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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?
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.
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.
Eliza Rose, born 6/9/10 ...and getting a little brother for her birthday! Baby Henry Wilder, due 6/7/13
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!
Mommy to Isaac 8.1.07 Gabriel 7.2.09 and Samuel 6.15.13
Angel Babe 9-16-2012 5wks
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.