Quoting runningmom:" babies don't need baby lotion, it is just a product that we get suckered into buying... babies don't ... [snip!] ... all it is. They don't need the chemicals to be absorbed in their skin that are found in all the yummy smelling baby products. "I understand that but I guess it's to prevent cracking after they are first born that's what her Dr and nurses have told her.
Quoting Lizplustwo:" My son had eczema & cradle cap and the pediatrician told me that those Johnson's baby lotions can ... [snip!] ... actually make the skin dry out more. Vaseline and aquaphor will sit on the skin for longer and act as a protectant, I assume."
Quoting runningmom:" yes very true... and I always use vaseline mixed with zinc oxide for diaper rash too, the vaseline helps ... [snip!] ... all mother's want to use just for the baby smell... I just use it on myself if I want to smell that yummy clean baby smell hehe"thank you I will keep that in mind when I have my LO