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Baby's First Beauty Treatment

Uh oh. She seems to be enjoying this...I hope this love for beauty treatments may com back to bite me and my wallet later in life.

This past weekend Fern experienced her first “beauty treatment”. In my head, I’d envisioned that this experience would occur when she was a little older and we were doing at-home mani/pedis, but alas, it was not meant to be.

Fern’s first “beauty treatment” wasn’t what you might think… it was merely an attempt to get rid of her cradle cap.

See how it panned out after the jump!

I had already tried rubbing coconut oil on Fern’s head earlier in the week, but it didn’t seem to make a dent, so I decided to move on to the olive oil route. I massaged a generous size glob into her scalp and then sealed it in with a piece of plastic wrap on top of her head. We played on the floor for 30 minutes while we waited for the olive oil to do its magic. When the 30 minute timer dinged, I tried to slough the “loosened” scales off with a soft toothbrush and then I washed her hair.

A few hours later, the verdict was in: not only did the olive oil not cure the cradle cap, but her scalp seemed to be even worse!  Ugh!

A friend gave me a bottle of cradle cap lotion that I’m planning to try tomorrow, so hopefully it’ll work. I’m going crazy trying to not pick at her scalp! I’m a total picker. It’s a disorder I think. Anyway, I’ll let you know how the lotion pans out!

Did your baby have cradle cap?

How did you get rid of it?

 

•Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook, or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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