Cradle Cap Remedies

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Cradle cap is essentially dandruff on baby scalps. Scaly patches of skin show up on the scalp. It’s not dangerous or uncomfortable for a baby, just unsightly for adults.

Our instinct may be to pick at the flakes of skin but doctors recommend leaving it alone because picking at the flakes can cause infection.

Cradle cap usually goes away on its own in a few months. But, if looking at the flakey scalp is driving you crazy you can try some gentle techniques to help remove the dandruff. Here’s what to try:

1. Wash the baby’s hair with mild shampoo. Rinse hair and scalp thoroughly.

2. Simply loosen scales by gently massaging the baby’s scalp using a clean, very soft-bristled brush. There are plenty of Cradle Cap Brush to purchase (see links below).

3. Holistic treatments include massaging the baby’s scalp with baby oil, coconut oil, almond oil, Calendula Cream, or Vitamin E Oil and let the oil or cream absorb for 15-minutes. Then shampoo to remove any excess oil and gently brush away dry skin. Or make a gentle paste of one part baking soda and one part water and let sit on scalp for one minute just before giving the baby a bath and rinse it off.

4. The pediatrician may recommend medicated shampoo or lotion for severe or persistent cradle cap.

What has worked for you in treating cradle cap? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter,, Instagram, or in comments below.

You can purchase the products by clicking the links above or below: 

The 3-Step Cradle Cap System by Fridababy | DermaFrida

Hip Peas Cradle Cap Care, 5 Ounce

Tiny Troubles Natural Baby Oil (Coconut & Olive) by Mama Nature of London (4 fl oz) – Cradle Cap,Diaper Rash,Baby Eczema,Baby Psoriasis,Baby Rosacea,Dry Skin,Sweat Rash

California Baby Calendula Cream (4oz)

Safety 1st Cradle Cap Care Tools

SALE- First Li’l Baby Scalp Massaging Brush for Infant Cradle Cap – 3 Pack

Scalp Scrubbie 3-pk, Sterile Sponge Scrub Bristle Brush

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