As you may recall, my little man bumped his head a few weeks back and his "boo boo" required three stitches on his forehead. Being the vain momma that I am, I was most concerned with the scar (after I was assured he was fine and didn't have a concussion, of course). I asked the doctor if there was anything we could do to increase his odds of not having a scar and aside from the initial neosporin applications and maybe trying mederma for scars, she gave me a piece of advice I'd never heard.
If you want to minimize a scar, be sure to keep the boo boo out of the sun - wear a hat or slather sunscreen over the scar. Research has shown that the sun is a huge factor in whether or not a scar develops. So every morning I attack Lukas with the sunscreen and reapply often when he's outside. It'd be much easier if the little man would just wear a hat, but he's very finicky when it comes to hats and tends to hate them more than love them.
So far it seems to be working! He has a little line above his eye, but it's not too noticeable and I'm hoping it is further minimized as the boo boo heals even more.
Also, as evidenced by this picture, my baby is now a little boy. I'm going to go cry now.