Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday

My first child was bald for the first 6 months of her life, completely! Which wouldn't have been so bad but she developed cradle crap, whoops, I mean cradle cap. If you haven't encountered it consider yourself lucky. It is sticky, yellowish stuff that adheres to your babies head as if it were applied with Gorilla Glue:) I tried everything to get rid of it, from special shampoos to scrubbing with a soft brush. Nothing could make it disappear. Em wore a lot of hats because I didn't want anyone to accuse me of not bathing my child. Anyway, someone finally told me to warm up a little olive oil and rub on baby's scalp right before bath time. Then rinse during bath and guess what it took that icky stuff right off. Just repeat as needed!

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4 comments:

SAHMmy Says said...

Fantastic tip! I'd notice the cradle cap when I was nursing; I'd pick at it and end up with baby dandruff all over both of us! If it ever makes a comeback, I'll definitely remember the olive oil remedy--thanks!

Sasha said...

Yes, this works well - and then wash hair (or bald head) with shampoo every day to keep it down. Naomi is only now getting serious about growing some hair!

Melissa said...

that is a great tip! i tried baby oil on MLM and it worked too. i also gave him a shower everyday which i think helped also. a little oil just before being bathed is a terrific tip! thanks for sharing!

Kathy in WA said...

Great tip! My children all had cradle cap. I did finally have success with one of the special shampoos. I like the natural approach better.

Thanks for sharing!

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