My baby is six months old, and he has a dry skin. Presently I'm using Johnson's baby soap but it is becoming drier. What to do? More over, on doctor's advice I'm applying Vaseline and dermadew cream. Is it best for my son? Please advise me the best soap and shampoo for my son, and what should be the ph value for the soaps used for babies?

asked 12 Feb '11, 11:25

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edited 12 Feb '11, 16:30

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Scott ♦♦

We went to a course on the west island (Montreal), where nurses from different hospitals where giving advice on the birth and baby care.

As per their advice, we use no soap at all and when our daughter had dry skin, we would add some olive oil after the cleaning part of the bath was over to the bath water. When she had dry skin between baths (as you should not bathe babies too ofter either), we just applied the olive oil directly to the skin.


answered 12 Feb '11, 13:03

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Good advice!

(12 Feb '11, 17:23) Emi

That is what we were told by the public health nurse as well. Any soap can dry out the skin and that to use little to no soap when giving baths.

(12 Feb '11, 17:33) Tammy ♦♦

+1 for noting that babies don't need daily baths.

(13 Feb '11, 00:21) Kate
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