Just water in the bath for a newborn, you don't need to wash their skin because they aren't actually getting dirty. And you don't even have to bathe them everyday, every second or third day is better. And a massage with some olive oil would be perfect, you can add a few drops of a nice essential oil like lavender for the calming effect but it's not necessary.
Stay away from J&J they are filled with toxic chemicals.
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06-08-2012 14:38 #11
06-08-2012 14:41 #12
Olive oil is best to use on baby's skin a lot better than using products with chemicals in that will only further dry out the skin, it's wonderful natural and cheap
I use it as a moisturizer every day on myself
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06-08-2012 14:48 #13
DITCH THE J&J!!
as pp said, it is fairly normal anyway and you only need to bathe them in water. if you must, a few drops of sorbolene in the water acts as a 'soap'.
i also use coconut oil - you can get it from the health food shop and if it's 100% natural. i tried moogoo, not too bad but still quite chemical. if you want something chemical though i would definately choose that over anything else.
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06-08-2012 15:12 #14
I had no idea that is was normal for babies to peel in the first couple of weeks.. good to know it's not just a case of my DD having very dry skin.
Great advice everyone.. I will most definitely give the J&J a rest for now and use the natural products I already have.. love the olive oil idea, I bought some just to use on her hands in case she sucks on them; tonight I wont add anything to her bath water and I'll try a little olive oil all over.
If it turns out she does have sensitive skin as she gets older I will keep the other recommendations in mind
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