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So for mothers day I found that my daughter has cradle cap. I didn't know it was possible for a 7 month old to get cradle cap. I am so bummed out about it.<br><br>
I have found some people say it is from not bathing enough, we bathe every other day and wash the hair each time. Others say I need to scrub it more. I use mild baby soap for her body and her hair that my mom made. Maybe I need to buy something of California babies.<br><br>
Tonight I smothered her head in shea butter, something I read said you could use olive oil or baby oil. We use homemade shea butter for everything so I thought what the heck. Now I think maybe I should have gone with olive oil...just cause. Anyhow we scrubbed and all the shea is out and most of the scalp is "normal" but there is still some nasty crust!<br><br>
Any other thoughts?
 

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My almost 6 month old surprised me with this today too. We had it once before which was worse than now. Both times I poured some (not tons, enough to coat the area) olive oil on his scalp and then combed with a baby comb. I'm not sure what causes it. We barely ever shower him and almost never wash his hair <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> so I'm not sure. HTH!
 

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we did the olive oil when she was tiny and it worked like a charm. i think when you do it (and what may have happened with the shea oil) is that you think you have this small patch but when you start working it all this other stuff which maybe was about to turn into cradle cap comes off too. i remember getting a TON off but being left then with what seemed like more that we began with (probably that underlying stuff that we unearthed.) so we just had to do it one more time to get rid of the rest. no biggie.
 

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oh...and i've had kids in my 2 year-old class with it!
 

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I heard breast milk, just rubbing it on a few times a day for a couple of days.
 

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We used <a href="http://www.dimpleskinsnaturals.com/cradleme.htm" target="_blank">Dimpleskins Naturals Cradle Me</a>. Put it on about 30 minutes before bathtime, then washed it out and used a baby comb while she played in the water. I combed gently for a few minutes but it all came right out. Plus, it smells good!
 

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ahhh, relax. if cradle cap is your child's worst problem for mother's day, you be sure to count your blessings.<br><br>
i used aquaphor to soften it, then the next day, began working it out with a comb. it was all gone within a day or two.<br><br>
no biggie.
 

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We just left it and it went away on its own. I have heard that oil and a soft brush is the best thing, though.
 

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we tried olive oil and a baby brush for cradle cap but it didn't work perfectly. I decided to just leave it alone and it eventually went away. sometimes we'd pull the bigger dangly pieces off but I wasn't concerned.<br><br>
I had some people telling me I HAD to get rid of it or it would get awful and scabby and they told me every time they saw her they expected it gone next time but it didn't seem to bother her and I didn't want to hold her down to do much with it. I figured as long as I were taking care of her like normal it would figure itself out. It did<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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