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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix cradle cap? I am using Gaia bath wash but DS has just started getting cradle cap on his scalp & eyebrows... :(
I was told that putting vasoline or Olive oil on the cradle cap at night then washing it off in the morning with warm water would take most of it off - I haven't tried this as yet but I'm gonna give it a go.
How often do you wash his hair? I have 2 children and I only washed their hair once a week as babies and neither got cradle cap ever. The natural oils in the skin provide protection against cradle cap.
But if it's already there, rub some olive oil into it, gently at night, then comb the flakes out in the morning. I'm not familiar with that bath wash you mentioned, maybe he is reacting to that?
Hope you can get rid of it, before it becomes worse.
When my 4yo got cradle cap when she was a baby my mum told me to make a paste out of bi-carb soda and water and put it on her head and let it dry and it worked. I have also been told that baby oil brushed through the bubs hair helps.
I use Johnsons Baby oil or nutrimetics Apricot oil. In fact the apricot oil worked a dream, it came off straight away! :D
Thanks everyone - will try these one at a time & see what helps!
I used vaseline, put a hat on bub and left it overnight ... it came off really easy the next morning using a piece of stiff cardboard and gently scraping ( so gently that bub didn't really notice).
I never used soap or shampoo on my kids until they were around a year old (ok, occasionally on spots like ink etc) and only ever bathed them a couple of times a week. This kept thier skin from drying out and thier scalp doesn't produce excess oils.
Now they are older, they have a bath 2-3 times a week with a hairwash with gentle shampoo once a week. They have beautiful shiny hair all week and on the days they don't have a bath, I wash them down with a warm facecloth just using warm water. I still don't use soap on them unless it is absolutley necessary and they have beautiful skin with no inground grime etc ... I have run my methods past our doctor and he said that he wished more parents did this as thier kids wouldn't have the good bacteria washed off them all of the time which would make them less susceptable to bugs!
After i bathed my son, i used to put johnsons baby oil onto his scalp with cotton wool and i washed it out in the morning, i did this untill the cradle cap was gone. Good luck and i hope this helps.
I found Jurliques Baby Soothing cream fantastic. It isn't cheap but it lasts for ages and cured both my boys craddle cap in an couple of days.
The baby oil worked for me, I rubbed it in and only left it on for about 1/2 am hour and then just washed it off with a face cloth and warm water (and a TINY bit of baby shampoo). It came off straight away, and hasn't come back at all. Hope something works for you.
I used to put a chamamile tea bag in the bath when my daughter's skin or scalp was a bit dry.
This is great for preventing cradle cap. I also used to rub the hair/scalp rather firmly with a towel with the flat of my hand. This apparently stimulates the scalp and the natural oils.
It seemed to work because she did not, once have cradle cap.
Hope this helps.
I used Baby Oil and a comb to loosen it. Worked well but my CN recently mentioned that you should use equal parts olive oil and vinegar. The vinegar apparently helps it lift of the scalp.
Owen had craddle cap and I was told to just wash his hair as normal with baby soap and brush it with a soft baby brush afterwards.
Didnt look too great with flaky skin all through his hair but it solved the problem within a week or so.
I have heard that olive oil works too?? Oh and if you do brish your baby's hair, you brush against the grain so- to-speak...
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Hi i have used baby oil and it works a treat. Rub into scalp once a day and then at night or sometime later use a baby brush and gently loosen the flakes and they come off on the brush. It wont all come of but continue it for a wk and take bits of at a time not rubbing hard as there little heads are delicate. My 9mnth old hasn't had it come back. When i had my 4yr old i was told to use olive oil though i found it stunk in there hair. Hope this helps. :eek:
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