Does anybody have some good ways to get rid of cradle cap?
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Hanna - posted on 12/03/2009
my son is 9 months & he still has some. i never did anything to get rid of it. and it's getting smaller as his cradle cap grows in, i think he's down to a few flakes. i heard baby oil works great or dandruff shampoo except don't leave it in for too long & make sure you don't get it in your baby's eyes. good luck!
Kim - posted on 12/02/2009
Vaseline or baby oil.... simple and cheap. Just massage into the effected area and leave for an hour. I do it before bath time. And then just comb the hair and shampoo it out in the bath. Worked great for me.
Donna - posted on 12/02/2009
Olive oil is really good, with a soft baby brush. Baby oils are often perfumed and can dry it out even more...we found that with the Johnson's baby oil. I have also used Vaseline which has softened the scabs really well also.
Amber - posted on 12/02/2009
My son had it really bad. Our doctor told us to use head and shoulders for a week and then use it every other day. It worked wonders, within a week it looked great. and it smells like bubble gum lol... hope this helps. good luck.
Jessica - posted on 12/02/2009
i used olive oil on my sons head before he went to sleep and then again in the morning then lightly combed through it in the morning. I would wash his head with water every day and with a little baby shampoo twice a day and it cleared it up in about a week and a half.
Rebecca Anne - posted on 12/02/2009
Before u put the oil on the babies scalp, give it a brush to loosen the flakes. You can even slightly heat the oil in the microwave (just luke warm, not to burn)and place on the troubled spots. This was how I was taught to do it with the elderly and it always worked and didn't hurt them.
Sheri - posted on 12/01/2009
I use baby oil while giving him a bath. I put it directly on his head, then brush his hair back in the opposite of its natural direction (so from forehead back) with a very soft baby brush. Then I would let the baby oil sit on his head until the end of his bath, about 10 minutes or so, before rinsing it out. Worked like a charm and seemed to clear in no time. Of course, his cradle cap wasn't that bad.
If you notice that your little one's cradle cap is severe, and/or it seems to bother them, you might consider asking your pediatrician for a prescription of hydrocortizone to rub on the head. It makes the hair sticky, but soothes the itching and discomfort.
Nicole - posted on 12/01/2009
We have a 'brush' from the hospital when my guy was born that has lots of soft bristles. We use it everytime he bathes to prevent cradle cap, but the nurse at the hospital said that it would help if he ever got it too. So I would suggest using a fine bristle brush and just gently scrubbing in circles during bath time. I've also heard the baby oil thing before as well. Good luck!
Hannah - posted on 12/01/2009
my son had cradle cap really bad, and we just used baby oil, and brushed it into his hair. it took awhile but it got rid of it. also if you are using any kind of soap to wash his hair, quit using it and just use the baby oil. that helped alot with my son!
Laura - posted on 12/01/2009
I was told my health visitor to rub baby oil or olive oil onto the head, leave it on for an hour and wash off, she suggested trying this for a week, if this doesnt work, rub the oil onto the head and leave it on thru the night and wash off in the morning, i havent tried this and i dont want to mess with my babys skin, Hope this helps you