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?!
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!