With this quick and natural cradle cap treatment, babies hair will be beautiful again.
Are you frustrated with all the flaking skin on your baby’s beautiful head?
All my kids had cradle cap – the pediatrician told me it was just cosmetic and nothing to worry about.
Personally the flaking skin drove me crazy – I did my best not to pick at it but it was hard.
Cradle cap does go away naturally without treatment – I can attest to that with my first child.
You can naturally, painlessly and easily remove cradle cap – so let’s show you how!
Here’s what you’ll need
- A neutral cooking oil, such as grapeseed oil, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil… (really any oil will work, we just want somethign that will not react to your babies sensitive skin)
- A fine tooth comb (any comb will do in a pinch but it won’t be as effective)
How to remove cradle cap
It is a little hard to see, but my son’s cradle cap showed up as a orange/reddish coating on his scalp. This is a VERY mild case, I had already treated him several months ago and this was just some residual cradle cap (so thankfully I could share pictures). Hopefully you can see the chunks on his scalp.
Gently message the oil onto your babies scalp and let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes. I do this in the bath to avoid a big mess or you could just use a towel to protect clothing.
Take the fine tooth comb and gently comb your babies scalp – do the entire head. Concentrate on the areas where the cradle cap is worst and/or present
You will see gross chunks and clumps of the cradle cap coming off – just gently comb them from your babies hair
Wash your babies hair several times to get all the oil out. I use Burt’s Bees Baby shampoo (but any baby shampoo works).
Even after washing it several times my babies hair still looks a little oily when it is dry. Just wash it again soon.
You can see some of the chunks still present in my little guys hair after it was washed. They should come out very easily when the hair is dry.
Repeat the process daily to remove all the cradle cap, mild cases usually require only one treatment. More severe cases may require repeating the above steps for a few days.
I would recommend only doing this treatment once a day. More than that might irritate your babies scalp too much.
Now everyone can see your babies healthy scalp instead of the scales of cradle cap! Give it a try today and let me know how it works out by commenting below.
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My baby had cradle cap too, poor thing! I used QV bath oil for her bath, then I would comb it after. At first, it was so hard to resist picking on it. But after several months, it gradually disappeared. Wish I tried olive oil though if it works that fast..
Hi Raquel – thanks for stopping by! The key is rubbing it into the babies scalp and letting it sit for a while before combing it out, not necessarily the type of oil. It is so hard to resist picking at it!! I didn’t know about this trick with my first child so had to endure cradle cap for months. My other three children – cradle cap was gone in 2 days.
This is great and helpful information. I don’t have any newborns but a close friend is a month away and this may be useful for her. I will bookmark the page in case this is something she needs. I am glad you are putting this together for new and expectant parents. It is hard to know where to start!
Being a new Mom can be a little overwhelming with all the information out there – she has a good friend in you for looking out for her. 🙂
I totally agree with you that going natural is the best way to go. And yet such a simple easy thing to do.
Thanks for sharing that article and informing us all of something that is so simple and almost effortless to do.
Obviously of great benefit to a new born to trat naturally and not with harsh chemicals..like those in Johnsons baby oil (read the label and small print not for babies!) had a bad reastion on my daughters skin
Derek thanks for stopping by. It is sad that products marketed for babies aren’t always the best for them. Simple is often the best way to go. I hope you daughter recovered quickly from her reaction – that is very scary in little babies.
This is a great site for new parents! I remember when my kids had cradle cap and I didn’t have the information that is offered today. I’ve been on a natural path of living for many years but the information that is offered today via the internet is super excellent such as your site. Thanks for all the great info!
Will you be posting new things regularly?
I agree there is a wealth of information available online today…. I am so thankful for that. And yes I post every Wednesday and Saturday. Soon readers can subscribe and receive new posts directly to their email. More to come soon !!