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    Default Moisturising creams / lotions / oils for a newborn?

    Hi Ladies,

    Which moisturising creams / lotions / oils (if any) do you / did you use on your newborn?

    We were thinking of using QV bath oil & then giving her a olive oil massage. Have also been told once a week sponge down is sufficient for a newborn.

    Thanks!

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    Personally, I preferred to bath my bub every second day, then build up after a few weeks to every day.... It has formed a vital part of our daily routine, and I credit the bath time at the same time every day for helping my little one sleep better, and understand that it was night time, as its always bath, bottle, cuddles, bed.

    As for what creams and potions to use, really, babies don't need very much at all. Their skin is so delicate and sensitive that you really just need water, because babies aren't "dirty"...
    If you want to use something, I have started using Method baby bath wash and every few days I switch moisturizer up between the Method moisturizer, and plain old coconut oil which I find sufficient. I only really use moisturizer at the moment because bubs skin is drying out due to the weather, but if her skin is fine I tend to use nothing.

    Method baby wash is also toxic free, and environmentally friendly
    Congrats on your bubby girl!! Girls really are amazing!

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    My DD has sensitive skin and we just use the QV bath oil and that's all. You will probably find that the oil is enough and you won't need to moisturise them.

    As with the PP, we bath every night as part of a routine which helps her self settle at night.

    So yeah start at once a week and build up as she gets old enough to live to some kind of routine then you can bath every day.

    Avoid Johnson and Johnson I'd recommend. I even found that even Gaia and Curash which are meant to be gentle we're also really drying on her skin.

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    i wouldn't even use qv oil....it's a petrochemical byproduct and just chemicals.
    any skin specialist will advise to just use water - it's enough to 'clean' a baby (who isn't really getting dirty anyway).
    i love the olive oil idea, coconut oil is also great.
    anything natural imo....
    (i learnt the hard way after my son suffered eczema as a baby and this is what the specialist told me)

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    Olive oil!!

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    I agree with pp's unless bubs is very dry you only need water for the bath. We used olive oil when DS was a newby as he was very peely, but only sparingly and not on his hands as he liked to suck them.

    We also started to bath regularly quite early as part of the bedtime routine but this isn't necessary.

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    We have used a range of different brands including Johnson and Johnson's and they have all been fine. I guess it depends on the sensitivity of bubs' skin. DD doesn't seem to have sensitive skin

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    Water.

    Jojoba oil on her skin if it's a bit dry. Coconut oil on her botbot for nappy rash prevention and in her hair as conditioner.

    We don't even use commercial wipes: just water and a face washer.

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    Just water. Or occasionally Gaia because I like the smell. Or coconut oil.

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    I wash with water, and then massage with sweet almond oil. She's 12 weeks old, and she love love loves the massage.

    I bath her every second day.

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