What is the best way to get rid of cradle cap?

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Mara - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi the health visitor told me to use baby oil to leave it for 24 hours and than wash and brush the hair. She also said do not use olive oil since it actually feeds it creating more cradle crap. I am doing so and noticed a good improvement on my little one.

Denise - posted on 02/25/2009

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hi my baby had this a little and i used baby oil, everynight massage it in and wash off in the morning also there is a good shampoo call Dentinox, use it daily, hope this help[s!

Catherine - posted on 02/24/2009

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When we got our daughter at 6 months, she has cradle cap so bad it was measured by  ruler.  It took a few days but this is what worked for us.  I apply baby oil and rub it into their hair, then I brush their hair (until most of the flakes are gone), then they get a bath and I shampoo their hair very well.  I then brush their hair again.  Even with the worst cases, it will only take a few treatments for this to work.  If it is a run of the mill cradle cap, one treatment should work fine.  To help keep it away, make sure you bruch their head or hair at least twice a day.  I used to forget to brush my sons head every day because he had no hair and it didn't dawn on me.  So i would have to occasionally give him a treatment.  good luck!

Holly - posted on 02/24/2009

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the Go Green Baby store sells a product called cradle me for cradle cap... they have an online website if you don't live in Kingston ...just google it :) the stuff works great smear some on at bed time cover with a bennie cap and then comb in the morning.. give her head a quick wash and your good to go... p.s put a little baby oil in the bath water and don't wash the hair every day :)

Mary - posted on 02/24/2009

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I heard that selson blue works really good. Both of my twin boys have it. I Have tried everything special shampoo for babies with craddle cap and oil. Liam is over it  now, but Aiden still has it bad. We are going to try selson blue next.

Bonnie - posted on 02/24/2009

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hey my mom is a nurse and she recomends washing your babies hair more often, and then putting olive oil one the trouble stops to help moisturize. apparently she did this will all four of us girls, and it worked well for her.



hope this helps you too

Kim - posted on 02/24/2009

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I used Selson Blue and a soft bristled brush. Just be careful not to get it in their eyes. It only took a few washes and it was gone.

Jillyan - posted on 02/24/2009

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cradle cap is a build up of dead skin collecting on the head mixed with soap. we learned about it at hair school, we were told the best thing is to apply baby oil and to exfoliate the head with a soft baby brush. i havent heard of that shampoo but maybe give that a try also it could have something in it that helps clear off the dead cells. give it a try!

Latasha - posted on 02/24/2009

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When my little one had cradle cap I took her to children's hospital and one of the nurses there recommended selson blue daily shampoo. I washed her hair every night at bathtime with it until I noticed it was gone. It's really good & really works! I hope this helps you.

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