Thursday, September 30, 2010

Craddle Cap is Disgust!


I thought we had missed the boat, but apparently not! PB got "cradle cap" this week! For those who don't know what the heck that is, it is basically a scabby scalp. I don't think there is any known cause, and as far as I know I think all babies get it? 
I thought it happened right after they are born, but here we are 9 weeks out and just now getting it. It is DISGUST!  I preen over my PB like a monkey and this is something I cant do anything about! Yikes! 
You can google the phrase "Cradle Cap" and click on images , if you dare. That image above is a random one from google cause thankfully PB's dark hair hides his pretty well.
So has anyone used any of the cradle cap cream's or treatments? Any recommendations or feedback? How long does it take to get rid of this junk?

Cradle Cap Brush/Mit


9 comments:

grizaham said...

My baby's craddle cap is cute!!
;-)

Kathy S said...

When my boys had it (all of them) Right after I would wash their hair I would take a little bit of baby lotion, rub it in and then brush their hair pretty good with one of those soft baby brushes. It seemed to help. Yes it is gross... but it's temporary.

Alison @ One Lucky Monkey said...

I've heard it helps to wash their hair less and to brush with a soft brush...something about distributing the oils and keeping the scalp conditioned.

The Macons said...

Leave it alone, keep it moisturized but other than that LEAVE it. Letta had it to but you couldn't really see it due to the AFRO she sports but seriously, don't wash it every bath and put Aquaphor or baby oil or even olive oil on, brush it and leave it. It is gross but so are shit diapers, and this goes away a lot quicker :) Love you can't wait til Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

E has that too and my doctor said to use tea tree oil or Selsun Blue shampoo. It helped a little bit but we're still battling it and she's 20 months old!! If you find a miracle cure...let me know.

~Marlee~

Kellie said...

After four kiddos--and all of them getting cradle cap at one point or another I found that plain ole baby oil works good. Gently rub into scalp and let it stay. After a bit use a soft baby brush or even a comb (gently) and brush as much of it out as possible. Do not scrap. I usually did this on days we were not going anywhere.

Sheila said...

I'm with Kellie. We used good ole baby oil and a soft baby brush. And we often did it with the baby laying in the baby bathtub. I think the brush feels good to them.

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Oh hun! I thought we were out of the clear too!! Guess not! Why don't people tell you these things?! I hope it goes away soon!

Michelle said...

Look, I get that some people are suggesting "gently scrubbing" it off...the prob with this is it can lead to a nasty infection that will make the actual cradle cap look good. I had this as a baby and Alton had it, actually he still has a few spots. I only wash his hair once a week in less it desperately needs it.
Babies who get cradle cap are usually the ones who get Exzema or other skin issues later in life. Alton will get Exzema patches on his face in the winter. I too have Exzema. All of this stuff sort of go hand in hand.
I wouldn't use anything on his head with fragrance. I know, gasp! No more Johnson and Johnson's but fragrance just irritants it more.
And if you notice any dry or red patches on his skin in other places, drop the fragrance totally.
I use Cural fragrance free for both Alton and me. It's way better than the baby stuff anyways. And I use fragrance free soap, Aveeno makes good products.
So there's your novel answer :)
Feel free to contact me if you have more questions. But please do not pick at it!

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