how to care for cradle cap on the face

Kanesha - posted on 12/14/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




hey im a mother of two a boy an a daughter has craddle cap all over her face, ears and head and i dont know what to do.. i didnt have to go through this with my son..having a girl is a whole different experience...i need help


Denikka - posted on 12/14/2012




You can deal with it on the face in the same way that you would deal with it in her hair :)
You can take mineral oil or olive oil (my preference, but you can also use other vegetable oils), and rub it on and let it sit on the skin where the cradle cap is for a few minutes. Then take a face cloth or very soft scrubby brush and wash it off. You can do this in the tub a couple times a week. It works wonders.
Cradle cap is basically just a build up of natural skin oils and dead skin. The oil helps loosen it up and the face clothes scrubs it off.
She'll grow out of it soon :)

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