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Posted by: bella | 2007/05/11

Q.

very dry skin in baby

hi i have a 11week old baby and he has very rough and hard skin i have tried all kinds of fragrance free misturisers and nothing has made it better. is there any popular extra moisturiser for babies i can try, i just want my baby to have baby soft skin.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

If you are concerned about the dryness of his skin it may be becessary to see your paeditrician about this. In the meantime try baby aqueous cream especially after bathing him. Do not use any soaps especially the so-called baby soaps which may aggravate the skin dryness.

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Posted by: vani | 2007/05/14

hi . My doc reccomended E45 cream- it comes in a tub. He swears by this cream. He said baby will need it for the winter.

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Posted by: Foxybrown | 2007/05/11

Hi did you try Epimax? Very good emollient but pls check with the pharmacist first that its ok for a chappy that young. Also I suggest a visit to the doc bcoz you need to make sure it is not eczema your baby has.

You shd also not bath him in soap it is too harsh for most babies' skins. Some babies can't even cope with baby soap. You can bath him in aqueous cream instead. And his clothes shd be washed with a mild washing powder like the Sunlight baby powder one. They shd be rinsed twice to take all residue off. You can also use Woolite for softening the clothes so his skin is always only next to very soft clothes, lessening any potential irritation.

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