Cradle Cap - what's your remedy?

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  1. margarita1979

    margarita1979 Well-Known Member

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    I was running my fingers through DS' hair today and noticed that he has a little bit of cradle cap. What's your remedy to get rid of it? I've heard everything from olive oil to vaseline. Any tips? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Kellen

    Kellen New Mommy

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    We used organic coconut oil for about a week. It cleared up quite nicely.
     
  3. fieryphoenix

    fieryphoenix new mama

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    I rubbed baby oil in his scalp a few times before baths, cleared it right up!
     
  4. RomaTomato

    RomaTomato Clementine's Mommy <3

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    I used CJ's Butter and it worked great. DD has a full head of hair so I had to use a lot!!
     
  5. scoobydrlp

    scoobydrlp Well-Known Member

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    I used coconut oil. It made a huge mess and I had to wash her hair 3 or 4x to get it all out (her hair was long and thick), but it did work!
     
  6. veganmama

    veganmama Well-Known Member

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    my LO had these brown dots on his scalp and i used olive oil and scrubbed them off with a soft brush. worked a charm!
     
  7. August79

    August79 Mommy to two

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    Something that helped me was switching from a head to toe soap to a strictly shampoo.
     
  8. AmyB1978

    AmyB1978 Proud Mama to Emily

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    I use baby oil and a soft scrub brush to rub her scalp before I wash her hair.
     
  9. seaweed eater

    seaweed eater Well-Known Member

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    Ours was pretty stubborn. Did a few overnight treatments with a cream by Mustela. Then, the morning after each time, rubbed and combed away the flakes and washed hair. And did the rubbing/combing regularly before other baths (I got this glove/comb thing made especially for this purpose). It got a lot better, but I think he still has some flakes -- but he has a ton of hair now so you can't tell. :p
     
  10. Louise88

    Louise88 Dd- ciara and ds- James

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    I used a shampoo dentinox, it was a shampoo for cradle cap, that worked a charm for me :)
     
  11. pippyt

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    Olive oil and a soft brush =) xx
     
  12. danijoanne

    danijoanne Sophia aged 3

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    Coconut oil and brushing it with soft brush x
     
  13. teal

    teal Well-Known Member

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    Olive oil!
     
  14. stockers697

    stockers697 Mummy of 1

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    Dentanox shampoo worked for us to!
     
  15. WelshOneEmma

    WelshOneEmma 1 DD, 1 DS plus 2MC

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    we used almond oil. a little bit rubbed in about 30 mins before a bath, then when washing her hair (used baby shampoo) we just scrubbed a little harder on the cradle cap bits (like she was having a head massage). Cleared right up.
     
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    ARuppe716 Well-Known Member

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    Stubborn case here too and dr recommended head an shoulders dandruff shampoo twice a week... Works like a charm!
     
  17. broodyhen

    broodyhen Well-Known Member

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    Brush the babies hair with a soft baby brush to remove loose flakes. Wash hair with double base cream wash which you can get on prescription. After that rub on johnsons naturals moisturiser (smells gorgeous!). I used lots of different remedies. Hated olive oil, he smelled like a fried egg and it didn't even work that well. Some of the special cradle cap shampoos actually made it worse and all smell bad.
     

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