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what do you use to grease your baby scalp?

i use petroluem or baby oil. i was wondering if there is anything else more natural.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • baby oil
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:09 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Why would you greese a baby's scalp? I have 3 kids - 15, 13, and 8 and have NEVER heard of such a thing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • not to offend but are you black?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:23 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • yes im african american and yes you HAVE to grease your little ones hair or else it will get really dry and brittle.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Never heard of this... but I would try olive oil.
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 5:40 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Anon :10 here - I had no idea that if you were african american you had to do that..... heck, learn something every day.

    I would google "natural scalp greese" or "orangic scalp greese" or something along those lines.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • hmmm do they have something in the hair isle at the stores? I always see alot of the greases adults use..I'm not sure if they would have a product that is suitable for infants......I would stick to the baby oil and petroleum jelly.....and possibly ask the pediatritian if there is something that he can prescribe you?.....worth a try
    LynnB1

    Answer by LynnB1 at 8:52 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • raw shea butter or coconut oil should work nicely. anything but petroleum products
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:49 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • yeah coconut oil sounds like a good idea
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Olive or coconut oil. I was never comfortable putting petroleum byproducts on my baby.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:38 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

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