamine lotion safe to use on babies?

Is calamine lotion safe to use on babies?

No: The only thing calamine lotion will help with is drying up blisters. If there are blisters, then put it only on the blisters and not the normal skin. ...Read more

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Is aveeno (oatmeal) baby lavender scented lotion safe for babies? Heard it could cause hormone issues ?

Is aveeno (oatmeal) baby lavender scented lotion safe for babies? Heard it could cause hormone issues ?

No hormone issues: IT does not cause any hormone problems. Occasionally the scenting can cause some local irritation, especially in very young infants. The trick at that point is to go unscented. Is a very nice moisturizer. ...Read more

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Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Infant botulism: I am sure honey is a small component in your lotion so not a risk but contact Poison control if she ingested a large quantity ...Read more

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Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Sunburn prevention: Don't forget sunglasses, and to avoid exposure between 10AM-4PM. Umbrellas help, too. Remember the shade moves with the sun, especially if a child is in a shaded stroller. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/basics/prevention/con-20031065 ...Read more

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The best skin lotion to use for stretch marks after having a baby?

The best skin lotion to use for stretch marks after having a baby?

STRETCH MARKS: Stretch marks are very thin scars that develop when the skin is stretched for a long time. Treatments that promise to remove stretch marks are laser resurfacing therapy & dermabrasion. I am skeptical about these. No creams or lotions work. All are pretty expensive. Nothing over-the-counter works. Check with a dermatologist to see what he/she might recommend. But i wouldn't be hopeful. ...Read more

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What is the best type of lotion to use for baby excema? Petroleum based?

What is the best type of lotion to use for baby excema? Petroleum based?

Many lotions work: The best lotions to use for eczema, on infants or older children, are non-fragrenced lotions. Lubriderm is one of many high quality, no fragrance or dye added lotions on the market. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby's skin is really dry on the face and neck. He has some little red bump too. What is the best brand of lotion or cream for him?

My 1 month old baby's skin is really dry on the face and neck. He has some little red bump too. What is the best brand of lotion or cream for him?

Patience: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean & avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions. ...Read more

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