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.