Baby Oil

Baby Oil
Q:
Baby Oil

What are your thoughts on baby oil? Is it good for baby skin?

A:

Dr. Greene’s Answer:

Most babies have skin that doesn’t need any extra oil. But if they have dry skin or eczema, a moisturizer or oil can be very helpful. I like a gentle moisturizer like Eucerin, but baby oil or even Vaseline may used for some kids, if their skin is especially dry or irritated.

Reviewed by: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, Rebecca Hicks
Last reviewed: June 19, 2008
Dr. Alan Greene

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Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

 

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