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Doctor insights on: When Should I Moisturize My Baby

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When is it safe to use adult moisturizer on my baby's skin?

When is it safe to use adult moisturizer on my baby's skin?

Anytime.: The only difference between an "adult" moisturizer and a "baby" moisturizer is the labeling. Just be sure to apply it to a small area of skin the first time or two, to be sure that your baby is not allergic to or irritated by any of the moisturizer's ingredients. ...Read more

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What is the safest moisturizer brand for a 3month old baby's face?johnson is quite harsh.pls advise.

What is the safest moisturizer brand for a 3month old baby's face?johnson is quite harsh.pls advise.

Baby moisturizer : Aquaphor and Eucerin both make very good infant products that are safe and effective. ...Read more

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Can I use aveeno baby cream as my facial moisturizer ?

Can I use aveeno baby cream as my facial moisturizer ?

Yes: I often recommed cetaphil or aquafor but aveno is okay. Use it sparingly. Putting things on the face can cause rashes too. ...Read more

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I am using nivea moisturizer,liquid foundation and baby powder on my face, does it causes my pimples on my cheeks?

I am using nivea moisturizer,liquid foundation and baby powder on my face, does it causes my pimples on my cheeks?

Comedogenic: Unless a product is labeled as non-comedogenic, there is a good chance it will make acne prone skin worse. The products you have mentioned are likely not ideal for reducing acne flares. ...Read more

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My infant was given epiceram for his eczema. Will moisturizer help?

My infant was given epiceram for his eczema. Will moisturizer help?

Likely: eczema may require a combination of treatments, the mainstay of which is proper application of topical moisturizers. Talk with your pediatrician about how to properly apply moisturizers, which ones are best to use, and what signs/symptoms of worsening eczema to look for. Sometimes referral to a specialist (dermatology, allergy/immunology) may be needed for refractory cases. ...Read more

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Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

Yes: If you are talking about the normal peeling of new infant skin in the first month, sure it is fine to do a moisturizer, as long as it is unscented, and preferably a creme rather than a lotion. I recommend eucerin, or even an olive oil based unscented moisturizing creme when baby gets out of the bath, if you are interested to avoid petroleum based products on baby's skin. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using aveeno baby skincare moisturizing cream?

What are the benefits of using aveeno baby skincare moisturizing cream?

See below: There is usually no specific advantage of using one brand name over another. Although, if you feel aveeno works better for you, then use it. ...Read more