What my doctor told me that carried me through my sons cradle cap journey

Hey Afro frenzies! I hope your having an amazing week. Filled with full edges and and well moisturized curls and fros. In this post I would like to share with you what my sons doctor shared with the proud parents of Eden (aka me and his father).

In the previous post I shared with you all that my son had a mild case of cradle cap. What I didn’t share is the information we received from his doctor on how to care for cradle cap.

When ever I go to an appointment for my self or my baby I make a list of my concerns. So you already know what time it was. Eden having what looked like peeling on his forehead ears scalp and hands was def a concern on my list.

It wasn’t bothering him but it was sure enough bothering me. I had an idea that it was cradle cap but I wanted to hear it from his doctor. She confirmed it was a mild case.

Here’s what she shared with us. She told us more specifically me not to pick at it. She shared her experience as a mother and how we tend to fixate on things with our newborns, and then she strongly warned me against it.

So here I am another mom telling you out there. Girlfriend! Yes you shorty in the blue!Dont PICK AT IT! You’ll thank me later.

She also told us not to over shampoo. I know google probably told you to shampoo frequently. Here’s the thing the scalp is peeling so you don’t want it to peel more from being dried out. Trust me the last thing you want to do is make it worst.

So here’s the rule of thumb we were given, shampooing 2 to 3 times a week is fine. When it comes to infants shampooing 2 to 3 times a week is really all you need. I know it’s tempting to shampoo more but just let it be. I’m telling you your babies scalp will thank you. Remember, be happy, be curly, be you, and you will never fail!

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