I think my lo has cradle cap.. Scalp is dry and flaking.. When I comb it it scrapes off but it's still there.. What can I do

Kayla M 0 likes

If you have a brush or the one they gave his or her first bath in the hospital, every bath when you wash the head scrub where the cradle cap is, it will eventually dissipate and don't put lotion or baby oil on their hair

BabyRellO's M 4 likes

Coconut oil and soft brush ... Circular motion.

Jennifer W 0 likes

Yes! Coconut oil is great. My LO had it really bad and he had dry skin around his ears and forehead. The pediatrician recommended a shampoo which I can't remember the name but it helped. Also, as he grows it will go away.

Mrs. B 0 likes

Just buy some baby oil ,the gel form preferably and rub it in your hands and rub in a circular motion on and around the area then lightly brush with a baby brush (a brush with feather like bristles ) .do this daily after bath time

Mrs. B 0 likes

Just buy some baby oil ,the gel form preferably and rub it in your hands and rub in a circular motion on and around the area then lightly brush with a baby brush (a brush with feather like bristles ) .do this daily after bath time

Joi B 0 likes

I use pure Shea butter all over but the other suggestion will work as well. You must keep your baby skin moisture

B S 1 like

Pediatrician recommended Selson Blue when my little one had it. We didn't have it so we used head and shoulders twice a week instead. Gently use a brush or comb to loosen. Make sure to rinse very well so it doesn't irritate little ones skin.

Sheryl H 0 likes

Cradle cap is actually build up of oil and dryness combined. You need too use a soft toothbrush, wash hair then use the coconut oil and toothbrush in circular motion to scrub it off. We tell parents that they need to be a little more aggressive at scrubbing it than they think. But always do it wet and with oil (then wash oil out) or it will hurt scraping off. And you don't need to wash babies hair every day as its too drying for their baby skin. Couple times a week is fine.

Momma To T 2 likes

Baby shampoo & a soft tooth brush :)

Olya T 0 likes

I massaged olive oil on my LOs head and left it on for 15/20 min and brushed out gently with a bristle brush and shampooed out in her nightly bath, all flakes are gone :)))

Jaly B 0 likes

With a comb very carefully and a little bit of baby oil comb it and it should start to come off

Evie 1 like

My little one only had a little bit of it so I just sat there and picked at it and he didn't budge. Lol

Lyndsey J 0 likes

Coconut oil it works great

Diana D 0 likes

The best remedy I know is baby oil all over the head and gently scrub with a toothbrush. :)

Ash P 0 likes

My little girl had cradle cap so bad. I used baby oil on her head and put a little beanie on her for an hour or so. I then gently combed her hair and washed her with baby shampoo. Worked like a charm. Best of luck.

Kel E 0 likes

Selsun blue worked like a charm for my son!! I used it every 2 days at first then once gone I just used it as needed. Good luck!

Kristen 0 likes

Olive oil for about 20 min then wash out! Should just flake right off!!

Nicki S 0 likes

If breastfeeding put breastmilk on the area daily ( I would do at bath with shampoo) cleared right up on my LO

Susan G 0 likes

Every bath, comb the hair the opposite way. Make sure to get all the soap out. When I stopped brushing my daughters hair, cradle cap came. So make sure to do it every bath!! Until they get a little older.

Kaitlyn L 0 likes

A very small drop of tea tree oil in baby Shampoo gets rid of cradle cap.

Jaclyn R 0 likes

Use baby oil when you scrape it and do it in the bath

Jen M 0 likes

Just leave it alone. It will go away over time. My boy is 1 and it's hardly noticeable and almost gone I never did a thing for it it never bothered him so why should it bother me?

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