TOP 5 TIPS TO PREVENT & GET RID OF BABY BALD SPOTS
The most common cause for baby bald spots is the time baby spends on their back. Babies are constantly rubbing the backs of their heads on their crib mattresses, bassinets, capsules, etc. causing hair loss.
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Brush before bed
Gently brushing baby’s hair before bed minimizes the knots that turn into matts and eventually rub off (creating bald patches) while baby is sleeping. If you can make sure there are no knots present before baby nods off, then you are one step ahead of the game!
Swap the sleeping side
If you’ve established a sleep routine, chances are you are placing baby at the same end of the crib each time you put them down to sleep. This means they will turn and rest their head in one direction more the other (especially if one side of the crib is against a wall) meaning pressure on the hair and skin is not distributed evenly, leaving your babe with bald patches and flat spots.
Try alternating the end of the crib you place baby’s feet to even things up!
Avoid harsh chemicals
Try to avoid washing baby’s hair too often. Your baby's hair produces very little oil, so 1x-2x per week will do. SmootiePie products are formulated with natural, organic, and vegan ingredients. Our 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Gel is perfect for those hair wash days. iIf your baby has cradle cap after washing hair, use our 2-in-in conditioner. Lastly, apply our Baby Stimulating Growth Oil to hair and scalp. Don’t pick at scabs. Let them fall out on their own.
Encourage tummy time
As well as encouraging a healthy neck strength and muscular development, more time spent on baby’s tummy will help to reduce the amount of time she spends on her back and pressing her head into the surface below.