cradle cap

Christina - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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i have a three and a half month old with cronic cradle cap...i have tried baby oil, sorbolene, paw paw and it doesnt seem to be really doing much for him....what else can i try

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Trina - posted on 12/02/2009

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I used Selsum Blue on my daughter every other day for about 2 months before hers went away.(Its too strong to use everyday) My doctor suggested using it and it works you just have to have patience. I world also use a comb lightly instead of a brush afterwards and it seemed to loosen alot of the dead skin off. After I thought to use the comb it only took about 2 weeks

Rachael - posted on 12/01/2009

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Actually, my son had it BAD, and his pediatrician told me to comb the dead skin out while shampooing (so the skin is soft) every time he bathed until it was gone (a couple days). Worked like a charm!

Wendy - posted on 11/29/2009

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Once you get rid of the cradle cap or get it under control you can bath your baby and then put like a dime size amount of baby oil rub it in the scalp very well and then brush it and or comb it for a while then use the damp towel and wipe the top of the hair so the extra oil is gone I have done this with all 3 kids everytime i bath them and it has prevented the cradle cap (my first on got it and this is what my grandma used to do) it it seems to work well good luck .

Donna - posted on 11/27/2009

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normal cooking oil rub on head - rinse off - light brush with a soft brissle brush repeat procedure again and then continue everyday until gone 3 days to a week depending how bad it is. Works a treat

Jackie - posted on 11/24/2009

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i found my baby shampoo was causing my babs cradle cap n we just put baby oil on her head at night if any has come up n by morning it was one

Cathy - posted on 11/24/2009

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try mustella its the brand of newborn foam shampoo we bought and its fantastic our little one never got any signs og cradle cap some chemists sell it.

Rozess - posted on 11/22/2009

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i kept using baby oil for my sons cradle cap and with a soft brush kept brushing it so the skin could come off.

Tiffany - posted on 11/18/2009

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My son had cradle cap pretty badly too! I was searching for a solution for quite some time when I finally stumbled upon a post elsewhere saying to try Aveeno. Realizing I had actually gotten it as a baby shower gift I gave it a try. It worked pretty much instantly. I gave my son a bath that night and the next morning I didn't notice any cradle cap and it hasn't returned since. I read that Johnson&Johnson (which I was originally using and like everyone, loved the baby smell it leaves) is actually a very harsh shampoo to use and just dries out baby's scalp.:( Aveeno leaves a pleasant smell as well but just not the baby smell.. Oh well, as long as my son is happy I'm happy:)

Felicia - posted on 11/16/2009

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Quoting Alyssa:

I found the most amazing stuff! It was at WalMart in the baby section. I saw it in Parents mag. It's called Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap Care. It has pictures of Pooh Bear on front in a teal bottle. It was $6.99 and it worked the first time we used it. You rub it in before shampoo, then bathe as usual. The next morning when she woke up it was as if all the "scales" had lifted from her head (gross I know) and I just used her comb and they all came off. She hasn't had any since.


I agree with Alyssa. This stuff is great. We used it about 3 times and was gone and never came back.

Karen - posted on 10/28/2009

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I had the same problem. Then he got eczema on top of it. I started using Eucerine cream out of the tub and they're both almost gone!

Anne - posted on 10/26/2009

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Hi i have used Dentinox cradle cap shampoo for my 4 month old and it has nearly all come of her head, i use everytime she is bathed and i also used it for my other 2 children too, maybe you could give it a try!

Dulce - posted on 10/24/2009

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I, too, wasted money on several self-proclaimed, useless cradle cap products. My daycare infant teacher recommended I buy a travel size Head & Shoulders. It worked after the first wash! I did a second wash a few days later, just to be thorough. Just remember NOT to get it in your baby's eyes.

Laura - posted on 10/23/2009

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I used baby oil and massaged it into his scalp, and then combed all the flakes out with a fine tooth comb (this is pretty gross and takes awhile, but it works), then washed with his regular baby shampoo 3 times to get the oil out. It hasn't been back since!

Anne - posted on 10/23/2009

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Our pediatrician said we could use dandruff shampoo. You use it just like the baby oil. You just need to be careful not to get it in thier eyes. It worked. The doctor also said the cradle cap won't hurt them and will just go away on it's own.

Maureen - posted on 10/19/2009

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COCONUT OIL! It is amazing and cheap. I use it on my face as moisturizer too! Just rub it on, massaging it in. Wash w/ shampoo a couple times. Repeat for 2 or 3 nights in a row and cradle cap will be gone!

Sheri - posted on 10/19/2009

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Our pediatrician gave us a prescription for hydrocortizone to apply twice a day. I tried it once, and it left my poor son's head feeling sticky and wouldn't rub in completely. He really hated it. So I've been putting baby oil on his head during his baths every night and brushing his hair/head with a soft baby brush. After a few minutes, I rinse it out. Within a few days, the cradle cap is almost gone. Now, his case wasn't that severe, but I was impressed with how well the baby oil worked. It also leaves him with a wonderful baby smell that I can't get enough of!



Hope that helps!

Shelley - posted on 10/19/2009

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I find that Olive oil works wonders with cradle cap, leave it on over night and then wash it off in the morning with baby shampoo and a flannel

April - posted on 10/15/2009

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I just started using Selson Blue. It's stronger than Head & Shoulders. I put baby oil on first for a few minutes to soften it up then when she's in the bath, use the Selson Blue and gently scrub with my nails. It's been working for us! Good luck

Lynette - posted on 10/14/2009

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I put mineral oil on my son, then I use a baby comb to help losen it up and then give him a bath. It works if done consistently.

Angela - posted on 10/13/2009

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My daughter used to have a very bad case of cradle cap, but now it's almost entirely gone. The key is to use a fine-tooth comb a couple of times every day. I rub oil on my daughter's scalp at the start of her bath to loosen things up, then I use regular baby shampoo to clean off the oil. I do NOT recommend using adult dandruff shampoo. I was very careful not to get it in her eyes, but then she scooped up some of the bathwater as I was rinsing her hair, and she rubbed the dandruff shampoo in her eyes. Then she was screaming and her eyes got really red. I won't be using it again!

Kylie - posted on 10/12/2009

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Sweet Almond Oil is great for Cradle cap. i just put some of that on baby's head everyday and use his comb to get all the dry skin and its clearing up quite quickly. Baby oil is to heavyon babys head and therefore wont be absorbed, thats why it doesnt work

Alyssa - posted on 10/09/2009

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I found the most amazing stuff! It was at WalMart in the baby section. I saw it in Parents mag. It's called Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap Care. It has pictures of Pooh Bear on front in a teal bottle. It was $6.99 and it worked the first time we used it. You rub it in before shampoo, then bathe as usual. The next morning when she woke up it was as if all the "scales" had lifted from her head (gross I know) and I just used her comb and they all came off. She hasn't had any since.

Rhiannon - posted on 10/09/2009

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I find using a warm damp cloth with a little baby shampoo works- then after I take my daughter out of the bath I use alittle olive oil on her head. I do this 2X aweek.

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We had a similar problem with our daughter. Though her case was mild, we use regular head and shoulders on her. Just enough to cover her head. It seems to do the trick. I didn't like using the baby oil. her head was constantly greasy.

Wendy - posted on 10/07/2009

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i have used Head and Shoulders shampoo and i take a soft tooth brush and massage his head. Once its gone i only use head and shoulders. It worked on both of my kids.

Brooke - posted on 10/07/2009

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hey

i have a 4 month old and he has really bad cradle cap i brought all different things as well my sister told me to buy something called EGOZITE cradle cap lotion and a plastic nit comb its great really good stuff buy some from ur cheimist $12.50 i paid goodluck

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