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My 4yo dd has developed very dry skin of late, and I'm basically stumped for what to do. When we bathe her (as needed - read, not every night), I apply Burt's Bees Baby Skin Cream and it has always worked just fine; it even completely eradicated some eczema she'd developed early in life. In addition to that, during the winter months, when the air is always a bit drier, I also apply Burt's Apricot Oil - with great results -- but right now, nothing is working and she won't stand for being slathered up on the nights when she doesn't get a bath. Her skin looks absolutely fine (everywhere except around her upper thighs and hips, where she seems to be developing a few little red pimples -- as I have eczema, I know that this is not what this is), but to touch her skin, almost anywhere except her torso and face, it feels like sandpaper! Her scalp has also become extremely dry. Any suggestions? Do they even make a safe dandruff shampoo for children? Her diet hasn't changed in any appreciable way -- we're not eating anything we weren't before. I don't know where it's coming from and I don't know how to make it go away. ?????