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I don’t know about you, but when I got my little bundle of joy, I was surprised to see how many deliciously yummy rolls she came with. So much so, that she had very (and I mean very dry skin) behind her knees, in her neck rolls, and every other roll that was in her body.
So I did some research (and by research I mean I googled what had worked, and what hadn’t worked for other moms) and was eventually able to narrow it down to two things that eventually worked for me.
- Coconut Oil
- Baby Oil in Bath water
The best part about these two methods is that they both go hand in hand and you don’t have to worry about forgetting to do them because chances are that you already give your baby a bath, and that you put lotion on your baby. See? You’re already half way to helping your baby’s skin. Keep in mind that I am in no way a Doctor, so if you feel that your baby has a skin condition it is definitely best to consult your pediatrician!
Here’s how it works:
All you have to do when you give your baby a bath, is just pour a bit of baby oil in the water and let your baby soak for a little bit. You’ll see that this softens their skin! You might want to rub the baby oil water into the extra dry nooks and crannies that your baby might have just to make sure that you’ve got them all covered up. I use Johnson’s Baby Oil which you can get right here, but I’ve also heard WONDERS about Burt’s Bees (I haven’t tried their baby oil, but I can attest to the divinity that is: Burt’s Bees Chapstick!)
And now for step two! You know how you normally just rub lotion all over your baby after their bath? You can do two things:
- Put lotion all over your baby as you normally would, and then put coconut oil on the extra dry spots
- Just put coconut oil all over your baby! They’ll be nice and soft and smell like a tropical paradise.
My baby is now 10 months and sometimes I still put coconut oil on her! It really is the best, and not just for babies! There are so many wonderful uses for coconut oil – if you’re pregnant, you can even rub this on your belly to keep your skin hydrated, help with stretch marks, or just to keep the itchiness away! If you haven’t tried it already, it is definitely a must!