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Baby Care: How to Care for Your Baby's Hair

  By posted Jul 23rd 2012
Healthy Living

 

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It’s soft as silk and gentle to touch; a new born baby’s hair is priceless and you can’t stop playing with your cute bundle of joy. As the baby grows the hair too turns into pretty locks. But the questions arise: Do kids need the same hair treatment as adults? Do they have the same hair problems as we grown ups do? We get to the root of this hairy situation of our adorable babies.

A baby starts growing hair six months into pregnancy. When the baby is born, it will lose the hair and grow stronger hair. Whether the child is bald or has hair, it is recommended that we maintain the baby’s hair.

Gently wash the baby’s hair at least twice a week, in the first month of after birth. If the baby suffers from cradle cap, that is skin rash faced by new borns called neonatal seborrhoeic dermatitis, then wash the hair more frequently. It is always safer and makes sense to use baby shampoo on their fragile tresses and scalp. Several shampoos, available today, are meant only for babies; these shampoos are sensitive enough for your baby’s skin and will not make the apple of your eyes cry. The chemicals in adult shampoos will affect the skin and the hair of the baby negatively.

Baby’s hair needs the gentlest scrubs, care and love. After you wash and dry the baby’s hair, its time to untangle the knots. Use a brush with fine and soft bristles or a paddle brush. To keep your baby from crying, start brushing the hair from the edges and progress to the top. Some difficult knots can be untangled with your fingers as you gently run your finger through the knots.

*Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images

 

 

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