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What to do to make my child apply lotion on his dry skin?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Be understanding

Give the child (depending on age and maturity) the information he or she needs to understand why the lotion is important, what may happen if it is not applied and ask questions.
Let the child know that he/she may be very uncomfortable and give them ownership of the problem. Should this progress to a situation of significant risk, you will have to step up, bea parent and do the necessary thing.

In brief: Be understanding

Give the child (depending on age and maturity) the information he or she needs to understand why the lotion is important, what may happen if it is not applied and ask questions.
Let the child know that he/she may be very uncomfortable and give them ownership of the problem. Should this progress to a situation of significant risk, you will have to step up, bea parent and do the necessary thing.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Tell him or her the importance of applying the lotion, if young enough, you should do it.

In brief: See below

Tell him or her the importance of applying the lotion, if young enough, you should do it.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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