Cradle cap

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My little boy is 5 weeks old & he's got a bit of cradle cap, what can I use to clear it up?

Sam x

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Jodi - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Jena:



Quoting Jodi:




Use Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap care found in any baby section. It is a green bottle and has Winnie the pooh on it. It is a little sticky feeling on the head but cradle cap goes away immediatley. I applied it once and it was gone. Took a few washings before his head wasn't sticky feeling but he was also totally bald! :)










Wow. I want to try that!






Yeah, I couldn't believe how well it worked. I literally still have a full bottle because it only took one little application.

Abby - posted on 02/05/2009

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My daughter Eden has cradle cap and it really has cleared up a GREAT deal in like 2 weeks. If you use like an old toothbrush with baby oil in and out of the bathtub it reaaly help and I also used head and shoulders 1 time a week and it did wonders you can barley tell its there anymore.. Her pediatrician said to use head and shoulder and it worked!!!!

Elizabeth - posted on 02/05/2009

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My Doctor told me to use "Selson Blue" shampoo on my son and then comb his scalp really good afterward. It really did work very well. And also you can use hydracortizone cream if you think it is itching him. Hope this helps :)

Elizabeth

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Thank you to all of you. I've been using Johnsons baby bedtime oil & it seems to be working. Not only that but it helps him settle off at night too! I'm killing 2 birds with 1 stone! Thanks again x

Jena - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Jodi:



Use Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap care found in any baby section. It is a green bottle and has Winnie the pooh on it. It is a little sticky feeling on the head but cradle cap goes away immediatley. I applied it once and it was gone. Took a few washings before his head wasn't sticky feeling but he was also totally bald! :)






Wow. I want to try that!

Jodi - posted on 02/05/2009

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Use Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap care found in any baby section. It is a green bottle and has Winnie the pooh on it. It is a little sticky feeling on the head but cradle cap goes away immediatley. I applied it once and it was gone. Took a few washings before his head wasn't sticky feeling but he was also totally bald! :)

Melissa - posted on 02/05/2009

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For my twins I used baby oil gel, not messy at all unlike traditional as baby oil. Then I combed it out and worked like a charm!

Jena - posted on 02/05/2009

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My daughter has some at the top of her head. I am going to try some of these remedies. I have just been letting it be, but sometimes I have picked at it!

Sam - posted on 02/05/2009

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the reason for cradle cap is in the womb the child did not get enough essentail fatty acids so as a result (from my son who had it all over his head thickly!)the child gets cradle cap. im vegggie bordering on vegan so unfortunatly did realise what i was doing and have since done a nurtrition course and other ones but i was very suprised when i learnt that. so if u breastfeed still makesure u eat the right foods with the omegas in it.

and if u cant breastfeed then hemp seed oil but never be tempted to pick at it.

hope it helps guys x

Katie - posted on 02/05/2009

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i used cradle cap shampoo it worked a treat and u still use it as a normal shampoo when its cleared up as i do.

Dora - posted on 02/04/2009

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Use Burt's Bee's Apricot oil and a soft brush during bath time then wash it out. Some baby's have a bit of cradle cap till there one so it goes away with time

Wendy - posted on 02/04/2009

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Try not to use petroleum based baby oil its pretty toxic stuff. Both of my kids had bad cradle cap - i poured a couple of tablespoons of natural baby oil - almond, apricot and essential oil of chamomille then left it for half a day (looks pretty gross) then in bath wiped off with a warm face cloth and washed as usual, works really well and leaves thier hair silky soft.

Tana - posted on 02/03/2009

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Just rub gently with a baby cloth while washing his hair every night in the bath, but if you apply some baby oil 10 min prior to the bath it will losten it more.  hope this helps :)

Shannon - posted on 02/03/2009

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olive oil... worked a treat for both my boys and did wonders for their dry skin all over their little bodies...

Kyla - posted on 02/03/2009

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Use baby oil and leave it on for about an hour.  Use a brush and scrape it out.  Wash his head with either selsun blue or head & shoulders.

Kimberly - posted on 02/02/2009

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my pediatrician recommended warm mineral oil...let it set for 5 min. and then wash with Dawn dish soap. it works wonders!

Sarah - posted on 02/02/2009

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dentinox is fabulous plus health visitor told me to pull it out even though it sounds nasty its not

Jill - posted on 02/02/2009

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Went through this too....we found that olive oil worked best. We applied it with a wash cloth and rubbed it in through her hair (she had a lot of hair at birth)m then used a soft baby hairbrush and massaged gently in circular pattern then brush out the flakes. She had a bath about half hour after that (we washed her hair every other day) and would but some baby lotion on her scalp after bath. Took about 1.5-2 weeks before it was gone. We did the oil thing once a day and also when we noticed it was pretty bad.

Katie - posted on 02/02/2009

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Once a day, especially after a bath, I would put a little bit of baby lotion in the palm of my hand and add maybe two or three drops of baby oil to it. I'd rub it into her head and then brush her hair with a soft brush. The cradle cap went away in about two weeks.

Risha - posted on 02/02/2009

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Even my boy had gone thru a severe Cradle Cap,, what you can do is dilute some baking soda in warm water and apply it on the childs scalp very softly,,,, and then use a very very smooth hair brush (specially for infants scalp) to comb it off. it will come out with his hair....it took around 2-3 weeks for it to reduce,,, please dont scratch it with your hands at all,... Its an Indian Home Remedy suggested by a doctor,, will surely work,,,, do lemme know once you try this

Krystal - posted on 02/02/2009

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the one thing ive found works is baby oil and a soft comb. it helps to break it up. hope this helps

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