When my baby was born, I was prepared for what might happen to my baby’s beautiful soft skin–first the dreaded “baby acne” followed by some possible cradle cap. It happened with our second, so I knew it might be a possibility. Baby eczema wasn’t even a part of my vocabulary.
I wasn’t prepared for it and what it did to my sweet newborn.
It all started with what I thought was Cradle cap. He had some flaky skin and some yellow crust-like stuff:
Let me first say that I am all about natural remedies.
We have lots of them and rarely have to go to the doctor. When our second child had cradle cap, I had a special routine using coconut oil that got rid of it quickly. I confidently whipped up the same treatment for my son’s baby eczema, but for some reason it only got worse each time I tried it! Finally I took him to my pediatrician who recommended some Head and Shoulder’s shampoo. I did this for several days, but my baby screamed when I put it on and it almost looked like it was burning his skin:
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