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What is Cradle Cap?

Cradle cap, also known as infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is a common thing that can happen to babies. It's when they get these yellowish, greasy flakes on their head, sometimes even on their eyebrows and eyelids. But don't worry, it's no big deal and definitely not something contagious. Nobody really knows why it happens, but it's probably because their little oil glands go into overdrive and make too much sebum, which is this waxy stuff that hangs out on the skin. Then all those dead skin cells stick together and form those flaky scales. It's not because they're dirty or allergic to something, so don't blame yourself!

Cradle cap usually shows up when the baby is a few weeks old and can stick around for a while. In some cases when the scales become really thick or crusty, it may cause inflammation or possibly hair loss. Just make sure to keep the baby's scalp clean by gently washing it with a mild shampoo. You can also use a soft brush or comb to gently massage their head and get rid of those flakes. But be nice and don't scratch or pick at it because that can make the skin irritated and maybe even infected.

So, to sum it up, cradle cap is a common thing that happens to babies. It's those greasy, flaky scales on their head. You can take care of it by washing their scalp gently and using a soft brush or comb. Most of the time, it goes away on its own, but if it's being stubborn, your doctor can suggest some special stuff to help. Just watch out for any signs of infection and get in touch with your doctor if you're worried.

What Does Cradle Cap Look Like?

  • Patchy, scaly skin: The affected area typically develops thick, greasy scales or flakes that may be yellowish or whitish in color. The scales can vary in size and may appear as small patches or cover a larger area.
  • Crust-like appearance: The scales may clump together, forming crusty patches on the scalp. These patches can be somewhat raised and may be accompanied by redness or inflammation.
  • Oily or greasy skin: Cradle cap is often associated with an excess production of oil or sebum on the scalp. The affected skin may feel greasy to the touch.

How to remove Cradle Cap

To help remove the baby cradle cap begin by moisturizing the dry scaly patches with a natural safe baby oil. Follow by brushing the cradle cap to loosen the scales and flakes. Then, remove the cradle cap by gently lifting off any loosened patches. Finally, wash to with a mild shampoo to remove oil and lift any remaining cradle cap flakes. kin. If the cradle cap persists or worsens, or if your baby shows signs of discomfort, it's recommended to consult a healthcare professional for further guidance.

Moisturize the Cradle Cap

Before washing your baby's hair, apply a small amount of natural safe baby oil to help moisten scales. Leave it on for a few minutes to soften the scales. Using a soft baby brush, gently brush your baby's scalp in circular motions to help lift and loosen the scales. Be gentle to avoid any discomfort or irritation to the baby's skin.

Remove the Cradle Cap

After brushing, use a fine comb to gently lift off any loosened scales or flakes. Be careful not to pick or scrape forcefully, as this can irritate the baby's skin.

Wash the Cradle Cap

To remove the oil and any remaining cradle cap flakes, wash your baby's scalp with a mild baby shampoo. Use warm water and gentle circular motions to lather and rinse the scalp thoroughly. Pat dry with a soft towel.

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