Any suggestions on how to get rid of cradle cap?

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Amanda - posted on 02/17/2009

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Well thanks for all you help everyone. I will try some of the suggestions that you gave me and hopefully get rid of it.

Kelly - posted on 02/11/2009

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My pediatrician suggested Eurcerin cream or Aveno bath and lotion when washing her hair use a toothbrush then use aveno lotion. She also said that Johnsons is bad for it and baby oil only makes it worse!

Mel - posted on 02/10/2009

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when my little girl had cradlecap used to put babyoil on,then baby shampoo and then rinsed off,got rid off it.

Donna - posted on 02/10/2009

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Rub olive oil into your babies head and leave it in for a few hours then with a comb, gently remove the cradle cap and once you've combed it out, wash your babies hair to get rid of the excess oil. It works a treat!

Keri - posted on 02/09/2009

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I use Disney baby Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap Care.  I just rub a small amount over the affected areas and use a little soft brush to loosen the scales.  Afterwards I wash his hair to remove the extra loose scales.  Works like a charm!

Melissa - posted on 02/08/2009

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My pediatrician recommended Selson Blue and a little soft bristled brush; we were instructed to bathe him and wash his hair everyday. After only 3 days of doing so, it's already showing vast improvement.

Liz - posted on 02/08/2009

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Avent do a "Magic Cream" you can get anywhere, it did the trick with my boys, however I think any good moisturiser without purfume used regularly should do the trick, good luck.

Ashley - posted on 02/06/2009

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I have used the head and shoulders method with boy of my sons.  A few washes and you will never see it again. Here's how I do it.




Brush the baby's head and remove any loose stuff.  Wash with a baby shampoo and gently scrub it rinse, condition with a baby conditioner (I like california baby's) let that sit for a moment to moisturize the flakes rinse, then use the head and shoulders again gently scrubbing.  My little man loved this and had his first laugh while I was scrubbing his head I guess it felt good. I did this for two bath times in a row and never saw it again.  If your case is bad it might take a third.

Crystal - posted on 02/06/2009

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we bought a nail brush that you clean your nails with and when we wash our baby's hair with his shampoo we massage his head with that brush... It is working great for him he is  my 3 months old and has cradle cap.

Christiana - posted on 02/06/2009

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There was a shampoo that i used with my first son....it started with an "N" it was a dandruff shampoo his ped recomended. It' worked really good. try that or ask your ped.

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Head and Shoulders or Pert Plus dandruff shampoo work really well. Just makes sure you don't get any in their eyes.

Melissa - posted on 02/06/2009

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Take a little bit of baby oil unscented and massage it into her scalp. I found this worked with my son but the only thing is that his hair was greasy for a couple of days after...until another bath!

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