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Baby Hair Care Tips

I don’t remember getting baby hair care tips especially when I had my first baby. Becoming a new mom for the second time just this past month, was a wonderful experience. My newest addition, Madelyn, has a ton of hair just like her sister did. As I have been caring for her hair, I thought about all the questions new moms must have about baby hair care. There are so many questions that I wanted to ask to be honest, my friend recommended that I use a site like Mommyhood101.com which has a more general approach to baby care. I’m just here to tell you about baby hair questions. Here are some frequently asked questions on baby hair care that may help you out if you are a new mom.

What kind of shampoo should I use on my baby?
“Baby Hair Care Answers”

There are so many options for baby hair care products that it may seem a bit overwhelming to choose a shampoo for your baby. Johnson and Johnson is a popular favorite among new moms and doctors. My preferred shampoo is Method Baby Squeaky Green Baby Hair Wash and Body Wash for the all natural ingredients and delicious marshmallow smell. Read more about Method Baby Products on their website. Experts agree however that most babies will be fine with whatever shampoo you choose to use.

Do I need to use conditioner on my babies hair?

I don’t believe you need to use a conditioner on your babies hair until their hair is long enough to get tangles. If tangles become a problem, try Paul Mitchell’s Kids Taming Spray Ouch-Free Detangler. I use this on my older daughter and it gives lightweight conditioning combined with detangling. The detangling factor will make both your lives easier, believe me! You can find this one at your local beauty supply store.

Johnson and Johnson makes my next favorite detangler and conditioner called, No More Tangles Detangling Spray. Johnson and Johnson baby products can be found found at your local mass market retailer like Target. Try either one of these shampoos; they both work great on any baby hair type.

Do I still need to shampoo if my baby is bald?

It is still a good idea to shampoo your babies head even if you see little to no hair. The scalp still needs to be cleaned and even if it appears that your baby is bald, there is still a tiny bit of ‘peach fuzz’ type hair there which needs to be cared for.

What is cradle cap?

Experts agree that cradle cap, also called infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is fairly common in babies. Babycenter.com says, ‘If your baby’s scalp has flaky, dry skin that looks like dandruff, or even thick, oily, yellowish or brown scaling or crusting patches, it’s most likely cradle cap. Cradle cap isn’t cute, but it’s harmless. Most often it shows up in the first few months of life, and it usually clears up on its own in about six to 12 months — although some babies may have it for several years.”

To combat cradle cap you can do a few things. One is to use a specialized shampoo like Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns that gently exfoliates the flakes off the scalp. You can also brush the scalp or hair when bathing your baby to aid in exfoliation as well. Find Mustela products.

The good news is although it doesn’t look very pretty, cradle cap will go away. If your babies scalp is inflamed your doctor can prescribe a cortisone cream or an over the counter or prescription, seborrhea shampoo. In the mean time, try the tips mentioned above and remember when need be you can always find a cute cap and give your baby a little style all their own! Another thing I’ve got to mention to all those parents out there is this brilliant european baby food; it’s organic!





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