thank you for your responses.
it is interesting to find someone in Australia that has a collodion baby as research suggests that they are so rare. My GP suggested the bath oil or a sorbolene cream to try and get the chlorine out of her skin after a swim. So far it seems ok. We started out using QV bath oil in her nightime bath but after she developed eczema (food allergy related) we got hamilton bath salts, which actually seem much better for her skin now. She does not have that much skin build up, it seems to be ok with daily baths so far, except her head is getting a bit trickier as her hair grows beceause we moisterise it less now.
my daughter was born on 16 April 2008.