Does anybody have some good ways to get rid of cradle cap?
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Natalie - posted on 12/08/2009
I was told by the doctor to put baby oil on the babys scalp, but when i tried this my boys head got very hot and the baby oil burnt his skin, he came up in a big rash, this was a johnson and johnson baby oil, id try a tiny bit first to see whether your babe has a reaction, other then that, i believe it comes along with being a baby and will go away.
Jennifer - posted on 12/08/2009
I used Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap Care. I found it in the baby section at Wal-Mart. With the lotions and shampoos. It worked in just two applications. I used it once a week on my little one.
I used this same stuff it has a picture of baby pooh on it and it really does work wonders! My children had tons of hair and this worked even through the hair!
Melissa - posted on 12/08/2009
Bathtime use Dandruff shampo and the use a baby comb. It helped me thats the one thing that really grosses me out. When done with shampo rise out it helps if you have another person helping you so one can cover the eyes. Hope this helps.
i think that dandruff shampoo is not designed to be used for a baby's head
Melissa - posted on 12/08/2009
Does anybody have some good ways to get rid of cradle cap?
I was just wondering if there are any other tricks to take away cradle cap? Just let me know what you do to get rid of it.
There are tons of different ways including over the counter shampoos but personally i rub baby oil into the scalp and let it sit a few minutes. Then take a fine tooth comb and very gently comb out whatever you can. Immediately after put the baby in bath with normal shampoo.
Kristie - posted on 12/08/2009
I used baby oil. I poured it into his hair/scalp and scraped it gently with a comb for about 15-20 minutes, then I washed out with Eucerin shampoo (it is really gentle). I did this every other night for about 2 weeks and it went away. I still notice a little around his forehead but I just pour baby oil on a cotton ball and wipe. Hope this helps.
Sanja - posted on 12/07/2009
I just put some oil (generously), then use a comb to lift the cradle cap of the skin and then brush it of with fine natural bristle brush. It was gone in one evening. But I still repeat it from time to time with oil, and every time I give him a bath I brush his hair in every directions...
And also noticed that since I removed cradle cap his hair started to grow rapidly :)))
Sarah - posted on 12/07/2009
I personally hated putting oil in my daughters hair, I found it hard to wash out all the time and it made her hair look greasy for a day or two, and not that soft fluffy baby hair lol. All I did was while she was in the tub and with the warm water loosening the flakes I would just gently rub it off with a wash cloth. After doing that once or twice It was gone...
Cecile - posted on 12/06/2009
I used a pharmaceutical grade of tea-tree oil ( lot better quality than just a drug-store brand). Works beautifully and quickly. Perfectly safe for newborns. I even used it on my husband's head when he had something that looked like cradle cap (hee hee). I even used it on one of my pups that had ringworm!
And it isn't expensive.
Marquita - posted on 12/06/2009
I used baby aveeno wash/shampoo and then I switched to the more natural Dr.Woods Baby Mild Castile Soap. I basically shampooed my son's hair and i took his baby brush and went in quick circular motions lifting the cradle cap. I washed his hair a few times a week until it was gone and his hair started growing in with no problem. The cradle cap prevents the hair from coming in so it has to be lifted. I hope that this helps.
Jennifer - posted on 12/06/2009
Hiya :) So my son has the cradle "crap" too... I keep it under control really well - barely see it at all... I made the bathtime ritual include Eucerin CREME, not the little liquidy lotion.. the actual cream.. I rubbed in after a bath... looks greasy at first but his head absorbs the lotion.. Anyhow.. there's not cradle crap in between baths anymore, and his head is smoothe and soft - not to mention my hands... it was cheap, effective and also great for baby bumps (that little acne looking stuff) I live by it... Hope this helps..
Desiree - posted on 12/05/2009
my son had horrible cradle crap. to break the cycle, i bought the disney babies cradle crap care (they sell it at walmart and babies-r-us) and used it as directed til i broke the cycle. now to prevent it from coming back, we apply a little baby oil at night and in the morning. haven't seen it since!!!!
Jessica - posted on 12/04/2009
use oil as others have suggested but dont wash your babies hair with anything but water until they are older its the soaps and shampoos that cause the cradle cap in the first place xx
Actually it's not the soaps that cause cradle cap, it is a very common skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis (a yeast that causes extremely patchy scaly dandruff). It's not contagious in the slightest so don't worry if you happen to have twins and one develops cradle cap but the other doesn't - you can still use the same brush, towels, hats and hairpieces, etc.
Most cases will clear up within a week using baby oil massaged into the area, use a soft bristle comb or even your fingertips to loosen scale up, then wash with baby shampoo (or leave overnight and then wash out). Other therapies include egg whites mixed with oil (aka mayo!) and straight up oil (avocado, jojoba, olive). If it's still a fairly large patch - larger than a half-dollar (US) coin - or if it spreads or still won't get smaller with home remedy treatment; see your pediatrician/general practitioner, there may be something else 'at work'.
Rabecca - posted on 12/04/2009
My doctor told me to use baby oil so I did..just put it on her head before her bath and while she is in the bath I brush it which gets all the dry flakey things off. It took about 3 days before her cradle cap was completely gone. Now I only use the oil about once a week.
Julie - posted on 12/04/2009
Just the same one probably everybody said. Put a little baby oil on it and massage it in. It should loosen up the cradle cap. Then you can comb it out and wash and condition her hair. It's really important to use baby products and not adult ones because the p.h. is too high in adult products for baby's sensitive skin.
Robin - posted on 12/04/2009
I used baby oil/olive oil/ and there is this lotion Eucerin (spelling might be wrong) that is in a spray form that worked wonders for the cradle cap that was on my first baby. Her cradle cap was the worst the doctor had seen and when I used the lotion it cleared up really quick. Good Luck!
Tabitha - posted on 12/04/2009
It takes constant care but I first started using baby aquaphor then I started rubbing body wash in his hair and brushed threw it with a fine toothed comb an let it soak until bath time is done than rinse it out. Works very well for me then u rub lotion in after the bath and comb it in
Bronwyn - posted on 12/04/2009
My baby also had very bad cradle cap, and I tried the olive oil, baby oil, aqueous cream etc, but nothing really helped. I was even told to using milking cream (the cream they use on the cows udder when milking). I eventually used my nails very gently when he was sitting on my lap, and removed the thick bits by hand. I did this a little at a time over a few days, and once it was gone, it never came back. Hope this helps.
Halo - posted on 12/04/2009
sounds silly, but a little bit of head and shoulders .
don't be scared to rub it in.
obviously be gentle but it needs rubbing in.
same with any of these little tricks.
i was recommended it after the cradle cap shampoo wasn't working.
my son hasn't had it since after 2 baths of head and shoulders :)
be careful in case of sensitive skin though please.
my son has no reactions to anything so he's lucky :)
Kerri - posted on 12/04/2009
Hi our little princess had terrible cradle cap, l gently massage none scented massage oil into her head after her night time bath, in the morning a heap had come off. l repeated it every three to four days and it was gone within a week. l had heard that it is often contributed to not washing shampoo or soap out properly. Give it a go, l think it works brilliantly. Cheers Kerri.
I used a product from the Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics range specifically for Cradle Cap. A friend recommended it and it worked beautifully. You will have to look up online where you can buy it depending on where you live. I live in Australia, and there are only a handful of pharmacies in my city that sell the Mustela range. Their other products are wonderful as well, I've since used a few of them. Not cheap, but you don't need to use much, and well worth the cost I think.
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!
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