Oilatum® Daily Top Tip Competition

Dry skin can be a real pain, especially for little one’s which is why I’ve teamed up with Oilatum® Daily to give you the chance to win an amazing £50 gift voucher for Boots! This could help you buy the products you need to keep your little one’s skin soft and smooth.

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  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    Dry air can be a major problem for your child with sensitive skin. A humidifier will introduce moisture into the air of your home, making it less harsh on your child’s sensitive skin.

  2. Kate Eccles says:

    Both my little ones have eczema. I only buy all cotton clothes and wash them in non bio. I don’t bath them as often as I used to as found it was too drying. Best tip for us is to get into a good regime with creams, we make it a game and they help apply them.

  3. iain maciver says:

    a gentle moisturiser

  4. Chris davies says:

    Add some baby oil to bath water to keep skin soft and smooth

  5. Kim Neville says:

    Both myself and son get eczema and we use oilatum bath, body wash and soap, emulsifying ointment and E45 cream and zero cream to moisturise

  6. Kim Neville says:

    Follow on Twitter @kimneville2 and Pinterest as Kim Neville

  7. Catriona Reekie says:

    Both my children can be a bit scared of lotions and potions and become wriggle monsters when I try to moisturise them. I try to make the process as fun as possible by singing and tickling during the application!

  8. Martina Pichova says:

    My son only has a bath once a week, on other days we just wash the bits that need washing. If you bath them too often, it gets worse.

  9. felicity williams says:

    My baby had excessive cradle cap on his head, (cradle cap is also known as seborrheic dermatitis) – I used baby oil to soften the skin and it came away gradually 😀

  10. Gemma Holland says:

    I avoid washing my sons with any sort of perfumed products, make sure they are dry then apply an emollient cream to keep their dry skin & eczema at bay

  11. Maria Hackett says:

    I try not to use soap on my daughter when I don’t have to as they make her skin dry. I use moisteriser on her twice a day and if we are going out I apply more as breeze can cause dry skin too.

  12. Hazel Rea says:

    Keep your child’s nails short and when they are old enough teach them ways to cope with itchy skin without scratching.

  13. Sam Swain says:

    Wash clothes in non-bio liquid, apply cream regularly, regulate body temperature and ensure that bath water is cool.

  14. Luckycat says:

    Use skin and bath products that are very gentle on skin….and never go out in the sun without sun block

  15. Nicki Evans says:

    Exfoliate & moisturise regularly.

  16. suzanne Drummond says:

    apply a gentle moisturiser and use non bio washing products

  17. Tracy Newton says:

    I only bathe my little one in water. I apply moisturising cream twice a day and always use non bio washing powder. Lots of fluids seem to help too.

  18. laura stewart says:

    we use E45 xx

  19. Michelle Phillips says:

    Don’t over wash, and gently moisturise after washing

  20. Joanne Hutchings says:

    I try to only use natural products that are gentle on the skin.

  21. Dawn Brodribb says:

    Baby oil is a great gentle way of stopping dry skin and I even use it to remove makup!

  22. Sinead ORourke says:

    Make sure your baby is wearing cotton clothes so it doesn’t scratch the skin

  23. Joanna Butler-Savage says:

    plenty of emollients in the bath and afterwards

  24. Angela treadway says:

    I always swear by coconut oil xx

  25. Kerry Brown says:

    try not to use products with chemicals in 🙂 use natural moisturisers like coconut oil, instead of wet wipes use reusable ones, non bio washing liquid 🙂

  26. Jessica Powell says:

    We’re using Oilatum actually, after bathtime 🙂

  27. Neil Firth says:

    Best ‘gentle’ moisturiser I’ve found is Eumocream – it’s the base cream from Eumovate, an eczema cream, but with no additive

  28. Tori Healy says:

    I make sure the bath water isn’t too hot!

  29. claire woods says:

    pat them dry after a bath not rub. Moisturize dry skin.

  30. karen cowley says:

    I always find E45 is a very good protecting cream x

  31. LAURA MCKENZIE says:

    Avoid perfumed products like the plague! Sudocrem is a lifesaver, too.

  32. claire griffiths says:

    after bathing you child dont rub the skin just pat dry and i always apply my sons cream afterwards and once in a morning

  33. If dry skin is becoming a big issue, see how soon you can check for allergies. Around 2 years old is recommended, but it can be done earlier. In my case it’s wheat products that trigger an outbreak.

  34. Moisturizing dry skin

  35. Sue McCarthy says:

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  36. Coconut oil worked wonders on my daughter

  37. lynn heath says:

    I use Samaritan Olive Oil on my kids skin, it soothes them and is also great for cradle cap. My oldest daughter has Eczema and she uses coal tar soap which really help her stop the itching

  38. Pauline Wilson says:

    Oilatum in the bath water followed by E45 or Epaderm cream

  39. Rachel Butterworth says:

    I use E45 cream.

  40. Ellen owen says:

    Olive oil works a treat to keep skin supple and cheaper than lotions and potions. Pat down after bathing with a cotton towel for extra soothing. I use olive oil too and it works great on keeping skin soft and eczema free.

  41. charlotte bendon says:

    E45 cream worked great with both my girls x

  42. Caroline Cordery says:

    I would say don’t bath them too often!

  43. jodie yorke says:

    Use skin and bath products that are very gentle on skin and baby oil or lotion after baths.

  44. Bri WignLl says:

    I only use creams and not soaps, and ensure that I don’t rub in lotion, as the rubbing can cause flare ups.

  45. baby oil is really good for dry skin

  46. karen Howden says:

    Moisturise the skin every day but do not bath every day

  47. kay lou smith says:

    My daughter has really sensitive skin, I find what irritates her most are bath products so unfortunately for her we use as few products as we can to help her skin. It means she can’t have bubble baths which upsets her but it’s a small price to pay.

  48. Angela Kelly says:

    Coconut oil is great and all-natural

  49. Greig spencer says:

    i use E45 on him day and night- it really works

  50. stacy sorrell says:

    i use vasaline on my little one’s cheeks and lips when going out on a windy day

  51. A natural moisturiser

  52. William Gould says:

    Oil works well – Olive oil or baby oil.

  53. Sarah Archibald says:

    I swear by coconut oil for her, it works wonders.

  54. Add some baby oil to bath water to keep skin soft and smooth

  55. Lindsey Stuart says:

    I always apply moisturiser to my little ones at bed time, and i ALWAYS make sure i have their moisturisers with me when we go swimming because the chlorine is really bad for their dry skin.
    Aloe vera gel works wonders on itchy dry skin too

  56. Don’t bathe them everyday and use sensitive skin products

  57. i pour a little drop of baby oil under running water

  58. Use plenty of gentle moisturiser

  59. Janine Atkin says:

    I use E45

  60. katie wilson says:

    My daughter was recently diagnosed with eczema, and it sounds strange, but I find when she is well hydrated and drinking well, her skin is much better.

  61. Kimberley Hazelton says:

    Baby oil and sudacrem

  62. Anne Woodthorpe says:

    Use e45 cream for sure

  63. Sylvia Gill . says:

    Be organised at Bathtime, make sure towels and Oilatum are to hand and the room is pleasantly warm

  64. We use Oilatum!!

  65. Lesley Deller says:

    A little baby oil in their bathwater

  66. Yvonne Bradley says:

    Avoid any perfumed products

  67. Janet Palmer says:

    Right after a shower or bath pat dry and massage in oil (baby oil, olive oil, cooking oil – doesn’t matter.) Don’t put lots on just use a little to re-hydrate your skin. It’s work for myself and both my daughters so far.

  68. Sophie Judd says:

    Mix foundation with moisturiser to avoid flaking when make up is applied

  69. Sudocrem has come in very handy with my little ones

  70. Caroline Signey says:

    I don’t bathe him too often and use Oilatum

  71. Instead of modern baby oils, I only use simple almond oil. One can buy it in any health shop, cheap and very efficient, makes the skin very very smooth and it smells lovely, very smoothing. I just have few drops on a cotton ball and apply it on the skin.

  72. Jill fairbank says:

    I used johnsons love the smell and I never had any dry baby skin problems as a result

  73. Johnson baby products always squirted some in the baby bath and never had any issues I love the smell too

  74. olivia Kirby says:

    I use sensitive skin products and sudocrem when required. Little one gets dry patches on back of his knees sometimes and they can get pretty sore.

  75. olivia Kirby says:

    I shared on twitter (sayhelloflo) facebook, google and pinterest (olivia280177)

  76. Rebecca Powell says:

    I find Aveeno Moisturising Cream fantastic for my little girls dry skin

  77. kelly holden says:

    Don’t over bath your child

  78. Samantha Atherton says:

    My little girl suffers with Eczema & Allergy Eczema so in particular I find it really important to check whats in the products your using on your child.

  79. Leanne Dempsey says:

    Both of my kiddies have eczma, so all their clothes are washed in non bio and they are washed with gente soaps and then moisturised with oilatum.

  80. Julie brooke says:

    when my son was a baby he had really bad eczema. Bathing made it worse so we reduced the number of baths we gave him and kept his bum, hands and face clean with gentle wipes in between baths

  81. claire little says:

    I tend to put use sudocream but would love to try something else

  82. Katarzyna Szewczyk says:

    Baby oil to evening bath. It really works.

  83. Use warm water not too hot dries the skin. Use gentle products which will not dry skin out

  84. Michelle Wild says:

    Nivea is used in burns units, best thing going.

  85. joanne atkinson says:

    Keep up the good work…. persistence is the key when you have a little one with dry skin, just incorporate the treatment into your daily routine and keep any problems at bay.

  86. Jodi hill says:

    My son sufferers terribly with dry skin, bless him.
    I tend to only bath him every other day instead of every day recently and its seemed to have done him the world of good, I also make sure he’s dried by patting rather than rubbing, to try not to irritate his skin, and I use cetraben cream on him 🙂

  87. Kelly Ellen Hirst says:

    Avoid bathing too often as it drys out the skins natural oils

  88. Michaela Hannah says:

    My son suffers quite badly with dry skin especially over the colder months. We find that Massaging coconut oil into the dry areas works wonders, it also smells lovely

  89. Don’t rub their skin with a baby flannel: either just pat it carefully or use bare hands to apply soap or oil.

  90. Laura Pritchard says:

    Use a soft, fluffy towel rather than an old rough one.

  91. samantha walker says:

    i always remember being told not to bath my newborn more than twice a week so as not to wash away the skins natural oils 🙂

  92. Michelle Bruce says:

    Use a gentle detergent to wash everything that touches your infant’s skin, from bedding and blankets, to towels and even your own clothes.

  93. Linda Guest says:

    pat their skin dry, don;t rub. It takes all the oils out of children’s skin

  94. leonie owen says:

    baby oil is really good, even just a few drops in a bath

  95. Tanya Camilleri says:

    My daughter had terrible dry skin when little. We have over come it by limiting baths and by her wearing loose clothes on hot days (so no leggings)

  96. Teresa sheldon says:

    I add a little coconut oil to his bath water it softens his skin and soothes any irritation and he smells extra gorgeous

  97. Rebecca Austin says:

    I use E45 on my daughter, works great on her skin

  98. remember to moisturise after every bath and if dry patch appears i treat it with 100% coconut oil

  99. Laura Vitty says:

    I use vaseline on dry areas, works for longer than moisturiser

  100. Claire fawkner says:

    Cream, cream and more cream. Ever time you look at them cream them up! My boy had terrible skin up to 12 months and we had to do this x

  101. Sarah Gray says:

    My step daughter has terribly dry skin so we put baby oil in her bath water, then smother her with gentle sensitive body cream!!

  102. Victoria Prince says:

    I find Diprobase brilliant for little ones 🙂 really soothes and works on dry skin

  103. jessica newman says:

    Both my sons have eczema and sensitive skin, i only bath them every other day at most and moisturise them all over with diprobase twice a day and it really help keep there skin looking and feeling better

  104. My son does not have too may bubble baths and also he has a really good shower at home after his swimming lessons as the pool water seems to really dry out his skin.

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