Dd2 has the worst cradle cap imaginable. It is huge flakes, some a cm squared. It is also in her eyebrows, between her eyes and on her forehead. It covers most of her head. I've never seen it so bad, worse than any cradle cap I've seen on any baby.
Please, share your cures! I'm willing to try anything! Even old wives tales of possible cures.
Should add, she's 10 weeks old.
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19-07-2012 22:05 #1
Cradle cap cures?
19-07-2012 22:10 #2
At that age, I'd use baby oil. massage it in to her scalp and leave it for maybe 10-15 mins before rinsing it out in the bath and massaging with a soft face washer. I mean really pile on the baby oil too.
19-07-2012 22:15 #3
You can also try olive oil, my mum swears by it.
Leave it in for a good 20min then rinse.
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19-07-2012 22:17 #4
I used bicarb soda mixed with water to create a paste. Wait until its dry then wash off. I have had friends try nearly everything & that's the only thing that works. Great for psoriasis too.
19-07-2012 22:18 #5Senior Member
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I just use good old sorbelene cream. Every time you change a nappy rub some cream in. Then get a really fine tooth comb and comb it off or as she's so young just use a face cloth and wipe off.
19-07-2012 22:18 #6
My dd3 had cradle cap really bad too, actually all my children have had it!!
All I did was lather it in baby oil ( generous amount) leave on for about an hour or so - I found the longer I left the oil on the easier it came off!!
Then while in the bath I used a fine tooth comb and just REALLY gently ran it through her hair!! I made sure that the comb was just kinder getting under the cradle cap and not scratching the skin!!
I only have had to do it twice and it's gone!!
Just be really gentle of you try this method!!!
19-07-2012 22:26 #7
My DS had it pretty bad from when his hair grew around 1 year old and it got steadily worse over 12 months while I tried lots of treatments. The one thing that worked was massaging qv oil in his hair before his day sleep and when he woke up I would comb his hair gently and it would come out easily. I was surprised at hair coming out with each scale too but learnt this was normal in bad cases. Hope that helps.
19-07-2012 22:28 #8
With DD I used olive oil and baby oil (not at the same time).
I wet her hair, put a generous amount on, leave it in for a while. Then I used a nit comb to brush it out, then shampooed her hair to get the oil out.
I got this method after googling a bit and it completely cleared up her cradle cap (or "cradle crap" as I apparently used to call it as a 2 year old when my sister was born )
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19-07-2012 22:37 #9Member
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Moo Goo Scalp cream!! Can't even begin to explain how good it was ony DD's scalp. She also had thick black hair. Applied to cream at night, hair wasn't greasy the next morning and not smelly. Within 2 days cradle cap gone! Bought it at health food shop, but now I see a lot of pharmacies and baby shops stocking it. Google it.
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19-07-2012 22:38 #10
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