The cold did not miraculously clear up. It's really a mild cold. I just find not being able to take serious drugs until I am no longer experiencing symptoms to be very difficult. If hot tea with honey was as effective as a commercial decongestant, no one would bother selling those.
But. Breastfeeding. Hot tea with honey and cough drops and saline spray it is.
I think he was trying to suggest that perhaps sometimes I might do things a bit more completely than is actually necessary. I've been thinking about that, and I'm not sure it's true.
He and I have remarkably similar, except opposite, positions on his safety precautions.
I think after her next bath (today), I'll try to keep her head from rubbing on things until her hair is totally dry. Make sure the cuticle really has a chance to seal. She's six months old. I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to start using product on her yet.
It's from where it rubs on her sheets, the floor, the car seat, the back of the high chair, the stroller, the changing table, etc. It's all broken and frizzy and dry and awful. It collects balls of lint and everything.
I mentioned in an email to my sister yesterday that the baby's hair is teaching me a lot about why my hair was such a tremendous problem for so long. This is probably why my mom was SO adamant about my having a pixie or a bob for the first 6 or so years of my life. These tangles are kind of awful.
I distinctly remember when someone finally explained to my mom that my hair was inordinately dry and could use "cream rinse" and hot oil and the like.
Things improved a lot in my life after that. Having hair that's been detangled completely in the last week or so, and without tears, will improve more than just your hair.