Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cradle Cap

Much to my dismay, my son has it. After reading that massaging baby oil into your child's head helps, I had to try it. The results were not as I expected them to be. During Andrew's next bath I massaged in the baby oil and then shampooed his hair very carefully. When his hair dried, there a few less flakes but the baby oil left an oily residue. During the next bath, I washed his hair twice after the baby oil. That didn't help either. Which is better - the cradle cap or the oily hair?!?!? I just know that someone is going to criticize me that I am not washing my son's hair. After all, what would you think if you constantly saw a child with oily hair. As I said before my son has a LOT of hair. The abundance of hair does cover some of the flakes in the scalp but the baby oil makes it look disgusting.
Anyway - my doctor suggested using a dandruff shampoo like Head and Shoulders or Selsun Blue. My amazing husband went out that same day and bought Selsun Blue. My husband and I were nervous to use it at first but we just made sure to be very careful not to get any shampoo into Andrew's eyes. We have now used it a couple of times and definitely see an improvement in the amount of flakes. In addition, Andrew's hair looks soft and beautiful once again. YAY :-)
Anybody else have any cradle cap stories or any other remedies that work?

First Sight

I can remember seeing my son for the first time seven weeks ago. It was an amazing feeling. Before giving birth I was petrified about the labor and delivery. Some of my friends that already have children told me not to worry - labor was the easy part. Now that I am a mother I realize that what they said was true. Raising the child is the hard part. As I said, my son (Andrew) was born seven weeks ago. He was born 7 lbs 7 ounces, with a full head of (long and dark) hair and looking wide-eyed, alert and ADORABLE. Although he was an average size baby the hair and eyes made him look more mature.