Cradle cap help please! I have a one month old and I am noticing dry, flaky skin on top of her scalp. Any moms have tips that worked for them?? (I'm a first time mommy and so any help is appreciated) thank you!

Liz P 1 like

Baby oil!

Coryn P 1 like

My LO never got this, but I've heard coconut oil helps a lot! You just put it on the entire scalp and leave for 5-10 min then wash it off.

Jenn B 1 like

Massage baby oil into scalp then use a comb thru the hair

Jessica C 1 like

Baby oil

Priscila M 1 like

My first daughter had it. My dr. Told me to put baby oil on and very very gently brush it than wash it off.

Christine S 1 like

Coconut oil, ten mins and comb out!

Jaclyn R 3 likes

While in the bath out baby oil on the head massage it a little while u wash the body let it sit and then using a comb gently scrape it.

Samantha M 1 like

My lo never got it bad but he did have dry skin so I used coconut oil. I massaged it onto his head during bath time and didn't rinse out until next bath time. Worked right away!

Vanessa M 0 likes

The doctor prescribed geriatric hydrophor ointment for my sons dry skin. It's colorless and water absorbent. I can't testify to it yet being that I haven't tried it yet.

Rach R 1 like

all the things the other moms mentioned works. it's just one of those things that babies have and go away in time. no stress

A E 1 like

I typically put coconut oil in and let it sit for a day or so to prevent it from coming back. But before baths I would load my son's head up with baby oil and let it sit for about 15 mins. Then id use a fine tooth comb and gently get it out. If there were any spots that were tough, I'd let it be. Works great!

Julia : 1 like

I used baby oil and a soft toothbrush during bath time. It came right off and she absolutely loved her head being gently brushed (don't scrub obviously). My pediatrician told me to do it but to be sure and get all of the oil off the scalp because if it's left on it can actually make it worse.

Leslie W 0 likes

My pediatrician recommended using regular dandruff shampoo twice a week. When applied use a soft brush or washcloth to scrub the head. Cradle cap will go away on its own but not usually until about 6 mo of age. I have used the dandruff shampoo on my little one and it cleared up her cradle cap after just a few applications. If the skin is really crusty then apply the oil about 10 minutes prior to shampooing it will help soften the dry skin for it to come off easier with light scrubbing.

Diane A 0 likes

That's so strange to recommend and adult dandruff shampoo since it's usually medicated... Personally I don't recommend that. I use Renew lotion on my LO and it's only sold at Melaleuca and it's very safe for babies of all ages. It works first time. I always apply it after her bath as well as her whole body. But coconut oil I would suggest. Baby oil is another option. Also use a rag to wash her hair. Then brush it with the baby brush after applying your oil or lotion.

Ariana A 1 like

Cocoanut oil !!! Amazing trust me out it on before bath brush it out then wash his head then just put a little bit on after it 100% worked for me

Allyson K 1 like

Definitely try coconut oil, or earth mamma has a coco butter oil that heals an hydrates great an is safe on baby

Shelly V 1 like

My LO had it and his pediatrician gave me a few things of dove sensitive skin soap bars and it went away within two baths

Kristin C 1 like

Eucerin calming cream and aveeno oatmeal bath!

Jenn B 1 like

My LO has the same thing. When I wash his head I use regular Johnson head to toe and use one of his wash cloths. After I dry his head with a towel, I put Vaseline on his head it has really helped. Don't glob it on just a thin layer over it.

Amber B 1 like

Coconut oil for 10-15 mins and then use a soft baby brush going back and forth and in circles.

Christine S 1 like

Also to keep it from coming back don't rinse baby with water from his bath, use fresh water!

JenniferLynn X 0 likes

Coconut oil

Jess H 0 likes

My midwife told me to use olive oil it's safer for babys also if they get dry skin U can use olive oil it's safe if they get it in the mouth and not full of toxic chemicals like most lotions and body washes

Jasmine W 0 likes

Wish it everyday until its gone that's wat the dr. Told me

Allison H 0 likes

Baby oil, coconut oil, aveeno eczema cream, breast milk (sounds weird but it's sort of like liquid gold haha worked wonders on my sons baby acne)

Brooke M 0 likes

Thank you so much for all the help! Sounds like coconut oil is very popular

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