whats the best thing for cradle cap
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Kellean - posted on 04/10/2010
Specialists believe Cradle cap is caused by overactive sebaceous glands in the skin due to the mother's hormones still in the baby's circulation. The skin cells on their scalp grow faster than they can fall off. It is found in healthy babies and is perfectly normal. They say to use mineral oil,or baby oil. Olive oil wasn't recommended by my doctor as it can make it worse because of how thick it can be. I personally used mineral oil in that it was perfume free. At one point I tried Almond oil and it too worked well. I would let it sit and then used a soft brush to brush it out. They also suggest washing your babies scalp with gentle shampoo more often.Eventually it will go away. It isn't anything to worry about. If all these suggestions don't work then I would see you Pediatrician or Family doctor. They might have something better to offer.
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Candice - posted on 04/15/2010
i was told to put baby oil on it just before they go 2 bed for the night........and after a bath..... then place a beanie on there head....... in the moring gently brush the hair up and back....(flicking motion) and then wash babys hair to get the oil out....... this worked a treat with my daughter now 10months and not a sign of it at all.....
Ashley - posted on 04/15/2010
ok.. this may or may not help..But my daughter had it pretty bad when she was about 2 months old and I went to WALMART and bought some stuff for it in the baby section. Now..all I can tell you is that it was in a TEAL bottle and it had Winnie the Pooh on it and was made my disney of course...haha..like i said. idk if that will help. but it WORKED GREAT!
Kim - posted on 04/14/2010
my son is 26 and my daughter is 10 and I have 2 grandsons ages 8, 7 and 2 and I used the same thing on all of them "what the doctor prescribed for my son 26 years ago, good old fashioned dandruff shampoo. leave it on for a few minutes and it should come off after a couple of tries (maybe even once) my daughters went all the way into her eyebrows and it took it off after one application. it worked awesome.
Rachel - posted on 04/14/2010
we actually used my husbands dandruff shampoo a few times. just have to watch the eyes very carefuly. it worked. nothing else worked for us.wash baby's head w/ dandruff shampoo, rinse, then lather on baby shampoo, rinse. do a few times. should do the trick.
Amy - posted on 04/14/2010
We always used Cetaphil (can be found at Costco and Target, I think) for all bathing. Our ped. said to use that on his head and then scrub really good, even on the soft spot. We did this and the cradle cap went away in one week! I've also heard Tea Tree oil works really well!
Anele - posted on 04/14/2010
Our pediatrician recommended baby oil. You just massage a little onto their scalp and let it sit a few minutes. Then wash it out. Comb hair and remove the flakes. We did this for just a few days and the craddlecap was gone! He had it pretty bad too. Hope this helps.
Carmen - posted on 04/14/2010
I have five children. I used Olive oil on my first daughter, baby moisturiser on her and even butter would you believe. I have read all the way through this post and no one has mentioned propolis. Has anyone tried Propolis creme from Forever?
Amy - posted on 04/14/2010
Baking soda and water. Rub it into the hair, leave it on over night, wash it off in the morning,. Trust me it works. my son had cradle cap so bad we were on a waiting list to see a specialist. Ive used baking soda twice and it is ENTIRELY gone. It doesn't remove the hair at all.
Sara - posted on 04/14/2010
Don't be scared. Cradle cap is the same as dandruff. Get a soft bristle brush and put baby shampoo on it then SCRUB it good use a little strength . It won't hurt them. Then make sure u shampoo @ least every other day. I prefer every day. I always used a little baby magic after words, but what kinda cutie doesn't benefit from the original baby smell? P.S. I am a hairdresser 2 so maybe that will help you decide 2 give it a try. :)
Chrysta - posted on 04/13/2010
Use Arbonne baby oil. It isn't a mineral oil so it's able to absorb into the skin and get rid of hte cradle cap. My son had it for nearly 2 yrs before I finally was able to get rid of it with this. It's made with natural oils so it won't sit topically on his scalp and make it greasy or irritated. If you want to try some send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. It's an amazing baby line!! I started using it because my son was premature and I was concerned what I was puting on his skin and have been using it for 3 yrs!
Lucy - posted on 04/12/2010
you can put baby oil on the baby's head and soak it with baby-oil get a lice-comb but when you do it sum of your baby's hair will be come off a lil bit,,don't worry about that becus your baby's hair will grow back... use it like your brushing your baby's head but not to hard , try to go slowly.. you will see the cradle cap on the comb ...it's best if your baby is sleeping ..i have tried it on my baby girl when she was 5 months it look awful ...i tried to wash it off ,and tried to touch it off as lill as i could it didn't work for me it just made me more frustrated...but anyways i used baby-oil, she hasn't had cradle cap ever since.and yes make sure u wash your baby head after u get rid of the cradle cap ...when u are done your baby will have a lil redness on the head but it will go a way... you will better after words ..i did.. :) good luck too u and your baby
Sam - posted on 04/12/2010
i have 4 children. with the first 2 i just used baby oil. I would use a comb to brush their hair with the oil still in it then wash the oil out. I would put more in their hair once i took them out of the bath also. With the last one she got it when she was like 5 months old and i used head and shoulders shampoo and it work too.
Melina - posted on 04/12/2010
Never use Vaseline or mineral oil as it sits on top of the skin and puts a layer on the skin so that the skin can not breath. Plus mineral oil comes from petroleum (gas). ewwwww
all that grease and not breathing promotes baby acne....your baby is only a baby once. I can send you a sample to help you get started
Stefania - posted on 04/12/2010
My daughter had the same problem & my mom told me to use baby oil, im like ya ok mom. The funny thing about it is her pediatrician told me to use the same thing. Just put some on a cotton ball about 20 minutes before giving them a bath or if you can stand cleaning up baby oil from the sheets, leave it on overnight. My daughter's was gone within a few days & i kept doing it for a little while after & when i stopped it didnt come back. I know they sell stuff for cradle cap at Babies R Us & CVS so if the baby oil doesn't work there's always that. I just stuck to the "old school" Italian remidies & they've ALL seemed to work :) Hope this helped.
CarrieAnn - posted on 04/12/2010
Hi Stacey..My 2 younger kids had it too. I was given 2 pieces of advice..1) Leave it alone and it will subside. 2) Vaseline...sounds grouse..but it did work. LOL! Simple too..just makes your kid look a little greasy for a few days. LOL..but only those close to you know it has nothing to do with bathing the child..but that it's vaseline. :) I hope it helps and things get better. Rumor from my doc too is they will out grow it! Hang in there! Big Hugs!
Courtney - posted on 04/12/2010
My daughter didn't have much hair, and I didn't have much money so I just washed it well. It looked really dry so I put nipple cream on it. After a few days, it was gone.
Just be really careful with the baby oil as it is bad for their lungs.
Brittnii - posted on 04/12/2010
cradle cap is just baby dandruff...take some baby oil rub it throughly on the scalp where the cradle cap is...then take a baby brush and gently brush through working from the front to the back...then wash their hair...then take the brush again and brush away any excess flakes :) my kids both had cradle cap and it worked wonders :)
Chelsea Cleo - posted on 04/12/2010
I use almond oil and I leave it on, you dont have to wash it off and it gets under the cradle cap and it just comes off with a comb or a flannel in the bath.
My plunket nurse told me to pick the cradle cap off (the bits that are flaky and not really attached to the skin) because it can irritate your baby, i noticed a huge difference in her moods after the cradle cap was gone!
They say baby oil doesn't work as well as other creams and oils because of some of the chemicals they use in it. Hope this helps a little
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