Cradle cap on babies is usually found on the scalp and behind the ears. It can also appear on the face, armpits and groin area. Cradle cap is fairly common and is usually easy to treat.
What is Cradle Cap?
Cradle cap is an infant version of seborrheic dermatitis that causes adult dandruff. The crusty, scaly patches can be white or yellow, dry or greasy. Dermatitis is neither contagious nor a sign of poor hygiene.
Best Ways to Get Rid of Cradle Cap
Always remember to be gentle with your child’s skin. Irritating the scalp too much can break the skin or cause tiny cuts, which can get infected. If your baby still has a soft spot on her head, be extra gentle there.
- Shampoo regularly using a gentle baby shampoo
- Apply baby oil or mineral oil and gently massage it directly into the scales.
- Rinse scalp thoroughly with warm water, gently rubbing the area to help remove the scales.
- Brush your baby’s scalp approximately 30 minutes after shampooing to remove the scales.
Add Brushing to the Daily Routine
You can brush wet or dry hair, but be on the alert for over brushing, which will leave the skin red and agitated. When you brush, move slowly in one direction on the affected area.
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