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Thursday, February 07, 2013

A Brave New World

This week Uliana discovered the world.

She saw us and smiled.
She reached for her stuffed toys and gurgled.
She said "ah-goo" to just about everything.

Then she decided that the world was all too much and she screamed.  Nikolai doned a pair of ear muffs and I wore the baby carrier for two days straight.

Certainly her world was made worse by a seriously sore bout of cradle cap.  I didn't think to take a proper picture, but this pretty much sums it up.  It was all over her eyelids and eyebrows.

First I tried olive oil and her skin turned red and swelled up.  The consensus at the preschool drop off line up was that pure coconut oil would do the trick.  Her skin swelled so much that she couldn't fully open her eyes, so I put a call into the midwife.  Breast milk was deemed to be the magical cure, and it was.  Three days later all the cradle cap is completely gone and her mood is much better.  We still have a small bout of crying during the witching hour, but it is only to be expected in a 6 week old.
The recipe this week is in honour of the Chinese New Year. A homemade hoisin sauce that is sulfite free and sugar-free.

Hoisin Sauce
Combine in a jar: 4 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 Tbsp peanut butter, 1 Tbsp honey, 2 tsp white vinegar, 1 clove of minced garlic, 2 tsp sesame seed oil, 1 tsp of sambal oelek (hot sauce) and 1/8 tsp black pepper.

Shake until it's nicely mixed.

1 comment:

Dina said...

Awww, glad she is all smiles now poor poppet. That Cradle Cap looked bad and swelling... Loch had it but only minor so we got some kind of prescription lotion and it went away pretty quick. Love the Hoisin recipe I'll have to try it out. Thx.

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