cradle cap....any suggestions?

Sarah - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my 7 wk old boy has cradle cap. I am keeping pretty good control of it, but it just will not completely go away.

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Jaime - posted on 10/27/2009

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My 5 week old has it too as did my first son. Our doctor told us to use either the selson blue or head and shoulders. I used selson blue with my first but tried nizoral this time and like it so much better. you only need a tiny amount and after the 2nd wash its almost gone.

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thanks for asking that question i wondered too because my son is also 7 weeks but his cradle cap isn't bad it is just there but i was wondering how to help it!!!!

Sarah - posted on 10/24/2009

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Thanks everyone for you're great suggestions, it seems to have gone away now, his scalp is just a little flaky now. Nothing like it was, no scaly cradle cap anymore, thankfully. That Aveeno baby wash and shampoo seems to be working great. You can buy it at shoppers right now 2 for $12. He has really dry skin too, so the Aveeno Baby non scented cream is doing great for applying after the bath. Thanks again for all the support!

Brandee - posted on 10/24/2009

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hi sarah. we just went to the dr wed and she said that we could use selson blue about three times a week and it should go away. then to apply lotion or baby oil on it after a bath

Melissa - posted on 10/24/2009

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hi sarah. I feel the same way with my baby boy too,same age as yours. He had it since his 3 weeks old. Dr. says it will go eventually. I wash my baby's hair with just warm water and trying to massage his scalp and apply baby oil after. So far it's getting better. But every baby is different, a baby shampoo might work for your baby or something else. Wish this cradle cap will go away soon.

Brooke - posted on 10/21/2009

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i have heard that you can apply a warm wash cloth to babys head then baby oil cradle cap goes away eventually though so dont worry it will be over soon hope that helps

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I work as a salon manager and my middle child had terrible cradle cap. A hairdresser friend of mine told me to try the Paul Mitchell Baby Don't Cry shampoo. I LOVE IT! I bought a bottle 10 months or so ago and I am still using it! It is about $8.00 a bottle but well worth it because it does last so long. I would wash my daughter's hair 1-2x a week and when I gave her a bath I would wash her hair first and let the suds sit in her hair till I was done with her bath then rinse it right before I took her out of the tub. The scabs would just flake off when I brushed her hair. It does take a few tries to get it all gone if it is real bad but I found it to work very well.



** the smell of the shampoo is WONDERFUL however when I did use it on my daughters very sensitive skin it made her exsema (spelling???) flair up so I do not use it on her skin but I do use it on my 5 year old's hair and skin with no problems. Also, DO NOT buy it from a store! Go to a salon and buy it.....the products on the store shelf are often counterfit or old and are rarely actually less than if you buy it from a hairmasters or supercuts type place and if you watch for a good sale Paul Mitchell usually has BOGO sales fairly often during the holidays.



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