Natural Cradle Cap Remedies that Work like a Charm!

Seborrheic Dermatitis is the scientific name for cradle cap. It is a skin condition that is specifically noted in infants and newborn babies.

There is an excess of sebum production resulting in scaly patches of dry dead skin on the scalp, fore head, even around ears and cheeks.

Cradle cap usually resolves itself within a few weeks or months. But you can speed up the process using home remedies that is already available in your pantry.

Softening the scalp and the inflamed skin is the first step to treat cradle cap. There are so many oils that work well for this purpose.

Oiling the Scalp

You can use any of these:  – Coconut Oil – Tea Tree Oil* – Avocado Oil – Almond Oil – Olive Oil

*needs to be properly diluted for young babies if you are using essential oils.

Use a gentle brush to and comb it back wards to remove the dead skin from the scalp. Oiling the scalp would have moistened the dead cells making it easy to come off of the skin.

Brush and Shampoo

Wash with a mild baby shampoo. You can do this twice or thrice a week. Also, contrary to popular belief, washing too often is not beneficial to your baby.

You can simply rinse it out with water or use a mix of honey and apple cider vinegar as a pre-rinse.

Rinse it out!

Don’t over wash your baby’s scalp. Washing the hair twice or thrice is enough!

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All material provided is for your information only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Please consult your doctor.