Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cradle Cap Remedies

Cradle Cap

All of my babies have had cradle cap, but I didn’t worry about it with my first two babes because they had so much hair that it was hardly noticeable. Blair is a bald baby, so the cradle cap shows pretty badly on her little head. Cradle cap doesn’t hurt anything, but it can be an unattractive on a baby. I’ve found a simple solution that works well for both removing cradle cap and for keeping it from returning.

When you are giving your baby a bath in the evening, rub a small amount of coconut oil onto their head and then use one of the soft bristled baby brushes to gently rub their head in a circular motion for a few minutes to help loosen and remove the cradle cap. Then rinse their head and wash with a natural baby shampoo.

After they’re out of the bath, massage more coconut oil into their head where the cradle cap is. Their little head will look greasy and shiny, but leave the coconut oil on through the night.
Then in the morning gently wash their hair and head again with the natural baby shampoo. The cradle cap should be mostly gone and will stay away for several weeks. If you notice it returning, you can try rubbing in some coconut oil overnight, but if that doesn’t work, you can use the bath and baby brush treatment to help remove it again.

The post is from Emily of Live Renewed

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