13 MONTH OLD WITH CRADLE CAP..PLEASE HELP!!!

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Hi my baby was born with cradle cap and at its worst stage was yellow and very crusty. We have used olive oil and also egozite. We have taken her to the doctor who told us it should clear by about 8 months. She is now 13 months and still has it. Its not noticeable because she has long hair but when im brushing it theres a lot of flakes that are sticking to her hair and on some occassions pulls her hair out. Has anyone found a cure for cradle cap that wont damage my babies' hair? And if your baby has had cradle cap when did it clear up?

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Jody - posted on 03/13/2010

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the best thing i found is kamillosan (chamomile ointment) and is very good for all ages and other type of dry skin probs

Mel - posted on 03/07/2010

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SIMPLE AS !!! IF IT IS BAD AND YOU CANT AFFORD SPECIALIST CREAMS AND OILS !! NO BABY BATHWASH IN THE BATH AS IT STRIPS THE NATURAL OILS IN HER HAIR !! JUST PUT EITHER ''BABY OIL GEL'' or ''OLIVE OIL'' IN EVERY BATH....MEMBA DONT WASH HER HAIR WITH SHAMPOOS WHILE ITS STILL THIS BAD... JUST REPEAT DAILY UNTIL COMPLETLEY GONE...

Lorna - posted on 03/06/2010

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hi Jaci i'm Lorna, my little boy max is 13 mths now and had cradle cap wen he was a baby and had it for mths, i use to put baby oil on his head and wait for two hours til it gets warm and use a soft baby brush to brush it away, it wont go away over nite but, its a natural thing and eventually wil go away hope dis helps :)

Samantha - posted on 03/04/2010

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You're welcome. I tried everything with my son also and nothing worked until the Soothing Naturals. I plan on stocking up for this next baby! Good Luck! Let me know if it works for you.

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Hi guys thanks for all your help, I have tried the baby oil trick since she was a newborn and it doesnt work. The flakes are so big sometimes that when I comb the baby oil out she loses some hair. Samantha- I will try the soothing naturals Ive seen it at the shops and have been meaning to try it anyway. Thank you

Heather - posted on 03/03/2010

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i used baby oil.. rub into her head and than take a soft brush and brush in circles to losen the cradle cap.. after that wash her hair with baby shampoo an take a comb and comb her hair out in the tub with the shampoo still in..than rinse the shampoo out and brush her hair like normal.. yes you will still see some of the flakes from the cradle cap.. but if you keep doing that every other night it should start clearing up.. good luck

Samantha - posted on 02/26/2010

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JOHNSON'S SOOTHING NATURALS!!!!

Oh man! My son had it as well. Awful too! It was crust and yellow and it spread from his head to his ears. At one point he was even bleeding. My best friend said when her daughter had it her pediatrician said use Johnson&Johnson's Soothing Naturals. They have lotions and moisture sticks. I used the moisture stick on his head and ears and the lotion on the rest of his body. W/o exaggeration it cleared up in ONE WEEK and NEVER came back. It smells so wonderful also. I used it on myself as well and my skin had never been as soft as it was when I used it.Good luck!!!

Leah - posted on 02/11/2010

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Hi there my daughter had it when she was around 6+months old, I just put baby oil on it and waited about 5 minutes or so to let it soak it and then while she was in the bath gently scratched it off with my fingernails. She didn't complain about it so it wasn't causing her any discomfort when I was doing it. After that it didn't return again.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/10/2010

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Use baby oil works the best. I think. Instead of putting shampoo in her hair, put baby oil on her hair, and comb it threw. then rinse it, and then comb it again. My daughter had craddle cap and i did that for every other bath. And it went away. GL

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2010

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try a dandruff shampoo it worked really well on our daughter when she was a baby. Just make sure it doesn't get into the eyes.

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My daughter had cradle cap - I used baby oil and combed it out - I had to do it after every bath. It went eventually - when she was 1.5 years.

Claire - posted on 02/09/2010

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For both of our kids' cradle cap, Denorex worked the best. We tried olive oil, baby oil, vegetable oil, and nothing worked. The oils also stained our bathtub. The pediatrician had no problems with us trying the Denorex given my dry scalp and my husband's psoriasis. The key is to let it sit on the baby's head for about 30 seconds -- one minute AFTER you rub it in so that it can break up the clumps. They may not rinse away completely on the first few uses, but brushing and combing with break them down much better.

Juduth - posted on 02/09/2010

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my husband has severe dandruff, so of course, our daughter does too. we were told it was cradle cap, but using oil didn't work out. my auntie told me to rinse her hair, very carefully, with cider vinegar when it's not very bad, so it won't burn and sting. i did it for about 2 weeks and she doesn't have it at all anymore. turns out, it was a scalp condition caused by a fungal infection.(go figure) but the cider vinegar works great. if she has a breakout coming on, i rinse it with cider vinegar for a day or two and it usually clears up. good luck!

Robyn - posted on 02/08/2010

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Hi Jaci, I was a hairdresser for 20years. The first thing I would say is not to be overly conercerned. It is just your baby's body adjusting to being on the outside - the scalp is just being over productive. More a concern to us Mum's than to bubs as we don't want others to think we are not looking after them properly.
Organic, Cold Pressed Olive Oil is the only thing that I would put on my bub when she had cradle cap. Apply it to hair and scalp quite generously - massage for a little bit. Leave for 15 minutes+ then using a fine baby hairbrush lift the scaling. This is quite mucky but be persistent. I would do this every week when heavy build up and now not very often at all.
Hope this helps - relax her hair will be fine.

Jessica - posted on 02/08/2010

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Yes olive oil works over time to fix the problem, but you have to brush the scalp with a soft brush EVERY day. my step-son is 4 YEARS OLD and has it still. When he comes over for the weekend or for a week or two at a time sometimes, I brush his hair everyday and have to use the olive oil in his hair for the first day or two, but it does not return with continued brushing, the scalp just needs it, to stop the build up . too bad his mother won't listen

Erin - posted on 02/06/2010

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My son had it when he was 3 to 4 months old although, his wasn't that bad. I used baby oil, took a comb and lightly combed it off. Not all of it came off at once. I just kept repeating this every night before his bath and eventually it all cleared up.

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