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what is the easiest way to get rid of cradle cap?

my 2 month old boy has cradle cap but he isnt lying down too much so how do i get rid of it? is there a way to get rid of cradle cap, or does it just go away on its own?

 
caramarie26

Asked by caramarie26 at 4:31 PM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i put olive oil on their heads and massaged it in 15 minutes before every bath, then took a soft bristled baby brush and gently scrubbed their heads. came right off beautifully.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 5:32 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • A little bit of baby oil and rub it softly in circles with a baby brush.

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 4:33 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Creamy baby oil right before he gets out of the bath. Bathe him only everyother day, instead of everyday if thats how often it is. Small amounts of lotion during the day work too. Get a baby BRUSH not comb from walmart or babies r us and has bristles on one side and almost like a sponge type on the other. use both sides and it should work within a week or so... =] good luck hope this helped =]
    mommykayti

    Answer by mommykayti at 4:34 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • the only advice i have is that i read that you shouldnt use baby oil on them it makes it worse supposedly.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 4:35 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • the only thing i did was scrub his head gently in the bathtub with the little brush you get from the hospital
    CassCass

    Answer by CassCass at 4:36 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • k maybe not.. maybe i read it wrong lol
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 4:36 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • shampoo with Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap shampoo and then after bath - cover their head (or spots) with Eucerin Calming Cream - put a hat on them and put them to bed.

    i found this when i googled
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 4:37 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • A thick circle of dead skin may form on the scalp of a newborn baby. Do not try to pick off the scales, as this can lead to infection. This will eventually clear up of its own accord. However you can soften the scales so that they drop more easily by using almond or any baby oil.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Baby oil made it worse on my dd. I had to use a hard baby comb while she was sleeping, and comb backwards.
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 4:39 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • DON'T USE BABY OIL!!!! Baby oil can dry out the skin more and just make it worse. Olive oil is one of the best things to use. Put a drop or two on his head and gently brush it with a baby brush. Picking at it or rubbing it off can cause it to come back worse than before.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

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