Ivy has bandages on her legs, arms and torso. When she was born we used to cream her head and keep a bandage hat on there too. But as you can see her hair grew pretty rapidly. We only kept it on until her head was free from the membrane. We have been told by our derm that the bandages hold the moisture in her skin a bit longer and it certainly helps keeping grease away from her clothes.!!!! We've always used them. When it's hot we take them off. I know that when we use the really greasy vaseline type stuff on a night it really helps keep the moisture in as we grease her skin and then put a layer of grease over the bandages on her arms and legs and then double the bandage over.
4 year old girl with Lamellar Ichthyosis
Baby girl unaffected