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My son is 5 months old he has gotten these lil flaky places on his scalp..the look like freckels...but they flake off..a lil worried b/c it is right on his soft spot. Should i be concerned or am i just crazy? lol


Asked by finallyamommy76 at 9:17 PM on Jul. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Baby oil also works. Use the tooth brush technique.

    Answer by barrettboys at 8:27 AM on Jul. 11, 2008

  • Sounds like cradle cap...Gental Naturals makes a cradle cap cream that is awesome! It is in a mint green bottle with a picture of pooh on it...I only had to use it once.

    Answer by dianna2402 at 9:37 PM on Jul. 10, 2008

  • Yes sounds like craddle cap...I see it all the time Im a stylist.Nothing to be worried about

    Answer by BlessedwLife at 9:44 PM on Jul. 10, 2008

  • it is cradle cap, DON'T PICK AT IT!!!
    My son had this same problem at 5 months old, put baby oil in his hair and rub gently all over his scalp, (don't pour it on though LOL!!) wait about 10-15 minuets and wash his hair with a gentle cleanser, pat dry and then gently comb his hair, keep doing this until its gone. good luck.

    Answer by crystal_ashton at 9:54 PM on Jul. 10, 2008

  • My doctor told me it was craddle cap and to use a dandruff shampoo. He also told me that it can be very aggrivating to get rid of. My daughter is 9 months and it is just starting to go away.

    Answer by SandraBeth at 10:03 PM on Jul. 10, 2008

  • cradle cap

    Answer by LoriaAnn at 10:16 PM on Jul. 10, 2008

  • All of my kids had it when they wre babies I used vasiline , put it on let stay on awhile use soft toothbrush on it's side and use it like a comb pulling hair upward from scalp

    Answer by bunco at 3:46 AM on Jul. 11, 2008