Pregnancy & Birth Clubs <
07/04/2013 at 22:48
H has started to have a quick bath each night before bed just with plain water. We use olive oil after to stop his skin s drying out. We were bought some Johnson baby bath and baby oil but I just wondered at what age his skin would be ok to use these?
hes 9 weeks
07/04/2013 at 23:04
I personally found baby oil irritated G's skin, She developed eczema at around 8 weeks so now I use very limited products and always extra sensitive/pure ones.
08/04/2013 at 00:27
Johnsons are very perfumed so even at 4 I wouldn't put it on Ls skin
08/04/2013 at 07:11
The only baby oil I've eveR used was on me! Our son had olive oil at the beginning as he had dry skin for a few weeks. I can't remember with bubble bath. Maybe a drop in his bathafter his skin was better? He's nearly 2and sometimes my hubby uses his shower gel on him! Seems strange as he then smells like a man and not a boy!
08/04/2013 at 07:32
I started using Johnsons bubble bath and shampoo when he was about 2 months old and it was probably coincidence but that's when his cradle cap flared up, so at the moment I use plain water with the cradle cap treatment shampoo and that gets into the water instead of bubble bath. I use Morrisons baby lotion too when I remember. He's now 5 months old.
08/04/2013 at 07:53
I started to use Johnsons bubble bath on L when he was about 3 months old and we have never had a problem with it. I also put baby lotion on his skin when he gets out of the bath.
08/04/2013 at 08:39
I would NEVER use Johnson's I'm afraid - it's full of chemicals and is very harsh on babies' skin (have you ever tried using a Johnson's wipe to remove paint? Works a treat)
We used nothing for the first 4-5 months, then a tiny bit of Burts Bees baby wash (for hair and body) - it's pricey but lasts for ever so actually doesn't work out any more expensive than the cheaper brands (and smells heavenly!). For skin we used olive oil when they were tiny, and now we use Aveeno when they have dry skin but not every time as it isn't necessary.
08/04/2013 at 09:13
We've used the bubble bath and shampoo fine since O was about 3 months as we got bought TONS when O was born, though I prefer the Simple range as seems less perfumed etc. I've got baby lotion but actually use it for taking my make up off rather than on O! Found olive oil and E45 better on O's dry skin when he was teeny (he had cradle cap on his forehead and v dry skin on his ankles) xx
08/04/2013 at 09:17
We were bought so much toiletry stuff for my baby shower and pretty much all of it is still in the cupboard! I won't use Johnsons stuff as i once used the baby lotion at a friends house to remove make up and it burned my skin! It's very harsh stuff. I've never used baby lotion/oil/talc on E and he has a drop of the cussons mum and me bedtime baby bath in his bath before bed, started using that around 10 weeks old i think. Tbh i've never really understood what baby lotion or oil is for?!
At 22 months, we use a bit of bubble bath (whichever kids one is on offer), but have never had to use anything on his skin, other than for the occasional sore bottom.
I have 6 x baby oil baby lotion, that H's nan bought us when A was born and I'm tempted to just through it as I've never used them!
08/04/2013 at 09:54
We use Oilatum (sp) in the bath as S had a little dry skin and it seems to be doing the trick. Other than that not much else.
08/04/2013 at 09:57
We used it all pretty much from the beginning, we'd put a tiny bit of johnsons bedtime bubble bath in their water, and afterwards use the moisteriser. Neither of them have problems with their skin, they are now 2 and 1.
08/04/2013 at 10:56
I was always told nothing in the water until 4 weeks then only introduce one new product a week just incase they gave a reaction.
08/04/2013 at 11:52
I was told the same as pinky. We've used the baby bedtime bath from 6 ish weeks. We've so much of it its unreal. I'll still be drowning in it when ella is ten. I'm after some burts bees stuff, I just need a way to get rid of the stuff first.
I used cradle cap shampoo on E too as it was terrible. But olive oil worked so well on her skin. I was for some reason reluctant to use it in her hair.
I've used some of the baby oil to moisturise my own hands. Placing them in a plastic bag then dunking in hot water. They really did get sore in the early days of constantly washin. And the numerous lots of talc will be sent over to afghan in care packages for Hs deployed friends. Always welcome there for sweat?! Yuk.
Continues below ad
with our partner Childcare.co.uk
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.