how do i get rid of my baby dandruff?

Brooke - posted on 01/11/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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my baby has really bad dandruff. and it seems like when i wash her hair it only gets worse. what can i do?

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Tammy - posted on 01/11/2010

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There's an OTC shampoo out there that is GREAT for this - Nizoral. My DR recommended it for my oldest when she was a baby. It worked like a charm but be careful not to get it in the eyes, because it's not tear-free.

Sunny - posted on 01/15/2010

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I didnt have baby oil on hand so I used olive oil and a warm wash cloth on my baby's head. It worked well and he was super soft afterwards.

Mrsshakil - posted on 09/20/2012

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guys m doing the same , like here most of you suggest that to use OLIVE OIL but i am using it on my baby's head since he born , now he is going to be 2 months old, but using olive oil to remove his dandruff ,doesn't seem to work .

Rachel - posted on 01/13/2010

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dont use shampoo at every bath... but when you do, make sure you rinse it really well. After bathtime, I would rub baby oil on my kids' head then take a soft bristle brush in a circular motion on their head. it seemed to work alright for them...

Nikki - posted on 01/12/2010

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My son had pretty bad cradle cap when he was about 3 months old. We started using head and shoulders dandruff shampoo on him once or twice a week and baby shampoo on him every other time we bathed him. It seems to work very well you just have to be super careful not to get any in their eyes.

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Kimberley - posted on 01/13/2010

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plus olive oil has been used in greece for many years to sooth skin and it is all natural

Sarah - posted on 01/13/2010

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I was told Olive oil not Baby Oil..... sounds odd but Olive oil which is pure, Baby oil has other stuff that may irratate the hair... Try it and see if it helps....

Elissa - posted on 01/12/2010

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My sons pediatrician reccommened Selson Blue for his cradle cap. If you do use an anything other then the tearless baby shampoo be very very careful to not get it in your babys eyes!

Tiffany - posted on 01/12/2010

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If it's cradle cap... I went to Kmart and bought a cradle cap kit, used it in the bath with her baby wash and then put some grapeseed oil on her head when she got out, let it set in for a couple minutes, and combed it out with the utensil in the cradle cap kit, the kit cost me $5 and it got rid of all of the cradle cap... If it's actual dandruff I would talk to her doctor before using anything for it, they may recommend a dandruff shampoo or something... I honestly don't recommend baby oil, most people don't know but it's really not good for skin, it clogs pores. Use Grapeseed oil instead, you can find it at walmart in the cooking oil isle... It's all natural and great for hydrating skin, i use it for my hands during the winter because they get so dry... Dont use it if the baby is allergic to tree nuts! Also, make sure you are using baby lotion on his/her whole body after bath's, that helps keep them moisturized.!

Stacie - posted on 01/11/2010

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Yup, baby oil or any type of oil... I had to use olive oil cuz I didn't have any baby oil and it still worked the same. Put some on, and brush the hair the opposite direction, not forward, to help loosen it up. It should come right off!

Sarah - posted on 01/11/2010

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I use Aveeno baby shampoo. They have one with exta moisturizing. A little more expensive but very effective.

Leah - posted on 01/11/2010

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For my first son I rubbed vegetable oil on his head, left it while I set up the bath, then combed his hair backwards so it flaked out, then washed his hair. I did this daily until it was gone completely. He had really bad cradle cap. My second son had dandruff which looked like it was bordering on cradle cap. I use baby oil, but don't always wash it with shampoo. I use shampoo every few days and just a really good water wash the other days. His head is looking really good.

Marianne - posted on 01/11/2010

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If it's more than dandruf and like craddle cap you could try using baby oil and a baby hairbrush when she's in the bath to help get it off, that worked for my baby atleast.

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