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Emu oil and caring for newborns


Gently moisturize your newborn

Newborns and infants (up to about 4 years of age) have very thin and fragile skin. Exposure to extreme weather conditions, such as the cold and sun, can lead to various skin reactions in small children, including irritations and redness. Therefore, it is important that parents stay away from harsh adult skincare products and opt for gentle natural products on a daily basis to care for their newborn.


The most common skin issues with newborns

Moisturizing is the top skincare priority for newborns. However, some conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis of the newborn, diaper rash, and rashes, may need extra care.


Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp or “cradle cap”

Seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known as “cradle cap,” appears as thick yellowish crusts on the newborn's head 3 to 4 weeks after birth. This condition, which can cover the scalp down to the eyebrows, is harmless and does not cause irritation. Dermatitis can be caused by excess oil secretions (sebum), excess sweating or shampoo residue.


To treat cradle cap, lather a very gentle and odourless soap on the crusts and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to soften the area. The crusts will then be easier to remove with a fine-toothed comb. If the condition persists, apply pure emu oil and massage gently. Let sit for a few hours before gently combing through the crusts with a fine-toothed comb. The moisturizing power of emu oil will help soften the yellowish crusts and hydrate your baby's delicate skin. If you are breastfeeding, you could collect some of your breast milk and apply it to the crusts. You will then be able to remove them more easily by pinching them and using a fine-toothed comb. Seborrheic dermatitis generally evolves over several months and tends to disappear around the age of 2.


Diaper dermatitis or “diaper rash”

Diaper rash is a painful skin irritation that occurs in newborns. It is mainly caused by excessive acidity and can result from many things, including skin contact with stool and urine, friction and chafing with a tight diaper, persisting skin conditions, such as eczema, etc.


Other rashes

There are different categories of rashes, including inflammatory rashes, infectious rashes (such as chickenpox and roseola) and skin diseases (such as eczema and psoriasis). Please visit our website on rashes, l'eczema and psoriasis  for more information.


Whether you are looking to treat an inflammatory or infectious rash, or a skin disease, you must choose the cream you will use wisely. By choosing carefully, you will be able to avoid some adverse effects to which children are more sensitive, such as those mentioned above. To help soothe irritations and reduce the appearance of rashes, use a very gentle and odourless soap to clean the area and apply pure emu oil several times a day when outbreaks occur, and several days after to help regenerate the skin.


Emu oil and caring for newborns

The many skin challenges that children may face can make parents anxious when choosing skincare. Whether it is for the treatment of cradle cap, diaper rash or other rashes such as chickenpox or eczema, pure emu oil is an all-natural product with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It penetrates deep into the skin to moisturize and soothe itching. Emu oil is also known to effectively regenerate and heal the skin. It is hypoallergenic and has no side effects. What's more, emu oil can be used beyond skincare. For example, it can help reduce gum pain during teething or help heal slight injuries.


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and babies.


Sources, excluding the last paragraph:

Naître et grandir, Dictossimo, Enfant.comE-santé 


2 Comments  - Add comment

On Sunday 17 July 2016 at 19:48 Josie say's:

My son is now 4 months and has server eczema . arma,legs,back,and face. Will emu oil help him?

On Wednesday 27 July 2016 at 10:53 Émeucharlevoix say's:

Indeed, 100% pure emu oil is an excellent product to help eczema. Emu oil can be used for face and body. The amazing effectiveness of emu oil 100% pure helps reduce the symptoms associated with eczema. It is used, among others, to help reduce inflammation caused by eczema, because it is a dry oil that penetrates deeply and quickly into the skin. Exceptional moisturizing Emu oil is a 100% natural product that regenerates the skin. It contains Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 which are essential to health. This oil is more helpful when applied in small quantities and on a daily basis (2-3 times / day). We can also advise you on soap emu oil (pure sweetness) goat milk (quite natural, odorless and enriched with Vitamin E). It foams well without leaving residues on the skin, it moisturizes the skin well and above all does not itch. This is the recommended soap for newborn babies and intolerant people perfume or with very sensitive skin. It is excellent to help in the case of eczema, in addition to the pure emu oil. Hoping that our tips will help your son. Thank you and have a good day.

On Friday 11 March 2016 at 05:57 diaper rash treatment say's:

Diaper rash are very painful for every little one. At this movement parenting play a vital role. Parent should take care of diaper rash with . There are many oil, lotion and medicines are available in market. Timely precaution is always better.

On Monday 14 March 2016 at 15:42 ÉMEUCHARLEVOIX say's:

Hi, pure emu oil is an all-natural product with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It penetrates deep into the skin to moisturize and soothe itching. Emu oil is also known to effectively regenerate and heal the skin. It is hypoallergenic. Many parents are very surprised of the benefit with emu oil on diaper rash.


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