Dry skin or cradle cap?
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April 27th, 2014, 10:14 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pacific NW
I would try spacing out his baths longer. Babies don't need baths really that often, unless they get sweaty or something. You can always just give his little bum a soak in the sink every couple of days as far as the diaper area goes, but not wash his hair. Some babies have really sensitive/dry skin, and I think it's normal for newborns to be on the dry side.
If you don't care about how it would look, you could put some coconut oil on his scalp and just leave it on for a day or two, let it soak in real good. I love coconut oil for a moisturizer, it's so natural--nothing added. You could also try looking for a really natural soap, if you're using something like Johnson & Johnson, some people have issues with the sodium laureth sulfate, or perfumes, etc etc. I like Kiss My Face soap, just the plain olive oil soap in a bar is about as simple as you can get.
As far as whether it's dry skin or cradle cap, I am thinking dry skin, because cradle cap is scaly, but doesn't really flake off much. Also, the flakes are yellow with cradle cap, not white.
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