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July 17th, 2013, 10:14 AM
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my mom insists that I pick at her head or use a soft brush to loosen up the dead skin. I keep telling her that I think it will make it worse so I just leave it alone but I do try to loosen up a little during bath time with a washcloth. do you guys try to get it off of their head?
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July 17th, 2013, 10:18 AM
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I have heard it suggested to rub a little baby oil into their head with a brush. Aidan doesn't have it so I haven't tried that and I hadn't heard of doing it when DD was a baby and had it
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July 17th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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I've heard to rub some coconut oil into it and then brush (coconut oil is a miracle substance! ) and I've also heard that rubbing some of your breast milk into it (if you're BFing) helps. If DD gets it I think I'll try the BM thing first since it seems like the most natural solution.
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July 17th, 2013, 11:00 AM
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I'm a picker so I scrape a little at Henry's forehead while nursing. Washing with dandruff shampoo can also help, just don't get it in their eyes
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July 17th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Any sort of oil will help break it up. With DD I used olive oil--I just slathered her in it and let it sit for a few hours, then easily brushed it away before her bath. I only had to do it once and the cradle cap never came back. I'll use coconut oil this time just because it smells better.
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July 17th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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I use the oil trick too. It doesn't really matter what kind. The brush is good, too, but Sammy gets irritated by it really quick. Earlier this week I noticed it building up, so I just slathered him in oil, rinsed it out 10 minutes later then brushed his hair, no more dead skin!
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July 17th, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Ellianna has some flakes but they wash off each night during her bath. Nothing too much.
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July 17th, 2013, 08:23 PM
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I use olive oil and a soft brush. I brush in a massaging, circular motion to make it less aversive for her. I always end up with oil down her face, but I rub it into her skin and her skin is just beautiful. I may start using it on my face at night to see what happens.
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July 17th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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July 18th, 2013, 06:08 AM
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Pediatrician said to use selsun blue, and we did and its gone and never came back.
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July 18th, 2013, 10:18 AM
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I washed Aidens hair with johnsons baby wash and gently combed and brushed it while his hair was still soapy until there was none. I did that faithfully everyday and about a week later he had no more.
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July 18th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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With Easton I used baby oil and a brush also
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July 18th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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With Hailey I would rub it with olive oil about 30 minutes before her bath and then when I wash it with baby shampoo I use the brush to rub it. Madison never had it and so far Zack hasn't gotten it.
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July 19th, 2013, 11:07 AM
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I just noticed it yesterday so I just put baby oil and brushed with soft baby brush. Can't tell today.
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