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

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 :)

anna_n_jose Due March 30 (girl); 163 kids; 10 angel babies; New York 619 posts
27th Feb

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
27th Feb

where can i get that??

Quoting anna_n_jose:


use bio oil :)



The Bone Lady™ Southeastern, WI, United States 9500 posts
status 27th Feb

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.

Lovemyboys~ 3 kids; Schenectady, NY, United States 261 posts
27th Feb

Quoting khurn:




Wal-Mart or any pharmacy :)

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46207 posts
status 27th Feb

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.

Pregator+1 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 2042 posts
27th Feb

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 :)


I used the Burt's bees momma butter with my DD, I'm not sure if it really worked I stayed small with her until about 7 mos and then when I got big even though I used that stuff religiously I still got them. It probably helped them not become worse then they did though :)

Jessica Caylee Due May 31 (boy); 1 child; Highland Falls, NY, United States 334 posts
27th Feb

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.

Littlej 3 kids; Massachusetts, MA, United States 1063 posts
27th Feb

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. 

Sexy Rexy Nags Head, North Carolina 328 posts
27th Feb

Unrefined coconut oil

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


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 [33weeks] Due November 11 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Alberta 427 posts
27th Feb

Use coconut oil!!

The Bone Lady™ Southeastern, WI, United States 9500 posts
status 27th Feb

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.


Would you like to explain that to my stretchmarks?



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

Sthrnprincess 4 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 7146 posts
status 27th Feb

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 4 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 7146 posts
status 27th Feb

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.