I carried my daughter Alyda to bed and gently stroked her hair. I instantly felt a scaley patch of skin on the top of her head. “What the heck is this?”, I thought. Do babies shed skin? Why is it a pale yellow? All of these new mom thoughts went racing through my head. I did the most logical thing a new mom would do: I googled it. It was cradle cap. Now, google of course showed the worst photos. Photos of baby’s heads and faces completely covered with this stuff! Her pediatrician told me it would go away on its own. Well, it didn’t. It got worse( just that one spot!). After prescription dandruff shampoo, Vaseline, hydrocortisone, washing and trying to comb it out, I decided to put some Baby Aquaphor on it before her bedtime. WOAH. Game changer. When she woke up the next morning, her cradle cap was all flaked off. Baby Aquaphor is our main source of skin irritation relief in this household. The two other top skin products we have used are:
There’s no better feeling than knowing you’re doing the best that you can for your child. It broke my heart seeing her uncomfortable with her itchy skin. Yet, in a world that feels more hopeless than hopeful some days, I just look at her and everything else doesn’t matter. The sky turns the brightest sunset pink and I breathe in joy. Pure joy. My baby unicorn Alyda is magical.
She’s so magical that it seemed like nothing would work, but these products did! I hope I can ease the heartache of just one parent by sharing my experiences. Follow your instincts and do what you feel is right for your baby. Even when someone is telling you that it’s wrong, you always know what is best for your child. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It can be a cruel judgmental world and we all need to be on the same team.