I'm unsure why, but both my babies had a horrible case of dry skin.
With my first child I found a solution pretty easy. As a first time mom I didn't know not to bath my baby everyday. We were giving him a bath every night as part of his bedtime routine and I thought consistency was key. Another thing I learned was that Johnson & Johnson products are harsh on your newborn babies skin. So are solution for Asher was, A bath every 3 days along with Cetaphil wash & lotion.
Asher's skin improved. He no longer has dry skin and is now able to use Johnson & Johnson products.
Let's talk about my second child. Aubriella's skin is SO dry! So from the knowledge I already have from the first time around, I immediately stuck with no bath every night and Cetaphil wash & lotion. But this did not solve the problem.
After doing some research and the basic knowledge I have about dry skin I formed a new approach.
These were all items I had around the house and are safe for your baby!
3 items you need:
Olive Oil is a natural skin moisturizer and helps prevent water from evaporating
Oatmeal fights dryness and help maintain skin's natural barrier function. it cleanses and moisturizes. Oatmeal also has antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties
Momma of 2