How to get rid of Craddle Cap!
Brooke - posted on 12/07/2009
most of the products designed and marketed for babies including the baby oil are really harsh on there skin due to the high content of perfume foming agents ad chemicals for craddle cap use olive oil and baking soda mixed together apply and leave for 10 mins then rinse like normal
Cath - posted on 12/07/2009
This has nothing to do with lotions or potions, but a nurse once told me to scrub my boy's head with a nail brush every night, to clean what's there and keep it at bay when it's cleared. We did lose his hair, but (touch wood) we haven't had any more! I know it sounds cruel, but it can be done gently when the head has been in the water a while and still work. Hope this helps.
Patricia - posted on 12/07/2009
I agree with the poster who said baby oil. The nurse at our peds office gave us this little bottle of Keri oil (like baby oil, just diff brand) and a little fine toothed comb that she said would work like a charm. One application later his cradle cap was gone for good. That was 2 months ago and we've never seen it again. Good luck!
Emma - posted on 12/06/2009
scrubing and picking craddle cap is sore and hurts baby also it lifts the hair folical out of the sclap, so yes baby oil works and yes leaving for 5 mins or longer then litly massage babys head then with a baby comb or baby brush , to babys head lightly and then each day brush as you would till it is removed , remember not to pick or scrub as this simulates sembum glands in the scalp and it produces more sembum witch then forms more crusts on the head.
April - posted on 12/03/2009
I didn't have any baby oil in the house, so I actually used just a little bit of canola oil because that's what I had in the cabinet. I rubbed it in about 10 minutes before his bath and then washed his head like I always do. After the bath I just brushed his hair/head in all directions with the baby brush. Some of it came off that night and the rest brushed out the next day.
Michelle - posted on 11/23/2009
Take a baby brush and put oil on it and brush your daughters hair... it will loosen up the cradle cap and then you can take a baby comb to it to help get it off some and keep doing the oiled brush then bathe your daughter.. this is what we did for my daughter who had it REALLY bad.. dont buy any of that cradle shampoo because it makes the babys hair extremely greasy and you have to wash their hair like 10 times to get it all out I know because we bought some and tried it... Hope this helps
Jackie - posted on 11/14/2009
I put olive oil on my son's head and put him in his bathtub and let him play for a few minutes so it could soak in. Then I took a toothbrush and scrubbed his head. It all came off and it never came back! I was amazed the advice I found on Google was right! Then you have to wash them real good because the oil is so nasty after. Good luck! It definitely works.
You can also try coconut oil. Worked like a charm for us. I left it on her scalp overnight and washed her hair the next morning; then repeated the treatment the next night. That was it. No scratching or anything else and it never came back. Coconut oil is supposed to have antibacterial properties. Good luck!
Michelle - posted on 11/04/2009
I used a foam shampoo and lotion made by Mustela on my son, It worked so good, I saw huge results after the first use and it went away completely after acouple of uses! I have actually read that baby oil can do more harm than good by clogging the glands. Good luck!
Michaela - posted on 10/30/2009
My 7-month old son was born with cradle cap and had loads of hair. I used baby herbal olive oil then combed with a fine tooth comb (eg for nits) every day. I also made sure I never used any kind of shampoo on his head (only washed with warm water) until I was sure it was all gone. By about 2 months it was finally gone and he has long thick curls and a clean scalp now - good luck!
I used baby oil and a fine tooth comb. I put the baby oil on my son's head and then let it sit. Then I washed it out and combed his hair with a fine toothed comb. I did this for a couple of days - it worked and it hasn't come back - baby oil behind the ears works too.
Ebony - posted on 10/25/2009
make a paste out of baking soda and use it like shampoo, rinse it off and then apply baby oil and let sit for a few minutes, the baking soda would have losened it and the oil act like a lubricant. Get a fine tooth comb and some patience and comb it all out.
Laurie - posted on 10/20/2009
I heated some olive oil for a few seconds in the microwave and then massaged it into his scalp. After about 15 minutes I used a fine toothed comb to comb it out. It worked great and only took a couple of times to get rid of it for good.
Dena - posted on 10/20/2009
I've used sweet almond oil after a bath (smells delicious too). I let it sit for about 15 mins and then gently rub it off with a face washer. I was told that it can be caused by the soap in the bath water so now i only put soap directly on the face washer that i use to wash him. Good luck.
Elizabeth - posted on 10/20/2009
When my daughter had it I did like the other moms are suggesting and used baby oil. Also I had been using the water in her tub to rince her hair and I think that's what caused it in the first place so I stopped that and started using clean tap water to rince the shampoo. It took about a week to go away and has not come back since.
Kristin - posted on 10/20/2009
my son had a really bad case and the biggest thing i was told was not to scratch at it. You can irritate the skin which will make it painful for them. every night after my sons bath i would put baby oil on my sons hair enough where it looks wet. make sure to do all his/her head so that it does not start somewhere else. after the baby oil i put a baby hat on his head so oil did not get everywhere then just leave it let him go to bed that way. in the morning or through the day get a soft bristle brush or you can just use your finger to rub his hair back. by doing this all of it that got loosened the night before by oil the hair being pushed back makes it come up. it will make a mess so make sure your somewhere where you don't mind flakes all over. i had tried a lot of stuff to get rid of it but every time i got rid of it it came back this is the only way i found that works it took me a month to get rid of but now he never has it.
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