Sorry for the mini hiatus, I have just been super busy trying to get Lottie on some sort of sleep schedule and trying to catch up on some zzz's myself. I decided to start a new little thing here on my blog. On occasion I will have little tips here and there and decided to call it "Quick Tip Tuesday". This way there will be occasional short read which sometimes is nice, especially if you are on the new Mommy train with me. I know finding time to take a quick shower is sometimes bad enough so to sit and browse the internet isn't exactly on the top of your priority list.
Today I thought I would talk about something quick while the little Toad sleeps. Something I noticed with Lottie is that she randomly gets a dry scalp. Now it isn't cradle cap or anything but if you think that is what your baby has definitely speak to your healthcare provider about that. Lottie seems to have dry skin, which would be something she has inherited from myself as I have super dry skin and hair. Because babies are sensitive to scents and products my doctor suggested using Vaseline on her dry skin, she has had a few patches on her cheeks and on her legs in the past. (I find I get more dry during the winter as well, I think it has something to do with coming into the heat from being outside in the cold air.) I noticed one day that her scalp was looking a little dry so I decided to put some Vaseline on her head to help. I rubbed that into her scalp and left that on for about an hour before bath time. Then we gave her a bath as usual and made sure to use a baby toothbrush with super soft bristles to get the vaseline out. After we got her out of the tub and she dried off the dry skin was gone and is just starting to come back now. So, the hydration lasted a good month before the dry patches came back. I plan on using this again to help battle the dryness.
I hope you guys find this tip helpful and I will talk to you again next week!