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post #1 of 19
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what are you guys doing for your new ones skin.... my mom has been here and is a big beleiver in pet. jelly and greasing her all the way up... i have some calif baby lotion but it has smell??? we live in abq, new mex so it is very dry and hot hot hot. she is two weeks old and already has heat rash. any ideas.
post #2 of 19
I wonder how well breastmilk will work. We don't do anything really. When DD was a baby we did baby massages with apricot baby oil Burt's bee.
post #3 of 19
I have used Burt's Bees baby lotion a couple of times so far.
post #4 of 19
for heat rash i like bagbalm but mostly i dont do much.
post #5 of 19
For heat rash, I think it's best not to do anything except a cool bath. I think lotions would just make it harder for her skin to sweat.

We've been using lanolin and coconut oil for dry skin.
post #6 of 19
Expellier pressed evoo right after bath...you'd be surprised how quickly it is absorbed. Or the burts bees apricot oil. Otherwise, nothing. We're in AZ, so I understand about the heat!!!
post #7 of 19
Wow - I don't do anything. Henry's a month old and has gotten I think 6 showers/baths with either me or my husband. No oil or lotion or anything. It has been pretty rainy here, so not dry, though.
post #8 of 19
I use either burts bees apricot oil, or the baby bees buttermilk lotion. I use it mostly because I LOVE how it smells.
post #9 of 19
another burt's bees fan! i ADORE the way these products smell & my little guy definitely needs something on his scaley feet. why is he so dry? we've only taken 2 baths together in 18 days so i'm no over-bathing him. maybe it's the post-date thing, huh? just not as much vernix when born? whatever the case, we've put burt's bees oil & lotion on all our kids & i just want to eat them up, they smell so yummy. (of course, the natural baby smell is pretty yummy, too!).

for heat rash, though, i wouldn't put anything. sounds like it would irritate it more. but i'm not an expert....
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by doulalove View Post
why is he so dry? we've only taken 2 baths together in 18 days so i'm no over-bathing him. maybe it's the post-date thing, huh? just not as much vernix when born?
dd was 8 days past due and she was born with what we called little old lady hands and feet - very wrinkled and dry. we were told at the hospital it was because she was post due and that we didn't need to worry about putting anything on them. it took a couple weeks for all the old dry skin to fall off, but now her hands and feet are smooth and soft.
post #11 of 19
I haven't used anything yet, but he also hasn't had his first official bath yet (only a couple of sponge baths so far) since he just lost his cord yesterday. He has a lot of baby acne still so I probably won't use anything anytime soon. After that, I'm a fan of Baby Magic (I've used it on myself since high school) though on a baby I tend to only use just enough to get the smell and/or hit the really dry spots. Oils make me shiver, like nails on a chalkboard.
post #12 of 19
I massage my baby with olive oil. I am using breastmilk for her face which has heatrash or baby acne or something going on...wondering when that should clear up...
post #13 of 19
None of my kids went past their due dates, all still had a good amount of vernix when born and I didn't give any of them frequent baths as newborns, we don't live in a super dry area - yet they all had dry skin, and even peeled over most of their bodies. *shrug* I don't know why, it must just be me and my dry skin being passed on. Though, I did make a point with this new little girl to leave the vernix on much longer and she didn't get a bath in the hospital like they always like to do and she's a little less dry than my other two kiddos were.
post #14 of 19
Yeah, DS was 2 weeks EARLY and had very dry hands and feet right from the get go, took about 2-3 weeks to clear up. Now we're battling cradle cap adn acne. Rubbing with olive oil helped a ton for the cradle cap. I need to do another dose for the back of his head next time he gets a bath. I have used the CA Babies calming lotion after his half dozen baths. I'll have to try the Burt's Bees stuff next.

Oh, am I the only one who LOVED the smell of their newborn pre-bath? Was it the amniotic fluid smell? (although I've heard from some people that it doesn't smell ...)
post #15 of 19
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Oh, am I the only one who LOVED the smell of their newborn pre-bath? Was it the amniotic fluid smell? (although I've heard from some people that it doesn't smell ...)

Oh my I LOVED that smell- I thought dd smelled like the jungle! I remember saying to my husband, "let's imprint this smell on our brains so we never forget it"...
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by dancebaraka View Post
Oh my I LOVED that smell- I thought dd smelled like the jungle! I remember saying to my husband, "let's imprint this smell on our brains so we never forget it"...
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Yeah, very earthy. I totally hope it's imprinted in me. :
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by MommyTeesa View Post
Oh, am I the only one who LOVED the smell of their newborn pre-bath? Was it the amniotic fluid smell? (although I've heard from some people that it doesn't smell ...)
I loved that smell

now I"m using burts bees oil to give him massages every couple days we don't use soap or baby wash in the bath right now
post #18 of 19
yeah post-dates babes apparently get very dry/peely, and Claire being 17 days late in this Texas heat....

we love Burt's Bees stuff too apricot oil after a bath, buttermilk lotion on hands and feet every day or two
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by FuzzyOne View Post
dd was 8 days past due and she was born with what we called little old lady hands and feet - very wrinkled and dry. we were told at the hospital it was because she was post due and that we didn't need to worry about putting anything on them. it took a couple weeks for all the old dry skin to fall off, but now her hands and feet are smooth and soft.
We're dealing with that here, too! Well-meaning friends are recommending this or that lotion but at 6 days old, I can't see putting anything on her. I will def get some Burt's bees stuff after all these posts for later, though!
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