my 8 week old has cradle cap

Liz - posted on 08/30/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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How do I stop it or make it look better anyone got any good ideas....also the skin on her face keeps flaking up this is my 2nd baby but I had him 4 years ago I dont remember what I did now!

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Ashley - posted on 09/06/2009

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I just used baby oil, massage it in the scalp before you bathe her ( let it sit for about 20 mins or so) and then rinse really well. I used a hospital scrub brush, the kind with the sponge on the back, and got all the shampoo out, and cradle cap residue. All cradle cap is, is a build up of shampoo, so it's just important to rinse. You could just use a regular baby brush if you don't have the hospital one like I did.
As for the flaking on her face, use a TON of lotion. It's most likely just her outer layer peeling, but if it keeps happening consult her dr.

Debbie - posted on 09/04/2009

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i also used olive oil for my twin girls and it worked on both of them ... but don't use too much, just a couple of drops! good luck!

Tessa - posted on 09/03/2009

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Baby oil is mineral based and quite dangerous and toxic for baby's skin. Please research anything you are ever going to put on your childs skin. Vegetable oils such as olive oil etc are safe and will not expose your baby to harmful chemicals. Have you looked into the possability of dermatitis? My daughter had the same symptoms at the same age that just kept getting worse. When we changed the products we use on all of our bodies her skin cleared up. Since researching and going organic Hannah has not had a bout of dermatitis except for after swimming in chlorine pools or getting a heat rash.

Shannon - posted on 09/01/2009

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Both my girls were born with lots of hair and baby oil was messy so i started using kids conditioner it helped with the cap without the oil. It just gradually seperated on its own during brushing.

Angel - posted on 09/01/2009

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Yes my son had that too and you have to scrap the scales off his head and behind his ears or else it will build up and you can us a little dandruff shampoo just careful not to get in the eyes.....If its a bad case of it you may see a little bleeding when you scrap the scales but it will heal up and eventually go away.

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Heidi - posted on 09/06/2009

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I used the baby brush to gently scrub the scalp when shampooing with our oldest (now 4), and used head and shoulders shampoo a couple times in addition to that. Worked great!!

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olive oil works best... just rub over the head & face & comb out.... wash off face & normal wash ater to help get rid of the oil!!!!

Nicole - posted on 09/06/2009

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hi Liz,i have four children and all four of them had some form of cradle cap.Best solution and works Wonderful.Put baby oil on her head and take a baby super soft brush and brush is circles.You will see all the stuff come off.I would just sing to my kiddos as i just brushed away in circles.As far as the skin use baby aveno.....every morning and night.Always lotion your baby.....they need it and it is a great bonding time when you massage it on.Hope i helped ...good luck.

Shandelle - posted on 09/04/2009

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I have a friend her son had it bad and i put coco butter hand cream on it and let it sit for a bit and then used a baby comb it took about two days but its gone coco butter does wonders on a lot of skin problems

Judy - posted on 09/04/2009

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Mustela Foaming Shampoo is great...my daughter had it and it worked. I continued to use it on my son because I loved it and didn't stick their eyes.

Kym - posted on 09/03/2009

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Hi, umm every baby is different about which way to get rid of cradle cap, Try putting baby oil in the bath water and massage it into yuur childs hair or wen they are out of the bath try putting baby oil on your hands and massage it into yuur childs hair... than use a soft baby brush. and with the flaking put baby oil in the bath and than use sorbalem cream to rub into there flaking skin

Jessica - posted on 09/03/2009

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BABY OIL AND BABY OIL!!! IT WORKS MIRACLES!!! I used it on my daughter and it went away in a couple days and started working right away

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I used olive oil and let it sit a bit. Combed it a little and then washed his head with shampoo. Healthy, in the kitchen and great for skin.

Veronica - posted on 09/02/2009

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My son had it horribly at that age too. My pediatrician told me to use head and shoulders dandruff shampoo. I just had to be carefull not to get it in his eyes - it took both my husband and I to wash his hair, I was really nervous. But after using the shampoo a couple of times it cleared up.

Molleen - posted on 09/02/2009

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Put a little bit of baby oil on her scalp. Rub it around then take a baby comb and lightly comb her head/hair. This worked really well with my son!

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My little one had cradle cap too. The doctor suggested using T-gel shampoo and it did the trick!

Andrea - posted on 09/01/2009

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I too got the shampoo (with Winnie the Pooh on it) for my daughter. I used it twice and it cleared up my daughter's cradle cap. I bought it at Wal-Mart and I think I spent about $6.00 in it, but it was sooooo worth it.



Good Luck!

Lauren - posted on 09/01/2009

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my second daughter had cradle cap and i used a soft tooth brush and baby oil and would rub it very easy right before her bath and it worked great

Jane - posted on 09/01/2009

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there's new baby oil in a gel. i put it in her hair before a bath and come it thru w/the tiny tooth comb from the hospital then shampoo out the gel. it takes a while to get rid of it.

Ashley - posted on 09/01/2009

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my daughter is 5 months (today) and she still has cradle cap. the doctor said to use baby oil, but i bought cradle cap lotion and it works great. her cradle cap isnt noticable anymore! as for the dry skin on the face they shouldve given u lotion in the hospital or u can use vasoline.

Lisa - posted on 08/31/2009

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Both of my boys had it, and their doctor said to use the tiniest amount of regular dandruff shampoo, brush, rinse, then brush afterward...It worked great on both of them.

Susan - posted on 08/31/2009

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My 11 week old has cradle cap as well. We've been using lots of lotion and gently brushing his scalp to remove the scales. We used baby oil (which worked) on our older son when he had it as a baby but I keep forgetting to pick some up at the store! the lotion is working just fine for now.

Mommalicious - posted on 08/31/2009

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My LO had it too.
What I suggest is Tissue Salt No.7: crush 1 tablet it and mix with a little water and give it to you LO 3 times a day.
Also when you wash your LO's hair gently scrape there head with your nails.
If you dont it kind of builds up on top of its self.
My little boy doesnt have it anymore :)

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Leanne - posted on 08/31/2009

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Baby oil worked for my children.

My son used to have real dry flakey skin on his cheeks and chin my dr said it was just baby eczema he gave me some cream to treat it.

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When you wash her hair use a baby brush to massage her scalp. Gently massage the shampoo in circular motions. This should help clear it up and then keep it from returning.

Ievy - posted on 08/30/2009

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with my now 1 year old daughter, plain baby oil massaged onto the area helped clear it up over time. the skin on your childz face however might require a simple treatment with baby cream or, just to be really safe, a trip to the doctorz.

Marja - posted on 08/30/2009

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My baby had that around that age and I bought cradle cap care and baby eczema cream. Both the bottles have winnie the pooh on them and you can find them at walmart of target. I have also heard putting baby oil on the scalp 1 hour before bath time and combing it works also. It took a few weeks to clear up but I love those products. Hope this helps.

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