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.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 13
08-08-2012 11:28 #1Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2012
Moisturising creams / lotions / oils for a newborn?
08-08-2012 11:43 #2
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!
The Following User Says Thank You to Atlantic Puffin For This Useful Post:
08-08-2012 12:13 #3
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.
The Following User Says Thank You to CuddlesAwait For This Useful Post:
08-08-2012 14:37 #4
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)
08-08-2012 15:00 #5Senior Member
- Join Date
- Mar 2010
Sent from my GT-I9100T using BubHub
The Following User Says Thank You to ShanandBoc For This Useful Post:
08-08-2012 15:07 #6
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.
08-08-2012 15:10 #7Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jul 2011
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
The Following User Says Thank You to MinnieMouse81 For This Useful Post:
08-08-2012 15:13 #8
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.
The Following User Says Thank You to Nagari For This Useful Post:
08-08-2012 15:14 #9
Just water. Or occasionally Gaia because I like the smell. Or coconut oil.
The Following User Says Thank You to Ffrenchknickers For This Useful Post:
08-08-2012 15:16 #10
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.
The Following User Says Thank You to preggasaurus For This Useful Post:
By susmamma in forum Medicines & Herbal Remedies During PregnancyReplies: 9Last Post: 09-11-2012, 18:53
By rainbow road in forum General ChatReplies: 2Last Post: 08-11-2012, 07:43
By CountryGirl77 in forum Nappy Topics & Nappy RashReplies: 17Last Post: 17-08-2012, 19:29
Melbourne Natural Medicine ClinicLeading natural health practitioners in fertility, preconception, pregnancy, and children's health. We take an ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
The Not So Serious Vent Thread #7General Chat
Married At First Sight 2017Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
TTC #1 - Conception & Due Date TimingConception & Fertility General Chat
Albert?Choosing Baby Names
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Any thoughts on my mysterious toddler? :-)General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
IUI - first time fertility treatmentNon-IVF fertility assistance