Really Bad Cradle Cap! Help!

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  1. Rachel_ni

    Rachel_ni Expecting 1st Baby!

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    Hi guys! My sister just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl about 11 weeks ago called Aiobheann (we're from Ireland - pronounced Aveen :) ) and she is suffering from really bad cradle cap! I am expecting a baby myself (Im about 12 weeks now) and I was telling her about this site! I love it for all the advice and support it offers, and she asked me to post it up here! Does anyone know any useful tips to help with it? It's quite yellow now and flaky! And when I was round with her today, the cradle cap is also looking quite bloody at the top? (Like red blood scabs) She has used things like Olive oil and medicated cradle cap treatment from the local chemist but it is still quite bad...

    I would love to hear any advice or tips from all the mums out there!
    Rachel x
     
  2. JayleighAnn

    JayleighAnn Guest

    We stopped using Johnsons baby products and Halen's cleared up straight away, other than the stuff she's tried I don't know what else to suggest hun
     
  3. charlieann

    charlieann Well-Known Member

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    took about two- three weeks for it to clear up for us.
    tried medicated shampoo but he had a reaction to this.
    tried olive oil and had a slight improvement but not much.
    we avoided using any baby products when bathing him, just plain water, once a week using a little shampoo.
    cleared up on it's own in the end
     
  4. babybaillie

    babybaillie Well-Known Member

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    olive oil cleared my DD's
     
  5. Rachel_ni

    Rachel_ni Expecting 1st Baby!

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    Thanks guys, I'll pass on the info... maybe she's just putting too much treatment on it and it could do with getting a rest!x
     
  6. petal040

    petal040 Guest

    Gently brushing baby's head with a soft baby hair brush can help - it can also help prevent it too. :)
     
  7. Rachel_ni

    Rachel_ni Expecting 1st Baby!

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    Thanks Petal, I know she does that as well but I have a feeling she's worrying about it too much and brushing/treating it too often!
     
  8. Kiddo

    Kiddo Well-Known Member

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    Try massaging the olive oil on about half an hour before washing LO's hair.
     
  9. Mynx

    Mynx Mum of 2 Gorgeous Girls!!

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    It can take a few weeks to clear up too hun. My first daughter had really thick cradle cap when she was a baby and I used the cradle cap shampoo, (cant remember what it's called now, was a long time ago!) which took ages to clear up. Unfortunately, as the scales came off so did her lovely dark hair.. but then it grew back light blonde and sticky up!
     
  10. elainegee

    elainegee Well-Known Member

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    my wee girl had it, i used baby oil and massaged it into her scalp left it over night and the next morning with a fine hair baby brush brushed backwards on her head and the flakes came away like magic! it took 3 or 4 nights of doing this and it all disappeared. What i thought was causing it was baby shampoo so i stopped using it as she didn't have much hair anyway and just used clean water with no baby bath in it. x
     
  11. cyclura

    cyclura Mother and expecting

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    We did this before bed, but massaged it on


    and then the next morning we used a really soft baby brush like above but with plain water, it took a good couple of weeks but we got there in the end and she is nearly CC clear now
     
  12. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

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    We've used Dentinox cradle cap shampoo, and it has more or less cleared it up. We only use it every other day.
     
  13. Whoppy-pop

    Whoppy-pop Amelia-Rose

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    Believe it or not Sudocreme is great at getting rid of it. I got this tip of a friend and I have only had to use it once and it got rid of it, never for it to return.

    Basically rub in a thick layer of sudocreme over the effected area and leave it on as long as possible. My friend recommended over night but I only had the chance to leave it for a couple of hours. When you're ready to remove it start by using a baby hairbrush and brush the hair backwards, thus loosening any flakes. Then use warm water with a little baby shampoo in (should be fine as baby is 11 weeks) and wash the hair until all the cream has gone. Et voila!

    Makes their head smell gorgeous for ages too!
     
  14. Mynx

    Mynx Mum of 2 Gorgeous Girls!!

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    Sudocreme is brilliant stuff, I use it for pretty much anything sore lol!
     
  15. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    I went to boarding school and can totally agree with you Mynx! Matron used to hand it out for everything from chapped lips to sunburn to bee stings....I swear if you broke your leg you'd have been offered sudocrem and soluble paracetamol! :shrug: It took me a long time to get over that as I just couldn't stand the smell of sudocrem before I had Earl but it's such good stuff that you can't skimp on it!

    ps. I still can't stand soluble paracetamol...or orange squash which matron used to put it in to mask the smell
     

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