Cradle Cap???

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Claire - posted on 09/22/2009

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hi i use dentinox shampoo, i wash is hair every other day and then combed with a soft brush and now its gone, but you can carry on using it afterwards as if its a normal shampoo.

Virginia - posted on 09/20/2009

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With all 4 of my kids - I just washed them with baby shampoo a couple times a week until they started crawling and getting "dirty" Then bathed them more often. I put baby lotion and occasionally baby oil and combed through. But usually it eventually went away.

Lisa - posted on 09/18/2009

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I found that sorbolene worked better than oil to soften the crusts, but everyone is different. My doctor suggested sorbolene after I had unsuccesfully tried oil. I applied it to the cradle cap areas about an hour before her bath, put a hat on to help it absorb and stop her head getting cold, gently combed it before the bath and most of it washed out. I also cut back shampooing her hair to once a week, and gently comb her scalp regularly, and thats helped keep it away.

Shaneitha - posted on 09/17/2009

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hello Jamie, my name is Shaneitha what i did for my daughters cradle cap( per her pediatricians orders) was i bought olive oil from the store and poured it where the cc is at let it sit for like a few mins i gently scratched her head a lil and then i washed her hair with a bar of dove soap the sensitive kind i did it for like 3 weeks and it got less and less and it finally went away. it works but only wash your baby hair with dove sensitive

Lisa - posted on 09/17/2009

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We have had a slight case of cradle cap and just used virgin olive oil rubbed onto the scalp, leave for awhile then rinse in the bath. Works a treat.

Myra - posted on 09/17/2009

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i found the more you wash it the worse it gets. I used almond oil with my older children and it worked really well. My little guy has it quite bad. i have been using almond oil for 4 weeks and it hasn't helped this time. I have been advised by a child health nurse to buy a "cradle cap lotion" that contains salicylic acid. i only bought it today so i will see how it goes.

Kerry-Ann - posted on 09/17/2009

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I had the same issue with Christopher. First massage some baby oil on the scalp, let it sit for 15 mins, then use a baby comb or brush to tease the scalp (be very gentle). Then shampoo with aveeno or a pediatricial recommended shampoo, you will have to wash the hair thoroughly. All the best.

Brittany - posted on 09/17/2009

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your actually not supposed to wash babies hair everyday if they have cradle cap. Just once or twice a week. And the baby oil doesnt work either, ive been putting it on my baby for the past 4 weeks and it doesnt do anything but make her hair look dirty.

Ashleigh - posted on 09/17/2009

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My son had bad cradle cap, what got rid of it was vasoline (petrolium jelly) rubbed into his head and then a hat placed on his head, if it wasn't to hot during the day, this let it sit so he didnt rub it, then I used a soft brush and towel gently wiping it off.

I also add baby oil to his bath now and he hasn't had it since.

Hope this is useful

Tash - posted on 09/16/2009

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hi baby oil rubed on the head leave over night then brush with a soft baby brush

Jenita - posted on 09/16/2009

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Ive heard it was just washing your babies hair every night and coming it through.

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