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What exactly is cradle cap?

(5 Posts)
chloecorey Sat 15-Feb-14 10:32:24

That's all really, my son has it but does it hurt? Is it just something all babies get? Do I NEED to buy the special expensive shampoo haha

Lj8893 Sat 15-Feb-14 10:35:47

I think most babies get it but some worse than others. My dd has it but not really bad and I rub baby oil onto it, then comb as much of it as I can out, then wash her hair with normal baby shampoo.
Cradle cap will just go away on its own, and its not painful.

LadyMaryLikesCake Sat 15-Feb-14 10:36:01

It's a build up of oils from the scalp and skin, if I remember correctly. It doesn't hurt. You don't need specialist shampoo, just stick a load of baby oil on it, leave for half and hour or so and use a soft baby brush to brush it out. It can be a real PITA to get rid of. smile

Rhianna1980 Sat 15-Feb-14 10:40:37

I'm posting this on my phone so I don't think it is hyperlinked . Judy copy and paste it Into ur browser . It's all u need to know about craddle caps. It says don't peel them bec of risk of infection .

chloecorey Sat 15-Feb-14 13:43:31

Ok thank you everyone x

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