My 1 year old has the driest lips – they get worse after a sleep (sleeps with mouth open) and they often end up so cracked they bleed. I chase him around with balms all day and put them on his lips, but nothing seems quite strong enough to stay on and fix the problem. He’s always dribbling which I think not only makes them dry, but also means any products applied don’t last on long! What can I use on my baby’s dry lips?

Posted by anon, 07/09/13

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  • I would suggest vaseline re-applied regularly.



  • Poor bubba, plain old Vaseline is a great barrier – apply lightly and it will really help



  • paw paw ointment is amazing for many problems, dry lips being one. It’s an all natural product too, so fine to use on bub



  • Paw Paw ointment may work, bub may need extra water during the day too to stay hydrated



  • Try some Vaseline. :) worked a treat for my boy.



  • I know this in an old post (thought someone might reference it) and I am not sure if anyone has suggested it but lansinoh is an awesome product for this kind of thing and cracked nipples.



  • some paw paw ointment will help, but nothing is going to stay put, but will help a little



  • we used lip balm by paw paw



  • I would get some Benpathen as this is safe if he eats it but as the consistency is thick it doesnt wear off easily



  • last time when i went near pharmacist with the same problem for my daughter they have given me vaseline.i apply paw paw mostly.if it is very dry and bleed i use vaseline for my baby.



  • blistex lip conditioner would be good



  • Try Benpathen …. if he licks this off there is no harm … try when he is asleep. Get him to sit on your knee and massage it in a little bit … go to Doc to find out about the dribbling



  • you may just have to keep re applying



  • Hope some of the suggestions below were helpful.



  • how did it go? :)


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