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December 20th, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Calla has cradle cap in her eyebrows. It's pretty much gone but I'm noticing flakes on her scalp now. She a lot of hair and its long (about 2in now!) so it's tough to see but it's definitely there. We've been putting olive oil on it then using a soft tooth brush to get the flakes out. It's not really working... So I've also slathered her hair in Aveeno baby eczema moisturizing therapy as well. Still flakey.... Like dandruff, not the big cradle cap flakes yet.

Any tips on how to get rid of it?
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December 20th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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When Sofia had it i used baby oil and used a comb. It took me an hour or two the first night to get most of it, I had to do it again the next night to get what I missed. Not sure if baby oil would be any different than what you already tried.
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December 20th, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Savannah has a little too. I was wondering what I could use as well!
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December 20th, 2012, 07:26 PM
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When Sofia had it i used baby oil and used a comb. It took me an hour or two the first night to get most of it, I had to do it again the next night to get what I missed. Not sure if baby oil would be any different than what you already tried.
This is what I did for DD2 also. It helped a lot.
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December 20th, 2012, 10:04 PM
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I also have used baby oil with my others. Ainsley hasn't had it so far.
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December 21st, 2012, 01:14 PM
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December 21st, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Kaden just started getting it yesterday. I may try some selson blue as that is what is used in adults who get sebborrhic dermatitis which is what cradle cap is. He has it on his scalp, ears, and eyebrows. Will use it carefully on scalp and ears but unsure what to do for eyebrows as this is too close to his eyes to use the selson blue.
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December 21st, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Eli never had this but I think Jude might be getting the beginnings of it. What is it exactly? It just looks like the skin on his head is peeling, I noticed it after his bath this morning.
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December 21st, 2012, 10:45 PM
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My son used to get cradle cap as a baby and I would get it off during his bath using baby shampoo and a soft bristled toothbrush. Just keep going in a circular motion each time you bathe them. It won't remove it all at once, but it should be gone after a few baths.
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January 2nd, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Cambria had this yesterday. I shampoo'd her hair and her scalp just felt mushy. It was a disaster after I rinsed. I put baby oil on and just let it set for a few hours. Then later, I used a baby brush and just brushed it all out. She's greasy today, but her scalp looks a lot better. I'll probably wash it again today.
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January 2nd, 2013, 12:16 PM
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What is cradle cap? I have noticed that the past few days Haven's head has been flaking a little but I assumed it was just that layer of skin coming off, as it hasn't yet, from being a newborn. And it appeared after I rubbed his head with a towel to try his hair. It seems to be going away.... is it something to worry about??@?

Having looked at photos online, Haven does not have this at all - I think it is just a little dry skin, nothing more. :-)
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January 2nd, 2013, 12:35 PM
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It's just dry skin on the scalp. Some times it gets more severe and looks yellow and crusty, but a lot of times, it's just peeling skin that goes away on it's own. The mineral oil helps loosen it up.
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