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How to Help My Baby With Cradle Cap

It’s simple and straight to the point

This is a problem for a lot of babies. A lot of parents have so many questions about this condition their new bundle of joy has. So, what is cradle cap? According to Mayo Clinic, “Cradle cap 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.” Cradle cap can also spread to your baby’s face and body. Now cradle cap at times is not harmful to the baby, but as a parent, you can’t help but try to relieve the scales.

So, let’s help with some tips and products to help you and your baby get some relief.

THE NUMBER ONE RULE: DO NOT, AND I REPEAT, DO NOT PUT ANY ESSENTIAL OILS ON YOUR BABY’S SCALP OR SKIN.

Please keep in mind, that your baby is a newborn. Essential oils are potent, meaning essential oils can and will negatively affect your baby’s skin. Your baby has the most fragile skin right now and the best way you can protect it is to keep away from essential oils and products that may carry essential oils in them. There are products and debates out there about babies and essential oils, but as their parents, just think about the potential harm it can cause.

TRY NOT TO SHAMPOO THE BABY’S HAIR EVERYDAY

Yes, you may wash and shampoo your hair every day, but ask yourself one question… Are you and your baby the same age?

I’ll give you a little minute to think about it. If you do to your newborn everything you do to yourself, what do you think would happen. They are new to this world. As my mom and grandmother would say “that baby has been here before”. Hey, it may be true, but at the end of the day, they are starting life all over again, even if they have been here before. You also have to keep in mind, that if you are trying to simulate the womb, it’s not working. The womb was always filled with water unless you are like me and your water breaks but meanwhile, the hospital staff is trying to keep the baby in the womb. Another story for another time. However, you shouldn’t try to wash the baby’s hair every day. They are a baby; they aren’t rolling around on the ground. They are mostly in your arms and most likely wearing a hat. You can run some water on their scalp, but keep in mind their scalp hasn’t been around as long as yours.

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Please do not scratch, comb, or peel the scales on the baby’s scalp or face.

It may look like the right thing to do but it will cause more harm than good. Peeling the flakes on the baby’s scalp can leave open wombs, and open wombs can lead to infections. As stated before, your baby is very venerable and fragile. You have to take caution at all times. If the flakes have fallen off, you can remove them.

Use Caution when caring for Cradle Cap

Don’t just use whatever you have for cradle cap. Yes, you can moisturize but use baby-friendly products. You also have to make sure you keep up with proper hygiene to avoid any other conditions arising. For example.

Do Not Use any lotion base products on your baby’s scalp. This can dry their scalp even more and burn them if there is an open womb.

If you see your baby has cradle cap, but it isn’t time to bathe them, try to scoop some warm water in your hand and rinse their hair. You can either do a light shampoo or just damp their hair a bit just to give their scalp some moisture. You can dab it dry with a towel.

Don't Hurt Your Head

You can also use products that will help your baby and not hurt your brain trying to figure out what the product says and what is really in it.

We are in a day and age where we try to be conscious about what we put on and in our bodies. Babies are no different. Try some natural products.

Try using Cradle Cap Care Oil and Cradle Cap Care Shampoo. These are all-natural baby-friendly products that can and will help moisturize your baby’s scalp, and decrease the flakes over time. Cradle Cap Oil is a safe and effective treatment that quickly moisturizes the scalp to eliminate scaly buildup and itch relief caused by seborrheic dermatitis which we know as cradle cap. There is no foreign language that you have to translate to understand the product, there are no harmful chemicals or any ingredients that you cannot pronounce. This is all-natural and safe for your baby’s scalp, face, and body.  The oils help moisturize the scalp and help the scales. You can also use a satin cap to help with the baby’s scalp instead of a cotton cap, which will dry the baby’s scalp.

Please know that cradle cap is not something you did wrong. There are a lot of claims out there about how cradle cap can come from the baby’s milk, or it can come from mommy’s diet if you are breastfeeding, or other things you may or may not have heard about how a baby can get cradle cap. The truth of the matter is, that it just happens, and you are not to blame for it. So stop beating yourself up about your baby’s cradle cap. 

As usual, if there is something you would like to add, complain about, or get off your chest, the comments are right below. I take all comments! remember, there is no right or wrong way to parenting, just suggestions. Know that you are doing a great job and parenting isn’t easy, take care of yourself. I love you and I mean it!

 

                                                                               Tee

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