Monday, February 7, 2011

Fiasco.

 This silly girl, who can be seen quite frequently in her blue doctor spectacles, had a little mischief party this weekend.
She found her way into a little vat of BabyRub and played beauty parlor.
With the entire thing.
Apparently she has much, much, much more hair than we had previously believed.
That, or this makes a great body building hair product.
So I turned to Google, with a eucalyptus scented, very greasy headed baby, sitting in my lap.

I came upon a suggestion to use cornstarch to bind the Vaseline base, and then a clarifying shampoo to dissolve the ick.
Nearly a dozen rounds of this torture fest later, I have a slightly less greasy, less scented, super angry baby on my hands.

Good times.  Really good times.

Lock up your Vicks.  With like ten padlocks.
You're welcome.

62 comments:

  1. That reminds me of when my son had a party with a brand new bottle of baby powder during his nap time. I cleaned powder off of him and his entire room for weeks! Bald baby does look cute, even though she may be greasy!

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  2. Hysterical! I'm sure cleaning it all up was not but thanks for the advice! :)

    She is a doll!

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  3. I really want some blue doctor glasses!

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  4. oh no....and it always happens when another one is on the way ;) at least in my experience!!
    I'll keep the cornstarch tip in my back pocket

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  5. I wish I'd known about this in the 80s. I could have made my bangs even bigger!

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  6. Oh the memories! My daughter did that with Vaseline when she was 2. She had the slickest hair in town...

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  7. Oh, my baby did the same thing (of course after she was all dressed for church and we were ready to head out the door) and I began to think her hair would never be the same again. I had to wash it so, so, so many times. I feel your pain. Good thing she's so cute!

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  8. Oh My! I read on another blog about a child getting into Vaseline. I love the smell of Vicks but I don't think I want my children smelling like the entire jar. Glad she's less greasy. What would we do without Google?

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  9. :) My daughter managed to do something similar with Vaseline. Lock that away with the Vicks!

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  10. You sure know how to tell an awful story but make it funny. Poor little one :) She is so adorable with the powder in her hair; how can you be mad at that face?! :)

    Thanks for sharing! And just think, she is just helping you be prepared for your next little one!

    Kind Regards,
    Nicole

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  11. One of mine did the vaseline thing too...so fun! lol

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  12. My 2 year old enjoyed his vaseline hair gel too! He had climbed up on baby brother's changing table to retrieve the tub of goo off the shelf during naptime. We did the cornstarch and many washes but what worked best for us was washing with Dawn dish soap. Fun days indeed! :)

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  13. Oh. My. Gosh. My son did it with Vaseline, but we did the easy fix and shaved his head. Cute on him but not so cute on a girl I guess ;-)

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  14. i love that photo. even in her eucalyptus-y powdered state she's awfully cute.

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  15. God love her! You will never, ever forget this day.

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  16. This made me laugh so hard. And I needed it. Between you and my NYC BFF's post today (www.katysneverendingstory.com) I've had belly laughs from coast to coast. Love the way you tell a story.

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  17. bald baby is genius!
    look at all that hair.
    i may have to start offering the bald baby insta grow service in my salon!
    sorry julie, but this made me just about pee my pants laughing!

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  18. OhMYgoodness... I swear I could smell the Vick's as I was reading this post. HA

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  19. Bless. your. heart.

    As a glass is half full kinda girl, I just have two things to offer. Thankfully, she didn't get it in her eyes...that would be very, very bad.

    And two, you are guarnteed no stuffy noses! A plus this time of year! ;)

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  20. We had a sinlar episode with our first and his friend...with eucerine, hair carpet, dresser, everywhere... I swear they were only left alone for 5 minutes and we thought they were playing so nicely.

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  21. That is too funny! And thank you so, so much for the warning :)

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  22. Our son did the same thing, except with balmex. diaper cream is water repellent...he looked gross for weeks! I tried everything, dawn dishsoap, peanut butter finally lots and lots of baths later, he was slightly less groddy looking!

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  23. oh man... that is funny! sorry.
    I had the same issue with Addie only she had found a stick of butter on the table... It was everywhere! fun times :)

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  24. Oh no. We've had the same scenario with desitin and vaseline. I think the vix would be worse . . . oh the smell!!!

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  25. I'm not a mom yet, but I have definitely had my share of Vapor rub/vasoline child mischief! Good thing kids are cute when they get into trouble. :)

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  26. Oh no! I'm lovin' those blue specs though! ;)

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  27. At least she's so stinkin cute that it makes the task a little easier.

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  28. She is so cute!! When I brought my second baby home from the hospital, son #1 was 2. He went through the typical jealous kid trouble maker stage. The second night she was home I found him in the bathroom. He had painted the wall and mirror with a combination of vicks, baby soap, and baby powder. It was a greasy, bubbly, powdery mess and took hours to clean up!

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  29. So not cool! I had a similar experience...except I'm the one who did it! I put baby oil GEL in my baby's hair...to clear up her dry scalp. For the record...baby oil = fine. Baby oil GEL = NEVER.COMES.OUT.

    It was awful.

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  30. Totally made me snort! My son got his hands on his diaper rash cream and had a party with it. It's only slightly less greasy than the vicks and let's just say he got his first haircut a little earlier than i would have liked.

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  31. First off, your little girl is simply darling...Second, I totally just laughed out loud. These little stories are definitely the best :)

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  32. Ok, first, those blue glasses are hilarious...and very appropriate for such a mischevious little girl. Second, my equally crafty little 2 year old got into the Vick's just this weekend and stuffed toilet paper in it. You think they're talkin' on the phone?

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  33. Heehee...that actually reminded me to add BabyVicks to the shopping list.

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  34. the spectacles are awesome!

    Try dawn dish soap (like the ducks in the oil spills)

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  35. It doesn't look like any made it to the bottom of her feet this time around.

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  36. But isn't she ever so adorable with it?!?

    I cannot imagine how funky that must have felt to her? Because I can't even wipe it on my kid's chest without suddenly feeling lightheaded at all the oxygen that my pores are suddenly inhaling.

    EEK!

    But again, ADORABLE.

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  37. Thank you for your tip!!!!
    The story was hillarious, anyway (for those who not have to bath a kid a 1.000 times!).

    I just knew your blog (by Ashley Ann´s blog) and I´d like to congrat you! What a nice job!!! What a touching story!!!

    God bless you and your fantastic family for sharring His love and support with us!!!

    I´m a 35 years old mommy of 2 little precious (a boy and a girl) and... I´m a widow. I´ve been that for one year now. And I still cant believe it!

    I started a blog after my husband´s accident with an urgency of let my kids know their story with their father, with the world, with myself. Just in case...

    When you face the death like this, so close to you, so unbelievable, you have 2 choices: waiting in Jesus and keep moving OR get down on despair. It´s not really a "choice"... but YOU GOTTA DO SOMETHING!!!

    God will not take my husband and "forget about a little detail": me and 2 kids (5yo and 3yo). No! He had a plan! Not just for my Fernando, but for me and my children as well.

    Like you, I believe that someday we will all meet again... in heaven! Untill than, I´m trying to do my best around here, to honor Him.

    Best wishes!
    Mirys from Brazil

    PS: if you wanna know more of our story, will can stop by www.diariodos3mosqueteiros.blogspot.com. It has a translation button. Be our guest!

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  38. My daughter did that with Vaseline a couple of years ago. So glad the cornstarch worked. I remember it like yesterday, having to give her about 5 washes in one day. It was brutal and she was NOT a happy camper.

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  39. So funny. I love this post. I have three children, my two girls never really did these sort of things but my little man (the 3rd) made up for it. You'd be amazed at the mischief he finds although we haven't yet encountered the Vicks hairslick! Thanks for the tip, it shall be firmly placed out of reach from now on.

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  40. Oh, lord... YIKES! Thanks for the tip!

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  41. Well at least everyone's nasal passages got cleared out! Too funny but a cutie!

    Megan

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  42. OH, that cute-little-memory-making-mischief-party-throwing-more-hair-than-you-gave-her-credit-for-going-to-be-a-big-sister-this-summer-greasy-baby girl!

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  43. OH NO! Dawn soap would of taken it right out. That stuff is amazing!

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  44. She was still ridiculously cute even with greasy hair!

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  45. Yep, mine did it with Aquaphor once...yeah....I resorted to dish soap. I still had to do about 20 rounds...good times;-)

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  46. Haha...though I can totally picture the anguish over getting this out of her hair, (both hers and yours) this was a good laugh! My lil doll is only 15 mos. and I can sense the mischief beginning. She began feeding the dogs over the highchair months ago...

    P.S. The blue dr glasses are rockin! She is so sweet!

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  47. Oh my too funny! Hard to be mad at that cutie with those little curls!

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  48. Oh my youngest did this with a jar of vaseline once. It was the entire jar and it was everywhere! I tried to be mad at her but when she saw that I had discovered her she took of running and then when I would grab her she would literally slip out of my grasp and then giggle and then I would giggle and before long we were both cracking up. I think she had the longest bath EVER that night. One good thing about vaseline is that it doesn't have the odor of vicks. Hope you get it resolved soon!

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  49. Bwahahaha, she doesn't look at all angry in that picture.

    My son once did that with Desitin, only he wasn't satisfied with just that but he had to add on a whole brand new economy size baby powder that he promptly tipped into his dresser draws, all over his bed, all over the table, carpet, chair and himself, he then went on to 'polish' the table with Lysol spray "Because it looked dusty"

    Took weeks until his room no longer smelt of that concoction and the table was ruined, so see, could have been worse ;)

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  50. As a child I "cleaned" my parents 1970's style mirrored wall in our home with vasoline. After my mom telling me that story I had hidden all greasy messy things out of sight. But I was not smart enough to hide the permanent puffy paint from my 4 year old and her bff cousin(and favorite partner in crime). I think I'd rather clean vasoline...

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  51. She is so darned beautiful!

    Last year, my husband wasn't paying attention and our daughter emptied an entire bottle of Vaseline on the front of an antique dresser. By the time I found it, it had really soaked in, the finish was very soft, and would come off when you tried to wipe off the Vaseline. Needless to say we are now a Vaseline free home...except for what is left on the dresser.

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  52. Um, ya, so after reading this I'm TERRIFIED of what my 2 almost 3 yr old would look like if she got a hold of her Vicks tub (or the vaseline on her brother's changing table)!!! She has super thick hair that is down to her waist! Talk about a nightmare! UGH!!!

    Thanks for making me laugh while scaring me at the same time. I very much enjoy reading your blog! :-)

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  53. That is so sad and so funny all at the same time! I like her spirit though! =)

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  54. so glad i am NOT the only one. I washed and washed my daughters hair...then poured baby powder all over her head...over and over again. what a pain!

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  55. I am SO sorry! But all I could think of as I was reading this was, at least it's not poop! And I know you've been there, done that...

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  56. My friend's son did the same thing. It was a mess!

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  57. I love the way you write! You have such a light and bubbly way of writing. Even though this post had my stomach tied in knots as I imagined having to clean vicks out of my babies' hair, I couldn't help but giggle.

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  58. When my daughter was 2, she and her best little friend (who is from Ethiopia and is used to having lots of product worked into her hair) were in her bedroom quiet as can be. After about 5 minutes we (I and the mom of the sweet little friend) realized we could smell Vicks...lots of Vicks. Sure enough..they had also played beauty parlor...but only in my daughter's long locks. It took me days to get it all out. I should have Googled it like you did!! So smart. Those are the days that make you want to cry but looking back on it now (my daughter is 4), it's pretty funny. :)

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