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Recommendations for Cradle Cap?

Kelly928 Avatar
8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
My little girl is 9 months old and has started to develop some cradle cap.
Can anyone recommend me any products they used that did the job well?
I know that baby oil and combing it out works but my little wriggle bum would never stay still long enough!
Anything i can just leave in and wash out?
Thanks in advance!
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
Olive oil or Dentinox cradle cap shampoo
1 Like #2
dentinox is good....

bit odd she has devloped it now though.. i thought newborns got it. has she had it before or has it just started? see ur HV.

olive oil is really good for all these lil things.
1 Like #3
Olive Oil always worked for my two when they where little.
[admin] 1 Like #4
Gently rub Olive Oil into it, leave it for a couple of hours and then bathe her :)
Don't rub hard at it though as it'll get worse. Olive Oil is better than baby oil for it as there's no fragrance to irritate the scalp, and the oil is thicker so not as messy to apply :)
#5
Yes i did think that, it has only just become flakey, she has always has a really really tiny bit whick wasn't flakey though if you nknow what i mean!!?:thinking:
#6
Well i think olive oil takes the vote!!
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Thanks everyone for your quick responses!
1 Like #7
You don't really need to do anything, but it is obviously bothering you or you would not of asked. It usually clears up on its own although my son still has it now and he is 3! You could try shampooing more frequently and gently brushing your baby's scalp with a towel.

I find almond oil helps but make sure you wash your baby's scalp with baby shampoo after as the oil on the head could clog the pores and cause the flakes to stick (yuck!)
#8
I shampoo her hair every other night! I always think that cradle cap itches therefore i want to help it to go as she is still a bit young to scratch if it is itching! Thanks for you opinion! http://www.forumsextreme.com/imgs1/sHa_thumbgoodjob.gif
#9
KELLY 'N' STEVE
Well i think olive oil takes the vote!!
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Thanks everyone for your quick responses!



Your welcome!! :-D
#10
yes i also used olive oil and used a baby soft brush to lift the flakes
my son didnt get it til about 5 months i think they can get it anytime
#11
The best thing i found when my little girl was a baby and suffered quite bad with cradle cap was Elemis Bath Milk, put it on and give it a good rub, leave on overnight and wash off in the morning, after a couple of time her head improved so much.
#12
when my daughter had it, it was summer so i would rub vaseline in and put a cap on her.. the heat and the vaseline would soften it enough to gently pick it off.. hope this helps..
#13
JO-JO
when my daughter had it, it was summer so i would rub vaseline in and put a cap on her.. the heat and the vaseline would soften it enough to gently pick it off.. hope this helps..


thats what I did and also your baby oil or olive oil
banned#14
my daughter had a slight bit, and the health visitor told me cradle cap was caused by not washing and drying the head properly, yes she was my first so was a little gntle with her, son (second child) never had any, i must have been rough with him - lol
#15
sassie
my daughter had a slight bit, and the health visitor told me cradle cap was caused by not washing and drying the head properly, yes she was my first so was a little gntle with her, son (second child) never had any, i must have been rough with him - lol


Not washing and drying properly - dont be daft! http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/articles/article.aspx?articleId=513§ionId=5
1 Like #16
olive oil and most health visitors are stupid :roll:
#17
sophie***
most health visitors are stupid :roll:


:w00t: OHHHH, ur gonna get um all started now!! By the way i agree
banned#18
KELLY 'N' STEVE
Not washing and drying properly - dont be daft! http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/articles/article.aspx?articleId=513§ionId=5


why is it so daft, nobody actually knows the real reason, it is a maybe this, or might be that. As for it being daft maybe you think it is, but once i started drying her more roughly it never came back. The same as the people that use baby shampoo on newborns, they are new, they dont get dirty, they only need freshening up yet people still use baby shampoo on their hair3,4,5,6,7 times a week
#19
Yup i was told the same, im paranoid about the brat getting it so only wash her hair every 3 nights, and rinse it more than necessary.
banned#20
Lulu'sMammy
Yup i was told the same, im paranoid about the brat getting it so only wash her hair every 3 nights, and rinse it more than necessary.


do you use baby shampoo? I never used shampoo on either of mine till they where older and it needed it, mine where both bathed in infacare and used the bath water with infacare in it over their hair
#21
sassie
do you use baby shampoo? I never used shampoo on either of mine till they where older and it needed it, mine where both bathed in infacare and used the bath water with infacare in it over their hair

Nope i dont use shampoo, i use a sensitive top and tail wash prescribed by docs.
banned#22
Lulu'sMammy
Nope i dont use shampoo, i use a sensitive top and tail wash prescribed by docs.


good on ya, im amazed how many people do use it so early

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