The Cradle Cap Won T Go AWAY

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piratesmermaid - January 16

We've tried the baby oil, conditioner, scrubbing gently, brushing her hair got some of the flakes out but it is just getting worse! I'm scared to try the dandruff shampoo incase it gets in her eyes, and I've tried looking for a cradlecap specific shampoo at ToysRus (I think someone mentioned it on here) and I can't find it. What else can I try????

 

Kara H. - January 16

Generally...cradle cap is a excessive oil problem. I personally think that the dandruff shampoos are a little harsh, but you may need that to get it under control. Try mixing it half and half with a no-tears product. So much of the baby shampoos are just full of waxes and oils which make cradle cap worse. Paul Mitchell makes Baby Don't Cry which is a tear free product that is salon quality without all the waxes and oils. I would use it once you get it under control with the half/half mixture. It should keep it in check.

 

Kelly K - January 16

We didn't have a choice but to use dandruff shampoo. What I did was take a bath with her and held her back and washed her hair with a wash cloth and then also used the wash cloth to rinse her hair. I managed to avoid her eyes and the craddle cap went away within a few days.

 

sashasmama - January 16

The BEST bet would be some NEUTROGENA T-GEL SHAMPOO, it actually has medication in it for that purpose, but only use a little bit, and don't scrub too hard, and put lotion after you use it (unless your lo has a ton of hair), another one is Head and Shoulders (head and shoulders will clear it up, while neutrogena t-gel actually treats it), trust me, those two will definately work, you don't have to spend a fortune on the one at ToysRus. I used it on my baby girl, and after about a week and a half it started clearing up, but you'll have to use it about once a week after that to prevent it from happening again, your lo will also grow out of it by the time they are 1 for sure.

 

chiechie25 - January 16

They do make a cradle cap kit, but I don't think it is necessary. My son had cradle cap for several months and I would just sc___pe off the flakes and it eventually cleared up on its own. Just make sure you rinse the baby's hair really good when you wash it and ma__sage the scalp, that's supposed to help.

 

piratesmermaid - January 16

She has a ton of hair. We've actually been fighting the cradle cap for about 3 months now (off and on). She's 6months old today.

 

sashasmama - January 16

Try T-Gel, it'll work wonders, I swear, only give it about a week or so.

 

maryl14 - January 16

walmart has the cradle cap shampoo its in the infant department and it is like $7.00

 

Kara H. - January 16

Thanks for the reminder Piratesmermaid! I had totally forgotten that Max was 6 months old today. We have been fighting a viral intestinal flu for about 3 days so I had no idea what the date was! Happy half birthday to both of our babies!

 

haymay - January 16

My dd also has tons of hair, and back around 5 months I noticed she was starting to get some crusty stuff on her scalp. I started giving her baths more often and I use the Johnson's Baby Shampoo. The first time I washed her hair after I noticed it, I washed her hair like 4 times, wash/rinse/wash/rince etc. and scratched her head with my finger nails to get all that crud off...my dd has a really hard head, you can brush out the knots without her crying a peep, so she didn't mind the head scratching. This worked for us, she hasn't had it since. It happens a lot with babies that have a lot of hair, the oil builds up. The hospital told us babies with hair definately need a shampoo used on their hair instead of just the allover baby wash, because the baby wash doesn't get enough of the oil off their scalp. Good luck!

 

piratesmermaid - January 16

Interesting, haymay, because we have just been using the all-over baby wash....... Happy half-birthday to Max, Kara!!!!

 

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