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What are some of the best baby products for preventing cradle cap?

Hi everyone,

I am a new mom and have recently noticed some dry, flaky skin on my baby's scalp which I think might be cradle cap. I want to make sure I am doing everything I can to prevent it from getting worse and also treating it. Can anyone recommend some of the best baby products for preventing and treating cradle cap? I am open to both natural and commercial products. Any personal experiences and tips would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

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When my little one had cradle cap, I found that using a scalp brush made a huge difference. It's a soft brush that's specifically designed to be gentle on a baby's scalp. By using the brush regularly, it helped to loosen up and remove any flakes that were present on the scalp. I would use it during bath time, after applying a gentle baby shampoo, and it helped to prevent any dryness or buildup on the scalp.

In terms of natural remedies, I read somewhere that using a mixture of baking soda and water on the scalp can help eliminate cradle cap. I mixed a tablespoon of baking soda with a little bit of water to create a paste-like consistency and applied it to my baby's scalp. After letting it sit for a few minutes, I rinsed it out and gently brushed her hair with a comb. This method worked really well for my baby's cradle cap.

I hope these natural remedies and product recommendations help! Best of luck to all the new parents out there.


Hi there!

When my baby had cradle cap, I found that using a gentle exfoliating sponge worked wonders. It's a very soft sponge that can be used while shampooing your baby's hair. After applying a gentle baby shampoo, I would use the sponge to gently rub my baby's scalp and remove any flakes.

Another product that worked great for me was California Baby Calendula Cream. It's a natural cream that is specifically designed for cradle cap. I applied it to my baby's scalp after each bath and noticed a reduction in flakes and dryness.

I also avoided using any harsh chemicals on my baby's scalp and hair. I opted for more natural and organic shampoos that are gentle and free from any harsh chemicals.

I hope these tips help all the new moms out there!



I remember dealing with the same issue when my baby was younger. I found that using a gentle, unscented shampoo was very helpful. I also tried using coconut oil on his scalp before bath time and let it sit for a few minutes before washing it off. That seemed to really help with the dryness and flakiness.

In terms of commercial products, I tried Mustela's cradle cap shampoo and it worked wonders. It's a foaming shampoo that really cleanses the scalp without drying it out even further. I used it once a week and saw a noticeable improvement in just a few days.

Another product that many moms have recommended is Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment. It's a multi-purpose ointment that can be used on a variety of skin issues, including cradle cap. Simply apply a small amount on your baby's scalp and massage it in gently.

Hope that helps!


Hello everyone,

When my baby had cradle cap, I found that massaging a small amount of olive oil onto his scalp before bath time really helped. I would leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off with a gentle shampoo. This helped to moisturize his scalp and reduce the dryness and flakiness.

Another thing that I found helpful was to avoid any tight hats or headbands on my baby's head. These can cause unnecessary irritation and further dry out the scalp. Instead, I would use soft and breathable fabrics for his hats and kept his head uncovered as much as possible.

Lastly, I made sure to keep my baby's skin hydrated by using a gentle baby lotion after bath time. This helped to keep his skin supple and moisturized, thus preventing the risk of further cradle cap.

I hope these tips were helpful!


Hello everyone,

When my baby had cradle cap, I found that using an aloe vera gel provided relief from the itching and dryness. I would apply a small amount of aloe vera to my baby's scalp and massage it in gently. This helped to soothe the dryness and prevented any further buildup of flakes.

Another tip is to make sure that you don't use any overly hot water while bathing your baby. The heat can be too strong and cause further dryness and irritation. Make sure the water is lukewarm at best and avoid washing your baby's hair every day.

Lastly, I found that massaging the scalp regularly helped stimulate the hair follicles and promote hair growth. You can use your fingers to gently massage the scalp, or use a soft-bristled brush to stimulate blood flow to the scalp.

I hope these tips are helpful!


Hello everyone,

When my baby had cradle cap, I found that using a natural remedy like almond oil worked wonders. I applied a small amount of almond oil to his scalp and gently massaged it in before bed time. It helped to moisturize his scalp, reduce the dryness and flaking, and also produced a soothing effect.

Another thing I did was to use an all-natural baby shampoo that doesn't contain any harsh chemicals, like sulfates or parabens. I found that the less harsh chemicals I used on my baby, the better his skin reacted.

Lastly, I made sure to wash my baby's hair in a very gentle manner. I didn't use any brushes or combs on his head and I also avoided using any kind of hair dryer or heater which could cause irritation and further dryness.

These simple steps helped me greatly in keeping my baby's cradle cap under control. I hope this helps you too!


Hello All,

I can definitely relate to this as I've had to deal with cradle cap as well. One product that worked wonders for me was using Vaseline. Warm a small amount of Vaseline in your hands and gently massage it onto your baby's scalp. Leave it on for a few minutes and then comb their hair with a soft-bristled brush to help remove the flakes. This will keep the skin moisturized and stop the skin from drying out. However, be sure not to leave the Vaseline on for too long as it can block the pores of the skin.

Also, I noticed that washing my baby's scalp every day made the cradle cap worse. So, avoid washing the scalp frequently as it can cause even more dryness and flakiness. Instead, wash it few times a week with lukewarm water and avoid using harsh soaps or shampoos. I found that using oatmeal baths were really helpful in soothing my baby's dry skin and preventing Cradle Cap.

Hope this helps, and good luck with your little ones! :-)

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