My granddaughter was born three weeks early, and she had a fair amount of dry, flaky skin covering the surface of her skin. The pediatrician assured us that this was normal, and said to wash her off with a washcloth and it would eventually flake away.
It is now three weeks later, and the dry skin that was on our babies forehead has started to travel into her hairline, and we felt we needed a good baby brush to help remove the excess dead skin and stimulate her scalp. We looked in several stores, not finding any baby brushes at all, but then the same day my husband and I found a soft baby brush at Toys R Us, my son-in-law found this baby brush and comb set at a dollar store that was made by Disney. For one and a half dollars it was worth a try.
The set is colored pale blue, and the brush is larger than what I remembered using on my daughter when she was young. The head of the brush is quite large, yet the bristles seem to be a little bit too hard, and they is a fair amount of space between them. I was hoping for a more compact brush with softer bristles, but this one is about 6-7 inches long, with a large oval shaped head.
The Disney Brush & Comb Set is distributed by Cudlie Accessories, LLC, in New York City, and although it is decorated with a cute Winnie The Pooh character, we are not at all pleased with the way this brush performs, and we won’t be needing the comb any time soon. I can see the comb being used on a child that has more hair, and we will most likely be using it in the future, but the bristles on the Disney Brush seem way too harsh for the skin of a one month old baby. My daughter refuses to use this brush, but she loves the softer bristled brush that we purchased at Toys R Us. Brushing a newborn and infants scalp is a good way of stimulating them, and removing some of the excess dry skin and flakes, but this one is just too abrasive for our baby.
The back of the package states that the hairbrush is designed with soft bristles to ensure baby’s comfort, but compared to the other brush we found, neither my daughter nor I feel that the Disney Brush has soft enough bristles. Normally I really like the Disney line of products, and I certainly cannot complain about the price of the Disney Brush & Comb Set, but this might work better for older children than it does for newborns and infants.