Get Rid of Horrible Cradle Cap the Natural Way

What is cradle cap?

Cradle cap causes crusty or oily scaly patches on a baby’s scalp. The condition isn’t painful or itchy. But it can cause thick white or yellow scales that aren’t easy to remove. // MayoClinic

This can look terrifying to a parent, but no fear, your remedies are here…

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Ask Dr. Sears: Persistent Cradle Cap,

Not finding a remedy that works, or is just keeps coming back? Dr. Sears has some advice. Oil, Hydrate, and Humidify the air.

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Try baby baths and B-vitamins for prevention.

As a bonus, here are some quick videos for you to watch!

How To Treat Cradle Cap Naturally

Treating Your Baby’s Scalp at Bath Time is easy. Do 2-3 times a week:

  1. Use baby massage oil (50% grapeseed / 50% jojoba – or you can use coconut oil or olive oil). Massage onto baby’s scalp. Leave in for 10-20 minutes. This hydrates and makes the flakiness easy to remove.
  2. Put a gentle baby soap on the scalp. Use a soft bristle brush to scrub gently and lift flakes off.
  3. Rinse out all the oil and flakes with water. Leaves skin clean, but hydrated.

When to Worry | Parents

Usually, cradle cap is nothing to worry about. It often goes away on its own. You can speed up the process by using the remedies in this post. If it gets worse or your baby seems to be uncomfortable, it may be time to consult a physician.


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