Cradle cap Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
Feb 8th '13

Is there a way to prevent it before it even appears?

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Live-Laugh-Love TTC since Aug 2017; 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9612 posts
Feb 8th '13

rub a bit of coconut oil on the scalp before shampooing. use a gentle shampoo, make sure to rinse very well and dont shampoo every day.

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
Feb 8th '13

You could try rubbing oil, whether it be olive, baby or coconut, in before shampooing.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Feb 8th '13

TBH I have no idea. I think just make sure you clean their head well? My first two kids got it. My 4 month old has never had it. I just make sure I scrub her scalp well. Idk if that is preventing it or not, maybe some babies are more prone than others?

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
Feb 8th '13

So the oil will actually help prevent it?
My other two kids had it, my son worse then my daughter. I used to massage oil into it, then gently comb it out before shampooing it.
LO is 6 weeks today and iv just noticed his scalp is a lil dry....kinda more like dandruff then the thick yellow cradle cap. Kinda want to get it under control before it gets too bad.