Friday, June 3, 2011

Scalp Sunscreen Saga

Well, Folks - summer is here and we've got a blond-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned baby who needs to be protected from the sun's harmful rays.  Sunscreen is easy enough but we've got a little dilemma.  You see, while Josie has come a long way in the hair department, she still has a long way to go and we're concerned about her scalp getting fried.  Easy solution: put her in a hat, right?  Yeah, that would be great if she would leave it on longer than 0.3 seconds.  Her occupational therapist tells me hat removal is a milestone and we should be impressed.  Sensational.

Because we waited so long for her to sprout some hair, we take great pride in Josie's hair do's and we'd prefer not to grease up her mane with gobs of sunscreen*.  That's why I was delighted to discover a new product: a special scalp sunscreen spray for babies that boasts a non-greasy formula.  The perfect solution, right?!

WRONG! 
So until the I-stuck-my-finger-in-the-light-socket-and-then-added-Crisco look comes in style, it's back to the drawing board for us.  Suggestions welcome!

* Don't you just love how I say "we" as though Travis is sitting around agonizing over how to protect Josie's scalp from the sun while not jeopardizing her meticulously styled tresses?  I'm telling you folks, he's losing sleep - lots of sleep!

12 comments:

  1. I love the new look! I guess Emily's bald shiny head will need some grease too!

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  2. I came across your blog from love for colin and kailey. i have to say josie is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE !!!

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  3. I use the roll on face sunscreen on Addy's scalp :) it's not perfect but it gets the job done. However, I really only have to put it on Addy's parts, her hair covers enough of her scalp I don't have to completely cover her so I don't know if it will help Josie or not!

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  4. I have a hair protectant spray that actually has an SPF in it.. Ill try to find the name and message you... As always ADORABLE

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  5. I read somewhere that the 80's spiked punk do is coming back. Josie's ahead of the fashion world:)

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  6. I LOVE this so much I can't even tell you! I feel lucky to have a boy because "sunscreen head" is not even noticeable when he likes to run dirt into this hair (and started doing the downward dog on the sidewalk)....

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  7. i use a hair spf that is in a spray form. i think its made by banana boat. i also always put maysons hair up in a "fountiain" on top. pulling it up seemed to keep it protected as well! ! no matter what, she is a dolly!

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  8. Always good for a laugh!! Hilarious! Sorry I don't have any helpful hints:-)

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  9. She is too cute even with the punk hairdo! Love all the recent posts and pictures. Congratulations on having another girl too! We have a household of them and it is great :)

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  10. That is too funny, Elizabeth. Your blog is always entertaining! Read that the baby on the way is a girl. Congratulations! I hope you are feeling well and prepared for the added excitement that will soon be arriving. What a fun journey for you and Travis. Treasure each moment!

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