Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and cream/lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness or should I just use johnson's with oatmeal?
Yes it is. Safe to use cetaphil on your 6 week old.
Always check. What ever you use, make sure that you do a patch test before using it on the baby. Make sure your baby is not allergic to it before you use it. If your baby has hives already you might want to consult with the pediatrician before using a new product. Good luck!
Please avoid lotions. A 6 wk old will often go through transient baby acne & skin irritation primarily aggravated by frequent washing and or lotion use. Lotions attract dust & sour quickly in infants leading to more washing & more irritation.Consider stopping all efforts for a week & see if it improves.Talk with your doc about minimal efforts.The rashes naturally improve without rx over time.
Leave it alone. Baby acne is triggered by babies high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy. Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants & germs.At 6 wks this is peaking & worrisome. Leave it alone.Bathe with normal soaps & let it fade over time.Lotions attract dust & sour leading to more washing & dryer skin. Read more...