Preventing and treating cradle cap


Cradle cap is that crusty, scaly, yellowish, rash-like skin that develops in patches on a baby's scalp. Although it's typically not itchy or bothersome for babies, it's less than ideal. Thankfully it's quick and easy to get rid of!

Before your baby's bath, put baby oil (or other oil such as olive or coconut if you prefer) on your baby's scalp. Then, using a small comb, gently comb scalp in each direction (especially diagonal directions) to get rid of the dry skin.
It can take a few times before baby's cradle cap lifts and flakes off and eventually disappears completely.

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