LO had really peely dry skin on ankles, wrists and hands etc, the HV suggested olive oil to make it better which i've been using and it has improved her worst bits but now the skin is peeling on her face too and i dont want to put olive oil on her face, any suggestions?
my DD is suffering with patches of dry skin & my HV has prescribed a cream called Diprobase. It stinks lol but It seems to be doing the trick!!
However I'd give e45 a go - I use this on her face & it's lovely.
Also vaseline around the cheeks and chin is great x
On DD2 i only use olive oil on whole body inc. face as a massage after bath.
an alternative is aqueous cream - its a water based moisturiser that can also be used as a soap/cleanser.
Worked wonders and really is the most natural treatment.
I use olive oil quite regularly on LO's face and her scalp (she has cradle cap) - HV recommended it a few days after she was born as she got really dry on her arms and legs and again when the cradle cap appeared. I smear it across her forehead when I'm doing her scalp. It has to be the most natural thing you can out on a baby.
The aqueous cream was actually prescribed by the doctor to use as a moisturizer on her face when she had baby eczema and we still use it sometimes now. As it came on prescription for LO it was free and we have a huge pot of it, so that could be the cheapest option.
I love love love Mama Nature's Tiny Troubles Rescue Cream. It smells a-may-zing and I just know when I put on my little bundle it is safe. It is pricey compared to others I have used but it comes in a good sized pump dispenser and it goes a long way. My little un never gets dry skin any more. It's freshly hand made too which I love.
Life changing brand its brilliant x
Vaseline! Just the pure petro jelly though, not their offshoot products.