How do you get rid of cradle cap?

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Stephanie - posted on 01/16/2009

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I tried oil and it didn't work for me, pediatrician recommended dandruff shampoo and it worked wonders in a week. Just be extra careful not to get it into the eyes.

Jennifer - posted on 01/16/2009

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The have a kit you can buy for cradle cap. I bought mine at Walgreens. I think it was made by Johnson & Johnson. It comes with a with a special shampoo, comb, and 2 other things (I think). I used it for 2 of my kids and it worked great.

Saige - posted on 01/15/2009

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Looks like Baby oil is the big winner for advice tonight- I'd just put a little hat on your baby's head and let nature run it's course. It will go away. I promise. Besides, It's winter and cold out, so no one will be the wiser. Take care of your little one! In my opinion, please dont use selsun blue. that's like putting lice medicine on your baby child. It's too strong for thier little heads, and imagine what gets soaked into their pores. I have four children who went through the cradle cap phase. We all got through it just fine, and it did not take a long time. Nothing really gets it to go away except the natural shedding of the child's skin.

User - posted on 01/15/2009

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I used this stuff that had winnie the pooh on the bottle, worked great, it got rid of all of my daughters after only two uses. I found it at target.

Cheryl - posted on 01/15/2009

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Baby oil and a Qtip to scrub of the real crusty stuff. My daughter still had it under all her hair at 9 months and again later at 2.

Deborah - posted on 01/15/2009

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I know you got alot of suggestions, but I didn't see these two, both of which worked wonders in about 2 days, and it hasn't come back. Olive oil is much better than baby oil, and use a fine tooth comb to loosen the skin. OR, wal-mart has an awesome lotion (has winnie the pooh on the label) that is for cradle cap, that worked great also! Good luck!

Carrie - posted on 01/15/2009

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i put vaseline on my sons hair an hour before bathtime and ran a brush through it. right before his bath i wipe away the vaseline and wash his hair. by the next day it was a huge difference, almost completely gone.

Mary Beth - posted on 01/15/2009

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My doctor told me to use Head and Shoulders for 5 days (be careful it DOES NOT get in their eyes.  It should clear up.  On my oldest daughter, the rash spread to her face and I used cortizone 10 on that.  It all cleared up within the week.  My youngest daughter started getting it, and I followed the same routine.  It went away immediately. Now I wash their hair once a month with Head and Shoulders and it never came back.

Mary Beth - posted on 01/15/2009

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My doctor told me to use Head and Shoulders for 5 days (be careful it DOES NOT get in their eyes.  It should clear up.  On my oldest daughter, the rash spread to her face and I used cortizone 10 on that.  It all cleared up within the week.  My youngest daughter started getting it, and I followed the same routine.  It went away immediately. Now I wash their hair once a month with Head and Shoulders and it never came back.

Bobbi - posted on 01/15/2009

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I put baby oil on my son's head, then covered it with a baby hat and put him to bed.  The next morning it combed right out.  Watch what type of baby shampoo you're using.  Everytime I used Johnson's baby shampoo he got cradle cap. I stopped using it and he never had it again.

Misty - posted on 01/15/2009

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The olive oil really helped with all three of my boys. I left it in overnight and the next day just combed the skin out. I liked the olive oil because it is all natural and I always had it!!!

Veronique - posted on 01/15/2009

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I would put almond or olive oil and let it sit for 30 minutes and then scrape it out with a lice comb, but very gently. I would be able to peel off lots at a time.

Jennifer - posted on 01/15/2009

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Honestly besides diligently washing his hair at bath times and brushing (with those super soft baby brushes) maybe a couple times a day, we just let it work itself out. He got a pretty good case of the baby acne at teh same time and we just made sure he stayed relatively clean. Sometimes, you just have to let the extra hormones work themselves out, you know?

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My prob is my dughter has soooo much hair, that when I use the baby oil, most of it sticks to her hair and never makes it to her scalp : / (Check out my pics to see my hairy girl!)

Jessica - posted on 01/15/2009

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I used to put baby oil on my daughter's head in the am and then gently scrub it during her bathtime.  I doesn't go away immediately but it comes off much more easily that way.  There are baby oil products you can buy withouth petroleum in the store if you prefer

Sherry - posted on 01/15/2009

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infant: i have put baby oil or  olive oil on their wee head ,  gently work in, leave over night.  You should be able to gently comb it out  the next day.  You have to use a fair bit of oil. 



older child: our oldest son battled with this after toddlerhood,  our pediatrician gave me  a shampoo with i think it was a tar type stuff in it.  Let me tell u , one go and it was gone.



Hope that helps somewhat



Sherry

Erin - posted on 01/15/2009

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I used olive oil and let it sit for a few minutes then combed it out ..it worked great on both boys



 

Marissa - posted on 01/15/2009

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Dial soal and a washcloth. Use the wash cloth with ordinary, gold, Dial soap to wash baby's head.

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I have used baby oil on all my girls along with the comb from the hospital and with a little gentle combing while the baby oil is in the hair it was gone immediately! Granted you have to shampoo a time or two to get all the oil out and rinse the tub, but it is a one time thing and it is gone. Good luck!

Alyssa - posted on 01/15/2009

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Tee tree oil shampoo by paul mitchell or head and shoulders. We use head and shoulders sensitive at every bath sometimes 2 baths a day. The cradle capp cleared and we have not had a problem since.

Shelia - posted on 01/15/2009

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The very best thing and we tried all of these remedies with my grandson and my niece.

None of those things worked. My niece even developed a rash on her face from cradle cap. SELSUM BLUE shampoo is the very best and their hair smells good also.

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my daugther being 3, still had cradle cap for the longest time... i tried the baby oil, didn't like that it left that oil ring around my tub... i came across a product from arbonne... it too is baby oil... but it's a natural oil. it isn't greasy, and it doesn't leave that oil ring around the tub, i love it. if you want to try it, let me know. im now a consultant, fell in love with the baby products for my kids. :)

Leah - posted on 01/15/2009

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Both my daughters (2 yrs and 4 months) had craddle cap and i used just a lil bit of baby oil. Then used a baby brush to help work it around. It did great!! Hope this helps.

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my peditrician told me that i could just use regularar dandruff shampoo (like selsun blue) on my 4m old... i haven't tried it yet tho

Heather - posted on 01/15/2009

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put a little lotion in the bath water and dip the brush you got from the hospital in the water. Gently use the brush almost like massaging the head. It will eventually go away after several uses but not immediately..

Candice - posted on 01/15/2009

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My son had this when he was an infant........I did the same thing with baby oil....then used a baby shampoo to wash it and gently rubbed with a baby brush to get it out.....I think my son's was gone after a couple of days or so if memory serves.....my son had it slightly all over his head! HTH

Heather - posted on 01/15/2009

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I went and bought shampoo for cradle cap. you can usually find it at walmart and i would take a brush and brush my daughters hair. after a few days it started to go away.

Ginni - posted on 01/15/2009

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Great thanks I will give it a try. Someone told us to try vaseline, but that just got messy. I will try the baby oil.

Sarah - posted on 01/15/2009

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My Son had cradle cap and what we did was before bath time we would rub some baby oil on the spot and let it set for about 30 min, then we would give him a bath and rub the spot with a soft baby brush while shampooing it out. I thought it worked great. You have to do it a few times to get rid of it all. Hope that helps ya :O).

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