Well our little princess is 2 weeks old tomorrow and she has really bad flaky dried skin all over her body and legs. We have not been using anything at all on her skin or in her bath, as the midwife had advised not to so we don't have a clue what could be drying her skin out. She gets bathed every night, and her face/hair is cleaned with hot water and cotton wool. We have loads of johnsons products but haven't used any of them, do u think maybe using some baby oil would help the dry skin? any advice would be great x
What can you do for dried skin on a 2 week old baby? - NCT
Yh I would hun, will probs do the trick and you can give her a little massage at the same time
We had the same with our son. We used nothing but water for first 5 weeks or so and then started using Johnson's products at about 6 to 7 weeks. It's pretty much all cleared up now.
Would suggest bathing every 2 to 3 days though
Good old fashioned olive oil from the chemist, ( I only got it from there as the stuff I had in my cupboard was Extra Virgin Olive Oil and he would of smelt funny lol). My Son was 4 weeks early and had really flaky peeling hands and head etc. A wipe over and a massage of olive oil and it cleared up in a day or two. Also worked a charm on his cradle cap!! Try and avoid Baby Oil and other bath products as they can have the opposite effect or, in my Daughter's case, go on to develop eczema patches
Either way your baby will eventually grow out of it, like PP said it's a bit like shedding.
Good Luck xx
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