How do you get rid of cradle cap?


Asked by kiramarsi1218 at 9:15 PM on Aug. 9, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old is your baby? If he's over 2 months, try a little (LITTLE) bit of hydrocortosoin cream on his scalp to help with the redness and pain. If he's under 2 months, call your doctor and let them know.
    Either way, don't use baby oil on him again - not that you need telling.

    For the cradle cap:
    Use olive oil instead.
    At the beginning of his bath, massage a little onto his scalp.
    Wash his hair at the end of his bath.
    Brush the cradle cap areas with a baby hair brush - GENTLY - to remove any loose flakes.
    Don't try to get it all off in one go. That will make his head red and painful.
    Repeat every day until it's gone and if it comes back. It can take a week or so to get rid of it.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 9:37 PM on Aug. 9, 2008

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  • in order to get the oil off your babys head you need to put a little dawn dish soap on a wash cloth with water and rub his head.. it will take all the oils out and it sounds like hes just senstative to the oil

    Answer by casper4991 at 10:31 PM on Aug. 9, 2008

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  • My dr told me to use hydrocortosoin cream and selsum blue. It's help my baby so much she's not even 2 months and it looks great. THe selsum blue doesn't smell the greatest but the smell goes away, if you use it wash your hands asap it turns them blue. Hope this helps and Hope you baby gets better

    Answer by MadeylnsMom at 11:30 PM on Aug. 9, 2008

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  • Our little guy had cradle cap too, and applying Vaseline about 5 minutes before bath time helped loosen up the scales, then we used soap and the scrub brush we got from the hospital, then lotion after the bath. Good luck! Cradle cap is miserable but I promise it goes away! :)

    Answer by CheerfulAtHome at 1:16 AM on Aug. 10, 2008

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  • I was worried that my daughter would end up getting 'cradle cap' but he told me that if she did, I could use Selsun Blue hair shampoo and to comb it witha fine comb...hope this helps you . Good Luck :)

    Answer by AleesMomma at 10:40 AM on Aug. 10, 2008

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  • My guy had a little on his head, but mostly behind his ears. What we did:
    Washed the area with Dove soap, rinsed.
    Used a very mild vinegar solution, allowed it to air dry.
    It got worse when we moisturized it.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 3:44 PM on Aug. 10, 2008

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    Answer by kiramarsi1218 at 4:03 PM on Aug. 12, 2008

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  • BABY oil is so greasy. This is so simple & works so well. WHen your DH is feeding the baby grab the velcro on a bib & gently rub opposite the growth. You'll be surprised how easy it comes off. My baby never flinched & its no longer a problem.

    Answer by tkchill02 at 1:14 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

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