Any good cures for cradle cap?

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Jessica - posted on 06/17/2009

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I use babyoil and then use his soft brush in circles to loosen it up. it works wonders!!

Elizabeth - posted on 06/16/2009

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i had cradle cap on both of my kids..(it wasn't bad) but left untreated it looks really bad.
i never used oil or powder or the babybrush which was told to me each time someone saw it. Babybrush didn't take off the flakes because it was so soft it didn't do anything..so i used one of my combs (skinny not fat teeth)
I just scrap the dead flakes..it may look red but don't worry it doesn't hurt them, when done gently (i put babylotion on their head after it was done)
i only had to do that ONCE with each kid and it never came back..
baby's head grows so fast the skin can't keep up lol

(my daughter i didnt know what to do..so i used the oil like i was told..and it got worse and worse...until i did that

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Misty - posted on 06/28/2009

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well i used baby oil and cradle cap stuff and comb my baby's hair with it every night and it usly goes away

Vanessa - posted on 06/27/2009

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baby oil works great and tea tree oil as well. Don't wash the babies hair too much it'll worsen cradle cap

Luba - posted on 06/27/2009

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try using Mustela Foam shampoo. i started using it and it went away pretty quickly

Trish - posted on 06/18/2009

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avoid shampoos with laurel sodium sulfates as they can cause more cradle cap. Avalon makes a great gentle shampoo with out sulfates.

Trish - posted on 06/18/2009

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Calendula oil gently massage over the cradle cap or cold pressed olive oil.
I used calendula as it doesn't smell as strong as olive oil. It will ease the itchiness and promotes healing without causing the scaling to get worse. you could also add 1 drop of chamomile oil which will take out redness and also helps to heal.inflamation.

Sheri - posted on 06/17/2009

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Both my kids had it.

1st one I tried oil... combs.. nothing worked for him really..
When my daughter was born she had it too.

What I did was I went to kmart and got the cradle cap kit? its a washcloth with some plastic on it and then a comb. Add in some baby oil and that was all it took.. I did hers AND my 2 year olds and they were good to go!

Marilyn - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

Any good cures for cradle cap?




Hello ther i work for mary kay i can tell you this product is very good for this and dry skin they use this in the burn centres good for dry hand and feet. it works use very little satin ahnd extra emollient night cream. i have used this my self and is great and my kids love this two as well as my cust.  you can buy the set or just the cream. set is good for the whole family hope i have help you see my web site www.marykay.ca/mwarehan thank you pls advise 

Angie - posted on 06/16/2009

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VERY CAREFULLY apply selsun blue shampoo with a damp cottonball, let it sit for a couple of minutes then gently rinse it away. This also works really well on baby acne. Cradle cap is just a form of dermatitis. I saw results almost the next day. You can gently rub as you rinse with a washcloth, but not too hard especially if its scaly.

Melissa - posted on 06/16/2009

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My doctor recommended dandruff shampoo and combing it through the hair. I also used baby oil but hair was very oilly for awhile afterwards.

Lisa - posted on 06/16/2009

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I always used baby lotion, let it sit for a few minutes, then I would take a comb and gently comb the scalp. Then I would wash it.

Gwendolyn - posted on 06/16/2009

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I used to rub baby oil with a cotton on my daughters head and then i would use the small comb from her set and comb her hair backwards, it will lift it up and then i would wash her hair.

Kelly - posted on 06/16/2009

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Quoting Elizabeth:

i had cradle cap on both of my kids..(it wasn't bad) but left untreated it looks really bad.
i never used oil or powder or the babybrush which was told to me each time someone saw it. Babybrush didn't take off the flakes because it was so soft it didn't do anything..so i used one of my combs (skinny not fat teeth)
I just scrap the dead flakes..it may look red but don't worry it doesn't hurt them, when done gently (i put babylotion on their head after it was done)
i only had to do that ONCE with each kid and it never came back..
baby's head grows so fast the skin can't keep up lol

(my daughter i didnt know what to do..so i used the oil like i was told..and it got worse and worse...until i did that


 



Sorry if I've told anyone the wrong information - apart from the Dentinox the rest was just what I had been told.  Thanks for correcting me Elizabeth!

Kelly - posted on 06/16/2009

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It depends on how bad it is. If its mild-moderate I've heard that massaging olive oil into it at night, then brush the loose flaky bits out in the morning with a soft baby brush. You can also get some pretty good shampoos for it; I used Dentinox and it was really good. It will clear up on its own and doesn't cause discomfort or itchiness (according to NHS website). If its very bad, your GP can help you out, and its free too!

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