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A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
20th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" now i feel bad about being so misinformed... my mom's and MIL's advice... also, MIL kept telling me i need to start washing her hair every day?"</blockquote>




Awh its alright. You didn't know better. At least you came on here and asked.



Alot of old school parenting ideas are so wrong so don't sweat it

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting GrumpsMama.:" My son had a severe case of cradle cap. I just really didn't know what it was.. so I left it alone. I ... [snip!] ... it alone. I had to massage his head in baby oil and slowly run a comb through his hair. It took about a week to get rid of it. "

how often do you put oil on it till it's gone? is rubbing oil on it enough or do you necessarily need to use a comb or brush? how often would you bathe her till it's gone?

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" now i feel bad about being so misinformed... my mom's and MIL's advice... also, MIL kept telling me i need to start washing her hair every day?"

shes dumb lol. my mil tried telling me that crap. sophies pedi said at the age she got it around 6 months that a bath 2x a week was fine. unless she exploded or something.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18748 posts
status 20th Feb '13

Also, if your using Johnsons, it is really bad for drying out skin.



Switch to Aveeno or Dove.

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" how often do you put oil on it till it's gone? is rubbing oil on it enough or do you necessarily need to use a comb or brush? how often would you bathe her till it's gone?"


bath her like 3x a week nothing crazy. you dont scrub. you just brush it in so all the skin gets access to the oil. like i said the tear free suave kids conditioner stopped it for dd

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 16134 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" how often do you put oil on it till it's gone? is rubbing oil on it enough or do you necessarily need to use a comb or brush? how often would you bathe her till it's gone?"


I put oil in his hair just once a day and I would run a comb through his hair to get anything that is close to, or has fallen off, off. I just used regular baby oil. & I only bathed him about once every 3 days.



It takes about a week to really get it off. It's really not that big of a deal, especially since it's a tiny patch.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" bath her like 3x a week nothing crazy. you dont scrub. you just brush it in so all the skin gets access to the oil. like i said the tear free suave kids conditioner stopped it for dd"

i was using this



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then her pedi said to stop using it because she's getting eczema (though i don't think that's what it is). so i started using this.



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and the other day i used this for the 1st time because the back of her hair was looking dry. i only put it on the back so i didn't risk getting it in her eyes.



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XxChowderW/MayoOnTheSidex Due July 8 (girl); 1 child; Delaware 1469 posts
20th Feb '13

Olive oil! put it on her head like an hour b4 bath time. I dont think you should scrape it off

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
20th Feb '13

the head to toe wash is what gave dd hers. honestly we switched to suaves tear free children shampoo and conditioner and have had 0 problems

SaucyPoppet Due July 10 (girl); 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 1172 posts
20th Feb '13

I would compare the ingredients on the two yellow bottles just to mak sure it's not the same thing.



I second the dove, that stuff is crazy awesome moisturizey :)
Also, no more tears, is a lie. Try getting some of it in your eye ;)

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
20th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" i was using this then her pedi said to stop using it because she's getting eczema (though i don't ... [snip!] ... 1st time because the back of her hair was looking dry. i only put it on the back so i didn't risk getting it in her eyes. "</blockquote>




Yeah all that is no good cause its scented and soapy. When my son had dry skin/eczema, his pedi recommended Dove. Since that's what I use anyway, it was an easy switch. It's unscented and very gentle so you can use it on her hair.



Try using an unscented lotion like Eucerin or Cetaphil on her body, just in case the rest of her skin is getting dry too.



Put olive oil on the cradle cap everyday.

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting SaucyPoppet:" I would compare the ingredients on the two yellow bottles just to mak sure it's not the same thing. ... [snip!] ... the dove, that stuff is crazy awesome moisturizey :) Also, no more tears, is a lie. Try getting some of it in your eye ;)"

it still burns some but its not as bad.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
20th Feb '13

You tried to scrape cradle cap off your daughter's soft spot?



Dafuq.

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
20th Feb '13

The Johnsons Head to Toe gave it to my DD too...its taking forever to get rid of.

~~~~~~~~~~~ Thailand 339 posts
20th Feb '13

Mine gets cradle cap if I use shampoo on her head. When I just use water, she's fine. Perhaps you should wash her a bit less.