Like many new moms, I received several bottles of Johnson & Johnson for baby gifts. Cautioned by my son’s pediatrician, I refrained from using any lotion on his skin until he was about six weeks old. At this point, his newborn flaky skin didn’t seem to be getting any better. I tried several different types of baby lotions (all made by Johnson & Johnson), and they actually seemed to make baby J’s skin worse. An acquaintance on a Facebook mommy’s support group suggested olive oil. Well, it didn’t really help, and then my son just smelled like salad. While browsing through my local CD store, Diaper Junction, I found the CJ’s BUTTer lotion in the 4 oz. squeeze tube.
I purchased the “Lullaby Baby Lotion” scent to try on my son. When I first applied the lotion, the scent was very strong, and I wasn’t sure I liked it. Fortunately, the scent seems to dissipate quickly, leaving a minimal smell that is actually quite good. After just one application of this lotion on his legs and arms, and I could already tell a difference! After three applications, his dry skin was gone, and his skin was silky and smooth! If you or your children suffer from sensitive skin, consider giving this lotion a try. I will definitely keep using this on my son.
The CJ’s Unique Boutique Web site labels this lotion as being called “‘A Miracle in a Tube’ by some,” and lists several conditions they’ve known their products to help:
- dry/chapped skin
- rug burns
- hang nails
They also suggest using a small amount of their product as a leave-in conditioner or detangler for certain hair types. These are just a few of their recommendations.
- Colloidal Oatmeal (active ingredient/skin protectant)
- Shea butter
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Cocoa butter
- Vitamin E
*Note: I was not compensated for this review. The opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
I’m glad you posted this. We were just at the pediatrician’s office today with our little guy, and he’s dry all over (the baby, not the doctor :))… anyways, everything the doctor suggested, we had already tried, and none of it worked. Some made his skin even worse (I’m looking at you, Aveeno) so I was going to try coconut or palm oil… but I think I’ll give this a go first. Thanks!
Glad to help! They make an unscented lotion too. That might work better even than the kind I’m using, since it does have fragrance in it.