Control cradle cap
The flaky scalp on infants known as cradle cap is harmless and will usually go away on its own, but most parents can’t stand to look at it. Make a paste in your palm of a couple of tablespoons baking soda and a teaspoon of water. Rub gently on the affected area, being careful not to get near the eyes, then wipe off with a damp washcloth, using no soap or baby shampoo. Repeat for two to three days until the flakiness lessens. (If the baby’s head is very red after this treatment, try rubbing in baby oil instead; the soda could be too abrasive).
Soothe a mouth ulcer
It’s hard to believe how much pain a tiny sore on the inside of your mouth can cause. Help the sore heal faster by swishing every couple of hours with a solution of 1 teaspoon baking soda stirred until it dissolves into 1 cup warm water.
Make your microwave sparkle
Got a lot of gunk baked onto the walls of your microwave? Put 1 cup water and a few tablespoons of baking soda into a glass container. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Use a damp sponge to wipe off all the loosened grime.