You gave birth to your baby, he or she is so adorable but babies make funny things, believe it or not. They make strange noises, they sneeze often, they pee and poop a lot. Many things will scare you, it did scare me too. I’ve just read this very funny but at the same time really useful article on this topic. It’s written by Kaitlin Stanford:
Sure, all those books and classes have prepped you for the major things: labor and delivery, the unavoidable sleepless nights and, of course, round-the-clock feedings. But what about the projectile poop and wandering eyes? Before you go running to the phone to call the pedi, we’ve got the rundown on all those freaky, but totally normal, things about newborns.
1. Cradle cap
What’s the deal? There’s no way around it — cradle caps are pretty gross. But they’re also pretty common. How come? Honestly, nobody knows for sure. The good news is any dryness or flakiness will usually disappear within baby’s first few months (though for some, random flare ups could go on for longer). In the meantime, try rubbing baby oil on the patches two or three times a week. Dr. Alanna Levine, parenting expert and pediatrician at Orangetown Pediatric Associates in New York, suggests making it a routine before baby’s bath and scraping the caps off with a fine-toothed comb.
When to worry: Luckily, there’s not too much worrying you need to do about this one — it’s basically nothing more than a common rash. But if it spreads beyond baby’s scalp or seems to be growing more severe, ask your doc about getting a prescription ointment.
Source: The Bump – 10 Weird (But Totally Normal) Things About Your Newborn