my son has cradle cap how do i take it off

Samone - posted on 10/10/2009 ( 36 moms have responded )

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he has cradle cap and i dont want to take out his hair so how do i take it off wit out takin out his hair.

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Verity - posted on 11/08/2009

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I used olive oil..great for skin..rub it in left it on for 30 mins then washed off.. works well x

Lori - posted on 11/08/2009

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massage regular baby oil on his head then comb the scales out gently. shampoo well and pat dry. do this daily and if it does not reslove soon see his Doctor. Lori RN

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Right before I gave my son a bath, I massaged a little baby oil into his hair. When he got it the tube, I massaged some shampoo into his hair rinsed and brushed his hair. That did it for me.

Shannon Lydia - posted on 11/03/2009

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My daughter has it aswell and i use Bio-Oil just rub a little bit on the cradle cap and leave in over night and then wash and brush it lightly. Aplly twice a day

Ashley - posted on 11/02/2009

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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.

Shana - posted on 11/01/2009

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my baby had it pretty bad i used baby oil and a plastic nit comb and gently comb her head it would come off easily.

Sinead - posted on 11/01/2009

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when you bath him massage the shampoo in and once hes dry baby oil onto it helps too

Christina - posted on 11/01/2009

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my oldest daughter had it I use to put baby oil in her hair and brush it with a baby brush and it came out fast hope it works

Jennifer - posted on 10/30/2009

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use apricot kernel oil and rub the dead, flaking skin off. where your bubbas soft spot is just gently put some oil there and allow it to come off on its own, never apply even gentle pressure there.

Pamela - posted on 10/28/2009

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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.

Elise - posted on 10/14/2009

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Put baby oil in his hair and brush it with a fine toothed comb! Works wonders! It's kinda gross though. Ha! :)

Amanda - posted on 10/14/2009

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put baby oil on your baby's head and rub it in really good. then let it sit for a couple of mintues. rinse it out with water.

Sarah - posted on 10/13/2009

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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

Melissa - posted on 10/12/2009

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Do not wash it with shampoo every time you bath him, and if you use petroleum jelly it should be gone in just 1-4 days .

Christina - posted on 10/11/2009

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Put a small amount of baby oil on his head and gently rub with a cloth or baby brush...should come right off :D

Leann - posted on 10/11/2009

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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

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Quoting Amanda:

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?
mand x


lol, luck maybe.  my daughter was born with loads of hair too and cradle cap has just started to appear.

Pamela - posted on 10/11/2009

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My son had cradle cap really bad and my doctor told me to use head and shoulders and it really worked you just need to make sure you don't get it in their eyes.

Amanda - posted on 10/11/2009

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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?

mand x

Kathy - posted on 10/11/2009

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my doctor told me to use some dead and shoulders on my first borns head. not a lot, maybe a dime size amount. just wash and rinse. it will go away eventually, its just dry skin

Kathryn - posted on 10/11/2009

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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

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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

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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

Cheri - posted on 10/10/2009

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i put baby oil in my daughters hair n combed it out. i also comb through her hair when i shampoo it.

Loni-Jayne - posted on 10/10/2009

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My son had really bad cradle cap .. && i put baby oil on it left it over night && then gently brushed it out.. hope this helps x

Heather - posted on 10/10/2009

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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.

Jenneth - posted on 10/10/2009

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sometimes oil willnot work my son broke out worse from it i used baby shampoo and massaged it in n washed it out. then i brushed it with a baby brush really soft bristles so not to hurt him

Aysha - posted on 10/10/2009

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just put a lil baby oil in his hair and it should work its way out on its own.....

hope this was helpful =)

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