My son is 2 months old, and has cradle cap, I was wondering what to do to get rid of it?

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Allison - posted on 03/26/2009

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My daughter had it really bad... the dr old us to use head and shoulders... I really didnt like putting all those chemicals on her scalp. So I used melaleuca (www.melaleuca.com) kids shampoo... very concentrated- last forever... gently rubbed with a wash cloth... then used renew lotion... also melaleuca. was gone by the next day :)

Miranda - posted on 03/31/2009

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My son is 6 weeks old & had it very bad, on his entire head & forehead. A couple of days ago I was nursing him & he pulled off, when I went to relatch him I accidentally squirted his head. I laughed but thought wth & put more on his head & rubbed it in. I also put some on his forehead. By the next morning it was gone & is still gon e. so...breastmilk. lol

Melissa - posted on 03/26/2009

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baby oil helped my son when he had it. before his bath every night i would take some and put it on a q-tip and rub the spots on his head, then i would wait 20 mins befor i put him in the tub giving it time to soak in.

Tia - posted on 03/31/2009

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My son had it when he was about 9 weeks old and his pediatrician told me to gently loosen the scales with a soft toothbrush before his bath...and to dilute dandruff shampoo 50/50 with water and wash his hair with it 2-3 times a week. It was completely in about 9 days.

Elisha - posted on 03/29/2009

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Hi how are you? My little girl had it to and i used baby oil and it works great it softerns the cradle cap and its easy to brush out then.

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Claudette - posted on 04/01/2009

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I give my daughter a bath every second day and after I am done I put a little bit of baby oil on a face cloth and rub it on her head.. You just need to keep doing it.. But do not use a lot.. Make sure the cloth is wet first and just a drop of oil, and rub away...

Tameka - posted on 04/01/2009

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My 4 year old had it bad and the peditrician suggested Selsun Blue.   The baby oil did not work..  Hence contacting the pediatrician.  I used the shampoo and a soft baby brush and lathered it in.  I held him in my lap with his head in one of my hands and his head over the tub.  Make sure you do not get it in his eyes, it will burn for sure.  I only had to do it three times in 3 weeks and he barely lost his hair.  Here's a link to WebMD for your reference..  Good Luck!!   http://children.webmd.com/tc/cradle-cap-... 



Make sure you always call Pediatrician/Nurse for their references with anything concerning a baby that young.

Beth - posted on 03/31/2009

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I used baby oil,just a little bit on my kids.  I also used to use a baby brush and comb my kids hair backwards to loosen the dry skin. ( i did this when their hair was dry).

Heather - posted on 03/31/2009

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lots of baby oil always keep it lubed up till it goes away then just put it on daily but not as much

Meghann - posted on 03/31/2009

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I rub baby oil on my son's head then use a small tooth comb and back comb his hair to loosen the flakes.  This is what the NICU recommended while my son was there.

Rebecca - posted on 03/31/2009

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My daughter had it pretty bad when she was young, I just put baby lotion on the spot and then used her soft brush in a circular motion - then followed up w/ her bath w/ a little bit of shampoo. It cleared up in about a week. She then had a bald spot for about 2 months until her hair finally grew back! But they're still cute bald! :)~

Ashley - posted on 03/31/2009

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Gentle naturals cradel cap care ( you can get it at Walmart, target etc.) It's all natural and safe you rub it on the spots and comb through with a fine tooth comb. Then shapoo two or threetimes to get it all out! I used it once on my little girl because she started to get it and she 3 months now and hasn't had it since. Make sure you are using unscented shampoos also California baby is a good organic fragrence free. Be careful with using oil because that can make it worse because thats what cradel cap is over oily sebaceous glands from mommys hormones!

Ashley - posted on 03/31/2009

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Gentle naturals cradel cap care ( you can get it at Walmart, target etc.) It's all natural and safe you rub it on the spots and comb through with a fine tooth comb. Then shapoo two or threetimes to get it all out! I used it once on my little girl because she started to get it and she 3 months now and hasn't had it since. Make sure you are using unscented shampoos also California baby is a good organic fragrence free. Be careful with using oil because that can make it worse because thats what cradel cap is over oily sebaceous glands from mommys hormones!

Sam - posted on 03/31/2009

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Hi my daughter used to get cradle cap and had eczema in her hair, we use a mild medicated shampoo called capasal prescribed by my dermotolgist. It got rid of it over two weeks initially and now it has been gone for over 3 years. We still use it once a fortnight as it smells lovely.

Miranda - posted on 03/31/2009

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My son is 6 weeks old & had it very bad, on his entire head & forehead. A couple of days ago I was nursing him & he pulled off, when I went to relatch him I accidentally squirted his head. I laughed but thought wth & put more on his head & rubbed it in. I also put some on his forehead. By the next morning it was gone & is still gon e. so...breastmilk. lol

Miranda - posted on 03/31/2009

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My son is 6 weeks old & had it very bad, on his entire head & forehead. A couple of days ago I was nursing him & he pulled off, when I went to relatch him I accidentally squirted his head. I laughed but thought wth & put more on his head & rubbed it in. I also put some on his forehead. By the next morning it was gone & is still gon e. so...breastmilk. lol

Patti - posted on 03/31/2009

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Quoting Janice:

My son is 2 months old, and has cradle cap, I was wondering what to do to get rid of it?



When you bath him wash his hair with baby oil and rinse it out good.  His hair may be a little oily after but it helps with the craddle cap.

Audrey - posted on 03/31/2009

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A friend that works in Peds. told me to try Lotrimin AF on diaper rash and cradle cap when I had my 1st. She said it is the exact same indg. that are in the Rx cream tha Dr. prescribe. I asked the pharmacist and he confirmed so after 3 days of puttin it on.. they were right! You put it thinly on the spots of cradle cap and let it dry completely, then you gently comb or brush to loosen it, then brush while shampooing. Don't do it right before you have pictures b/c there is still alot of flakeing after each treatment.

Sarah - posted on 03/31/2009

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I used to massage baby oil gently into baby's scalp using cotton wool, leave for 10 mins or so, gently brush out with a v soft baby hair brush, then shampoo in bath - would take it all away and stay clear for weeks xx

Kerry - posted on 03/31/2009

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My friend is a hairdresser  when r 2 were young we use to use normal hair conditioner as not 2 strong & it worked.

Kerry - posted on 03/31/2009

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My friend is a hairdresser  when r 2 were young we use to use normal hair conditioner as not 2 strong & it worked.

Tammarra - posted on 03/30/2009

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with my sons, I smothered their heads in baby oil and then used a piece of cardboard to gently scrape it all away

Monica - posted on 03/30/2009

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I used the baby oil gel... olive oil... everything. one day my son was eating yogurt and smeared it all over his head... pretty much solved the cradle cap problem... maybe try some natural yogurt!

Dawn - posted on 03/30/2009

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Actually, a friend of mine (dr) suggested using selson blue!  Just be careful not to get it in the face.  Both of our children had cradle ap.  I also was told they would grow out of it, but I know how it get's annoying and you just want it gone!  Baby oil is a good tip, and after the bath, I would apply some lotion to help loosen it.  Then before the next bath take a very, very soft brush and brush it, then bath.

Gina - posted on 03/30/2009

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I would put baby oil on the area. Brush it into the hair using a very soft brush. Leave it on until he has his next bath. My daughter had it really bad but this cleared it right up. Good luck.

Danna - posted on 03/30/2009

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Baby oil in the lotion form helped mine. then maybe a soft brush to brush it away.

Danna - posted on 03/30/2009

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Baby oil in the lotion form helped mine. then maybe a soft brush to brush it away.

Danna - posted on 03/30/2009

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Baby oil in the lotion form helped mine. then maybe a soft brush to brush it away.

User - posted on 03/30/2009

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hi i used voseine on my 3 kids hair when they had craddle cap and it worked a treat, be careful not to get any in his eyes

Kim - posted on 03/30/2009

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i had my sons hair cut as short as i was confortable with and lathered it with baby oil and brushed it in circular motions with a baby brush.... did the job! and he quite liked the pampering

Heather - posted on 03/30/2009

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We used baby oil & a RID lice comb...and gently combed it..She had a TON of hair which was why we used the RID comb,  but if your lil one doesn't have a lot of hair, just use a toothbruth. It's a mess, but it works.

Lindsey Brian - posted on 03/30/2009

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Use a good shampoo then condtioner on the hair then brush with a thin toothed comb wet and dry hair . the babay shampoo are so high alkline that you could do  a perm with do n't use them!!! the cradle cap will be gone in a few weeks

Reissa - posted on 03/30/2009

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I used Burt's Bees Apricot Oil . . . rubbed it into Kendall's scalp while she was sleeping in my arms and then used a baby comb and brushed all the flakes out. It never came back.

Lisa - posted on 03/30/2009

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i put baby oil on both of mine left it on over nite then combed the cradle cap out in in the mornin and it got rid of most of it in one go x

Lyn - posted on 03/30/2009

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my mam swore by rubbing butter on it and leave on over night and then wash off with warm soapy water

Lyn - posted on 03/30/2009

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my mam swore by rubbing butter on it and leave on over night and then wash off with warm soapy water

Kirsty - posted on 03/30/2009

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Alpha Keri Oil works really well (and is water disperable so no greasy residue) if not baby oil. Just massage it into the scalp and then comb through and the cradle cap will come away easily with the comb then wash bub's head & hair well to remove the oil

Kirsty - posted on 03/30/2009

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Alpha Keri Oil works really well (and is water disperable so no greasy residue) if not baby oil. Just massage it into the scalp and then comb through and the cradle cap will come away easily with the comb then wash bub's head & hair well to remove the oil

Kylie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Baby oil rubbed into your babys scalp, then use a fine toothed baby comb to loosen and brush it out. I did this and my little one hes never had it since x

Kylie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Baby oil rubbed into your babys scalp, then use a fine toothed baby comb to loosen and brush it out. I did this and my little one hes never had it since x

Kylie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Baby oil rubbed into your babys scalp, then use a fine toothed baby comb to loosen and brush it out. I did this and my little one hes never had it since x

Kylie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Baby oil rubbed into your babys scalp, then use a fine toothed baby comb to loosen and brush it out. I did this and my little one hes never had it since x

Kylie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Baby oil rubbed into your babys scalp, then use a fine toothed baby comb to loosen and brush it out. I did this and my little one hes never had it since x

Kylie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Baby oil rubbed into your babys scalp, then use a fine toothed baby comb to loosen and brush it out. I did this and my little one hes never had it since x

Kylie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Baby oil rubbed into your babys scalp, then use a fine toothed baby comb to loosen and brush it out. I did this and my little one hes never had it since x

Kylie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Baby oil rubbed into your babys scalp, then use a fine toothed baby comb to loosen and brush it out. I did this and my little one hes never had it since x

Carrie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Dandruff shampoo is what my doctor recommended and it worked!  Just be careful of the eyes.  Selsun Blue or Neutrogena T-Gel.  We only did it once or twice.

User - posted on 03/29/2009

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My son also had it and I used mineral oil. It is really thick but it works. I had to use Dawn to get it all out but one treatment and it was gone!

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