May 11, 2012 Leave a comment
I never heard of Aquaphor until I had a baby. My pediatrician gave me a sample when we noticed a patch of dry skin on Scarlett. Since then Aquaphor has been a staple at the changing station.
I don’t know why I never noticed this item before. Maybe it’s because I was never really worried about dry skin before I had a baby. Suddenly skin issues in this little person became a big deal amd made notice my own skin.
The important aspect of this product is that it’s an ointment. Lotions are light and don’t penetrate the skin. Cremes are slightly thicker and moisturize slightly more than lotion. Ointments are thick enough to moisturize and penetrate the skin without rubbing off.
Aquaphor is great for babies with dry skin. Use it after a bath to keep skin from getting itchy. A little goes a long way.
Apply it to raw, chapped skin and it will take away diaper rash overnight.
Rub it into your nails and cuticles for excellent hand care.
While Aquaphor is not cheap. Don’t be put off by the sticker price and don’t be afraid to use the store brand. You can find generic versions at Target, Harmon’s, and Walmart. Keep it around even if you don’t have kids.