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Massaging baby with which oil is good for healthy skin?
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Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics
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In brief: Baby skin
Since babies can absorb through their skin, any oils which are not nut oils are best.
Avoid, massage oils based on almond oil for example. Aquaphor ointment is a common oil based moisturizer that can be used.

In brief: Baby skin
Since babies can absorb through their skin, any oils which are not nut oils are best.
Avoid, massage oils based on almond oil for example. Aquaphor ointment is a common oil based moisturizer that can be used.
Dr. Terri Graham
Dr. Terri Graham
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
In brief: Baby oil fine...
Regular baby oil without perfumes and scents is fine, but it's not necessary for healthy baby skin.
What's more important is sunblock and sun protection - especially for those toddlers and babies who are going outside. There are some great "baby" sunblocks which I use on my kids pretty regularly... We usually skip the baby oil.

In brief: Baby oil fine...
Regular baby oil without perfumes and scents is fine, but it's not necessary for healthy baby skin.
What's more important is sunblock and sun protection - especially for those toddlers and babies who are going outside. There are some great "baby" sunblocks which I use on my kids pretty regularly... We usually skip the baby oil.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
In brief: None if normal skin
Unless baby has skin conditions such as eczema, excessive dryness, heat rash/fungal infections etc.
..Normal healthy skin of baby is best left alone. Avoid excessive bathing/cleansing of baby's skin. If your baby has concerning skin condition, please consult doc first before treating it. Good luck.

In brief: None if normal skin
Unless baby has skin conditions such as eczema, excessive dryness, heat rash/fungal infections etc.
..Normal healthy skin of baby is best left alone. Avoid excessive bathing/cleansing of baby's skin. If your baby has concerning skin condition, please consult doc first before treating it. Good luck.
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