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How best to treat cradle cap?

(6 Posts)
TickleToe Wed 22-Jun-11 14:13:30

My 4 month old has cradle cap, not really bad, but its there, and he hardly has any hair so its quite visible. I bath him every other night and put a bit of johnsons baby oil in his bath and wash his hair. It usually looks a bit better after his bath, but if I bath him more often I think it gets worse generally. Is there anything else I can do? Are there any products that work? Or anything else I can do?

TotalChaos Wed 22-Jun-11 16:44:36

have you tried leaving the oil on his scalp overnight?

dippywhentired Wed 22-Jun-11 16:46:00

We used to put jojoba oil on and it really helped to lift it off.

Deux Wed 22-Jun-11 16:49:07

With my DS I used to rub his scalp with olive oil about half an hour before the bath. Then used a soft baby brush and it removed a lot of the flakes. Gentle wash in the bath and more would come off.

Seemed to work.

EndangeredSpecies Wed 22-Jun-11 16:51:10

almond oil, it takes a bit of persistence. AS others suggest leave on for half an hour then give bath. I've eradicated DD's now (also 4 mths), it took about two or three weeks.

TickleToe Wed 22-Jun-11 18:36:35

Oh that's great thank you! Think I will try the olive oil half an hour before his bath. I do try and brush his hair backwards to remove flaky bits. The bit of hair he has is more prominent then which is also a bonus! Thanks for all the advice, really useful. smile

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