September 2014 Moms

Cradle cap

I don't believe this was discussed, haven't found anything!

Any suggestions on how to help it. It is very mild just a little flaky when he scratches his hand or my nail on his head .

Does cradle cap progress as time goes on?
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Re: Cradle cap

  • When you give him a bath scrub it REALLY good with the wash rag & soap. Then put baby oil or coconut oil on it.
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  • I just used a baby brush after bathtime in gentle circular motion and it was better within a couple days. It was very mild to begin with.


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  • I need to try that coconut oil idea. I've been washing his hair and brushing it but that doesn't seem to be helping much so far.
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  • There's a shampoo mustela for newborns and it helped tremendously with both my kids cradle cap
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  • My pedi said to use coconut oil or baby oil and a soft brush and stimulate her scalp with the oil, and then to wash it out.
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    Mustela is the only thing that worked for my girls. Use it 2x and the cradle cap is gone. What a lifeaver. Edited to add- you need the foam shampoo for newborns
  • DD1 had terrible cradle cap! I tried everything. I even decided late one night that it was because her scalp was really really dry and put lanolin on it! Lol that didn't actually work. I wish it had. I thought it was a stroke of genius.
    Anyways her pedi recommended when all else failed, if it was still bothering me. I could put a little teensy bit of Selsun blue on a wash cloth, and wash the area with that. I only had to do it once and it was gone. And she's perfectly fine! :)
  • I used baby oil, massaged it in, then used that little fine comb from the hospital to get most of the flakes off. I did it once with DS and it never came back.


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    I used baby oil, massaged it in, then used that little fine comb from the hospital to get most of the flakes off. I did it once with DS and it never came back.

    I did this also. Worked like a charm.
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