Any suggestions for Cradle Cap

Iko - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 44 moms have responded )

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I was recently told by my child's doctor that she has cradle cap. The doctor suggested that I wash my baby's hair twice a week in Selsun blue.

I wanted to know if there is anything else I can do? Also, does anyone have any idea how long this may last? Also, if I can put anything else in my baby's hair such as grease because my baby's hair seems a bit dry at times?

Thanks,

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Jackie - posted on 02/23/2010

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my son had really bad cradle cap and i tried all of this. if you try all of these and it still doesnt go away you should ask your doctor about a prescription called mupirocin, its an ointment that works very well. i used this ointment combined with hydrocortisone every day and washed his hair with selsun blue every other day and it eventually went away. good luck!

Carrie - posted on 02/08/2010

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Mustela shampoo is made especially for infants and works great at removing cradle crap. Our son has sensitive skin and this stuff worked within 3 weeks when washing 2x per week. I have friends that have fought cradle crap a lot longer using baby oil or shampooing more often. Good luck.

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Becci - posted on 02/23/2010

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My little one has got cradle cap and i have been using diprobase cream as a shampoo when in the bath an it seems to be working really well and it leaves her hair all fluffy, very cute!!

Diane - posted on 02/23/2010

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twice a week in the bath put baby or mineral oil on the cradle cap for about ten minutes then gently rub the flakes off with a baby wash cloth and baby shampoo. Depending on how bad it is it'll go away in a few days to a few weeks

Melissa Subelack - posted on 02/23/2010

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Emily had the same thing...But I just used baby oil and then rub it in the scalp and then take a come and comb it through the hair for about 10 minutes and wash in just water, do this for a week and it should be okay :)..CHEERS

Donna - posted on 02/23/2010

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warm olive oil and leave on all nite then comb in the morning before washing with your usual shampoo. You also get baby conditioner that you could try for your daughters dry hair

Tonya - posted on 02/23/2010

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I have used the stuff by Nature's Choice. It's around $7 and I got it Walmart in the baby section. I have only used it once so far and it seems to be working really well.

Amanda - posted on 02/23/2010

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I was told to brush my baby's hair after every bath with a baby bristle brush. I've done that since she's been born and never had a problem with cradle cap.

Candace - posted on 02/23/2010

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Wash babies hair daily and make sure you are getting to the scalp, maybe even a little scalp massage. This will help to prevent it, use baby oil in between. Good luck!

Caitlin - posted on 02/23/2010

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When my son had cradle cap we put baby oil in his hair brushed it with a comb before we gave him a bath. It was gone in a week!

Antonella - posted on 02/22/2010

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HI there.... almond oil works wonders just pat some of it on the baby cradle cap and it will wither away.... good luck:)

Trish - posted on 02/21/2010

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My mother in law used avocado oil on my boy and his cradle cap was really bad. This seemed to work better than ordinary baby oil. Ours lasted a couple of weeks as his was really bad. Just rub the oil onto the head using your hands and leave overnight than wash out. You may need to repeat depending on how bad the situation is.. Good luck I hope this has helped..

Erica - posted on 02/21/2010

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I used baby oil as well, but my son's went to his forehead and eyebrows as well. My pediatrician told me to apply a small amount of hydrocortisone cream twice a day and that really seemed to work!

Smita - posted on 02/20/2010

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Hey my littlegirlhad craddle cap too ...just apply olive oil (plenty) and with a soft tooth brush gently yet firmly rub the area in circular movements do it for a few days and wash your baby's hair twice a week.It will take atleast 2 weeks depending on hoe think the cradle cap is ,don't worry it will soon go .Take care

Cristina - posted on 02/12/2010

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I used Johnson baby oil gel all over my sons head and used the baby brush and comb to slowly and gently comb it out. I did it everday till it was gone. His head will be oily but it works like a dream! Better than any shampoo or cream.

Komla - posted on 02/11/2010

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I used baby oil and massaged this into her head every night and 30 min before her bath the next day. Whilst washing her hair I used a wash cloth to gently rub over her scalp. After drying her hair I combed the flakes off. You can also use your fingertips to remove the flakes...just be careful you don't pull at it. Goodluck!

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When the cradle cap is bad, remove it using olive oil and a soft brush. Other than that, make sure when you bath your baby that you wash her hair first and rinse it really well. Also, brush her hair twice a day and it will stay at bay!

Aanie - posted on 02/08/2010

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That might work but it is a chemical in that - i dont like using chemicals were they are not needed. What works for us is - i massage the Nutrimetics apricot oil into his scalp about an hour before his bath, it softens the flakes, then i comb them out and shampoo the oil out. It works really really well for us!!

Amanda - posted on 02/07/2010

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i just read the previous reply. that sounds like a good way of doing it. i wish i had known about that!

Amanda - posted on 02/07/2010

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baby oil works pretty good. tommy had cradle cap the first couple months and i just washed his hair with a wash cloth and slowly started peeling it off. you have to be careful though so as not to pull too much off at once. i did it when his hair was wet, or i would put lotion on his scalp and use a baby washcloth to rub it off. it did not seem to hurt him. good luck, and i hope i helped.

Tiffany - posted on 02/07/2010

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I found a cradle cap kit at Kmart for $5. It worked great on my little girl, got rid of ALL the cradle cap in one try. You shouldn't use baby oil because it clogs pores. Try to find the cradle cap kit or try brushing the babies head with their soft baby brush while they are in the bath with some shampoo. Then, when they come out of the bath use grapeseed oil on their scalp (at walmart in the same aisle as vegetable oil.) and use a comb to get the rest off. That's what I did I just used the cradle cap comb and mitten instead of a brush and comb.

Jennifer - posted on 02/07/2010

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One of my kids had cradle cap until she was 3. The doctor finally recommended Selsun Blue. We used it twice and it was gone for good. Wish I had known sooner. Just make sure you don't get it in baby's eyes. I tried the green bottle mentioned above and hated how greasy it was. Go with the shampoo, it works faster..

Mary-Anne - posted on 02/07/2010

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Plenty of baby oil, especially straight after a bath. If you don't like baby oil, try paw paw ointment or light olive oil. I never brushed or combed it. The doc said it would break up and lift naturally.

Helen - posted on 02/07/2010

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My daughter had it, I found that all you need to do is gently massage the scalp with your fingertips to remove the excess skin. Done each time you clean the hair (I do it every other day with a baby soap) keeps it at bay, no need to buy anything special :)

Sally - posted on 02/07/2010

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My daughter had cradle crap and the best way I removed it was with baby oil. I put a drop on her scalp message it in. Then took a thin tooth comb and combed it out slowly. Do this for 2 days and it will all come out.

Emily - posted on 02/07/2010

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We have stuggled a bit with cradle cap as well. I learned it was from leaving my son's hat on and he was getting too sweaty. I now take his hat off in the car or store and he hasn't been having cradle cap. I usually soak his head with baby oil and let it soak in a bit...then wash it out. If there is cradle cap present I comb gently to remove it. Seems to work great for us. Good luck :-)

Angie - posted on 02/07/2010

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are son never really got craddle cap bad,,, he just got a lil dry and flaky, he never had any build up or smell,,, but we did head and shoulders,, let it sit on his head while giving him a bath and washed him all up and then rinsed his head,, and then when ever he was sleeping i would exfoliate his scalp with a soft brush or my nails very gently,,,, it would go away then start in another spot on his scalp,, but i think it maybe lasted a month??

Jackie - posted on 02/07/2010

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Ive used something called dentinox for cradle cap. I use it as a shampoo when ever I do my daughters hair and its all gone and stays away. I hope this helps

Julie - posted on 02/07/2010

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We used baby oil. I put it on a cotton ball and rubbed it on my son's head after a bath. Seemed to work wonders. I also tried and put some in the bath but found it made him a bit "slippery"! My son has also had some dermatitis and the doctor suggested the best thing to wash your baby, is water! We have stopped using any soaps or shampoos and it is working well. He is still clean and lovely. I use soap etc on my 3 year old but he never seem to be affected by anything we used on him when he was a baby.

Crystal - posted on 02/06/2010

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There is a cream for cradle cap. It is by Gentle Naturals. It is in a green bottle and sold where thing baby things are any store, not where the adult shampoo is sold. My daughter had cradle cap REALLY bad !!! I used the cream on her head about three times. It has never came back and that was four months ago. She is now 6 months. I hope it works for u.

Nicole - posted on 02/06/2010

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My 5 month had it........I used the stuff from the store for cradle cap just use a comb & it flakes right off like dandruff.....I used it once a day.....

Amy - posted on 02/06/2010

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This is what i did and it worked.. every time i washed the babies hair, i would take babies brush and brush her hair while the shampoo was in. then after rinsing all the shampoo out, i would put vasiline in, works good

Lindsey - posted on 02/06/2010

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put baby oil on the babys hair/head while it is dry. then shampoo as you normally would. it worked for my son. i still do it as needed.

Alicia - posted on 02/06/2010

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i pediatrician gave me selenium sulfide it was a prescription, i used it seriously twice, it sits on for 2 minutes and washes out, and once washed out you can see the flakes in the babys hair. then i just brushed softly and did it again 2 days later.

Giseli - posted on 02/06/2010

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I have used baby oil,olive oil,head and sholders shampoo ect...it goes away for a few days but it aways comes back.so i don't know what to tell you:(

Tiffany - posted on 02/06/2010

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my son had it and our dr told us to use regular cooking oil and massage it in and a soft brush

Kristal - posted on 01/26/2010

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I just used Selsun blue for the first time last night and it really worked. I never did anything about it for my other children and it went away on it's own.

Cristy - posted on 01/25/2010

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Try a little bit of sugar mixed with baby shampoo and rub into your bubs head while in the bath - it did the trick for us!

Jacqueline - posted on 01/25/2010

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they do make a special shampoo for cradle cap. it is by natures choice and worked well for my daughter. she has had it since she was born and is almost gone. i used the shampoo twice a week

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