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    Default Dry skin solution?

    My 12 day old baby has very dry skin on her hands and feet. We have put a humidifier in our room and have been applying Eucerin as advised. This has helped somewhat but not a lot. Any suggestions for treating dry skin in a very young baby?

    Thank you!!

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    Default Re: Dry skin solution?

    The Eucerin won't hurt a bit nor will the humidifier but this is a baby thing, not a problem your daughter has

    She's doing her post womb peel and it'll stop in a few weeks. My son was exactly the same. I slapped Eucerin on him sometimes too but just for aesthetics of not seeing his peely skin.

    Time will fix it

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    Default Re: Dry skin solution?

    My daughter went through the same thing around that age. It is totally normal and will be over before you know it.

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    Default Re: Dry skin solution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beanie View Post
    The Eucerin won't hurt a bit nor will the humidifier but this is a baby thing, not a problem your daughter has

    She's doing her post womb peel and it'll stop in a few weeks. My son was exactly the same. I slapped Eucerin on him sometimes too but just for aesthetics of not seeing his peely skin.

    Time will fix it
    ITA... I think the skin peals faster when left alone (no oil and lotions). I only applied it where he's skin seemed to be "cracking"... he finished his peeling in a week....
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    yeah its normal for thier skin to peal, part of being born and going from wet to dry.

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    we used cetaphil, ds had super sensitive skin as well, and it worked great! we used the body wash, too.
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