Okay mommas! So why did it take me almost 30 years to get pink eye?! And how do I get it? Going to town on my son’s cradle cap! I didn’t realize that I needed goggles to take care his scalp. Here I was thought I was being careful not to touch my eyes while working on it, and apparently something must have flung in my eye. So I spent half a day at Urgent Care (terrible and crazy experience), and $62 on medication that eventually cleared it up in less than 7 days. All that to learn the following:
- Cradle Cap doesn’t go away over night. It takes months, so don’t stress yourself about clearing it out of your little one’s head. It WILL come RIGHT back!
- It can be anywhere where there is hair, like eye brows, hair-line in the front and the back in the nape of the neck. Coconut oil helps to soften the cradle cap to help you lift it off scalp.
- Use a baby comb or your nails to lift the cradle cap OR a baby brush that you can rub in circular motions. Lay out a towel so that the cradle cap has something to fall on other than clothes, furniture, etc.
- I used Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns to clean Duce’s hair every time I bathe them (2-3 times a week). I do the coconut process first, then shampoo. This lifts the cradle cap out of his hair for at least 24 hours.
- Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize! Since I was the primary care giver of Duce (stay at home mommy), it was critical that I washed and sanitized every time I touched my eye, in order to be careful that my son didn’t get it.
Moral of the story: PROTECT YOUR EYES! After all you need them and don’t want your baby and you to be cooped up in the house because you’re contagious. Goggles anyone?
~Soli Deo Gloria💜
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