Special care should be taken for the safety of baby hair. Use good quality baby products for this. Enjoy every moment of washing and combing your baby’s hair. Babies usually do not have that much hair on their heads at birth. As the baby gets older, his hair starts to grow back. Baby hair is softer than adult hair, so a higher level of protection is needed. Many mothers do not know much about their children’s hair care needs, which can lead to some problems. Haircare varies with age and hair type. Today’s Baby and Me article is for mothers who want to know how to take care of their baby’s hair easily.
Washing the hair
Babies do not need to wash their hair often when they are very young. Because the baby’s hair is not so dirty because it is always in the house. No need to wash the baby’s hair more than twice a week. If the baby has a cradle cap, he may need to bathe three or more times a week. Before washing your hair, apply a little olive oil to loosen the cradle cap. As the baby grows, his hair will lengthen and he will need to wash it at least three times a week. In addition, the baby may need to take a shower when eating alone. If the baby is bathed in a tub or basin, shampoo the end of the head. Then the shampoo will not cause inflammation of the baby’s skin.
Always use only baby shampoo to wash baby’s hair. Detergents and other chemicals in adult shampoos can cause the baby’s scalp to become completely dry. Also, be sure to wash the baby’s eyes with shampoo. Even tear-free shampoos can be irritating to the eyes, so be careful not to rub them into your eyes.
Combing the baby’s hair
Brushing hair is another difficult task. Babies’ hair is often full of knots, which can cause them to cry and scream when untied. Use a wide-toothed comb or paddle brush to comb your baby’s hair. If you use a small toothbrush or a brush, the hair will get tangled and the baby’s scalp will be uncomfortable.
When combing your baby’s hair, start at the ends of the hair without combing from top to bottom. Untie the knot with your fingers so as not to damage the baby’s skull by pulling the hair. If the baby’s hair is very tangled, do not comb the hair wet. Apply for a little Leave on Conditioner and gently untie. Conditioners soften the hair so it can be easily untied without hurting the baby.
Taking the baby to the haircut
Babies can start getting their hair cut after a year or more. This can be a bit of a scary experience for a little baby. Therefore, take your baby with you when you go to the hairdresser. Then they realize that getting a haircut is not something to be afraid of. Only go with a haircut when the baby is awake and relaxed. Many mothers go to bed with their hair cut short, thinking that the baby will not be disturbed because he is asleep. But it does make the baby more anxious because of the drowsiness and the strange experience of cutting hair. Therefore, when the baby wakes up and stays fresh, go for a haircut.
Get rid of lice that bother children this way
Has your child been combing her hair often lately? Lice are parasitic insects that feed on blood from the human skull. Adult lice feed several times a day, and after each feeding the lice add saliva to the wound, causing inflammation and itching. Lice are not harmful, but the itching is an inconvenience. In addition, excessive itching can lead to an infection, which can worsen if left untreated.
Lice spread rapidly
The lifespan of lice is extremely short. They live for just over a month. The female lice lay between 50 and 100 eggs before dying, causing the lice to spread rapidly. Lice eggs are called lentils and are usually found in the hairs near the skull. They are similar in color to the scalp but take on a thicker nature. Most children get lice from other children and that is why lice are so common in school children. Many infectious diseases (such as chickenpox, measles, and the flu) can be transmitted from infected children to healthy children. Lice do not fly. Lice can also be transmitted through clothing, hats, and combs. Therefore, educate your children about personal hygiene.
Instructions for removing lice
Many prescription and over-the-counter shampoos can be used to remove lice.
After shampooing your baby’s hair, comb thoroughly to remove dead lice.
Repeat the procedure a few days or a week later.
Wash your baby’s clothes with hot water.
Soak the baby’s hair comb in hot water for about half an hour.
If your daughter has long hair, you can cut it short. But a haircut is not essential. But it also makes it easier to maintain hygiene.
Because lice do not begin to itch immediately after infection, it can take months for a person to detect the presence of lice.
However, teach your child not to put his head on other children because it is better to be safe than sorry. They should not sit so close as to touch their head. Advise children to stop using combs or hats in public.