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What sorted out your baby's cradle cap?

(55 Posts)
JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff Thu 09-Aug-18 11:55:16

With DD1, I just left it - but baby DS"s is quite unsightly as he doesn't have much hair.

Did you use oil? Medicated shampoo? Or is it really best just left?

fruityb Thu 09-Aug-18 11:56:20

I just left it and he grew out of it. I used a baby brush to go over it a few times but really I just left it as it was.

Rockandrollwithit Thu 09-Aug-18 11:57:23

I used olive oil and then brushed through gently with a nit comb.

mindutopia Thu 09-Aug-18 11:59:26

Massaging with coconut oil then shampooing under the tap a few times a week.

Haworthia Thu 09-Aug-18 12:01:37

I picked it off, scale by scale, as he slept in my arms. Only if the scales were lifting and ready to go. Once they’re gone they don’t come back.

blueskiesandforests Thu 09-Aug-18 12:02:17

I left it with dc1 and 2 and it went quickly, but dc3 still had it at 5 years old shock though he has really, really thick hair so nobody outside the family really noticed. I then started trying different shampoos. The baby ones had no effect, maybe because his hair was so thick. What worked in the end was Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo every single day for about 3 weeks shock it's never come back although he uses an ordinary mild shampoo now. You can't use head and shoulders on a baby obviously.

It will probably go away on its own but doesn't always.

EyeDrops Thu 09-Aug-18 12:02:39

Baby oil worked for my dd, better than medicated shampoo. Rubbed some in in the evening, left overnight, brushed and washed out in the morning. (I think! Only a few times a week though)

Bellabutterfly2016 Thu 09-Aug-18 12:05:06

I used to massage tea tree oil conditioner into the scalp and then found it would often peel off when I used a little brush it just needed softening a bit xx

imip Thu 09-Aug-18 12:07:50

Olive oil.

It was really effective and then rubbed it in patches as it cane back. Can’t beleive I largely ignored it in my older 3 dcs when it was so easy to remedy!

CantankerousCamel Thu 09-Aug-18 12:08:31

Shaved their heads at 9 months

Pressuredrip Thu 09-Aug-18 12:08:44

Unrefined Coconut oil works well when they have no hair, when they do, Dentinox shampoo works brilliantly too.

ajandjjmum Thu 09-Aug-18 12:17:11

Vaseline overnight. What a mess, but it lifted it off. Had to repeat on a number of occasions though.

muminmanchester Thu 09-Aug-18 12:21:00

Slather it in Oilatum cream overnight and then brush out in the morning

niknac1 Thu 09-Aug-18 12:23:50

Detinox shampoo worked and I tried to lift it with a comb but that scared me and I wouldn’t do that again. Just regularly washing with the shampoo worked

Littlechocola Thu 09-Aug-18 12:25:08

Olive oil

drspouse Thu 09-Aug-18 12:26:42

Olive oil - massage on at night, leave till the morning, baby shampoo in the morning (or, if you forget, nursery saying "ooh have you just had a hair wash" when you go in with their hair rank and greasy).

nervousseacreature Thu 09-Aug-18 12:27:52

Aveeno baby wash and moisturiser, was recommended by pharmacist rather than dentinox

TSSDNCOP Thu 09-Aug-18 12:31:52

Olive oil.

In fact, the midwife at the hospital told me to use olive oil all over him after he was bathed or had a nappy change.

It worked like a charm and he still has the most beautiful skin I’ve ever touched.

SpunBodgeSquarepants Thu 09-Aug-18 12:37:39

I say this to everyone, my DS had it so bad until he was 3 months old, I tried everything, and then I tried a tiny bit of Nizoral anti dandruff shampoo. But pricy, around £6 for a tiny bottle, but god I wish I'd tried it sooner. Absolutely amazing stuff. He's 4.5 now and occasionally gets a flare up but it literally takes one hairwash with this stuff to sort it out again. You need to leave it on the scalp for a few minutes.

madamginger Thu 09-Aug-18 12:37:40

A mix of picking it off, olive oil and eventually nizoral shampoo and a nit comb when he was 6 and still had it.
He got nits in reception and it was a nightmare to clear because of the cradle cap so I had to resort to drastic measures!

JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff Thu 09-Aug-18 13:00:57

Thanks everyone! I think I will give coconut or olive oil a try first.

YumLemonCheesecake Thu 09-Aug-18 15:55:24

I used oil and a pourty brush i found on amazon. Cannot recommend the brush highly enough cleared cradle cap within 2 uses and such a dramatic change after 1st use!

smerlin Thu 09-Aug-18 16:05:32

Coconut oil and a comb

Bubblysqueak Thu 09-Aug-18 16:15:24

Baby oil. It was a bit messy but washed hair in baby oil and then let it dry.

JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff Thu 09-Aug-18 16:40:43

Didn't know about the pourty brush - will try!

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