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Craddle Cap
My 8 week old just developed craddle cap, is there anything I can do at home to get rid of it? Baby lotion?  or is it something my doctor needs to see?

We have a check-up next week anyways. I just don't know how serious it is
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165078 tn?1255610007
put johnsons baby oil on your baby's head about 10 minutes before bathtime.  Then while giving him/her a bath get a toothbrush and gently rub her head.  then wash hair/head as usual.  My daughter had it bad I never went to the doctors for it this always worked.
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My pediatricians office hands out a little "how to" book for the parents of newborns. In there it states that for cradle cap you should use a pH balanced shampoo such as Paul MItchell or Redken. Good luck! :)
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164559 tn?1233711618
I use olive oil and instead of baby oil
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134578 tn?1455656688
The brush should be soft.  Another way is to comb the scales off after soaking them in the oil, using a fine toothed comb.
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There is an expensive shampoo by Mustela that's designed just for cradle cap and it worked quite nicely for us. Otherwise olive oil or baby oil can work well too (just a bit messier than the $$$ shampoo!).
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Where can I find that shampoo??  Can I get it in Ontario?

I did the olive oil, seems to work for that day, but by the next morning it's back.
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172411 tn?1287089865
my daughter is 4 and still had **** on her head.. i have tried different shampoos i have used Redken and baby oil. i have used lotion and still i have not had any results. could this be something else other than craddle cap. done it for to many years and dont no..
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C _ R_ A_ P


thats a swear word...
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My son had cradle cap as an infant, I used olive oil and a toothbrush to remove it. While he slept I held him on my lap and brushed it off. Using the brush at an angle and sort of pulling at it seemed to help remove it faster. It was completely painless for him, he slept through it, but it did remove some baby hair which grew back quickly. He is now 3 and for a long time still had reoccurrances of cradle cap, his barber recommended a dandruff shampoo, I got pantene dandruff shampoo with conditioner and he doesn't even have flaky skin anymore.
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