If you’re struggling with cradle cap then keep reading. Cradle cap in babies is so common.
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I never had issues when it came to cradle cap; when Avery was a baby. I never had even heard of it until after Micah was born. I was getting annoyed with his scaly scalp. His pediatrician let me know what it was and that it would go away. She never told me how to get rid of it so I’m unsure if just one day it stops. There are so many things as a new parent of two kids that are so different this time around.
What is cradle cap
Cradle Cap comes from the name seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Normally in babies but kids and adults can also get it as well. It’s just more common in babies. It’s not a contagious or life altering disease.
When it comes to babies it doesn’t last that long but boy it can become annoying. You’d think when you comb their hair it would just come off but that is definitely not the case. It also doesn’t bother them either. There were days I just wanted to peel it off his scalp. But that’s obviously a big no-no. That’s one thing they suggest; is not physically peel it off them.
Does it bother babies?
This 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. (Facts via mayoclinic) .
It honestly bothered me more than him. I was so tempted to pick at it because it was just so bothersome. That’s when I knew I had to try something that worked.
I started researching different products that would help. There are so many washes and creams you could try that are on the baby market. A lot of moms suggest Tubby Todd. Ultimately I didn’t want to waste money on them all.
At first, I would try brushing it out. I even tried an oil-based cream and coconut oil. It just really made his hair more oily. A regular soft-bristle baby brush wouldn’t help reduce cradle cap. A comb didn’t help much either. That’s why I decided to try a silicone bath brush.
A silicone bath brush works as a 2 in 1. You can use it to wash them but also remove cradle cap in babies. I was astonished when I started seeing the scales just coming off his scalp. I kept doing it in motion for a couple of minutes and literally got rid of his cradle cap by 90%.
After two bedtime bath time washes it was 100% gone. He’s five months old and no longer has cradle cap. I’m hoping you give this a try and see for yourself.