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March 10th, 2013, 04:29 PM
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Has any of your LO's gotten cradle cap yet?

If so, what are you doing for it, if anything?
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I used a little olive oil to scrape it out, worked perfectly.
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March 10th, 2013, 05:41 PM
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What exactly is cradle cap?
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March 10th, 2013, 06:46 PM
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It's basically the build up of dried and dead skin cells that usually occurs on the head. We haven't dealt with it yet but if we do, we have baby oil to soften it up.
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March 10th, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Parker had it when we was just a few weeks old, doc told us just to use a washcloth with baby soap and water and it'll come right off with a tiny bit of rubbing. Worked great for us. It's definitely best to do it early on so it's easier to get off, also it will stop new hair from growing in.
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Lucy doesn't have it yet. My older daughter had it mildly all the way through her 2nd birthday. Nothing I did got rid of it- baby oil, gently brushing with a toothbrush, coconut oil. I finally gave up trying to help it, and it eventually went away.
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March 11th, 2013, 01:05 AM
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Marshall has it too. Not too bad though thankfully. I've applied aquaphor a few times to it at bed time. The parts coming down onto his forehead I've used cortizone on and it's helped it to go away. I might try it on his head too. I've also heard coconut oil works great.

DS1 had it really bad and nothing helped his. It eventually went away at about 5 months old.
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March 11th, 2013, 05:53 AM
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Sarah Beth hasn't had any yet but her (almost!) six year old brother STILL gets it. Usually in the same exact spot, too. It makes his hair fall out in chunks on the cradle cap spot. I usually use a mix of sea salt and olive or coconut oil to get it off.
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March 11th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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My son gets it, even now at 2. His hair is so thick though that I don't really mess with it other than picking at it now and then. It doesn't bother him though.
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March 13th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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I just lightly scratch with my nails as I'm shampooing her hair and then I put a very thin layer of Vaseline on her forehead and any other spots. I used the fine tooth baby comb to kind of "stir up" the flakes. At first it looked awful because her hair was full of flakes but I just brushed and wiped with a dry towel until most of it came out. Obviously, don't do this on a day you are going somewhere! Lol.
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March 15th, 2013, 06:23 AM
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Julius has it too, I didn't even know it was cradle cap, I just thought it was a super dry scalp. I put baby oil on it let it work for 1 hr and then washed his hair and used a soft bristled toothbrush to remove the build up, worked like a charm. The eye brow area is a different story, I'm afraid i'll get something in his eyes.
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March 15th, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Well yesterday was bath day so I soaked his head up with baby oil and then let it sit for a minute. I then took a baby comb and combed the cradle cap out and it just started to flake off. I then put her in the bath an really washed her hair well. After her bath she did have some dry flakes in her hair but I just brushed them out after her hair dried. It worked well!!
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March 15th, 2013, 07:39 AM
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ugh! Latham's cradle cap came out of nowhere and was horrible. It never loosened and shed. I got "Gentle Naturals" ...in a mint green bottle with Pooh Bear on it and it worked wonders. I just massaged it into his scalp during his bath and used a comb to loosen the scales. He still has a couple small patches that wouldn't loosen and I was too afraid to irritate the skin so I will try again in another week or so.
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March 15th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Well yesterday was bath day so I soaked his head up with baby oil and then let it sit for a minute. I then took a baby comb and combed the cradle cap out and it just started to flake off. I then put her in the bath an really washed her hair well. After her bath she did have some dry flakes in her hair but I just brushed them out after her hair dried. It worked well!!
I just realized I wrote "his".......lol! I meant "her"!!!!
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April 13th, 2013, 07:33 PM
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I think Joshua just developed a few patched of this. is it normally raised?
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April 13th, 2013, 08:07 PM
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Lincoln has a patch of it right on the crown of his head. It's not much but it really grosses me out, lol. I have a hard time even trying to do anything with it because for some reason seeing a flake in someone's hair makes me want to puke, lol. I'll be trying to scrape it out and gagging at the same time, rofl. I plan to get him in the bath and try some baby oil and see what I can do though. I really want to get rid of it!!! He doesn't have a lot of hair so it seems really noticeable to me.
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April 15th, 2013, 04:52 AM
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I think Joshua just developed a few patched of this. is it normally raised?
yes it is....It is scaly looking if that makes sense.
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April 15th, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Aaron has it. I should have tried to get it off sooner I think, because it's now more scaly and takes off his hair when I try to get it out!!
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April 16th, 2013, 05:09 AM
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Yup. We gave it bad. My daughter had it till she was 2. Nothing helped. I even bought special cradle cap shampoo for her. Haven't messed with dexters yet
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April 24th, 2013, 07:34 AM
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So I made a call to the Dr and figure id share her advice with you ladies...

2x a week wash the babies hair with an antidandruff shampoo. Selson Blue for an example. When you wash it keep it in for 5 minutes and massage it in with a soft brush or rough wash cloth.

Before washing, you can put baby oil on it for 1 hour....then rinse and wash with the dandruff shampoo.

On days that you are not washing, you can put a 1% hyrocortizone cream on it, keep on for one hour, then rinse. You can use a regular baby wash to rinse it out.

You can only use the cortisone for up to 7 days, but use the antidandruff shampoo for 2 weeks. Once its gone it should never come back!!

btw, I used the anti dandruff shampoo once, yesterday, and already see a huge improvement... so I guess it really does do the trick
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