Friday, March 23, 2012
Five Months Old
Another unfortunate development has been dry skin and cradle cap. She started getting these skin problems around the time when her sinuses were acting up. Luckily, after getting an air purifier in our bedroom, her breathing cleared right up. Her skin, however, did not. Last month, our pediatrician recommended we bathe November daily with water only and apply an oil of choice (we use raw coconut butter) all over her body, including her scalp. It has helped (her diaper area, especially) but there are still rashy areas popping up, and her dry patches keep coming back. So this month, our pediatrician has us on a gluten free/dairy free elimination diet. I am actually looking forward to this change, and will write all about it later. Part of me hopes this diet will help her, because it would be nice to know exactly what is irritating her, and be able to do something about it without going through further testing. But a very small, selfish part hopes it doesn't...I love dairy and gluten! But I know I can do it AND enjoy it! Anything for my sweet little baby monster!