cradle cap

Sharon - posted on 04/15/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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what did you use to get rid of the cradle cap? ive tried the shampoos and oils,but its still there

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Emma - posted on 04/30/2010

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did anything work for you?
my daughter is 6 mnths and still has it
i dont know how to get it off

Mariette - posted on 04/29/2010

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I used normal bicarbonate of soda. A little bit mixed with water to make it into a paste..put some on the head..leave it for an hour or 2..then wash of with baby shampoo. Worked for me!

Cyndi - posted on 04/24/2010

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I used a little bit of baby oil. let it 'soak' for a bit, then later while she was sleeping in the baby carrier, i used a small comb to gently loosen the dead skin. I didn't get all of it, but the rest eventually went away on it's own. Good luck!

Elisabeth - posted on 04/23/2010

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I tried oils too but didn't work, seemed to make it worse actually. I don't know if you have what I used where you are, it's called "Bepanthan". It's an oil based cream used for antiseptic including nappy rash. There will be something very similar if you can't find this, should be able to get it from any chemist. I rubbed it on twice a day and either brush or rub the 'scabs' off when they became soft. Good luck.

Victoria - posted on 04/23/2010

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I got a cradle cap care kit at babies r us. It has a special mitt that is used to rub the oil into the scalp because cradle cap is mostly about stimulation/circulation. It also came with a rubber brush which loosened the dry flake so you could pick them off the scalp with the comb. The kit recommends you put oil in overnight and wash off in the morning. I only had to do this 2 or 3 times before the cradle cap was completely gone.

Kristina - posted on 04/23/2010

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I gave my baby a bath every night and brushed his hair with a baby brush - The day he got cradle cap I put baby oil through his hair and left it for 5mins then bathed him as usual. I did this twice (over 2 night) by the 3rd day it was gone. Goodluck

Ashley - posted on 04/23/2010

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I used skin so soft in the bath, and washed his hair with it. I then took a soft baby brush and rubbed his scalp then brushed out the flakes. It took about 5 days but it worked better then the baby oil for me.

JuliAnne - posted on 04/23/2010

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I had to periodically take it off with a soft brush after her bath until it went away on its own. Apparently its hormonal so it won't go away until your hormones are out of the babies system. My baby was born 22 Oct and it just finally dwindled down last week.

Jamie - posted on 04/23/2010

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I used baby oil on my son's head and left it from about 10-30 minutes based on severity of the cradle cap and then gave him a bath like normal. When I washed his hair I used the little soft scrub brush thing I got from the hospital on his head with the shampoo and it always helped. Another trick is use Head and Shoulders, but carefully and not very often.
Also, come to find out he didn't really have cradle cap but the shampoo I was using was drying his scalp out. I switched to Aveeno and haven't had a problem since.

Dorothy - posted on 04/23/2010

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My son had it when he was a few weeks old. I just got one of those soft bristle baby brushes, put baby oil on his head and scrubbed it around with the brush. Then I rinsed his head, and washed it with baby shampoo and scrubbed his head with the brush some more. Then I put on more baby oil and let it stay on until the next day and repeat it all over again. You have to wash their head every single day. His cleared up in less than a week.

Jen - posted on 04/22/2010

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I agree with several people who've mentioned that you should use the soft brush instead of the comb. I used regular baby shampoo and the brush for a couple of weeks and it was gone. I did also tried BioOil but that didn't do much exept make her head smell bad! :)

Lindsey - posted on 04/22/2010

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I tried everything so finally I just say her down in front of me and got a baby comb and just loosed up all the scales I could and lotioned her head with Aveno after. Now it's gone finally :)

Tricia - posted on 04/22/2010

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try some of the natural oils like olive oil or coconut oil. I use palmer's after-bath oil and used a fine brush in a gentle circular motion to break up the crusts. Then I leave it on overnight and wash with a mild anti-dandruff, anti-itch shampoo like Cetaphil or Selsun Blue. Make sure you wash the oil out, cause one of the causes of cradle cap is the accumulation of oils and dander on the scalp.
Good luck!

Traci - posted on 04/22/2010

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We used selsun blue and mineral oil as recommended by the baby doc...worked like a charm.

Christi - posted on 04/21/2010

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i bought Mustela Stelaker at babies r us... it's a cream. i massaged it on my baby's scalp and left it on overnight. in the morning i washed her scalp with head and shoulders, towel dried, and combed out the flakes with a fine comb. i did it twice and haven't had a problem since!

Jannah - posted on 04/21/2010

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Baby oil for sure!! Let it soak for a bit then comb or use a soft brush and brush against the hair. Worked for me! You may have to do it a few times depending on the severity of the cradle cap :)

Jennifer - posted on 04/21/2010

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my son had cradle cap bad and I used prell work great my home nurse told me to try it

Ciara - posted on 04/21/2010

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my toddler had the worst kind of cradle cap when he was a baby! we had a really hard time getting rid of it.weve tried everything and almost anything but it just kept coming back and his head was getting worse.got bigger and bigger,smelled and it almost looked liked it was infected. he was already 7 months when the cradle cap were actually gone.we tried oil and then comb after,it worked the 1st time but kpt coming back because the cradle cap was already big. the pediatrician reccomended cetaphil baby shampoo for his one it might just work on your babyif used daily. but it didnt really worked for my baby though because lactacyd baby shampoo worked for him. :)

Maggie - posted on 04/21/2010

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Use Selsun Blue..... just make sure that it doesn't get in their eyes. That is what my pediatrician recommended for both of my kids and it worked!

Josephine - posted on 04/21/2010

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I recommend that when you shampoo use a baby brush and scrub lightly over the entire head (like you would with your finger tips when you massage the shampoo into the hair) this helps get all the dry skin off. Also I've always but baby oil after bathing. I have never had an issue with cradle cap though. Try looking on line or ask your pedi.

Lynette - posted on 04/21/2010

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Like Jennifer I used Olive Oil on my baby girl's head. I left it on there for about 10-15 mins & then got a really soft baby Brush(works better than the comb)to scruff off the flakes. I turned the brush on its side so that the bristles could 'push' the skin flakes off & worked like a charm. So easy & took only a few mins. Plus it hasnt come back @ all (which i read that it has for others) good luck.

Alida - posted on 04/20/2010

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I just massaged baby oil on his head and left it in for a day before washing and it was gone

Jil - posted on 04/20/2010

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my baby's ped suggested using some Selsun blue after I put some Olive oil on his scalp, let it sit, then comb to loosen the flakes.
It works believe it or not! We dont use it all the time but when we see it accumulate again we will. Normally we would just use the normal baby shampoo.
Good luck!

Nicole - posted on 04/16/2010

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i used the natures care craddle cap. its like a cream. it has winnie the pooh and friends on the bottle. i only needed to use it twice. it was good (:

Jennifer - posted on 04/15/2010

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I used olive oil then coconut oil (pure virgin coconut oil from the health food store), then used a baby comb to comb it out and now it's completely gone.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/15/2010

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some say that you can put baby oil on their head and use a comb to loosen the dry skin. really - it doesnt harm them and once their hair grows in you wont notice and it will eventually go away on its own.

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