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9 Products To Treat Cradle cap, As Recommended By YOU!

MOMS' ADVICE: Of all the time you spent imagining holding your little bundle of joy in your arms, you probably never thought about having to deal with cradle cap.

It may not be the most pleasant thing in the world, but it is completely normal and totally treatable.

What is cradle cap?

Cradle cap can range from white dandruff-like flakes on your baby’s scalp, to greasy yellow scaly patches that crust as they dry out. It is usually contained to the scalp, but can come down around baby’s forehead, ears and eyebrows. It is most common in infants under the age of six months, but can affect older babies and toddlers. It usually doesn’t itch or cause any discomfort to your baby, so don’t worry!

So what can I do about it?

With the help of our moms, over on the eumom Facebook page, we have put together a list of 9 fantastic products our members have recommended that really help in treating cradle cap.

  • JOHNSON'S Baby Oil
  • Moo Goo Scalp Cream
  • Liquid paraffin
  • Vaseline
  • Almond oil
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Burt's Bees almond oil
  • Aqueous cream

Top tips and comments from our moms

“First bathe the baby in warm water and use Johnson's tear free baby shampoo. It really is awesome stuff. Take a wash cloth and, after shampooing and rinsing baby’s hair, gently rub the warm cloth on baby’s head in a circular motion. Next, get some baby oil and a fine tooth comb or really soft toothbrush. When hair is still damp, apply the baby oil liberally and use the comb or toothbrush to gently lift the cradle cap off.”

“Put baby oil on baby's head, leave for about half an hour to an hour. Then with a head lice comb, brush baby's scalp from front to back. It’s brilliant. Worked for me and never came back!”

Olive oil! The trick is you have to warm it up before applying to help it absorb. Put it on damp skin.”

Vaseline! Rub on and comb off – lifts it right off.” “Use baby oil. Leave over night and then get the softest toothbrush you can find and brush it out bit by bit.”

"Coconut oil, its fabulous. Rub it in, leave overnight and it just brushes out in the morning. I used it twice and all the cradle cap went and didn't come back." “Use a really soft hair brush with natural hair, like goats hair.”

Coconut oil worked for my 5-month-old, and it works as a great moisturizer too!”

"Almond oil, it's magic. Get it in a health shop."

"Burt's bee's almond oil. You can get it in 'only natural', works with one application. The hair will be greasy looking for a few days, but worth it."

"My little boy had it had the same age. I tried oil and shampoo, the only thing that worked for me was aqueous cream. Get it in any chemist, I was advised by a health nurse to get it, and it was gone after two uses."

What's your recommendation for treating cradle cap? If you have a tip to share, leave your comment below!

Don’t forget to head on over to our Facebook page to join in the conversation!

About the Author

Editor, Writer, Content Creator, Aspiring Singer/Songwriter. Mairéad Cahalan is Content Manager for eumom. Passionate about women's rights, music, mental health and red wine. Most importantly, she is a doting auntie to three wonderful little munchkins and an avid fan of all things Disney. Find her on Twitter.

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