February 20, 2008

Where'd the moon go?

Arun is usually on the lookout for the moon. When it disappears from his view out his window as I turn the car in a different direction, he is quick to ask where the hell it went. Tonight during the lunar eclipse, he was duly impressed when it disappeared from view and declared that it was "hiding behind a house".
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It is official! Chocolate Covered Susan (yes, that Susan from my post titled "Have you met Susan?") is blogging over at Chocolate Covered Suburb. Mojavi set the blog up for her and then commanded "Ye shall go forth and blog." And lucky for us, Susan is obliging. Her recent post on how out of control candy has gotten at school parties hit home. Arun received more candy for Valentine's day than he did for Halloween. Argh. Anyway.....She is pregnant with Kid #2 and will most certainly be getting something evil from me in April when her baby boy is born (a case of whiskey, perhaps?) So..... please go over and give one of my v.v.v. best friends a proper welcome to the blogging world. Also, feel free to heckle her.
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After some negative topical posting here the past few days, I am going to turn to one of my very favorite trite topics: Baby Girl Hair.

I found that for Anjali the following regimen works best - wash every 2 weeks with Cetaphil gentle cleanser, comb while soapy in every direction possible to exfoliate her scalp, rinse, then follow with California Baby Calming Conditioner. Every other day or so, I wet her hair down lightly with my finger and do the Calming Conditioner again. Every single day, I comb through all the rats with my fingers either while she is nursing or just hanging out in my lap. Combs and brushes rarely touch her hair because that is just crazy talk to do that to a Curly Haired Baby. Bah. Besides, at this point, this girl totally does not care if I mess with her hair - why would I subject her to combs and brushes? Anyway, this routine may change when summer hits, but for now during the dry winter months this is working for her.

Hair barrettes have been in order lately and I strong-armed my grandma into buying her a few for Christmas. No Slippy has my heart - they are definitely over-priced, but I did try out some cheapies before buying these. The cheapies do NOT stay in her hair and therefore are practically worthless. No Slippy may be over-priced, but they are wrapped in velvet (to prevent breakage) AND include a magnet (it is a kid-safe one and it prevents hair slippage). I am a very satisfied customer for these over-priced doodads and we will definitely be getting more for her down the line.

One last thing regarding Baby Girl Hair. Our stylist is adamant that Baby Girl Hair should not be given bangs for awhile. As a baby's head grows, more new hair keeps coming in at the hairline. If you cut a baby girl's bangs, eventually, she will have bangs back to her crown. I can see that Anjali is definitely getting more new hair underneath what "appears" to be her current bangs. As such, per this advice, we will not be cutting Anjali's bangs until she is around 2 or 3 years old.

12 comments:

Dee said...

Zach does the exact same thing with the moon. Every time we are in the car he is searching for it! He does not, however, have the same fondness for the sun.

The Other Dawn said...

Baby girl hair. What exactly would that look like? Funk has the wispiest, finest, mulletist hair I have ever seen in a baby, and nothing stays in it.

Mojavi said...

yeah .. I had to cut Kya's bangs in the front because her widow peak was growing right into her eyes, she had the official baby mullet now. Also one of the things you have to do is train the hair to not grow forward, so I try to pull it to the sides but that shit is stubborn!

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

When you get to the point where she's old enough and the hair is long enough to necessitate brushing (and lady, I really really REALLY feel for you when you get to that stage...as a curly girl who used to run screaming from her mom), I recommend a fro pick. Yeah yeah, I know. But it will help with not turning her pretty spirals into the frizzies, and the teeth are wide enough that you'll be able to get the snarls out without hurting her and pulling it.

I lerve Anju's hair so much on her. So why do my own curls drive me nuts???

Christy said...

You make me so jealous with all this talk about baby hair. Porgie is still practically bald.

Jenn said...

I can't even imagine how it's gonna be to brush that hair when she's 2. Right now I have to brush Allie's hair "on the run" Meaning I'm running after her down the hall with the brush in my hand, getting a brush or two in at a time.

lorib said...

Those barrette pics make me ache a little for a baby girl. We'll see if that happens down the road. We have our own baby hair fun happening -- Andrew's locks are growing in straight up. I'm hoping that with a little more length I will be able to tame the mane a bit, but right now the hair has a mind of its own.

Chocolate Covered Susan said...

That baby girl has the most adorable hair I have ever seen! And eyes, and cheeks, and I could go on and on... Thank you for the introduction to the blogging world! I am enjoying having a place to share and vent. Now if I could just get a little more time...

Dooneybug said...

We just got our first no slippy clips this week. Even though my daughter barely has any hair, these actually stay in and are so freaking cute. I think I may have squealed when I put the first one in!

Heza Hekele said...

I totally agree with the bang thing, that said, most little girls look just fine without bangs! Unless you are my niece, who has the world's longest forehead...she's a definite bang condidate and as such, has them. But if you cut them too early, you either end up with the eternal mullet that the neighbour girl had until she was seven, or you end up having to grow some out once the hairline starts establishing itself (which the niece had to do in recent months.)

Anjali's hair rocks! (and so do her eyes!) I bet you hold back an evil smile when you are with friends that have bald babies ;-)

Lisa said...

So sorry you've gotten some negative comments.

Those little bows are so cute. And I didn't know about the bang thing. Wild.

Rayne of Terror said...

That yellow bow melts my heart. I want to start working on #2 SOOO bad, but instead made an appt for an IUD.