Craddle Cap/Dry Scalp. My son has flaky dry skin on his head and has black hair so it looks horrible. How do I get rid of the stuff? He is 11 weeks old.
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Misty - posted on 12/24/2008
there is also a baby cradle cap shampoo u can buy at babyrus that would be safer for your baby. but mostly getting the area oily or wet then combing, scratching it off. I had long nails and kinda scratched off my sons. it doesn't hurt them, its just yuk
Anya - posted on 11/04/2012
Try HEAD & SHOULDERS shampoo (for dandruff). It worked for my daughter, after two or three uses... and the cradle cap never came back. Just be careful because it's a grown-up product, so it will sting his eyes if it drips in there. GOOD LUCK! : )
Krista - posted on 12/23/2008
I do have my son same the PLM w head. and skins i was think because baby in tummy TOOOO LONG?? but I use crandle cap ?? from wal mart **winnie of pooh**
put on head. and stay for more then 15 to 30 minutes then put in bath and after that comb it to get dry off.. don't let layer and layer.. it WORK but expect his legs? don't know what to do.
Noell - posted on 11/02/2012
i used baby oil on my first which i thought didn't work to well i had to keep oilig and it made his hair really gross so when my daughter got it she got it all on her face and ears so i asked my dr he told me to use aquaphor or vaseline and it seemed to work better and didn't cause her hair to be so oily i just rubbed it on after bath and let her sleep with it on it there was any extra on i the morn i just patted it off with a rag...adding to much chemical stuff can make it worse and space out your baths a little bit more over washing can make it worse too just what worked for me hope it goes away soon!!!
Julie - posted on 12/24/2008
Our pediatrician recommended Head & Shoulders and it worked really good! Plus her hair smelled good (we used the pink kind). Just be careful when rinsing not to get in the baby's eyes. We still use it occasionally just to keep everything really clean and flake free.
Dee - posted on 12/24/2008
My little girl has bad skin and also had bad cradle cap, and for months I tired olive oil, the special cradl cap shampoo detinox or something and other but nothing worked... wish I had come somewhere like this haha as it looked awful... in future I know Baby Oil is the best thing ever for it! took 2 days and she had it for months!!!! Bless her.
Heather - posted on 12/23/2008
Hi Aimee, I was reading your post and thought I could help. Im a mom of 6 and a hairstylist so this is right up my alley. Takeso baby cream, shampoo etc. anything that will soften the scalp- then take a comb, you know the kind you get your hair cut with, just a straight comb, make sure the teeth are close together, then just comb, scrape is a harsh term but youll see the meaning once you do it. It peels away all of that waxy stuff, older people get this too, it's really not something to worry about, but it does get yucky...Oh by the way the babys head is naturally going to be red when your done,, they will get mad, but it really doesnt hurt Heather
Christina - posted on 12/23/2008
I used olive oil and a baby comb...it worked wonders. My baby has a LOT of hair, so I did the baby comb (without any advice from anyone else) just as a means to stimulate the scalp. I don't know if that is why other people did it, but it worked for me!
Karena - posted on 12/23/2008
My son had the same condtion and it also was horrible.It got to the point it was done to his eyes. I took him to the doctor and he said it was cradle cap. He told me to use head and shoulders on his head. This stopped it from getting worse, but the old cradle cap was not disappearing.He told me to find something I could scrub his head with that would not cause any damage, of course. So after trying several things I ended up using one of those plastic pot scrubbers. I know it sounds crazy! I bought a new back dampened it a scrub his little head with the shampoo on his head. I never again had trouble with cradle cap. After a while I had to just use the shampoo occasionally to keep the cradle cap at bay.
Hope this helps!
Lori - posted on 12/23/2008
Hi - Your Pediatrician should be able to give you a prescription for this. I had the same problem with my son and it worked. You can also buy over the counter baby scalp lotion but it doesn't work as well as the prescribed medication.
Maxine - posted on 12/23/2008
they make special shampoo for it my daughter had it when she was that young and i used it and it seemed to work pretty good, and if it makes ya feel better, i had it really bad when i was a baby and i also have really bad dry skin so it tends to flair up especially in the winter and i use the stuff for babys and it works good on me too lol thats about the best i can tell ya
Randi - posted on 12/23/2008
My baby boy is now 14 months and had cradle cap in his early months. I tried the stuff you buy in the store and it not only didn't work but it smelled nasty! I ended up taking him to the doctor and he prescribed a special medicated shampoo to be used a couple times a week. He also told me to take a comb and gently scrape the dry patches after massaging the shampoo into his hair. After a few weeks, the cradle cap was completely gone! Hope this helps =)
Very common among newborns...both of my children had it. I know it's going to sound gross, but it really works.,,,take a small amount of 'olive oil' and massage his scalp..after a few minutes add baby shampoo (do not add water at this time)...lather and rinse with luke warm water...within a few days it will be gone. My doc recommended this and I thought she was crazy...but it really worked on my kids.
User - posted on 12/23/2008
My baby had it too - I used super heavy duty conditioner called Cholesterol (mmmm...) - you can buy it at any drug store that sells hair stuff. It's typically used by elderly women. Put it in his hair at night and in the morning use a soft brush or tooth brush - it will come off in chunks. Keep doing it as needed.
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