Cradle Cap

Kelly - posted on 03/02/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Hey,

I was just wondering if anyone knew how to get rid of cradle cap. My son will be four months old on March 4th. He only has a little bit of the cradle cap and I can't seem to get rid of it. I am up for any suggestions.



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Carrie - posted on 03/04/2009

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I tried different oils and creams but what worked for us was washing every day, with regular shampoo, and scrubbing really well, pretty hard. At first I was afraid I would scratch or iritate her scalp, but it didn't. Her Dr said to scrub, brush and massage as often as possible. It worked for us, went away completely, but if she misses a shampoo or two it starts to flake again. Her Dr also said it peaks around 4 months then gets better, usually.

Kristi - posted on 03/04/2009

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I heard baby oil works?  My son has a bit of cradle cap, but we are just dealing with it. The thought of greasy baby oil sounds a little icky to me!

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Like others, I use baby oil or olive oil. Rub it in and let it sit for a few minutes and then brush with a soft brush and shampoo.

Tammie - posted on 03/04/2009

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i got rid of my sons cradle cap by putting baby oil on his head gently rub it around, use a baby brush to brush off the dead skin, then wash his hair when you him a bath.

Shauna - posted on 03/03/2009

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Quoting Kelly:

Cradle Cap

Hey,
I was just wondering if anyone knew how to get rid of cradle cap. My son will be four months old on March 4th. He only has a little bit of the cradle cap and I can't seem to get rid of it. I am up for any suggestions.

Thanks!



Olive oil helps....be sure to wash it after a few minutes!

Hilary - posted on 03/03/2009

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My little one had really bad craddle cap, very thick yellow scales. I used E45 cream on her scalp to loosen the scales then washed hair every few days with dentinox shampoo. She still gets a tiny bit but hardly noticable now.

Lara - posted on 03/02/2009

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I used to rub a small amount of vaseline on my baby's head right before a bath. Then wash it out in the bath. If you don't bathe him every day, use hydrocortisone cream on the days he doesn't take a bath. My daughter's cradle cap cleared in about a week.

Ashley - posted on 03/02/2009

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the thing that i found worked the best is an american red cross cradle cap brush. you can get it at wal mart or target and it has a sponge on one side and soft bristles on the other and i used that for a couple weeks and still occasionally and my son's cradle cap went away in a few days.

Colette - posted on 03/02/2009

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Olive Oil works wonders for cradle cap.
Rub in on leave it for a few minutes and I use a cradle cap comb and it comes off.

Carrie - posted on 03/02/2009

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I know this sounds crazy, but I read that rubbing olive oil into the baby's scalp and letting it "soak in", then use a soft brush to brush hair. Wash after. It worked on my 3 mos. old daughter. Her's was really thick and orange/yellowish like earwax and had a smell to it. I was skeptical at first, but I've only had to do it 2 times in the last month! I'm a believer now!!

Julie - posted on 03/02/2009

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My son has spots of it as well. I actually just leave it alone for the most part. When he is in the bath I gently rub his scalp with a wet washcloth to exfoliate some of the pieces off, but my girlfriends who have been through it say leaving it alone was the best thing.

Lesley-anne - posted on 03/02/2009

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yeah the E45 is the best thing to use , also have a go using a very soft baby brush to comb through the hair after the bath or just as and when this can also be very helpfull at breaking it down and stopping it from coming back. hope this helps

Stephanie - posted on 03/02/2009

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my son has very dry scalp and patches of cradle cap and dry forehead, i've tried baby oil which was very messy when rubbed into his head and left his hair greasy, i also tried dentinox cradle cap shampoo which helped for a day or two and then it just came back.  The bestthing i found was rubbing E45 cream into his head and forehead whenever they feel dry.

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