I wish I had this video when I had my son because his cradle cap was a huge issue for us, I was afraid to shampoo his hair with harsh shampoos I wanted to remain as natural as I could and I never once thought to use a tooth brush. I was waiting for this video to be uploaded by Girlsloveyourcurls so that I could share if because I know how many questions we get about babies and hair care and how confusing things can get.
Cradle cap is a skin condition that affects babies in the first three months of life. It is caused from high levels of hormones transferred from mom to baby leading to high production of sebum and skin cells around the babies hair line and all over the scalp. The video demonstrates a great way to remove cradle cap from your baby’s scalp using oils*, toothbrush, cotton swabs and pads.
Your pediatrician will be very helpful to you if you are not aware of how to get rid of cradle cap, but for me personally the shampoo that was recommended by my pediatrician I just could not wrap my head around using it on my new born baby boy.
At the end of the day you have to do some research too and do whats best for you and your baby, and it is good to have videos like this one to help with the decision making.
One thing is for sure you have to get as much of the flakes out of the babies hair as you can using very gentle techniques and products so that your baby is not exposed to anything too chemically too fast.
My go to oils* for baby are coconut oil* and olive oil* even to this day because they are easily accessible and I use them personally so there is always a stash available. When removing the flakes don’t worry if you do not get them all in one session, it really is a continuous ordeal until it is all removed and you notice little to no flakes in baby’s hair.
Find an all natural gentle shampoo for baby so that you can wash the hair and remove any excess flakes you are able to lift throughout baby’s head. It is easy for a new mom to panic, Lord knows I did, but just know that cradle cap is not harmful to your baby, he or she is still healthy, this just comes with the territory sometimes.
Check out the video so that you can see the technique:
Cheryl Cherrybomb says
Kina Jones says
Olive oil all the way
Briana Andrus says
Olive oil didn’t work for my daughter
Rodquell Felcher says
What a beautiful baby!!
Diane Jolly says
TiffyTiff Marie Smith says
Retta Williams-allen says
Baby Oil.Leave it on overnight, and it works wonders.
Ricki Hull says
My daughter had it bad to wear she lost her hair the olive oil worked for her once I started using it wish I knew about this before that’s y she doesn’t have a lot of baby pics the first couple of months of having it and losing her hair I was too embarrassed I should not have felt that way.
Rochelle Corilette Liyah Warner says
The baby in this video is soo adorable!!
This video was very informative.
Hope it helps new mums!
Anna Daniel Julien says
IT GOES WHEN IT WANTS CUZ ALL I USED WAS BABY OIL AN SHE HAD IT FOR MONTHS GUESS IT DEPENDS ON HOW THICK THE HAIR IS AN MY KID HAS ALOTTTTTT.SO TUH ME IT GOES WEN IT WANTS SHES 11MNTHS N STILL HV A LILLL BIT N ALL I USE IS OLIVE OIL FROM DAY 1
I am having issues with my scalp, and I do not know what to do! Natural for 6yrs and have NEVER had this issue. I used a shampoo and conditioner for several weeks–like 4–and had to discontinue because it caused my scalp to dry out! Now, I am dealing with my scalp drying out/flaking up almost every two to three days after I wash/condition it. I do hot oil treatments–sit under the dryer with my hair covered–and nothing is working. I am very frustrated because I cannot wash my hair every three to four days! I use black caster oil, coconut oil, and even olive oil to moisturize my hair….and nothing is working enough to keep my hair moisturized. I moisturize my scalp before I go to be and put oil on my edges when I do my hair in the morning because it is already dry/flaky. HELP!!
Sheliah Lynn says
I called it cradle crap. It was so bad