You know, that “winter skin” our babies get when its cold out; red, dry, scaly. It almost looks like a mix between wind burn and a rash. In fact, my husband and I thought it might have been an allergic reaction at first. Our son had it on his arms, back, and legs. I tried several things, but finally found this one trick that works every single time.
This trick is incredibly easy, and you probably already have everything you need for it. I use it every other day after my son gets his bath. After the very first use I noticed a huge difference, his winter skin was just about gone!
You will need three products:
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Step one: After bath time when you baby is all clean and dry, you will first apply baby oil. I like Baby Magic and Johnson & Johnson. I take this opportunity to give my baby a little massage, which he loves and gets him in a calm state for bedtime (helps with gas and tummy aches too!)
Step two: After all the oil has been absorbed, apply baby lotion. Added benefit: your baby will smell ahhhh-mazing (as if they don’t already…)
Step three: Apply a fairly thin layer of Aquaphor (when using aquaphor or vaseline-make sure its the “baby” kind!) and be extremely careful turning or picking up baby- they are going to be VERY slippery!!! Rub it in the best you can and put them in feetie-pajamas to sleep in so they are pretty much covered head to toe.
Step four: Let them sleep like the wonderful angel that they are (good luck for a full nights sleep!) and in the morning check out their skin!
FYI: I have tried these products individually, and they did not work as well. My son still woke up with scaly red skin. My pediatrician said that it might even be eczema. The combo of those three products took care of his skin completely. He gets a bath every other night (to prevent drying his skin out further) and I apply this combo each time and his skin has been completely smooth ever since.
*Disclaimer: Discontinue use of products if skin issues become worse and contact your pediatrician. I’m not a doctor, I’m just sharing what worked well for me. Article contains affiliate links for products I use and LOVE