October 12, 2011

Scalping the Baby


Today my baby Eliza had her first tub bath.  Up until now she has just had sponge baths and baby wipe bum cleanings.

Anyway, I scrubbed vigorously at the cradle cap crusts on her head, combed the scales out, then shined her noggin with some coconut oil.

Rex came home to the sight of a squeaky clean baby with a shiny red head.  He wondered if we had suffered an Indian attack in his absence.

"Nope!" Andrew corrected him, "Mommy was just trying to get off all that cradle crap."

8 comments:

  1. Love it! Somewhere I missed her birth! Congratulations!

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  2. are you serious about the first bath!??? JENNY!!!! i like the coconut oil idea!

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  3. Congratulations on getting rid of that crap! My two blondies had that stuff for years, no matter how often I removed it. yuck.

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  4. hahahahah! i was removing some cradle crap myself today (from my 2 year old). i tell myself we just have naturally crappy scalps, not that i need to bathe my children more frequently.

    so glad you blogged, always makes me happy.

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  5. jenny, when i saw the heading to your blog i knew exactly what you were referring too! we've got that going on here at our house too! in fact, my 9 year old niece won't even look at our lizzy's head because it grosses her out ;( I'll have to try scrubbing a little bit harder and get some coconut oil;)

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  6. so happy that elizabeth has made her debut on your blog and with such style - all about her no bathing and her crappy scalp. :-) just kidding. I like the nickname eliza. so much. there really isn't anything better than combing out scales and scales of scalp off a baby. something very satisfying. ahhh. and i agree about the bathing thing. i think people bathe their children too much. baby oils are good for their skin and the dirtiest part of their body gets a good washin' 8 times a day when they're little. so yeah, you are okay.

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  7. pictures of this so-called baby of yours would be nice. but ... ya know... whatever....

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  8. Ah-HA! A very apt renaming of the stuff. I think I will never say "cradle cap" again.

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