craddle cap

Melanie - posted on 03/24/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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my son has had bad craddle cap since he was born, he is now six months old and i still cant get rid of it what should i do?

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Leanne - posted on 04/18/2009

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Try Grahams hair shampoo at the health store.It comes in a blue and yellow bottle retails for about 13.00 dollars.2 shampoos and it get rid of it.When you wash your sons hair always use it and gently rub or use a baby comb to gently rub away cradle cap.Hope this advice helps.Please let me know how you go with it.

Melissa - posted on 03/25/2009

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THIS IS AN OLD FASHIONED METHOD BUT IT WORKED ON MY TEN MONTH OLD RUB SOME OLIVE OIL IN SCALP LEAVE FOR HALF AN HOUR THEN COMB HAIR OR SCALP WITH COMB IT TAKES IT AWAY I DO IT EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS WHEN IT STARTS TO APPEAR

Lacey - posted on 03/24/2009

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I found something called Cradle Cap Care by Gentle Naturals and it worked wonders.  My son had really bad cradle cap and I used this product.  It started working instantly.  It doesn't make their hair too oily either, and you don't need to rinse it out or anything.  I found it at target, i recommend trying it.    

Jennifer - posted on 03/24/2009

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Hi Melanie!!  My name is Jennifer and I am a hairstylist at Kids Hair.  The best thing for craddle cap is "baby don't cry" shampoo by Paul Mitchell.  It wil be professional salons or maybe even in target these days.  The trick is to wash your sons hair right when he gets in the tub and let it sit on for as long as he's in the tub then always rinse with clean facet water.  You can massage his scalp to break up some of the craddle cap also just don't scratch.  This is the best thing in the world for craddle cap.  It should be better in a couple weeks.  but you will notice a difference in a few shampoos!

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Kelly - posted on 04/25/2009

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I'm not sure where you're from but I rubbed sorbolene cream (You could probably also use baby lotion or baby oil) in my son's hair and left it overnight. Then I washed his hair the next day, scrubbing it gently with a toothbrush. It took about 2-3 days of this routine for it all to go away. Just be careful when you're rinsing his hair because lotions, etc. aren't tear-free.

Taryn - posted on 04/24/2009

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i know this is not a proper remedy, but i took a soft baby toothbrush and after the bath gently rubbed his scalp with it in small circular motions. it did the trick. it might not work with babies that have hair.

Misty - posted on 04/22/2009

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One other thing that I did to kind of prevent the build up process was squirt their shampoo on a baby brush and massage the scalp with it.

Samantha - posted on 04/21/2009

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Baby oil or Vasoline works just put it on and let it soak for like 5 min. comb through it and you will see it come out! The down side to that is it takes a few washes for the hair to not look so greasy!

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I washed my son's hair twice a week with diluted head and shoulders shampoo and that did the trick for him. I just had to be very careful not to get it in his eyes so I would lay him down while washing and rinsing.

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