Barefoot by the Sea: Grease is the word...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grease is the word...

That is, if GREASE = Vaseline

Here goes my Sydney story from last week.  I to take a much needed shower (how dare I!)  I set her up with crayons, stickers and all sorts of activities that would occupy your average two year old, or so I thought.  I get out of the shower and spy Ms Sydney with a clear glob hanging off the side of her hair and (of course) one on the other side.  Her face has a subtle sheen you might catch on a snow bunny off for a day of skiing.  I make my way into her room, only to find the substance all over the walls and the dresser and the diaper caddy, on the floor with a huge fistful (make that a couple of fistfuls) of the goo missing. 

After five hair washings,  she was still greasy and stringy.  I ended up checking out a couple of websites, like Mamapedia and found that I was not alone.  Apparently, this is a common occurrence among little ones.  The general consensus is to actually use baby oil to remove the stuff but others used random things including dish soap, cornstarch and peanut butter?  In the end, I used a bar of Ivory Soap, which did the trick.  Needless to say we no longer have Vaseline in our house but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before she discovers the next "big thing".  Seriously, is there a meeting that the two year olds of America attend to keep their parents on their toes?


  1. HAHAHHA.... ahhahah.... sooooo cute.

  2. Oh no..I am sorry! LOL. And I am NOT laughing at you. With you...right????

  3. hahaha oh no! Yeah, noah did that too the other day. thankfully i caught him with his little hands in it and he hadn't gotten any farther than that. i'm telling you.. what are we gonna do with tthem?!

  4. haha, oh mannn that stuff gets everywhere! of all things

  5. Funny! We have Vaseline in our house too and I can't recall ever using it. I think it was one of those things they told you to buy when you were getting ready to have a baby and you just never use it!


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