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Stretch mark lotion???? khurn Due August 26 (boy); 1 angel baby; United States 724 posts
Feb 27th '14

What do you Momma's recommend for stretch marks....just cocoa butter or?? I have a couple tiny ones on my sides and im trying to prevent them the best that i can! thanks :)

user banned Due April 1; 163 kids; 10 angel babies; New York 1368 posts
Feb 27th '14

Quoting khurn:
What do you Momma's recommend for stretch marks....just cocoa butter or?? I have a couple tiny ones on my sides and im trying to prevent them the best that i can! thanks :)


use bio oil :)

khurn Due August 26 (boy); 1 angel baby; United States 724 posts
Feb 27th '14

where can i get that??

Quoting anna_n_jose:


use bio oil :)



נєииιғєя♡ 3 kids; somewhere, NY, United States 535 posts
Feb 27th '14

Quoting khurn:




Wal-Mart or any pharmacy :)

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Feb 27th '14

Quoting khurn:
What do you Momma's recommend for stretch marks....just cocoa butter or?? I have a couple tiny ones on my sides and im trying to prevent them the best that i can! thanks :)



They are genetic.  You can't prevent them, but you can minimize the redness and itching.

Aloe vera, bio Oil, cocoa butter, olive oil will all work.

Jessica Caylee Due May 31 (boy); 1 child; Highland Falls, NY, United States 341 posts
Feb 27th '14

Bio Oil is good but honestly there's not much you can do to prevent them. They happen no matter what you want. The only way that oils/lotions help prevent it is by making your skin more elasticized. Good luck mama. This second baby of mine has been a lot easier on me with the stretch marks but probably because he feels bad for me from all the stretch marks I earned with my first son.

The Good Witch 3 kids; Massachusetts, MA, United States 1132 posts
Feb 27th '14

I used everything under the sun and prayed for the best but with no avail.  My mom or aunt didn't have a stretch mark on them so I was hopeful but unlucky.  I think it all just depends on the elasticity of your skin and how big you get.  I was 115 when I got pregnant with DD and 164 in delivery so I am sure that didn't help.  Your better of to treat them after the fact, lightening creams and such. 

Zakk Wylde Nags Head, North Carolina 637 posts
Feb 27th '14

Unrefined coconut oil

Redexi23 Due August 3 (girl); Ca., GA, United States 732 posts
Feb 27th '14


Just because lotion won't prevent stretch marks doesn't mean you still shouldn't use lotion! It will still lubricate your skin making it easier for it to grow, plus the stretch marks probably won't be that bad. You can always use scar cream after though to lighten your stretch marks.

smatwie {14weeks} Due August 16; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alberta 550 posts
Feb 27th '14

Use coconut oil!!

Sthrnprincess 5 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 9319 posts
Feb 27th '14

Quoting Dizzie Lizzie:
Wishful thinking.

Stretchmarks are mostly genetic and there's no "cure" for them or any real way to prevent them.  They just kind of happen.


Exclamation This! You can try preventing them but in the end you are either going to get them or you aren't.

Sthrnprincess 5 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 9319 posts
Feb 27th '14

Quoting Redexi23:

Just because lotion won't prevent stretch marks doesn't mean you still shouldn't use lotion! It will still lubricate your skin making it easier for it to grow, plus the stretch marks probably won't be that bad. You can always use scar cream after though to lighten your stretch marks.


They will lighten on their own over time.

user banned 1 child; ., ., Afghanistan 14887 posts
Feb 27th '14

Quoting anna_n_jose:

use bio oil :)


This.

Redexi23 Due August 3 (girl); Ca., GA, United States 732 posts
Feb 27th '14

Quoting Dizzie Lizzie:

Would you like to explain that to my stretchmarks?



The only thing lotion does is sometimes not make you itchy.



I mean I guess you could just sit there and not try anything at all.... Just because it didn't work for you doesn't mean it can't work for her.

user banned 1 child; ., ., Afghanistan 14887 posts
Feb 27th '14

Actually everyone who thinks that creams and lotions won't do anything are wrong. Ya stretch marks are genetic and you will get them regardless, but having your skin moisturised will prevent them from getting even worse. The drier your skin, the worse they will get, so yes it is a good idea to use creams.