It’s very common for babies to have dry skin, due to their need to rapidly adapt to life outside the womb and the presence of vernix — a waxy coating that protects baby from amniotic fluid in the womb.
Newborn skin may even peel due to this dryness. Introducing moisture back into the skin can help with these issues.
Shea butter is considered to be super moisturizing due to its fatty acids and vitamins (specifically, A and E). So if your little one has dry skin, it might help encourage that famous baby softness.