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Letsallscreamatthesistene Sun 24-May-20 19:10:53

Ive been told to put oil on my sons cradle cap and then pick it off.

Do I HAVE to do this? Can I just leave it for it to go away by itself? Im really not into picking it off but will do it if I need to

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SallyLovesCheese Sun 24-May-20 19:14:07

You don't have to. I found I did with DS but it's back now he's over 1 so I'm just leaving it. It doesn't bother him at all and he'd never stay still long enough for me to do it now!

Spied Sun 24-May-20 19:16:23

I'd not pick it off, even after being oiled.
It could be sore and get infected.
Leave well alone is my advice.

Pindlesandneedles Sun 24-May-20 19:21:10

I’d just leave it alone too. Once his hair has grown a bit you’ll barely notice it.

Bringonspring Sun 24-May-20 19:22:15

My DS is 5 and still has it, you can’t see it under his hair, apparently it can go on till they are 8.

Letsallscreamatthesistene Sun 24-May-20 19:23:41

Phew! I really didnt like the idea of picking at a wriggley 8 week olds head

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Mskatonic Sun 24-May-20 19:26:22

I smothered my baby's head with aveeno after a bath and left it on all night, then used a nit comb to gently comb it out the next day, all came off in big clumps, wish I'd tried it straight away and not waited months!

Mummiepig Sun 24-May-20 19:28:06

I picked my daughters cradle cap off but I’m a picker and enjoyed it 😳
I put baby oil in her head overnight then used a plastic nit comb on it

MumUndone Sun 24-May-20 19:29:01

It's very satisfying though.

Mummiepig Sun 24-May-20 19:29:20

Mskatonic, snap!
The nit comb works great, big clumps came off, and the cradle cap never came back

doughnutmuffin Sun 24-May-20 19:30:07

I would use a soft brush in circular motions just before his bath, gradually more and more came off each time and never came back, it was on his scalp, forehead and eyebrows

Teacaketotty Sun 24-May-20 19:30:17

Just put oil on overnight and when brushed with a soft hairbrush it usually comes right off!

peaches1991 Sun 24-May-20 19:33:26

Definitely don't pick it. I used dentinox shampoo on my daughters which cleared it up. Tried baby oil and a soft brush before this which did nothing.

catinb0oots Sun 24-May-20 19:34:02

Melt a little bit of coconut oil in the microwave and massage into his wet head after a bath

Leave don't pick. It soon goes.

SpillTheTeaa Sun 24-May-20 19:45:51

You can use a bit of oil and use a bit comb it comes off really easy

SpillTheTeaa Sun 24-May-20 19:46:02


Abouttimemum Sun 24-May-20 21:26:12

Dentinox shampoo defo

ZooKeeper19 Sun 24-May-20 22:24:59

I second this -> Dentinox shampoo - the cradle cap was gone in 3 days.

PontiacBandit Sun 24-May-20 22:28:39

I tried shampoo and oils, they did nothing on their own. I left it for about a year before I'd had enough and oil and a baby comb removed it all, finally her hair could grow properly.

harper30 Sun 24-May-20 22:46:51

I got sick of DD's and used coconut oil to soak it then used a Pourty brush for cradle cap and picked/lifted off the odd bit that was stuck. Very satisfying and didnt do any harm, but then I think hers was quite mild, if it's a LOT of cradle cap I don't know about picking it off.

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