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baby's head peeling SammiLynn10 1 child; Jacksonville, Florida 55 posts
3rd Mar '12

my son is almost 5 weeks old and has a head full of hair..But i just gave him a bath and noticed his scalp is white and is peeling off kind of. and a few times that i peeled the skin (bad habit of mine) a few hairs would come of as well..so does that mean his hair is finally shedding to grow his "permanent" hair?

Natalie & Nolan{EBF} 18 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 6851 posts
3rd Mar '12
Quoting SammiLynn10:" my son is almost 5 weeks old and has a head full of hair..But i just gave him a bath and noticed his ... [snip!] ... habit of mine) a few hairs would come of as well..so does that mean his hair is finally shedding to grow his "permanent" hair?"


Sounds more like cradle cap. Is it scaling?

SammiLynn10 1 child; Jacksonville, Florida 55 posts
3rd Mar '12

I know i risk sounding much dumber than I really am by asking... But scaling?

Missy0507 Japan 400 posts
3rd Mar '12

sounds like cradle cap to me too. Use a soft bristled brush and some baby oil. and brush in a circular motion

SammiLynn10 1 child; Jacksonville, Florida 55 posts
3rd Mar '12
Quoting Missy0507:" sounds like cradle cap to me too. Use a soft bristled brush and some baby oil. and brush in a circular motion"


ok thank you :)

OhSoFKN Fabulous Due December 19; 1 child; Land O' Lakes, Florida 2314 posts
3rd Mar '12
Quoting SammiLynn10:" my son is almost 5 weeks old and has a head full of hair..But i just gave him a bath and noticed his ... [snip!] ... habit of mine) a few hairs would come of as well..so does that mean his hair is finally shedding to grow his "permanent" hair?"


My son was the SAME WAY. except at 4 months I just peeled it (also bad habit)
He is now going on 5 months on the 14th and he is still bald lol. since I have peeled the dry skin the top of his head hasnt ben dry.

[[Brodie's Mama]] 1 child; Exeter, California 533 posts
5th Mar '12

My son was the same way so i started rubbing baby oil on his head after his baths. It hasnt done it since :)

Lexi14023 Due November 18; 1 child; Okinawa, Japan 671 posts
5th Mar '12

My daughter has cradle cap, her pedi recommended using head n shoulders on her head. I use about 3 pea sizes and rub it on her scalp, then use a baby wash cloth to softly massage around her head. After her shower I put Aveeno Exzmema lotion on her scalp. :) It is almost completely gone after a week. :)