thread: moisturiser

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
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    moisturiser

    What product are you using at the moment to moisturise bubs skin? DD2 is very dry and flakey.


  2. #2
    Registered User

    Nov 2006
    brisbane
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    I wouldn't be using anything. Maybe breast milk. Or a cold pressed organic oil like sesame or coconut.

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2006
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    are you using soap or anything? ideally nothing, or oils as boomba suggested.

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
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    No soap here... just water. Nothing else has touched her skin.

  5. #5
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    Nov 2006
    brisbane
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    Beautiful! They do get a bit dry don't they. Xx

  6. #6
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2010
    North West Victoria, Australia
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    DS was terrible. Really really REALLY terrible. I got told to rub the QV bath oil on his skin and then bath him. Cleared it up in 2 days. It was amazing. He was at the point where his skin was starting to crack on his feet and wrists.
    Since then I don't use anything, maybe some QV if he's looking a bit dry.

  7. #7
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    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
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    Is baby oil OK?

  8. #8
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2006
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    it's often petroleum-based, so I wouldn't use it, no. up to you what you're happy with, though, obviously. If you feel you need something, Id' stick with simplest things like the veg oils - cold pressed are best from allergy perspective, also, I think.

  9. #9
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    Oct 2009
    Bonbeach, Melbourne
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    I wouldn't use baby oil. Olive oil is amazing for babies skin, it's natural too. Rub a few drops into the skin, and even a few drops in the bath...my midwife have me a great tip, DD's skin was very flaky and peely too for a while. Mix a few drops of olive oil with some milk and add that to the bath. Beautiful

  10. #10
    Registered User

    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
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    Thanks I'll try some olive oil tonight.

  11. #11
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
    14,682

    I have coconut oil here if you want some of that