Cleaning Baby’s Head, Common Lard for

July 7th, 2008

“Nothing is better than common lard. Grease the head good at night, using plenty of lard, especially if very heavily coated. Let stand over night, the lard softens the coating so you can take a fine comb and remove it. Comb from the forehead back. You need never have any scale on the baby’s head.” Care should be taken in using a fine comb, as it will very often make a child’s head very sore.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

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