Couple questions regarding my 5 month old

Alicia - posted on 01/30/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My ped recommended using selsun blue shampoo every few days for my lil girl's cradle cap but it doesn't seem to work (i have really bad scalp issues as well and it doesnt work for me either). We've also tried the baby oil as well and it isn't seeming to work. Any more suggestions?

Also, we've been trying to feed her from a spoon with the cereal but she just pushes it out with her tongue our gags a little. I am worried she isn't progressing past the stage of only bottle fed and into eating from a spoon. Is this normal at only 5 months?

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Kelly - posted on 01/30/2011

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In the Uk we have a shampoo called dentinox!! Worked a treat on my lil girls hair!!
Also regrdin spoons, my lil one was like that. mam do a feeding spoon, where the food is in the handle, u gently squeeze the handle and the food goes on the spoon, my lil one will only eat from this spoon, she wont eat off a normal spoon lol!!

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Tarra - posted on 02/13/2011

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vaseline worked for my daughters cradle cap. put it in at night wash it out in the morning. use a washcloth and scrub lightly in circles

Angela - posted on 02/13/2011

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I would be very careful giving him solids if he's still pushing it out and gagging. There are risks in starting solids too early. Our pedi recommends waiting until 6 months even though they say you can start at 4 months. It just depends on baby's development. My oldest refused all cereal (we tried 3 different grains) and all baby food whether I made them or not. To this day (he's 2 1/2) he won't eat mashed potatoes and doesn't really care for ice cream. Texture thing, I guess. Anyway, at this stage, it's all just practice and not for nutrition or quantity. I would give her the option and try different things but if she doesn't seem interested, wait a couple weeks and reintroduce it. Our pedi said if he's tracking what we're eating, that's fine...it's when he gets mad that we're not sharing that he's truly ready. Lol. Until then, she suggests waiting to avoid choking hazards and giving his digestive system more time to develop so he can handle solids well. Watch your baby's cues and if she's not ready, then don't force it. My oldest didn't start eating solids until he was 10 months old since he wouldn't eat baby food; we had to wait until he had enough teeth to chew, and started with cooked beans, which he loved. He's now a great eater and did just fine exclusively breastfeeding until then. I will also add he refused a bottle from 4 weeks and was still fine when I had to work in the office 3 days a week. Kids are resilient and work at their own pace. Your little one will tell you when she's ready.

Sara - posted on 02/09/2011

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my peds recmoned it too but every other day try combing or brushing it out while it dry then dont wash her hair 4 3 days and see how that works but still give a bath every other day. most deffently try fruit star w/ somthimg sweet like bannas of applesause

Melissa - posted on 02/07/2011

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i used the aveeno bath stuff, the lavender scent in my daughters head and the cradle cap is gone.
My daughter didn't like rice cereal, her stomach is sensitive to it more then oatmeal, try a different cereal or go to vegetables, most doctors tell you to go to vegetables before fruits because babies will not learn to like vegetables because they aren't sweet like fruit. Trying one every 3-5 days helps with knowing sensitivities.

Angelique - posted on 02/06/2011

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Try Elizabeth Annes baby shampoo, Johnsons is not recommended for babies with very dry skin. After bath while my sons hair is still wwet I gently rub aqueous cream onto his scalp; this seems to help (My son is now 5 months 2 weeks).

Alicia - posted on 02/03/2011

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my ped said start with cereals then veggies, 1 a week, then fruit last but if she's still thrusting the tongue she may not be ready to just keep trying

Sarah - posted on 02/03/2011

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Yes this is normal!! In fact the American Academy of Peds. recommends not starting solids until they are 6 month old. Babies have a normal tongue thrust reflex to prevent them from choking and the older they get (around 6 mo) they lose this. what does your Doc say?
My son had bad cradle cap and his doc recommended putting olive oil in his hair then gently combing through his hair then washing it. It did not go away instantly, but did seem to help over time.

Tricia - posted on 02/03/2011

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all 3 of my kids had cradle cap all we did was use johnson baby shampoo and while the shampoo was on her head we took the baby brush and scrubbed there heads thats what her pediatrician said to do....and for the feeding part all babies are ready at dif. times just keep trying good luck!!

Nicole - posted on 02/02/2011

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my baby had cradle cap bad and i went to the chemist and got some oil called egozite as the baby oil and everything wasnt working, Egozite cleared it up in 3 days. i found it in the baby section at the chemist

Christine - posted on 02/01/2011

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I don't have any advice for the cradle cap because I never experienced it with either of my babies, but I can offer some tips about the spoon feeding.

I would say to try and give her some fruit rather than plain rice cereal. My son just doesn't like the taste of rice cereal by itself. He will eat rice cereal (about a table spoon) if it is mixed in with a fruit (thats how I usually serve it to him in the mornings). He has been eating from a spoon since he was 4 months old. It took about a week and a half before he fully got the hang of it, but all babies take a little time to learn. You are teaching them a new skill, afterall. It will take a little time for her to learn how to eat from the spoon, but some parents choose to wait until 6 months of age to even start solids, so your daughter is definitely not behind when it comes to this issue.

Myshell - posted on 01/31/2011

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to get rid of my babys cradle cap we just put baby body lotion in his hair and washed it out the next night. (we bath nightly). we shampoo every second day..took a week but no more cradle cap. as far as eating goes, try making the food a little more watery/milky(i use breastmilk) my son gags when its too thick also try different foods til you find one they like...my son ate carrots for weeks

Jessica - posted on 01/31/2011

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I love gentle naturals for cradle cap. It worked after one application! I know you can buy it online, Targets site carries it.

Alina - posted on 01/31/2011

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my daughter had cradle cap pretty bad too. our ped gave us a prescription for it. its a shampoo that is a little stronger than the regular selsun blue or head and shoulders. it worked within 2 weeks. we were told to wash her hair with it every other day for 2 weeks. as far as the spoon feeding issue, my daughter didnt want to take the spoon until about a week ago. she will be 6 months on the 4th. I just kept offering it to her once a day, everyday. Then, one day, she just decided to take it. its just that they have to get used to the texture and feeling of the food and spoon. i also tried squeezing her cheeks to where your fingers are between her gums, and put the spoon of food in her mouth like that... she will get the hint soon... dont worry... my ped also said that most babies dont take to the spoon really well until they are at least 6 months...

Sherry - posted on 01/31/2011

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for the craddle cap I've found the only thing that works for my girl (she has really sensitive skin) is to take her washcloth after her bath and just rub her head with a bit more pressure.

For the eating you should just try skipping to fruit... they like the flavor better so take to it easier.

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