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Cradle cap? izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
4th Jun '13

Besides baby oil (I have none) how can I get it out I just washed his hair and combed it now there a bunch of flakes in it and the comb won't bring them out and I don't have one of those fine tooth combs ....help!

user banned Due March 16; 18 kids; Springfield, Georgia 8473 posts
4th Jun '13

They have stuff at Walmart for cradle cap that works great. In the baby section with shampoos.



Also, someone once told me a little head & shoulders, I'm not sure how safe that is though.



Baby brushes work really well too. & it does take a little while for it to go away completely.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 6992 posts
4th Jun '13

I just covered his head in lotion and brushed it 3 times a day and it was gone in 2 days.

bloopbloop♥ 1 child; Illinois 13681 posts
4th Jun '13

Don't use baby oil. Use virgin olive oil. I use a fine tooth comb. I believe that would work best. Also someone told me about a conditioner from California baby. Heaven it went away in a few weeks

Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Sidney, Ohio 7758 posts
4th Jun '13

Nothing worked for me, even baby oil. I was the mean mommy (my kids hated it) and just scratched it very lightly out of my kids hair and got it out by using a baby brush. My kids get it pretty bad and thick though.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
4th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sara [+2]:</b>" They have stuff at Walmart for cradle cap that works great. In the baby section with shampoos. Also, ... [snip!] ... sure how safe that is though. Baby brushes work really well too. & it does take a little while for it to go away completely."</blockquote>



Do you know what the stuff at walmart is called

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
4th Jun '13

Coconut oil, then brush, then run off excess oil with warm washcloth.

Vicki McDonald Due September 28; 3 kids; Belleville, Ontario 927 posts
4th Jun '13

I used olive oil. (I don't like baby oil personally ) If you put a little olive oil on and let it sit overnight then wash in the morning a soft brush works much better than a comb. Also look to the kind of shampoo you use now, it could be the cause. Johnson's baby wash claims to be gentle but is full of chemicals, I have been using Live clean baby, it is much more natural and have had no skin problems since switching.

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
4th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tay. ☮:</b>" Coconut oil, then brush, then run off excess oil with warm washcloth."</blockquote>



:!: this

Amber {Dylan's momma} 1 child; Lodi, Ohio 1937 posts
4th Jun '13

with my daughter i just use her shampoo and brush with baby brush before rinsing it out, only took couple times

user banned Due March 16; 18 kids; Springfield, Georgia 8473 posts
4th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting izzy+Ethan:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sara [+2]:</b>" They have stuff at Walmart for cradle cap that ... [snip!] ... it does take a little while for it to go away completely."</blockquote> Do you know what the stuff at walmart is called"</blockquote>




Not real sure. It's a green bottle with the words cradle cap. I know, not much help. It's easy to spot though.

BeautifullyDoomed 2 kids; Corpus Christi, 456 posts
4th Jun '13

DD#2 had that bad when she was 3 months. all I used was Johnson baby lotion and it got rid of it fast. Shes 7months now and hasn't had it since

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1128 posts
4th Jun '13

We just stopped using products on him in his bath and it went away. And put Fatty-E cream on it.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
4th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vicki McDonald:</b>" I used olive oil. (I don't like baby oil personally ) If you put a little olive oil on and let it sit ... [snip!] ... full of chemicals, I have been using Live clean baby, it is much more natural and have had no skin problems since switching. "</blockquote>



Argh we use Johnson's natural and I was thinking it was that that was making it worse cause he barley had any when he was born :(

luvmytween 2 kids; Oshkosh, Wisconsin 281 posts
5th Jun '13

His pediatrician said use Selsun Blue everyother bath. It is tricky to keep away from his eyes though. She also told us to use baby oil on his head before the other baths, then run a brush through. Seems to be doing the trick!!