Cradle cap

Samantha - posted on 06/26/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone, my 9 month old had cradle capand i've tried before to get rid of it, but now her hair is so long and thick i can't figure out how to get any product in there! Should i leave it and let it go away on its own or is there a trick to getting it underneath her matt of hair, please help :(

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Siobhan - posted on 06/30/2009

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my children suffer from cradle cap so i feel your frustration. baby oil works best rub it in leave it overnight and then bruch with a comb and it peels off....

Ericka - posted on 06/30/2009

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Quoting cheryl:

My son's peditrician told me to use selson blue the dandruff shampoo. I was concerned that the chemicals would burn his little head because he was tiny. But she assured me that it would be fine... It worked like a charm!!! That's how i knew that she was the right doctor for my son and I. I know so many moms that have struggled with this issue and i was scared that i would too but it wasn't a problem after i starting using the shampoo. Try it because it definately worked for us:)



That is exactly what our ped said to do! Just make sure you don't leave it on any longer than 4-5 minutes because the magnesium can begin to absorb through the skin.

Ashley - posted on 06/30/2009

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I found that leaving the shampoo on my son's head for 5 to 10 minutes, followed by gently scrubbing with a soft baby brush worked well, also, use your nails very gently to get some off right after bath when it is all softened up, not after it dries, as it can hurt a little.....

Jenn - posted on 06/30/2009

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This may sound weird, but my nurse handed me a couple nail brushes and told me to use them to brush her hair and it would prevent cradle cap. They worked very well because the brisles are firmer then the typical baby brush and she didn't have cradle cap very often or when she did have it it cleared up very fast.

Lisa - posted on 06/28/2009

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My son had it too, i just left it alone, washed and brushed like normal, and it went away on it's own. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Cheryl - posted on 06/28/2009

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My son's peditrician told me to use selson blue the dandruff shampoo. I was concerned that the chemicals would burn his little head because he was tiny. But she assured me that it would be fine... It worked like a charm!!! That's how i knew that she was the right doctor for my son and I. I know so many moms that have struggled with this issue and i was scared that i would too but it wasn't a problem after i starting using the shampoo. Try it because it definately worked for us:)

Anna - posted on 06/27/2009

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i used to put olive oil into my son hair after his bath and left it until the next day and then washed it out, the oil made the cradle cap soft and it washed out easy, it was gone in a week he had it all over the top of his head.

Christina - posted on 06/26/2009

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try parting her hair in sections and rub baby oil in her hair. my daughter has really thick and curly hair. it worked for her. plus it also make their hair healthy and shiny.

Amy - posted on 06/26/2009

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what helped some with my neice was combing the opposite way you normally would, and she has thick curly hair

User - posted on 06/26/2009

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Scrubbing is the easiest way to get rid of it. Its just a build up of scalp. Don't be afraid to use your nails, but gently of course. Don't scrap it all off on the first try, it may hurt, but after about a week of good washings it should go away.



My son had it till I started working as a beautician for a nursing home and learned about scalp buildup and really washing hair...

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