how can i get rid of cradle cap thats in my daughter hair and eyebrow?

Letisha - posted on 03/23/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my daughter six weeks old and she have cradle cap on her eyebrow and in her hair. can anyone tell me what can i use to get rid if it?

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Kari - posted on 03/23/2011

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Both my sons had cradle cap on thier scalp and eybrows. I used Johnson's Baby oil gel even on their eyebrows. I put it on and waited a few minutes before using a comb or brush over it to loosen it, then washed their hair.

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Julie - posted on 03/25/2011

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I used olive oil and a fine tooth comb on my daughter's scalp. For her eyebrows, my pediatrician recommended just a dab of hydrocortisone, put it on when she goes to bed at night so she doesn't rub at it too much. Worked great.

Fun fact: Did you know that the yeast in cradle cap will glow green under a black light? Have some fun with that at your next party!

Amy - posted on 03/25/2011

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My daughter used to have it too when she was an infant. I went to Wal-Mart and got a bottle of cradle cap specialized solution, in the baby shampoo section. I would rub on it and use a comb comb it from front to back. Flakes will come off then use regular shampoo after that. It might take several tries but it works. I don't remember what's the bottle called.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/25/2011

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I'm sorry but cradle cap gives me the ibi jibi's and it stinks too....it probably isn't recommended but I picked at it until it was gone ..as soon as I saw any at all. I can't have that on my kids Yuck

Good luck!

Amber - posted on 03/23/2011

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my son had cradle cap when he got out of the NICU, the doctors just told me to use warm baby oil and a baby brush to losen the oils and skin cells and brush them off gently. it always seemed to work, and put a tiny bit of baby lotion on it to keep it away

Rebecca - posted on 03/23/2011

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oil never worked with my son and Johnson's products seemed to make it worse I found that Dove Baby shampoo cleared it up very quickly

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For our sons cradle cap when he was that young we just rubbed his scalp with olive oil (I would do the same on the eyebrows as well) which worked lovely but does make the hair a bit manky looking. When he got a little older we used some medicated shampoo (designed for cradle cap) at every wash for a week.

Carolyn - posted on 03/23/2011

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if she is breastfed, I have read that persistent cradle cap can be a sign of intolerance to dairy in the mothers diet.

Jennifer - posted on 03/23/2011

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I've always placed a baby oil bottle in a sink full of warm (not hot) water to warm the oil up some. Then, once it is warm rub a fair amount on the baby's scalp. Then, wait for about 15min, before running a baby brush/comb over the scalp to loosen the scales. Then, wash. I'm not sure if you want to do this for the eyebrows though, since the oil could get into her eyes.

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