We are rookie parents. I am the first one to admit that we are just figuring this all out as we go. Sometimes we have wins. Sometimes we have losses.
Today was a loss.
Let me explain.
Our baby has very dry scalp. It is common in babies and is called 'cradle cap'. Jeremy read online that you can wash their hair, and then rub baby oil into the scalp, then wash it out.
That seemed easy enough, so I tried it this morning.
Wash, baby oil...perhaps a little too much baby oil, wash.
After the bath I noticed that her hair didn't look like it was drying. I ran my hands through her hair (Mollie has a lot of hair) and noticed that it wasn't wet...it was full of oil. Coated in oil.
My child looked like a used car salesman.
I panicked and called Jeremy and informed him that I broke the child. I ruined her hair. Then I called my mom and explained what I had done.
My mom recommended that I try rinsing it out with Dawn because...Dawn takes grease out of the way. While I was talking to my mom, Jeremy texted me to say that he had been reading online and apparently baby oil can make your baby's hair fall out.
Of course he finds this information AFTER I had doused her hair in the stuff. So he tells me to go wash it fast.
I ran to our kitchen but we only had Palmolive kitchen soap.
I assumed they must all be the same, so I brought the baby back to the bathroom and began to Palmolive the child's hair.
Did it work? Nope. My child now looks like her hair hasn't been washed in a year.
Help!!! What do I do? My baby's hair still looks like a cast member from Grease.
Note to other parents out there: don't wash your baby's hair with baby oil.