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cradle cap help!

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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My 7 week old son has cradle cap that just came about within the last week and a half. It looks scaly and just nasty. I'm sure that it bothers me more than it does him but I want it gone! What can I do?


**Thanks ladies! I used the baby oil and brush and it's now completely gone :-)
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smac28
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Our pediatrician said to use baby oil and a very soft baby brush. It worked wonders for ours. 

Beauty91805
by Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM
I'll try that. I did olive oil and it only made it worse :-/


Quoting smac28:

Our pediatrician said to use baby oil and a very soft baby brush. It worked wonders for ours. 


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smac28
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM

It took time, I dont remember how long, probably like a week, but it worked. Other people may have better suggestions, we only did this and since it worked I never asked for any other remedies. I don't know if there's anything quicker.

Quoting Beauty91805:

I'll try that. I did olive oil and it only made it worse :-/


Quoting smac28:

Our pediatrician said to use baby oil and a very soft baby brush. It worked wonders for ours. 



vickiheitzler
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM
We used baby oil and a soft baby brush and it cleared up after a week or so.
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Beauty91805
by Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Cool. I thought I had to use a comb... I'll try this, thanks.


Quoting vickiheitzler:

We used baby oil and a soft baby brush and it cleared up after a week or so.

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Pammi86
by Pamela on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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Our pedi recommended the baby oil and brush and if that did not help head and shoulders.

Jstoddard98
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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I used my dd's baby shampoo and then rubbed her head in a circular motion with her baby brush. I did it while I was giving her a tub and it worked like a charm. I've also read to let their shampoo sit on their head for a little bit because cradle cap is a build up of oil and the shampoo will help break it down. 

Orton2006
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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My childrens dr told me to rub baby oil on it during a bath then let it sit and use a soft bristled tooth brush on it then wash and rinse as usual.  Also there are a couple of companies that make stuff for it. Check at walmart in the baby section.

Kosoblanka
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM

I used petroleum jelly, then combed the hair, left for a while and washed with worm water.  It worked!

 

eoewan
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 11:59 AM

My older dd had severe cradle cap. Our ped said to use head and shoulders shampoo and then baby oil afterwards. It cleared it right up.

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