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Cradle Cap Treatment and Advice

Cradle cap is an extremely common infant condition which can occur in babies under the age of six months.

However, it can also affect older babies and toddlers. It is thought to be caused by the hormones left in your baby’s body after pregnancy and the symptoms usually appear within a few weeks after birth.


Mild cradle cap looks a bit like dandruff, but a more extreme type of cradle cap may look appear as greasy yellow scaly patches on the scalp. They’ll go from yellow and greasy, to darker browny yellow and crusty. It’s usually contained to the scalp, but can sometimes come down around baby’s forehead, ears and eyebrows. Not exactly the perfect little angelic baby head you envisaged, but nevertheless, very normal.

Never pick at or try to remove the flakes as this may lead to bleeding and could cause infection. Watch the video below to find out how to treat cradle cap. If the condition does not improve or gets worse, then seek medical advice.

Watch this short video for some great advice on treating cradle cap:


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This article has been sponsored by Colief Scalp Oil.

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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