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What’s the best way to get rid of cradle cap on a 4 month old bub?


Posted by mle00, 18th November 2013


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  • I have heard that olive oil is the go. Apply to affected patches and leave for half hour or so then wash, paying gentle attention to scaley bits


  • Bi-carb and water seems to work- just apply bi-carb to wet head and massage in and then rinse off. You may need to repeat this if it comes back. I have also heard that olive oil can help.


  • We use coconut oil. Seems to work well if you are consistent and don’t let the scalp dry out again


  • I used pure olive oil for craddle cap.
    Rub it in about 30 minutes before bath time, rince thoroughly and go over with a soft baby brush.
    Never had a problem since


  • Baby oil and stimulation like massaging or brushing daily. Use a non greasy baby oil like burts bee baby


  • Olive oil or moo goo (sold at chemist) worked best for us


  • Baby oil rubbed in gently.


  • soak in baby oil and pick it off


  • Massage their head with (baby friendly) massage oil just before a bath, and it will all fall off in the shampooing.


  • I tried a number of things that didn’t work, what did end up working I discovered by accident. After each bath we would rub Johnson’s Baby Oil with Aloe Vera into his skin, one day I started to rub it into his scalp as well (he didn’t have much hair at first) and it worked a treat, it didn’t take very long for it to disappear.


  • Try baby oil


  • I think applying olive oil or baby oil


  • rub baby oil into their scalp


  • You can use olive oil on his scalp and even leave on overnight before rinsing.


  • be careful to not over-shampoo baby’s hair as can cause a dry scalp.


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