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    Cradle cap - any recommendations other than olive oil?

    Baby developing cradle crap,my other 2 had it so no surprise this time,mine always get it regular.
    When I had my 1st I tried lots of things like cradle cap shampoo and various creams but found nothing worked,so I never bothered to buy anything 2nd time round and stuck to olive oil overnight.
    Anyone can recommend anything that they used recently as been almost a decade since I bought specific products for cradle cap,don't want to waste money,so if anything more effective than olive oil let me know.
    Going ask health visitor tomorrow also about it but think they suggest sticking to olive oil dabbed on with cotton wool,left overnight then brush off gently.

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    we always shave the babys head

    baby oil works a treat:thumbsup:

    I NEVER used baby shampoo, just used the bath water.....mine never had it.

    Hiya
    You can buy 'Capasal' shampoo over the counter, Boots have it, very effective although baby might not like the strong smell, use each time you bathe for about a week. Its about £10 but lasts a long time. Very effective on our 3 month old.
    All the best :thumbsup:

    I used Johnson's Baby oil rubbed left on overnight and then washed off the next morning, I suppose it's the same as olive oil really.

    I used Dentinox shampoo which I thought was OK but I used baby oil on the scalp and gently brushed it off the next morning, most effective for me.
    my HV recently gave me some Hydromol emulsifying wax & creams for my daughter for her slightly dry scalp , its a bit like vaseline but thats very good, she may suggest that

    I used detanox?? its the one you can buy from boots. lovely smell and was gentle but effective.

    Olive oil, natural and cheap

    would just like to add the healh visiter advised against using johnsons baby shampoo as its reknown for causing dryness to the scalp:?
    i stopped using it & not had a problem since

    BabySmurfette;6919394

    I used detanox?? its the one you can buy from boots. lovely smell and was … I used detanox?? its the one you can buy from boots. lovely smell and was gentle but effective.



    +1. Detinox is excellent. Very effective and can be used as a general shampooo.

    I used to soften it, then gentily use a nit comb on the scalp. This was when my littlen's were a bit older and not young babies tho. The Nitty Gritti head lice comb worked a treat, and ive still got it now if the "real" critters arrive!

    I didnt use anything but olive oil but thats just me.

    asda do a nice range to bath and shampoo stuff which has no nasty chemicals in, unlike johnsons

    also my oh once used head and shoulders on ds once and it got rid of his craddle cap

    Original Poster

    I don't use any baby products when bathing him like shampoo or baby bath. I don't have any baby oil in and trying avoid the greasy look but if oil gotta be used,I prefer to use olive oil as I know he woud likely have no reaction to it. My other 2 had excema and I'm not sure if he going to develop yet so I'm trying avoid baby bath products.

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    chukkychukky;6919334

    HiyaYou can buy 'Capasal' shampoo over the counter, Boots have it, very … HiyaYou can buy 'Capasal' shampoo over the counter, Boots have it, very effective although baby might not like the strong smell, use each time you bathe for about a week. Its about £10 but lasts a long time. Very effective on our 3 month old.All the best :thumbsup:



    I not heard of this I will look into but ask health visitor 1st for any suggestions tomorrow. £10 is ok to get rid of it,it's unsightly,does not look nice.

    kassy2005;6919400

    would just like to add the healh visiter advised against using johnsons … would just like to add the healh visiter advised against using johnsons baby shampoo as its reknown for causing dryness to the scalp:?i stopped using it & not had a problem since



    apparently the ingredient taken out of this, that stings the eyes, is the one that is needed for fungal probs etc, thats why Nizoral rips yr eyes out, Head and Shoulders is also based on this ingredient, dont ask me what though

    I found that hair conditioner and combing it through to loosen the cradle cap before rinsing. It worked a treat

    Nothing cheaper and more effective than olive oil.........save your money

    We just used Johnson's Baby Oil - cleared up in 2 days.

    nothing worked on mine. just had to wait it out!

    weird thought...but they say that breastmilk is good for all baby probs.... what u reckon....would u try that? maybe u'll discover a new treatment?!?

    Trade in for a new baby?

    Original Poster

    H.V just recommended me sticking to olive oil today.

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    magicbeans;6925719

    weird thought...but they say that breastmilk is good for all baby … weird thought...but they say that breastmilk is good for all baby probs.... what u reckon....would u try that? maybe u'll discover a new treatment?!?



    Yeh,wouldn't harm to try.

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;6929726

    H.V just recommended me sticking to olive oil today.



    Health Visitors change their opinions and recommendations with the wind however.

    As soon as the latest fad is out there, that's the latest thing that must be done for your baby - it's BS.
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