The twin of dry hair is dry skin. Keeping Amanda's skin moisturized it just as important as her hair. The cotton sheets were drawing moisture out of her poor little cheeks when she was little and she suffered from chaffing until I lined her bed with one of her play silks.
Soap can be very drying and Amanda would get diaper rash if I used soap to wash her bottom clean. Mostly I just used water and a little bit of lavendar oil squirted on a wash cloth for diaper clean-ups. I don't even use soap in the bath. It hasn't been necessary.
I also discovered that Lansinoh Cream was the most effective for healing and protecting super dry skin. Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief is also very good lotion and that is what we use to maintain good moisture these days.
Many years ago, when my aunt was visiting from Peru, she asked what she should about the her children's dry skin. She said, "You think I should use no soap?" I couldn't imagine not scrubbing my boys down with soap, but brown skin suffers in our dry winter climate and soap is not it's friend. I would tell her now, "Don't use soap. If they stink, add a couple of drops lavendar oil to the water and they'll freshen right up."
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