Cradle Cap

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Cradle Cap

Postby babyhelstrup » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:37 am

My LO has it. I have not done anything as it is not that bad and figured it would just clear up on its own. But reading things to help it go away (baby oil) it seems that no one just let it be. It is hardly flaky. It just looks like her head is about to peel like when you get a sun burn. I have gently scratched her head and then it "opens" up the globs.
With baby oil i'v ready you just apply it, let sit for 10ish min and then wash it out very good. Not sure how the oil gets it off...

Do i have to treat it to make it go away.... Or if left untreated will it spread.
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Postby meantangent » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:23 am

Hi
I always try to help get rid of it. I have noticed with my kids if I leave it it just gets thicker and more of it.

Before babys next bath douse good with baby oil for about ten minutes and then comb their hair /head. Shampoo as normal in the bath and rinse good.It literally takes it off. Do this before a couple of bath times and it should get rid of it completely. I would think like any kind of dry build up it has to be somewhat uncomfortable.

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Postby babyhelstrup » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:37 am

thxs, i'll try that
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Postby jcatz » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:11 pm

meantangent wrote:Hi
I always try to help get rid of it. I have noticed with my kids if I leave it it just gets thicker and more of it.

Before babys next bath douse good with baby oil for about ten minutes and then comb their hair /head. Shampoo as normal in the bath and rinse good.It literally takes it off. Do this before a couple of bath times and it should get rid of it completely. I would think like any kind of dry build up it has to be somewhat uncomfortable.

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I agree! I would definitely treat it. What I used was Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap Care (but I've heard baby oil works just as well.) I'd put it on DD's head, let it sit for about 10 mintues, and then gently scrub her head with a soft bristled brush. Then washed her hair like normal. Good luck!
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Postby Bee-Jeweled » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:49 am

our DD had a lot of cradle cap and it drove me CRAZY!! she actually still has one little spot that i just can't get to go away ... but it's barely noticeable.

i used to rub her scalp with baby oil (olive oil works too) before her bath and let it sit, then shampoo it out and brush whatever i could out with her soft bristle brush. a lot of people use combs but i didn't want to use the hard comb on her soft little scalp - i'm a wussy. LOL

it will go away on it's own over time though - i tried to help it along a little cuz i'm just not that patient!
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Postby babyhelstrup » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:39 am

I did a babt oil "treatment" a couple baths ago. And i got rid of almost all of it. I also used a baby comb after ant so much came off. looked like it was snowing on my arm.

I had to help it bc i was starting to scratch iy off her head.
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Postby Miles » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:20 pm

baby oil will loose the skin is all and get it off. My nephew had it bad when he was younger and that is what my sister did. A mama on the March DDC her little one has it and she said something about her dr telling her to give the little one a bath and leave the baby shampoo on her head for a while. Im guessing it helps loosen it up too.
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Postby mariebmk » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:37 pm

When it was really bad we'd use some olive oil. We'd put it on about 15 minutes before bath time and let it soak in for a bit and then brush through with a comb and brush. That'd get rid of the worst of it. We started using the aquaphor shampoo though and that got rid of the rest of it and has kept it away ever since!
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Postby Lovie » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:48 am

I used Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap Care for DS and it worked wonders for us. Not sure it it's because DS's cradle cap was mild.

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Postby siandan0 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:07 am

i used coconut oil you have to warm it first as its solid in the pot put it on at bed time and leave over night then use a nit comb to lift the cradle cap i did this with both my little ones and it never came back .
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Postby babycheeks » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:06 am

With DD, I tried everything to combat this one dime-sized spot of what I thought was cradle cap. At every check up I would bug her pediatrician about it and each time they would suggest something different to cure it. We tried baby oil, Winnie the pooh cradle cap stuff, Selsun Blue, and ppl suggested things like peanut butter or mayo (gross). Eventually someone was able to help me. My aunt came in from out of town and we got onto the subject (by this time my daughter was 13 oor 14 months and I still couldn't get rid of the spot). She told me that she used T-Gel coal tar shampoo on my cousin and it worked like a miracle. After clearing its use w/ my pediatrician DD's stubborn spot was gone within a week. T-Gel is my favorite thing ever now but I wouldn't recommend it as a first course of action, esp. for your very new LOs.
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Postby littlebug » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:34 am

My DD had it and it STUNK!! So one night I gave her a bath and shampooed her hair, brushed it with a comb, and rinsed. Did this 4 times and it all went away. Her head was a little bit red but she didn't seem bothered by it. I felt a bit bad though, but she doesn't smell anymore :oops:
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Postby Twinklebug » Mon May 03, 2010 7:04 am

One of my LOs had cradle cap as well. I tried putting the baby oil on, as the PP suggested. I let it soak for an hour or so and then gave him a bath. After doing that twice, the flakes were totally gone ! Thanks for the suggestion :D
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Postby cami » Mon May 03, 2010 5:34 pm

When my DD had it I used Head and Shoulders. It worked like a charm!
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Postby mommyslittlemnster » Sat May 08, 2010 10:20 pm

DS had it really bad and in the beginning I had just let it go thinking it would clear up. I would get constant advice to just let it run it's course or simply use shampoo and rub with a wash rag. None of that helped. One night I couldn't stand it anymore so I slathered him in baby oil and used a very fine tooth comb and combed out the flakes. It took about an hour but I got almost all of it out. Unfortunately, the flake were also holding in his hair so he was totally bald after it too but the process didn't bother him at all.
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