chapped cheeks JULY 2008

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chapped cheeks JULY 2008

poor sydney has chapped cheeks. she slobbers constantly and wipes it all over her cheeks with her hands. i want to put something on it, but w/ all the rubbing with the hands and putting her hands in her mouth, i don't want her ingesting it...

anyone know of anything that's safe? her 4 month well child is friday, i think i'll ask her pedi.

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I would try the vaseline or chapstick (the waxy tube) and see if those help. My son always loved to suck his lower lip in and it would chap all of the time and the chapstick worked wonders on the skin and acted like a protective layer. I've used the vaseline for their cheeks when they played outside in the winter and it worked wonders. Good luck!

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"Beertje" wrote:

I would try the vaseline or chapstick (the waxy tube) and see if those help. My son always loved to suck his lower lip in and it would chap all of the time and the chapstick worked wonders on the skin and acted like a protective layer. I've used the vaseline for their cheeks when they played outside in the winter and it worked wonders. Good luck!

i've been using vasoline for neil...clears it right up.

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hey Leigh Anne...Mia has the same thing going on...is seems all our babies are drooling right now! I make sure to keep her little cheeks clean and then keep jojoba oil on it or I've also been using Weleda Calendula Oil. The others may work but I don't use petroleum based products.

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"ddublino" wrote:

hey Leigh Anne...Mia has the same thing going on...is seems all our babies are drooling right now! I make sure to keep her little cheeks clean and then keep jojoba oil on it or I've also been using Weleda Calendula Oil. The others may work but I don't use petroleum based products.

me either....my mom suggested the vaseline, but i wanted to see if you girls knew of something more natural...

is the weleda calendula or jojoba oil safe if they end up getting it in their mouths?

This is why i have trouble...too much crap in lotions, etc...I just hate to put anything on her skin, kwim? I was hoping there was a more natural solution.

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What about a little bit of olive oil?

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We are dealing with the same thing here I am glad to see all the suggestions I will have to try some of them. Now only if we could get rid of the diaper rash! Its not bad but she still has one.

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"PHuff" wrote:

We are dealing with the same thing here I am glad to see all the suggestions I will have to try some of them. Now only if we could get rid of the diaper rash! Its not bad but she still has one.

I don't know anything that would help but the suggestions sound awesome.

Not to hijack the thread but... PHuff have you tried Desitin? That stuff is amazing! We use the over night creamy relief and it clears him up with a simple diaper rash after one or two uses. A bad one it takes a day or two to completely clear up but the first day it's not nearly as red or swollen.

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Thans Krista we bought some tonight so maybe we can get rid of this for good.

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"Leigh_Anne" wrote:

me either....my mom suggested the vaseline, but i wanted to see if you girls knew of something more natural...

is the weleda calendula or jojoba oil safe if they end up getting it in their mouths?

This is why i have trouble...too much crap in lotions, etc...I just hate to put anything on her skin, kwim? I was hoping there was a more natural solution.

I feel the same way...if you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin.
So, both are completely safe oils...Jojoba doesn't taste all that great, but completely safe..I use it on my lips a lot as well, it is also the least reactive of all homeo oils. I use Heather Lorraine 100% expeller pressed. It is also less greasy than all other oils and absorbs into the skin well.
the calendula baby oil is mostly sweet almond oil, mia hasn't had any reaction to it and has sensitive skin.

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Ditto the olive oil.. Just wondering if its clearing up now though? Aybra drools a lot but hers ends up in her neck (as well as her spit up and whatnot) I have to clean her neck multiple times per day and apply Nystatin powder or she gets kind of yeast and really really stinky

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We use virgin coconut oil - I use it to cook with and on my hair and skin, it's more moisturizing than many oils and cheap and easily obtained. We use it on her cradle csp, too. Chapped cheeks are fairly standard at this age Smile

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I've actually been using Boudreaux's Baby Kisses - it says that it soothes and helps heal dry, chapped lips and cheeks. Works great for us!