3 Kinda Gross Things Babies Will Experience
When you’re pregnant for the first time, you look forward to meeting your little one for a whole 9 months, and constantly imagine what that day will be like.
You’d be forgiven for thinking your new baby would look all clean, with big bright blue eyes, wrapped in a pristine white towel, because that’s what the movies let us think! What the movies don’t tell us, is that the baby they’re using for those scenes is probably a good four weeks old, and looks nothing like the red, slimy, wrinkly, kinda gross looking newborn you’ll actually be given.
So that’s one thing that’s a little unexpected and kinda gross – here’s 3 more!
1. Cradle Cap
Cradle cap is pretty common in babies under 6 months. It’s caused by hormones leftover in your baby’s body after the pregnancy. Mild cradle cap looks a bit like dandruff, but the more extreme type of cradle cap can be pretty gross. Greasy yellow scaly patches will form on the scalp. They’ll go from yellow and greasy, to darker browny yellow and crusty. Ewww. It’s usually contained to the scalp, but can come down around baby’s forehead, ears and eyebrows. Not exactly the perfect little angelic baby head you envisaged, but hey, these things happen.
If it happens to your baby, don’t worry. It’s pretty common, even though it’s kinda gross. Find out more about cradle cap here, and use a specially formulated shampoo, such as Dentinox® Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo, to help ease the symptoms.
All babies will go through teething (obviously), but some will find it harder than others. Some babies are actually born with teeth! Rarely, but it actually happens. Teething starts usually around the 6 month mark. Not only is it really uncomfortable and sometimes quite painful for your baby, but it can come with some kinda gross side effects. Excessive drooling for a start, followed by not so nice nappy rash and then a little bit of diarrhoea thrown in for good measure. Nice!
Need to soothe sore gums? Dentinox® Teething Gel can help to ease pain, and soothe the infection.
3. Sticky Eyes
Babies tend to suffer from sticky eyes due to the size of their tear ducts. It’s pretty common, and kinda gross. The stuff coming out of their eyes can range from watery, sticky to gunky, and the colours can be white, yellow or even green. Lovely.
If left unchecked, it can cause distress for both little one and mom; so read more here, and if you need a little extra help clearing the gunk, pick up some Dentinox® Eye Wipes, which are great on the go.
This article is sponsored by Dentinox, who can help you bring gentle relief to your baby; and bring them back to their scale/drool/gunk free best.