whats the best thing for cradle cap

Stacey - posted on 04/09/2010 ( 72 moms have responded )

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i think my 5 mth old has got cradle cap how do i get rid ov it

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Stef - posted on 04/09/2010

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Just make sure you wash/rinse their hair REALLY good. It is also caused by the shampoo/body wash not being washed out all the way.

Lisa - posted on 04/09/2010

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When my kids get cradle cap...I soak their scalp in baby oil for a few minutes and then wash...run a fine tooth comb through the hair to remove any flakes and wash again :) Hope this helps!

Lisa - posted on 04/11/2010

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I put my daughter in the tub washed her hair and covered her head in baby oil and brushed it with a soft bristled brush...washed it out and conditioned and she was fine....

Teresa - posted on 04/09/2010

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smother the childs head in baby oil to soften it and gently comb it out it does take a while but it works

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i rubbed almond oil on my baby's scalp before bathing -- and then used Mustelas cradle cap shampoo for newborns, it worked wonderfully!

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Christine - posted on 04/16/2010

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My nurse in special care unit advidsed us that "Olive oil " ( the same 1 u use at home 4 cooking) is the best cure 4 cradle cap just put a lil on thier head & jentkley rubb than rinse

Lettie - posted on 04/16/2010

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you can buy stuff for that in the baby section but the cheapest is baby oil in their hair!

Lindsay - posted on 04/16/2010

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I would put baby oil on their heads and then put a beanie on them for either an hour before a bath or overnight. It always cleared up in a day or two. Just be careful not to scrub it too much or you might rub off their hair.

Nickie - posted on 04/16/2010

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Post a reply!and I would rub baby oil on her had and use a soft baby brush to rub it off of her head. I worked for me. Hope this helps

Mavis - posted on 04/16/2010

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Hi when any children come here and they have cradle cap i put cooking oil in there hair and comb out 10 mins later and then wash it some times it can take 2 or 3 goes but it works and its cheap:)i hope all works out

Candice - posted on 04/15/2010

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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

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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!

Jill - posted on 04/15/2010

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almond oil, I used it for mine, he looked like a little lizard and it got rid of it within a few days...pick it up from pharmacy or health shops
good luck
Jilly

Kim - posted on 04/14/2010

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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

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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.

Tracey - posted on 04/14/2010

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I used baby oil, leave it for a few mins and then washed it out.....seemed to work

Eisenberg - posted on 04/14/2010

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Here's a link to a natural home remedy that really worked for me and my friends:
www.caraaboutyou.blogspot.com (It's the Monday June 29th 2009 entry), Let me know if it works for you! Good luck

Anele - posted on 04/14/2010

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head and shoulders only works if it's mild/small amount. If they have a more severe case, baby oil or cetaphil work the best

Jennifer - posted on 04/14/2010

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only one of my two lil ones got that....baby oil or the baby lotion with oil in it helped her most...slowly using the soft brush removed the flakes and it went away

Amy - posted on 04/14/2010

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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!

Leah - posted on 04/14/2010

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I just used a little bit of head and shoulders and it got rid of it in the first wash with my daughter but it took two washes for my son. but it works great and its better than your child having oily hair

Anele - posted on 04/14/2010

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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

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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?

Melina - posted on 04/14/2010

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I think that it is best to either talk to a midwife or a Dr. as there are a a lot of opinions that I do not agree with...

Amy - posted on 04/14/2010

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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

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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. :)

Melina - posted on 04/13/2010

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I agree with Chrysta it's the best.. I would rather use a natural product on my baby than mineral oil

Chrysta - posted on 04/13/2010

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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 l_chrys@telus.net. 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

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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

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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.

Sarah - posted on 04/12/2010

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breastmilk!! Just hand express it into your palm or directly on the baby's head.

Melina - posted on 04/12/2010

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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
Melina

Melina - posted on 04/12/2010

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honestly the only thing that got rid of my childs cradle cap was a product from Arbonne. I loved it!... If you need more details let me know!

Jess - posted on 04/12/2010

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walmart and kmart both carry this Gentle Natural's cradle cap stuff. i have used it with fantastic results with the last 2 boys. its $8/bottle, but it really works. hth

Jessie - posted on 04/12/2010

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I switched shampoos, we were using Johnson's & Johnson's and went to Aveno for babies. We use the Aveno lotion for babies and the Aveno body wash for exema (in the Adult section) too.

Octaviana - posted on 04/12/2010

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I used for my daughter sunflower oil, which I massaged the scalp. I left it on for 20 minutes. Then I combed it with a tooth comb to remove all though hair. Then we bathed and sleep.

can also use olive oil.

Marcia - posted on 04/12/2010

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I used baby oil and gently combed his hair after his bath everyday until it went away. It took a week but it worked!

Stefania - posted on 04/12/2010

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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.

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my pediatrician told us to use Nutragena T Gel and it was gone in just 3 days. It smells a bit medicinal but it worked like a charm.

Cheryl - posted on 04/12/2010

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My pediatrician told me to use just a tiny bit of dandruf shampoo (like Head & Shoulders) making sure not to get it in the baby's eyes. Worked like a charm.

CarrieAnn - posted on 04/12/2010

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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

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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.

Pam - posted on 04/12/2010

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I just soaked it in Johnson's Baby Lotion (the normal pink bottle), then brushed it out with a toothbrush. Worked really well for me.

Brittnii - posted on 04/12/2010

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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

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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

Angela - posted on 04/11/2010

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For my babies I would put baby oil all over their head and take a damp washcloth and gently rub it around thier scalp in a circular motion, then shampoo the hair/head like normal and all the flakes rinse away.

Laura - posted on 04/11/2010

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My sisters son (5 months old) had cradle cap and she rubbed baby oil into his scalp then brushed it all out with a soft baby brush, then washed his hair, she said it worked a like miracle and its never come back

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