Cradle Cap Invaders!!

Maggie - posted on 05/02/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Our 3 1/2 month old dude has just now started developing cradle cap. Not a severe case, but enough to make his mom want to pick it away like it is my JOB! Our pediatrician suggested bathing him daily & then lathering him down with lots of lotion. That works for a bit & then the scales reappear. I've read that there is a product, Mustela for cradle cap. Anyone out there tried it out with success? Happy & appreciative to get tips. Thanks!!!

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Maggie - posted on 05/05/2014

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The power of olive oil - it's great for everything! :) Thank u for the suggestion, we'll give that a try as well.

Gena - posted on 05/04/2014

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What worked best for us was to put a little bit of olive oil on babys head,then use a baby brush,the one with the soft bristles, brush those flakes off using the brush in circular movement.It works real well!

Maggie - posted on 05/03/2014

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Wow - that's really interesting, but we are willing to try anything to clear this up before it gets worse. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

User - posted on 05/03/2014

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This is going to sound crazy but my son had horrible cradle cap to the point he lost a lot of his hair so I took him in to the dr. and he suggested original listerine. Just put it on with a cotton ball let it soak for a while or even over night and then just wipe it off.. It doesn't smell good but it worked within a couple of days..

Maggie - posted on 05/02/2014

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Thanks Stephanie - sounds like a good plan to me. I'm ok with how it appears as most is under his hair, but I have had to fight the urge to pick. As I know it's not a good idea - I have been able to resist.....for the most part. :) I'll definitely try your idea. Many thanks!

Stephanie - posted on 05/02/2014

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Cradle cap looks horrible, but it's not anything to worry about. I have not tried that product, but I have cured each of my babies' cradle cap in just a week. First off, resist picking at it. Then, a few minutes before bath time, rub a big hunk of vaseline on your baby's head where the cradle cap is, massage it in as best you can. Use a velcro hair curler or something similar to gently scrub off the scales in a circular motion. Wipe with a tissue or paper towel and then wash his head with a gentle baby shampoo about three times in a row. His head will be a little greasy, but just use his bath towel or paper towel to wipe it. I throw out the curler after, but that's up to you. Good luck

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