cradle cap help
Hi everyone, Happy March! Can you believe two months of 2107 have flown past already!!
I’ve spoken to more than several mums in the last week about Cradle Cap. So, today I’m going to mention a bit about it and how brushing the flakes away gently with our baby gnot hairbrush can really help. Babies have varying types of cradle cap, but the flakes are one consistent feature. My own children had cradle cap, yet my daughter’s was much more sensitive, so I know how conscious we are as mums to do or try anything that makes them comfortable.
There are so many websites out there offering brilliant advice, including this one http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a80/cradle-cap
Here’s an extract of what they recommend….
How should I treat my baby’s cradle cap?
Your baby’s cradle cap should disappear on its own a few weeks or months after birth.
While your baby has cradle cap, there are some ways to gently remove the scales:
- Regularly wash your baby’s hair with a baby shampoo, and then loosen the flakes using a soft brush.
- Rub a mild baby oil, vegetable oil or almond oil into your baby’s scalp. If you want, you can leave the oil on overnight, and then brush off the softened flakes in the morning. Clean the remaining oil off by shampooing with mild baby shampoo. Avoid using olive oil on your baby’s scalp, as it can damage her skin barrier (the outer layers of her skin).
As tempting as it is, trying to pick the flakes off is the worst thing to do. A soft hairbrush is the best way. Our baby gnot hairbrush is made from natural goat hair and it really is amazingly soft and gentle on a baby’s scalp. We always get told how much babies love having their heads brushed with it, regardless of the amount of hair on their heads! Throw cradle cap into the equation and all the more reason to try baby gnot. A soft, gentle, calming brush with baby gnot will help with any loose flakes, and soothe the scalp.