My 7-week-old daughter has a mild case of cradle cap. Her skin is dry and flaky from the crown of her head to across her forhead. When we hold or burp her over our shoulder, she rubs her head and face on us; when she's lying down, she rubs her hands on her face. I'm pretty sure it really itches.
I've tried using Baby Oil and brushing her scalp; scrubbing off with a washcloth during a bath; and putting Baby Lotion on her. She's had the dry skin for over a week now and I'm afraid of over-drying it with daily baths or further irritating it with the lotion.
Any suggestions? Thanks!!
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 PM on Mar. 14, 2009
I used baby oil forever and it never helped. When I talked to my sons doctor he told me to put triple antibiotic ointment on his cradle cap and then put a layer of vaseline on top of that. The baby oil just makes the scales soft but doesn't heal them. When I did what my sons doctor said to do his cradle cap went away in a couple weeks and he hasn't had any since.
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