my son has cradle cap how do i take it off
Ashley - posted on 11/02/2009
When my son had it i put the baby oil or shampoo in his hair and let it sit. I waited til he fell asleep in my arms tho so he wouldnt be alarmed by it. Then i took the baby comb and just kept combing his hair and head it came out pretty good.
Pamela - posted on 10/28/2009
I know my grandson got cradle cap and he had very sensitive skin, couldn't use J & J baby lotions and such he would break out. So when he got cradle cap we tried the cradle lotion and soft brstle brush it made it worst. Then we tried very small amount of head and shoulders dandruff shampoo and the soft brush and have to be very careful not to get into their eyes, Then used cortaid cream if was on the forehead or close to eyebrows. It worked well. Hope this helps. I know how unsightly it is.
Sarah - posted on 10/13/2009
my son still has it really bad and i put vaseline or baby oil on it left it over night combed it through and then washed his hair with dentinox cradle cap shampoo which you can get from tescos since then it hasnt came back unlike when the health visitor told me to just use baby oil
Leann - posted on 10/11/2009
forgot to add my opinion. I'm a little scared to try the baby oil thing. I read somewhere that it was bad if they accidentally ingested it. My daughter makes it difficult to wash her hair. No matter how hard I try to keep water out of her face she turns right into it. I was also suggested olive oil and hour before bath and fine bristle brush help. I haven't tried but I found baby shampoo and a brush work just as well.
Leann - posted on 10/11/2009
just curious, neither of mine has had it. both were born slightly early with vernix and had loads of hair... does cradle cap affect children with less hair? or have we just been lucky to miss it?
lol, luck maybe. my daughter was born with loads of hair too and cradle cap has just started to appear.
Kathryn - posted on 10/11/2009
My daughter had it too,. Dont try to pull it off because it can get infected. Putting olive oil on it will help but if he has a lot of hair it will make his hair greasey and will take a while to come out. I used dentinox cradle cap shampoo but there are a variety of other brands, any of them should work, just wash his hair with that every night till it clears up. good luck
Denise - posted on 10/11/2009
when my children were little i put baby oil on there heads , It softens the cradle cap and it can be gently combed out , once you get it off, continue to use the baby oil at each bath time. It wont hurt him at all to have it on. You don't need alot once its gone, just a little to keep it away. Hope this helps, Denise
Sandra - posted on 10/11/2009
hey there my daughter had it to in one patch on the top of her head i put baby oil on my fingers and being heaps gentle cause thats where one of her softs spots is, just rubbed it on the cradle cap and then afterwards gave her a bath and washed her hair it was gone in two days hope this helps
Heather - posted on 10/10/2009
My son had it too! But I do not think that there is a way to remove it without taking his hair out. What I did was I rubbedn mineral oil on his head and brushed it lightly. The oil breaks it up and it will start to lift, then, you can pull it out but the hair is attached to the scap. But after the cradle cap is gone, start using vaseline so you wont dry his scalp out.
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