How to Treat Cradle Cap Naturally

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Here’s an easy, safe and natural method for treating cradle cap.

Cradle cap is the dandruff or flaky skin babies get usually on the top of their head. It’s generally agreed that it’s quite normal, harmless and caused by hormonal changes. People say it will generally go away on it’s own.

However, with a safe and easy method to remove it there’s no reason you need to wait it out.

Cradle cap will probably bother you more than the baby, either for cosmetic or hygiene reasons. Didn’t we just get past the baby acne? Now this.

When my son got this it didn’t particularly bother me until I gave him a bath one day and it was as though his scalp turned into glue. It didn’t wash out and the wet dead skin, mixed with oils and so on, just plastered his hair to his head. Gross right?

Getting rid of it is quite simple and safe as I will detail below.

You will need…

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar (white or apple cider are both ok)
  • Small bowl
  • Warm water
  • Wash cloth
  • Extra virgin olive oil (or other oil for moisturizing such as sweet almond)

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  1. Mix a couple teaspoons of baking soda into 2 tablespoons of warm water.
  2. Rub the mixture onto the baby’s scalp. Dead skin should start to come off. If the cradle cap remains stubborn, make a paste with baking soda and small amount of water and gently scrub the scalp.
  3. Dilute some vinegar in water (1:2 ratio) and rinse the baby’s scalp. Use a wash cloth to rub away any remaining dead skin, rinse with vinegar solution again and then with plain water.
  4. Allow baby’s head and hair to dry thoroughly. Moisturize scalp with about 1 tsp olive oil or an alternative such as sweet almond oil. Using a small amount will avoid excessive oilyness
  5. Hopefully, there should not be a recurrence. I only had to use this treatment once and my son never got cradle cap again.

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