My baby has cradle cap and baby acne, What can I do to help it?

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Kimberly - posted on 11/18/2009

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Baby acne is just hormone adjustment. It will go away after a week or two. Baby oil works good before a bath on the cradle cap. Then just wash off with baby shampoo.

Ashley - posted on 11/18/2009

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baby oil on his scalp. and put a comb through his hair. then wash it with J&J shampoo.



for the baby acne, just wipe his face daily with a facecloth with warm water,. do not pop any zits. it'll clear up eventually. hope this helps.

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Christine - posted on 11/18/2009

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My son had craddle cap as well and I used baby oil after bathtime on his scalp to keep from itching. After about 3-4 days it looked much better and I could tell he was much more comfortable! My sone also had baby acne and it eventually disappeared within a couple of weeks. Hope that helps.

Tracee - posted on 11/18/2009

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Our dr told us to use dandruff shampoo for the cradle cap. It worked in 2 washes!!!

Jaymie - posted on 11/18/2009

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if your baby has cradle cap you just get a cotton ball and baby oil and rub it on your babys head, i would do it daily and then let it sit and later just give the baby a bath to get out the baby oil thats what i did with my daughter...but jsut dont pick at it cause it can cause cuts on their head

Aleisha - posted on 11/18/2009

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My son has cradle cap as well and he is 10 months old. We use Cradle Cap Treatment lotion that comes in either a bottle or a lotion dispenser. You can find it at walmart for like 5 dollars. The lotion dispenser has whinnie the pooh characters on it. Add that liberally especially after the babies bath and then comb through the hair. After 2 days I noticed it clearing up. You could also use baby oil and a comb too. You can also try oatmeal baths for the acne. But don't pop the pimples because it will cause scarring.

Jennifer - posted on 11/18/2009

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My daughter had both as well. For her acne, no fragrances just water and a soft facecloth then applied aloe vera. For the scalp I used a facecloth and softy scrubbed her head it went away after a few baths.

Natalie - posted on 11/18/2009

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My girl had that also & I actually quit dairy products and eggs and she cleared right up in a couple weeks! She is breast fed and I thought she might have an allergy to those as she would also spit up when ever i consumed milk or eggs. I really found that nothing else helped her condition as far as shampooing or putting oil on her scalp & brushing- just patience. washing her face gently with a warm soft rag did help with the skin a little..

Loretta - posted on 11/18/2009

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dont know about baby acne but use sunflower oil in the water when you give your baby a bath. as thier skin is so thin you nedd to use an oil they can absorb without harm

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