Is Shea Butter Good For Baby Skin?


Hello Eya and my able Wives Connection, please I need help. I had no problem with my first baby's skin. My second is barely one month but developing rash already even with the
good "Boots baby Lotion" I apply on his skin daily. Someone advised me to drop the lotion that baby oil is better for his tender skin but I am thinking that oil is for the hair. Please I need advice ooo.


SHEA BUTTER FOR NIGERIAN BABY SKIN


My mum brought Palm kernel oil but
I can't always use it cos of its smell. I read sometime ago that Shea butter is very good for the skin. 

Can it be applied to a newborn baby's skin? Please I would like to know if anyone has tried it before. I hear it makes the skin turn darker but I don't mind if only my baby's skin will return to smooth and supple.

I need responses please cos the rash is making him uncomfortable and restless.
Thank you my able WC.

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Comments

  1. Where's Ace? he knows better.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. Anonymous10:46

      lol...

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    2. Sweetie shear butter DOES NOT darken anything, come take a look at me and see what shear has done. Hallelujah
      YES! you can use it on your baby, I use it on my 6weeks old son. Started off with palm kernel oil and just last week I switched to shear butter. Thanks to Mrs Morgan who told me I can still mix the palm kernel oil inside. Equal mixtures of shear butter, coconut oil and half of palm kernel oil will give your baby's skin the supple plus its natural, healthy and cheap. If you are conscious of the smell(which it really doesn't have), you can add few drops of essential oil

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    3. Anonymous21:47

      Pls how will one know the real shear butter?

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  2. Anonymous10:59

    Shea butter is very good still use for my baby, he is a year six month now. Babies react to all those lotions. Kernel oil (ude aku)is also nice if U don't mind d smell.

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  3. Anonymous11:02

    I no sum1 who mixed shea butter,kernel oil nd injection powder 4 her babies skin(twin)d smell wasn't nice,but it worked Wonders on their skin.

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  4. Anonymous11:10

    I used Shea butter and olive oil mixed together for my daughter from day one nd her skin is super smooth and it also glows even when I don't apply it. She is a year nd three months now nd I don't intend to stop soon.u can use just shea butter or mix it with either coconut oil olive oil or d palm kernel oil u already have.all the best.

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  5. Anonymous11:19

    Dis is actually d first time am gonna be commenting on dis blog, yup @poster shea butter is good, that's what my neighbor uses on he baby, she mixes it wit d baby's cream, try it nd see miracle, but make sure its d original wan o..Lisa

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  6. Anonymous11:29

    Mix d shea butter wit baby tributan, intead of d baby's cream,it will fight off d rash ...Lisa

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  7. Elisoft12:15

    Shea butter, kernel oil are very good for African babies n adult skin because they have not been processed with any chemicals the skin could react to and the rich natural oils they possess.
    However, boots baby lotion n oil work best for caucacians because they are not produced for the African skin though some pple might be lucky to have a good result with them.

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    1. shea butter can be used by anyone reguardless of their race its good for the body and hair

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    2. Anonymous14:09

      Shea butter is very good on my baby's skin I use it on his hair too it makes his hair thick and full

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  8. Tina O12:58

    Shea butter is very good,Iv being using it for my baby since Birth,she's 5months old now nd her skin looks really beautiful

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  9. Anonymous13:57

    Is shea butter d same as "ori"?

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  10. creampalace14:00

    That's the best cream u can use for babies at this stage,their skin hardly get dirty and shea butter blends well with d natural oily skin they have,they tend to react to perfumed creams , my first son also reacted to Johnson's and didn't bother making second son go thru d stress.

    For d rashes babies develops them for different reasons, might be a reaction from cloths,diapers,heat ,even people carrying them with bare hands without shawls,

    For my sons i used, and still use, shea butter and a tube cream called funbact A or skineal ,just mix the whole tube with like a big vasseline size plastic, and rub well together promise u it works like wonders .

    I hope it works for ur baby and congratulations ,exclusive feeding o*wink*

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    1. Pls pls & pls donn't use funbact a or skineal on ur baby, they are steriods and if u ever stop using them, it leaves d skin worse dan it met it. Also they make d skin difficult to heal, leaves permanent black spots and lines on the skin & bleaches d skin.
      Asa

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    2. Anonymous15:35

      Pls pls pls, don't use funbact A for a child. That is too harsh for a baby's skin. Do u knw it contains bleaching ingredients?!!! Omg! A no no plsss.

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    3. Lizzy17:25

      I use funbact A mixed with vaseline for my kids when rashes/spots come up on their skin. Once their skin is clear of the rashes I stop.
      Yes it does have steroids but doctors prescribe cream with steroids for babies/children to treat skin defects and advice parents to stops once the skin is clear.
      Poster I think shea butter can be used for babies, kids n adults. You might want to mix it with olive oil or something. I understand people even eat shea butter. A lady told me she melts it in d pan to cook and uses it as butter for her bread.

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    4. Anonymous17:26

      Nice advice,people that uses tube for babies are destroying their system it might not show now but in the future,

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    5. As 4 me I started wth chicco then switched to Johnson(made in italy o)bcos chicco original s very scarce nw. My baby's skin s d best.

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  11. Anonymous14:07

    My daughter had chicken pox a year ago, want to mix d shae butter and olive oil. Don't know if it will work cos her skin is so spotty

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  12. Yes unrefined shea butter is definitely good for your babies skin. It is a natural skin conditioner and it contains zero chemicals. At least it won't harm your baby. . It's better and cheaper than the boots baby lotion you use. My nephew and I use shea butter daily- It's good for the hair and nails as well. We are living testimonies to the benefits of shea butter. try it and u ll see results

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  13. debecee15:02

    Shea butter is fantastic on baby skin,i always mix mine with injection powder and is being doing a great job on my baby skin right from age zero till 15month and my baby complexion glow.is good for everybody no matter the age only but i use mine with a moisturiser oil which gives me a fantastic result but we should make sure is unrefined.

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    1. Biko which one is injection powder?

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    2. Anonymous21:17

      Ts is sold in a pharmacy.. Its a white powder in small glass jar.

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    3. Injection powder is procaine penicillin.

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    4. Anonymous20:34

      What is the function of injection powder?

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  14. My baby reacted to baby cream and she has rashes, someone told me about shea butter (ori) and I have been using it mixed with skineal since birth, she's a year and 2months now, her skin is supple and glows, no single rash. I made coconut oil that I use for her hair and body as well. BTW, it enhances her skin colour, she's fair and it doesn't darken her skin.

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    1. Anonymous07:41

      Tube creams are a big no no for babies. Shea butter makes them dark when they start entering the sun or the heat is too much. Aveeno moisturizer and baby wash is the best. My baby is so fair. She is like a typical white and she is a year and half now she is still as hire has she was at birth and fresh.

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  15. I advice u use Sebamed Baby lotion & Soap. it'll clear ur baby's skin of the rashes, make d skin supple & soft while still retaining the complexion.

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  16. Anonymous16:02

    Plsssss stop using skineal and funcbat A for babies skin, it contains steriods and it's harmful

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  17. Anonymous16:27

    Biko nu.....what is injection powder???

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  18. i used d shea butter for my baby but it turned his skin to dark complexion and didnt fight off the rashes. i had to take him to a dermatologist who prescribed bg cream its a tube and d rashes cleared under a day. i continued with johnson cream for him. now that i cant lay my hands on the bg cream,i use funbact A and it works.

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  19. Anonymous17:44

    Pls anyone knows what I can use for my baby rashes, I have tried the sheabutter and it is not helping, went to see d doctor and he says it's infantile eczema and it's getting worse even with the ointment d doc gave, pleasssssssse my people any idea of what to use

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    1. Anonymous09:31

      Use Ytacan(brand of clotrimaxole).

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  20. Anonymous19:53

    @ anon 5:54,y nt try engine oil mixed wit shea butter;i dnt no if dat infatile eczema is called‘ela‘ in yoruba if its d 1 den use ds mixture as it woks well wit it.
    Deborah Bala u‘v ben silent hop u‘r kul sha.

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  21. Anonymous19:53

    @ anon 5:54,y nt try engine oil mixed wit shea butter;i dnt no if dat infatile eczema is called‘ela‘ in yoruba if its d 1 den use ds mixture as it woks well wit it.
    Deborah Bala u‘v ben silent hop u‘r kul sha.

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  22. Anonymous01:13

    Engine oil??? Funbact A???

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  23. Is injection powder same as cicatrin? Is it safe for adults n hw is it mixed? Still wondering wot brought abt d idea doe.#bbmeyesrolling#

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  24. Pls how do we know the original shea butter?

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  25. Anonymous10:56

    Forget all those cream and shea butter stuff go to the hospital and they will give you an ointment to clear the rashes after that use a good Vaseline like Johnsons and you will never have another outbreak of rashes. I have been there so i know what am talking about. all these baby lotions are easy ways to introduce rashes

    Cheers

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    1. Destiny14:43

      Thanks dear.
      I've used different lotions but still battle with skin rashes on my infant and 2 yr old. I'll use Vaseline or Johnson petroleum jelly and see how it goes.

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    2. Blessing14:16

      I was given sheabutter by a dermatologist and it peeled my 4month baby skin. He also prescribed cortisone 1 percent and gentamicin. To be honest, i cant really see any improvement cos baby still itches on the red eczema and could ooze as well due to itching. I need help cos baby still has red patches all over including her face and head.

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    3. See a dermatologist for prescription your baby might be having some form of dermatitis.

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  26. Anonymous11:55

    Baby oil is not for hair, it is for baby's body. You can read through the inscription at the back. As for shea butter, it is very good for baby's skin. I started using it for my baby from two weeks

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  27. yvonne aka kay's mum17:03

    anonymous,u can use baby tribotan for the eczema.it works wonders

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  28. Shea butter works wonders on baby's skin.

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  29. Anonymous15:52

    Pls where do l get d shea butter?

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  30. Anonymous15:55

    My baby face is rough n dry. Also peel off after treating him rashes with sudocream. Pls what do l do to make his face smooth n to restore his original complexion(black). D cream bleech him

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    1. Anonymous23:21

      Use coconut oil it works wonders on baby's that's what am using for my two months +days old baby mix it with the her cream or Shea butter it good and it clears lashes

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  31. Anonymous14:46

    Shea butter is d best bet for babies, U can b sure of no side effect and reactions. I used a mixture of shea butter n palm karnel oil for my girl till she was 11months and I have no records of skin issue. Don't bother about d smell, a good baby powder will cover the smell....pko softens d shear butter n makes it creamy, U can warmup d shear butter to make mixting easier

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  32. Anonymous10:03

    I think moms should stay away from using Funbact A and steroids containing creams for babies except when prescribed by a paediatric doctor. Granted, they might work speedily but how about the side effects on a baby's skin. I think shea butter is good. The huggies shea butter baby wipes us good. Recently purchased unrefined shea butter to mix in body cream for baby and me. See how it goes

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  33. Anonymous02:48

    Am a living witness to the wonders of shea butter... Shea is basically my body cream with a lesser quantity of honey mixed with it... Am brown skinned and shea is just it for any complexion... My mum tried my DIY cream and she is thinking of making shea butter her cream too.

    People says it smells, well, I do not share that notion(maybe because am used to it). I would really advice you to go natural with your baby's cream... Just too many harmful chemicals in the store-bought creams.

    Lest I forgot, stay away from Funbact-A and any tube at all, at least for your baby(even yourself should stay off). I have not tried any but most I have seen, the ingredients are not skin friendly at all. All the best

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  34. Anonymous05:11

    Is coconut oil good 4 baby skin?

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    1. Anonymous23:25

      Yes it's perfect DAT what am using for my baby mix with her cream

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  35. honey10:42

    Wat is d use of d injection powder wen added to d shea butter or coconut oil pls I will like to knw cos my baby is fair I used boots it gave her rashes, I turned to shea butter mixed wit boots now d rashes is even more and my baby is sooo dark now dat pple who saw her d first day can't believe der eyes am so angry it makes me feel like am not takin good care of her

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    1. Anonymous23:27

      Use coconut oil mixed with her cream or Shea butter it good

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  36. Anonymous17:48

    A friend advice me to use Shea butter and Funbat A on my skin dat is very good for d body, her skin and her babies skin is so clean and very beautiful.. What do you think?

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  37. Anonymous17:51

    You don't use shea butter alone, u need to add it with Funbat A,

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  38. Can I mix shea butter and johnson baby oil...my baby is Mix and I dont want to darken her skin

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  39. Pls can I mix shea butter and Johnson baby oil for my baby..Am afraid it will darken her because I used johnson baby oil on my first child and its darkend him..they are Mix babies and I dont want somthing that will darken their skin

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    1. Anonymous23:29

      Use coconut oil mixed with her cream or Shea butter it good

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  40. Anonymous00:50

    Just yesterday,i met a very pretty 7months old baby,and the mom told me she uses ori(shea butter) mixed with coconut oil on her hair and skin. And i began to wonder how to deal with the shea butter smell,or does the coconut oil reduce the strong smell of the ori?

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    1. True, shea butter has a not-so-pleasant smell but after some minutes of applying it, the smell goes away. It doesn't linger for long unlike kernel oil. It's one of the reasons some people would choose shea butter over kernel oil.

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    2. Anonymous04:33

      coconut oil reduces strong smell of sheabutter if you mixed more quantity of the oil with d shea.

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  41. Anonymous16:12

    I used Shea butter for my baby skin and it so beautiful

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    1. Anonymous19:33

      Dear friend pls which one is coconut oil, is it extracted 4rm natural coconut nd how? Also can i mix either Jhonson's or chicco oil wit shea butter for my 4month old? He is fair in complexion

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  42. Anonymous07:54

    Please wht's injection powder?

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  43. new mom16:14

    Pls is skinea good 4 baby

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  44. Anonymous16:06

    ma baby is havin nlacha and i use funbact a and nw dat affected place is nw fair pls wat wil i use 4 his 2 darken

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  45. i had issues with my baby who is almost 3 now. i used aveeno baby products for eczema and rashes and it cleared her skin. i only found out about shear butter and palm kernel oil when she turned 2. i switched and she has not had an outbreak since then. the rashes is just an allergy to either the weather or food, all u have to do is treat the rashes and continue with ur natural unprocessed oils.

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  46. Anonymous14:22

    My baby has got a kind of wrinkle u see during d harmattan season on her legs to be precise she used skineal sometime ago but now on shea butter, nd she's getting dark pls wat else can I use.

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  47. Anonymous21:07

    You can use shea butter mixed with natural honey.....it brings out d real complexion of d baby n also smootens d skin makn it to glowww

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  48. Anonymous06:30

    My sister uses shea butter mixed with a Little quantity of funbact a n her daughters skin is infact excellently soft,supple etc..She said she'll stop using it after 3 or 6 mnts and continue with a good baby lotion probably sebamed baby lotion.Pls am thinking of using the mixture 4 my sson who is 6weeks and willl stop when he's 3 mnts..Would that cause any side effect since I won't be using it for long??

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  49. Anonymous23:47

    Pls just stick to shea butter, cocoa butter- the natural stuff.
    https://sisterearthorganics.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/johnson-johnson-admits-our-baby-products-contain-cancer-causing-formaldehyde/

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  50. Anonymous23:52

    Just drop these shop bought lotions, ur baby is reacting to the chemicals in them. Just read on Wikipedia the safety and toxicology of the ingredients in these lotions you are using on ur baby's skins. ( u can find the list of ingredients on the containers and online). Don't kill them b4 their time PLEASE!

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  51. Anonymous15:05

    My baby face sides was burnt due to skineal mixed with sheabutter at tender age 4weeks. Now she is 6months and d dark marks is showing. I nee ur help. Eya!

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    1. Anonymous07:47

      She is still young and growing her skin will regenerate just buy aveeni daily moisturizer for babies ooo and be consistent . The mark will go .And the body wash. Shea butter has nothing for protection against ub /uv rays. Coconut oil too is good if u can get d processed original d local one will moisturizer BT make d baby dark

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  52. Anonymous19:42

    My baby had rashes at a month and my doctor advised go use spirit sparingly with cotton wool and it worked before two weeks. I guess it is safe and very effective

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  53. Anonymous19:43

    My baby had rashes coming out and was much at 1 month. My doctor advised me to use spirit and cotton wool sparingly. It actually worked in less than a week.

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  54. Anonymous19:44

    My baby had rashes coming out and was much at 1 month. My doctor advised me to use spirit and cotton wool sparingly. It actually worked in less than a week.

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  55. Anonymous23:31

    Please is it true that melted shea butter with a little salt works for cough? My baby has been coughing for some time now I've taken him to the hospital twice but all the cough syrup seem not to work. The cough doesn't worry him during the day except at night when he's asleep. Pls experienced mothers help!!!

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    1. Shea butter is for external use please,dont put in baby's mouth. The cough could be a cold infection, or baby is allergic to something, if so cough syrup can't help
      See a Doctor please.

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  56. Anonymous23:41

    please where can i buy original shear butter in lagos

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  57. Can I also mixed she's butter wit funbact A for natural lightening

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  58. Can I also mixed she's butter wit funbact A for natural lightening

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  59. Pls can I make use of ahead butter mixed with Funbact A? Hope it's OK for d skin?

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  60. Having read all reviews, i think i will try the Shea Butter mixed with coconut oil for my baby.

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  61. My baby had ela I used sudocrem for her. I used for re whole body. Now I noticed black spot on re face which looks like sunburns. She is just 3months. Please help me

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    1. Spots like sunburns mean the cream the baby is currently using is too strong.

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  62. Will azeeno baby clear the black spot the looks like sunburns on my babies face?

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    1. It may clear them. Stop the cream you are using on the baby, it's too strong.

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  63. Although there are fake ones in the market, Natural authentic shea butter is a moisturizer tha's good for the skin.Shea Butter has such a large healing fraction, in addition to moisturizing fraction, regular use of this natural cream can treat many skin problems, including blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites, frost bite, and other skin conditions.
    The great Egyptian Queen Nefertiti was said to owe her beauty to Shea butter.

    In Nigeria, I think you can also get original shea butter from Yoruba women who sell in the markets. Many of those ones hawked about are adulterated.

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    1. Hello aunty eya,pls I mixed Shea butter ,coconut oil and some drops of glycerin for my 2weeks old baby but shez beginning to develop some facial rashes , wat could be d cause? Tnks

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    2. Good morning Laura, I don't know about glycerine on new born babies.

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    3. Anonymous23:37

      Use coconut oil mixed with her cream or Shea butter it good and work wonders

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    4. Please can I use skineal good for newborn

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  64. Anonymous10:48

    Pls guys my baby is emaciating tremendously.even though she's 16months old,she's reduced to like a6month old.pls what could possibly be the problem.there seemed to be no improvement what soever. Experienced moms pls help.

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  65. Anonymous22:14

    I've bin using Johnson cream mixed with fun bact for my son it worked but I noticed dat each time I stop d use of funbact A. d rashes comes back his 5 now. I really want to stop but what can I use

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  66. Anonymous15:55

    This babies skin are different from each other, so what works for baby A might not work for baby B. If Shea butter ans skineal is what works for your baby or whatever please just continue but what i won't advice is using just tube cream alone cos its dangerous. You might not see the effect today but you will in future.

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  67. Anonymous15:07

    i used visita plus andshea butter for my four weeks old baby later i discover she has sunburn on d 2side of her faces wit vien appearing .please help

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  68. i used visita plus andshea butter for my four weeks old baby later i discover she has sunburn on d 2side of her faces wit vien appearing .please help

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    1. That mixture was too strong for the baby's tender skin.

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  69. When I hear of babies having sunburn from extensive use of tropical creams, I go just weak for some mama!! STOP BLEACHING YOUR BABIES

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  70. I've been using Johnson lotion for my baby and it glows her skin and even makes her lighter. I was advised to start using Shea butter at 6 weeks she started getting darker, so I stopped and went back to Johnson lotion.

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  71. Anonymous20:49

    I use booth for my baby believe if u can get the original you will testify just like me my baby Skin is beautiful

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  72. Anonymous12:43

    Pls which soap can i use 4 my baby alongside d shea butter n coconut oil mixture?

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    1. Baby soaps, there are many brands in the market. Johnson, aveeno,etc. Even mild toilet soaps like lux and joy soaps are sometimes used.

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  73. Shea butter with coconut oil is perfect

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  74. Anonymous14:59

    What do you use to clear baby's burnt face due to cream.

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  75. I am also currently battling Eczema in my BB(baby boy). Sudocrem cream works wonders. It helps to manage the Eczema. Also oatmeal baths help to reduce the itchiness. I give him an oatmeal bath,moisturize with whipped Shea butter with coconut oil and olive oil mixed in it. Then I apply the Sudocrem.

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