What is the best way to get rid of cradle cap and for it not to come back?


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Sharrie - posted on 09/19/2009




My daughter had cradle cap and my mum suggested to use baby oil overnight so i did and brushed it out witht he baby comb in the morning then washed her hair and it gradually went away after a few treatments and hasn't come back since. Good Luck

Jeanette - posted on 09/19/2009




I just had my 3rd child. Maybe she doesn't have a severe case of cradle cap. I used baby oil for my other 2 children. My 2nd had it probably off and on until he was a year. His was the worst. This time I started using foam shampoo for newborns by mustela by recommendation and it has been working great!!! I also use calendula cream by california baby to soften and then I leave it on overnight(it is not oily at all) and then wash her hair the next day. Her cradle cap is gone as of right now and when it comes back it is so little. I think the shampoo and cream are helping to keep it away. I wish I would have used this before.

Jamie - posted on 09/19/2009




soft brissle brush,right after washing their head.no oil needed.rub brush in soft circle,and they will come off.also,make sure it's NOT a baby brush.they are too soft.

Dorothy - posted on 09/19/2009




baby oil does work well. I am curious to know how old your child is, if it is reoccuring. My son was 4 and still had it from time to time and found out he had a milk allergy which caused it to come back. He also had eczema.

Sherri - posted on 09/19/2009




Redken has a wonderful soap. Amino Pon for girls. and Men's bar soap for boys. The pH is close to the skin and hair natural pH. It also doesn't have the wax in it that makes the soap not "melt" in the water so its very gentle. You can bath their whole body in it and it smells so good.The cradle cap will disappear and keep using it and wont reappear. It is very concentrated so only use a little or you'll be rinsing the baby a long time. Make sure you keep the soap out of water while you are not using it cause it will melt.

Felicia - posted on 09/19/2009




I agree with Kylie Thiel . Baby Oil has always been the best for the cradle cap.

My husband and I have used it ever since our daughter was born.

Good Luck !

Felicia Diket

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Baby oil never seemed to work for Danica. I used a little bit of Head and Shoulders (any dandruff shampoo will work the same) to shampoo her and then used a comb to brush out the scales. It worked immediately and never came back. Just be careful not to get the dandruff shampoo in your babies eyes or mouth. Good luck!!!

Meena - posted on 09/19/2009




Apply very little mustard oil on the scalp and leave it for some time than very gently brush the hair do it for three to four days and trust it won't come back.It was suggested by my mom when my daughter divya was born it really works

Kylie - posted on 09/19/2009




Baby oil massaged onto the scalp, then leave for ten minutes.

Then use a lice comb and it simply just brushes out, i then shampoo the hair to get rid of the oilyness.

Works for me goodluck!

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