Monday, November 17, 2008

Clear baby skin

You wouldn't guess that this little guy had a really bad rash two weeks ago. It was so bad that it covered his face and head. We didn't know what it was, we thought it was just really bad baby acne. Then it started to turn a crusty yellow on his ears and forehead and head. My husband looked online and diagnosed him with a severe case of cradle cap. Turns out that the solution, given by our new Pediatrician, is a few washings with dandruff shampoo, and a consistant covering of the scalp with olive oil. A few hours after the first treatment, his skin was remarkebly improved.

These first few pitures are from today, and as you can see, he has beautifully clear skin. I had before pictures on my camera, but it seems that I lost them in the process of trying to download them. You can't see how bad it was, so it is sort of hard to appreciate my joy over his clear skin. Here I am applying some organic cradle cap oil my friend Heather gave me after his bath.

The girls take turns getting in the bath with the baby, and helping me bathe him. They love to help with Tanner and giving them jobs helps them to feel involved. Lindsey got the towel today.

Below is Hannah and Tanner, when he used to sleep half the day. The other day, I was letting Hannah hold Tanner and she said, "ok mom, you can leave now - I am going to babysit Tanner by myself!" She is just 4, but tells me she is 13 almost every day!

Lindsey holding Tanner and loving every minute of it.


Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

Hannah's hair is sooo long and pretty! Also I think Tanner looks alot like LIndsay! They are all darling!

Randy and Meganne Grumbles said...

That is one handsome 'clear' faced boy!!! Wow, Hannah's hair looks so good! Your such a good mommy for letting them help with bath time, maybe I will graduate to that when James is two..hahha! That is actually my special alone time with him every night late after the kids go to bed, it helps relax him before bed. ;)

Jennifer said...

They are so beautiful! Give them all kisses from their Aunt Jen and Uncle Paul :) Thanks so much for inviting us to your blog so we can keep track of you guys and watch them grow. You need to get Cheryl doing this too!

Auntie Heather said...

In these pictures he really seems to look a lot more like the girls....a true Woodward! I think the older he gets the more we will all see the resemblance.

Audrey said...

I love that you let them help out in the bathtub; you're such a great mom!
And Tanner definitely looks alot like Lindsay; they've got the same chin. :)