How to get rid of craddle cap?

Heather - posted on 10/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter get cradle cap every time I bathe her. I make sure I rinse her hair really good but yet she still gets it. What can I use to get rid of it?

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Esmeralda - posted on 10/06/2009

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there is an actual cradle cap shampoo. its at Wal Mart in the baby section with the toys and diapers and such. it has winnie the pooh on the front of it.



it works great,but you have to use it a few times,and scrup the scalp while its in,then rinse.

it will leave their hair a little oily but it works SO MUCH BETTER than baby oil. my daughter had cradle cap for 2 years(no exageration),and i tried everything you can think of.

that cradle cap shampoo worked though.



or you can talk to your pediatrician about it and they can prescrible some medicated shampoo.(i tried that too).



good luck!

Sarah - posted on 10/06/2009

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If you don't have the little soft scrubber from the hospital, one of the soft bristled baby bushes will work. Use that while you're shampooing and rinse with a washcloth. That is the gentlest way to get rid of it.

Melanie - posted on 10/03/2009

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If baby oil doesnt work...my doc prescribeb me somethiing that worked realy well i put it on after bath and the next day most of it was gone its a mixture of lamisil spray.

hope this helps good luck

Jennie - posted on 10/03/2009

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try using baby oil after the bath dry the hair and then put baby oil on the spots were the cradle cap is and it should help been putting it on my little girl's cradle cap and it seems to be working hope this helps

Jessica - posted on 10/03/2009

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Did your hospital give you a little soft scrubber to use on her head during baths???? A wash cloth should do about the same trick. You just need to exfoliate the skin, gently.

I'm not sure if that will get rid of it, it might, I know that's how to prevent it...in theory it should clear it up too. Good Luck!!

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