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<p>Hi all, Merry Christmas! My little one who is over a year now is developing some dry skin, nothing extreme, but I am not sure what would be best to use, can I just use coconut oil, I personally like to use Burt's Bees Milk and Honey lotion for myself. Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated. I'm not sure if LO would have a reaction to something that is too strong lotion wise......</p>
 

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<p>I'd go with the coconut oil! It gets absorbed so much more easily than lotions.</p>
 

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<p>I have heard that Aveeno is sometimes a no-no as some folks are allergic to oatmeal.  A pediatric dermatologist with whom I spoke recommended Eucarin.  It's pricey but supposed to be excellent.  You may also want to ditch perfumed detergent/drier sheets.  Good luck!</p>
 

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<p>Coconut oil is great for babies and we also like California Baby Calendula Cream.  Dd had VERY sensitive skin as a baby and we used all the California Baby products with great success. </p>
 

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<p>I use coconut oil or olive oil on my babies.  Dd had super sensitive skin, and still does.  California Baby was the only bubble bath I could use for her, so I would trust their products.</p>
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<p>Burt's Bees stuff is too smelly for me; I don't like strong fragrance.  Even their diaper cream and baby powder gave dd a rash.</p>
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<p>I use <a href="http://www.fourelementsherbals.com/products.html" target="_blank">Nature's Acres creams</a>, and they are wonderful.  They don't put anything weird or yucky in them; I know and trust the herbalist who makes them.</p>
 

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<p>100% pure Shea Butter is wonderful.  It is very gentle and absorbs quickly but is extremely moisturizing.</p>
 

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<p>I like the Better Body Butter by Episencial. </p>
<p>It says "body butter", but it's the consistency of lotion. </p>
<p>No fragrance, no parabens.</p>
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<p>I do use shea butter too sometimes, but I think lotion adds hydration that oil only does not.</p>
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<p><a href="http://episencial.com/shop-now/better-body-butter/" target="_blank">http://episencial.com/shop-now/better-body-butter/</a></p>
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<p>You can find it on amazon, diapers.com, etc.</p>
 

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<p>Johnson and Johnson owns aveeno, they usually contain most of the same ingredients. We have been adding a few drops of olive oil (very few) to bath water. So far, thumbs up.</p>
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<p>My kids both have super sensitive skin.  I've had great success with the weleda calendula oil and it smells so good!  Their diaper cream is amazing as well.</p>
 

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My girls (like both their parents) have insanely sensitive skin. Plain ol' olive oil is what I use most often. I have also used:<br><br><b>Eucerin</b>: doc recommended, the kind in the tub, not the kind in the pump. Thick and can be used as a protective layer as well. Works best over another moisturizer, like olive oil.<br><b>Cetaphil</b>: works well for regular maintenance/prevention, but not as effective on very dry skin.<br><b>California Baby Calendula cream</b>: good for irritated skin as well, but it has a fragrance... a nice one, but I prefer not to use it much on faces/chins. I think I like it better than the Eucerin, but for the price Eucerin goes farther.
 

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<p>cocoa butter</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Cecilia's Mama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1286662/little-one-with-dry-skin-lotion-recomendations#post_16130119"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'd go with the coconut oil! It gets absorbed so much more easily than lotions.</p>
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<br><br><p>Us too + we I get a spoonful after applying it ;)</p>
 
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