baby's dry scalp, dandruff?

Cielo - posted on 12/01/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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have u experience dry scalp on ur baby? when i try to rub it, it flakes... how do you deal with it?

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Ramona - posted on 12/05/2010

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I used the gel baby oil,that my doc suggested and combed through his hair for about 5 minutes. I left it on for 10 more minutes and shampood his hair. It was gone the next day, i was surprised. its kinda gross when you start to comb it out but i combed it and wiped the comb and kept doing this until my comb was coming clean.

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Gemma - posted on 12/05/2010

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You can also put a little bit of bicarb soda onto a damp flannel and gently rub it on bub's head then rinse it off. It won't leave greasy spots either. I also found swapping to a natural shampoo helped. I use Moo Goo or Kussen.

Cj - posted on 12/04/2010

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cradle cap -- what i read was not to mess with it. it's natural and will come off in good time.

Aicha - posted on 12/04/2010

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I oiled my babies head when she had cradle cap I use olive oil and it helps alot

Sabrina - posted on 12/04/2010

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evryone was telling me that my baby had craddle cap and the doctor told me to use dandruff shampoo and it wasnt really working but now ive found that its exzema cause it spread to her face and elbows and legs so if treating it as cradle cap doesnt work try jus putting olive oil on it and dont scrape the dry patches because they might blees i found that out the hard way because the doctor told me it was cradle cap and to scrape the flakes

Sarh - posted on 12/04/2010

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After babies bath take a baby comb and brush against the hair (the opposite way that it lays). I did this once and my son's cleared right up!!
A lot of people may tell you to use baby oil, but that leaves oily/greasy spots on everything baby's head comes into contact with.
You shouldn't need to put anything in baby's hair/on head. The water from the bath should be good enough. You may have to do it a few times. It will flake off and it makes a mess.

Hollyann - posted on 12/03/2010

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My son has dry scalp and the dr said it was cradle cap...but im not so sure. He told us to use Selsun Blue as shampoo, and to comb it to get as many flakes off as you can. Then to put hydrocortozone (i use hydrocortozone 10 plus) on it instead of lotion...Its working really good for me so far =)

Karlene - posted on 12/02/2010

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One doctor told me to use baby oil and a comb. Another pediatrician said to use Selsun Blue and that it would clear it up as well. I personally, have used baby oil and a comb for both of my babies.

Christina - posted on 12/02/2010

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I would say that is cradle cap. My son had it to. Whenever I would give him a bath I would rub some baby oil on his head leave it there for a minute and get a comb to brush his hair.. It would come right off.. might take a couple tries, depends on how much your little one has.

Lauren - posted on 12/02/2010

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Probably cradle cap .A nurse told me to rub some olive oil or baby oil on the flaky scales and leave it for the night . She said to wash it off with shampoo the following morning but because I can't wait for things lol , I used a little comb and my fingernail gently on her head and it came right off . The flakes are more of a waxy build up more then dry skin . Harmless but annoying .

Stifler's - posted on 12/01/2010

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My kid had cradle cap. I put the top of his head under the water with his face out and brushed the top of his head and got it all off then put baby oil on it.

Line - posted on 12/01/2010

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i also used olive oil, leave it on a couple of min the comb through and wash the hair after. Make sure it's well rinced.

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