How do you get rid of cradle cap? I have tried mineral oil, baby oil, tea tree oil and olive oil.

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Kim - posted on 02/28/2009

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I have had the best luck with applying vaseline or Mary Kay extra emollient cream directly  to the scalp. Let sit on hair/scalp for at least 30 minutes and then put baby in bath.  Apply water and Selsun Blue then take a soft to medium bristle toothbrush and lightly brush away the crust on the scalp.  Rinse away being careful not to get Selsun Blue in baby's eyes. The vaseline or cream helps to take the 'crap' off  along with the toothbrush and the selsun blue helps to keep it from recurring. We do this at least once a week and my daughter's scalp has never looked better. We also put a few drops of Burt's Bees apricot oil in her bath to help with excessive dryness and itching.

Traci - posted on 02/28/2009

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I found that Vaseline is the best way to get rid of cradle cap! Take a dime size amount and gently put on scalp. Wait a few minutes then wipe off with a warm wash rag. It only takes 1 or 2 times over a day or so and it's gone. I don't know why it works but it works really well!! I have 2 boys and they both got it once or twice when they were little and then never had it again. VASELINE works AWESOME!  

Sheila - posted on 02/28/2009

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warm(not hot) olive oil,gently rubbed into scalp.;leave for 5 mins to soak in and soften it,then gently brush hair with baby hair brush .it should come out if soft enough.

Kristin - posted on 02/26/2009

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I work in a pharmacy and we suggest warming up olive oil and rubbing that in.Dont pick at it also dont use shampoo for babies as most of them have chemicals in them like sodium laureth sulphate and are over perfumed.There are some great products out there for babies and kids that are much kinder on the skin than some of the highly advertised products. Tea tree oil can be too strong on sensitive skin and is mainly used as an antiseptic.Baby oil is a mineral based product and not really good to use on babies(yes it has been around for a long time but we have improved since that product came out) Ego pharmaceticals do a cradle cap product as well.I hope this helps you. Good Luck

Sherryl - posted on 02/26/2009

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hi darl this might sound weird i was told to use butter so i did it worked great rub it in leave for 5 mins then you use a soft and hard comb

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Amanda - posted on 02/28/2009

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All 3 of my kids had it, and I just simply got baby oil and let it soak in then used a baby brush or a comb and brush it out...I even used my nail to help pull it up then brushed it away. All my kids loved it, cause it was like getting a head massage

Shelly - posted on 02/28/2009

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My oldest had cradle cap.  My pediatrician said it is a form of dandruff.  He suggested a mild danruff shampoo, like head and shoulders or the store brand.  Just make sure it doesn't get in their eyes.  He said oils just add to the problem.  I used the Walmart brand dandruff shampoo and it worked like a charm.

Lynn - posted on 02/28/2009

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I am assuming while using these oils that you are using a fine tooth comb to comb it out also. I noticed that they now sell some kind of oil or cream in the pharmacy isles at Walmart for cradle cap. Don't know if they work or not. It is a nuisance. Keep working on it.

Sarah - posted on 02/28/2009

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I massaged oil (I have used different ones and same results) with my fingers into the scalp, then used the soft baby brush to loosen the flakes and washed her hair as normal :) Repeat as necessary

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My daughters pediatrician suggested head & shoulders shampoo, so we tried it.  After only two uses it was completely gone, and she had it pretty bad.  We also bought a cool mist humidifier for her nursery which also seemed to help with they dryness of her skin.

Marcy - posted on 02/28/2009

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I use to use those also until my third child. His doctor said cradle cap is oily hair and to rub dandruff shampoo in like lotion... it helped my son who is 17 months old... worth a try...then comb it out with a fine tooth comb, like the baby combs

Jamilynne - posted on 02/28/2009

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moms be careful with tea tree oils they are known not to be good for baby girls.  please search the internet for more rinformation regarding tea tree oil.



Vaseline is a no.. no...  Vaseline is petroleum based. "yes" crude oil.  It will clog your little babies poors and hair folicals.



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Jody - posted on 02/28/2009

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After putting on baby oil, rub with a wash cloth, then brush it out with a fine tooth comb... worked for me! :) tea tree oil is very smelly, may be too strong to use on a baby :S

User - posted on 02/28/2009

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We were sent home from the hospital with our first with a small brush the doctors use when they're "scrubbing in" for a procedure. It had short, soft plastic bristles on one side and a sponge on the other. The nurses said it was perfect for cradle cap. We just used it with regular baby shampoo and it worked!!

Jennifer - posted on 02/28/2009

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I tried a bunch of stuff with my little guy too, and nothing worked. So I just let it be and eventually it went away completely. Everyone kept saying to do the baby oil thing and there were times that when it flaked off there would be little scabs, so I let it run its course and it completely cleared up within a couple of months.

Kristin - posted on 02/26/2009

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I used baby oil with a soft toothbrush.  Most of it came off, but then a few weeks later it came back again.  Eventually it will clear up on its own.  My daughter is 9 mos. now and she has no sign of it.  Good luck!!

Angela - posted on 02/26/2009

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I got rid of my son's cradle cap with a soft, fine-tooth comb and kept combing it until it was all gone.

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use a fine tooth comb when 'brushing' the hair/scalp. before you can control it you need to remove the buildup that is allready there.

Suzanne - posted on 02/26/2009

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We used the Mustella cradle cap shampoo, and it worked great. You may have to order it online from like drugstore.com.

Kim - posted on 02/26/2009

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I use a baby oil spray and very tiny nit comb to scrape it of, it seems to keep her head clear for a long time.

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2009

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I found that using aquaphor works wonders at getting rid of cradle cap.  After you apply it use a baby brush to get rid of any loose skin.

Melynda - posted on 02/25/2009

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Mustela has the best baby care products. They are quite pricey, but ok'd by my Pediatrician and very concentrated. They even have a special shampoo for this. When my babies started to show signs of this (and any skin rashes etc) I switched to this and never had a problem again. (best thing is they smell so yummy) try drugstore.com or google product for a store in your area. (nordstrom also carries it)

Echo - posted on 02/25/2009

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Use selsun blue is what our doctor told us then use a comb. It work very well for use

Samantha - posted on 02/25/2009

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I used Johnson's Baby Oil after every two baths,and brushing the hair with a fine baby brush and that worked for Grace's. If not talk to your Dr. and see if there is anything that they can recommend. It isn't bad for them, it just looks Gross that's all.

Joanna - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi Lianne,



My daughter also had cradle cap. My Maternal & ChildCare Nurse recommend Dermaveen Shampoo and it really helped. Try it. Regards Joanna

Nikole - posted on 02/25/2009

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An old remedy that you can try and it won't hurt your baby even if it doesn't work. Just take some baking soda and mix it with water to make a paste. Rub it on your baby's head and leave it for about 10-15 minutes. Then rinse away, no scrubbing required. I don't know exactly why it works, but I've heard it does. Also, just a note, don't wash your baby's head too much. Our Pediatrician told us that you need to dry it out because it's an oily skin problem. So we did and ended up causing extremely dry skin on his scalp and he was miserable because it was so enflamed and itchy. We made the problem worse, and it turns out the cradle cap went away and what we were "treating" was eczema!!! All is well now. Good luck. Worse case scenario, your baby will grow out of it within a year.

Cheryl - posted on 02/25/2009

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When my daughter had cradle cap I would put vasiline on her head about 5 minutes before her bath and then rinse with shampoo and it worked great.

Katy - posted on 02/25/2009

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My doctor told me Sebulex if it was bothering us, however, it started going away on its own. We do bathe him daily, but only washed his hair about 2-3 times a week. He is 6 months old, and it is almost all the way gone. Good Luck!

Samantha - posted on 02/25/2009

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when you wash your babys hair rub it in a lot like scratch it kinda (not hard odvialsly) and then take a comb and brush there hair back words whlie its still wt and it shoud loesn  it up it may take a fwe days for it all to be gone

Nikki - posted on 02/25/2009

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Both of my boys had terrible cradle cap.  I bought all of the expensive "treatment" creams.  None of them worked.  My pediatrician told me to wash their hair every other day with Head and Shoulders shampoo.  Worked like a charm!  Just be careful because it is not tear free.  Their hair smells awesome after a bath too.

Emmalena - posted on 02/25/2009

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i cant remember the name of the shampoo, It isnt a baby shampoo but  it is about %97 natural plant oils.  My aunt is a hair dresser and she uses it on my daughter when she has her , she stongly suggests it thelps with cradle cap, and shes very concered about babys health so she wont suggest anything slightly harmful to babies....ill find out what the name of the shampoo and hopfuly get in touch to let you know

Emmalena - posted on 02/25/2009

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i cant remember the name of the shampoo, It isnt a baby shampoo but  it is about %97 natural plant oils.  My aunt is a hair dresser and she uses it on my daughter when she has her , she stongly suggests it thelps with cradle cap, and shes very concered about babys health so she wont suggest anything slightly harmful to babies....ill find out what the name of the shampoo and hopfuly get in touch to let you know

Danae - posted on 02/25/2009

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I used Burt's Bees Baby Apricot Oil for my daughter. Rub it in with your fingers and let it sit for a while. I combed out what I could and rinsed but did not shampoo her hair until the next morning. Worked for me!

Rachel - posted on 02/25/2009

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Did you apply the oil with a soft head toothbrush using circular motion? I did this with my son, then use Mustela baby shampoo, which claims to wash away cradle cap (who knows if this is true), I then follow Cetyphl Cream. Seams to be working.

User - posted on 02/25/2009

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Neutrogena T-Gel worked within a three washings for all my kids. Just be careful when you rinse cause it does cause tears. I would also use a toothbrush to scrub on his head after a bath and then a fine tooth comb to get out all the flakes. He seemed to love it.

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My boy is just about 8.  I had tried everything I could on his head and he still had it till about a month ago.  I heard of this product completly natural from Arbon.  It is specially formatted for babies and you can use it for so many things.  It is really great stuff.  It got rid of the craddle cap with a few washes.  My sister liked the Arbon products so much she began to sell it.  I use thier make up and want to get more of the things they sell.  well i hope you have found something that works.  :)

Christine - posted on 02/25/2009

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I did use baby oil let it sit for 2-3 minutes and then use a baby comb and it came right off. I just made sure that I washed the oil out the best I could after... I would recommend it!

Christine - posted on 02/25/2009

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I didn't use any oil or medication to get rid of my daughter's cradle cap. It went away on its own.

Heather - posted on 02/25/2009

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I had cradle cap until i was like 12.. my mom wouldnt figure out hhow to get rid of it and one time while getting a haircut the stylist finally suggested she buy me some Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo.. She did and as soon as we used it the cradle cap was gone :) So..more than tea tree oil.. try the paul mitchell tea tree shampoo! lol

Sharon - posted on 02/25/2009

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My pediatrician recomended Selson Blue, not  sure if I spelled it right.  It worked pretty well, you just have to be careful so you don't get it in thier eyes.

Beth - posted on 02/25/2009

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I tried head & shoulders every other bath. I also use the cheap brush I got from the hospital during the delivery it works well to get rid of the scalies

Victoria - posted on 02/25/2009

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I see that a lot of moms are using baby oil. This is good to take all the crust off but i

found that I was combing out again and again. My doctor told me to use head an shoulders once a week and I have not seen any more flakes at all.

Annie - posted on 02/25/2009

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I wouldnt use tea tree oil it has to strong of a smell. I would ask your babies  Dr.

Heather - posted on 02/25/2009

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When my daughter had it I just used baby oil and took a small comb and gently scraped it off. It didn't hurt her a bit and it never came back. Worked for me. Good luck

Angela - posted on 02/25/2009

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My doctor told me to put a little bit of baby oil on the scalp before bath time, use a baby comb (against the grain) to fluff up the flaky dry skin and then wash with a dandruff shampoo like Selsun Blue. I actually used the Equate brand (from walmart). It didnt' make it go completely away until my son was 6 months old or so, but I could tell a difference each time we washed his hair.



HTH,



Angie

Cel - posted on 02/25/2009

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use vaseline white petroleum jelly. my pedia told me to put vaseline before i bathe my baby. maybe an hour before you bathe your baby put the vaseline and let it soak then brush it with your fingers or there is a baby brush while you bathe him. It could take several times before you can really get rid of the cradle cap.

Allison - posted on 02/25/2009

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I used baby oil, but I used a brush daily as well. A soft brush or gentle combing in of the oil works well.

Tracy - posted on 02/25/2009

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I used baking soda mixed with water to make a thick paste.  Rub it on the scalp and then scrub it gently with a soft brush (I used the one from the hospital-clear, plastic one).



 

User - posted on 02/25/2009

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I used olive oil but you have to scrub at it. Make sure that once you get rid of it that you scrub his head well at bath time to prevent it.

Anita - posted on 02/25/2009

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Remember that comb and brush set you got at the shower?  Use the brush for gentle exfoliating during shampoo time.  Worked like a charm for my little one.

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I used vaseline on my son's scalp.I would rub in it in to his scalp,leave it for a couple of minutes to soften then gently comb through his hair.most of it would come out with the comb and then I would wash his hair with johnsons baby shampoo and that would get rid of any little bits that were left.It worked a treat!

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