Cradle Cap

Cradle cap is a skin condition commonly affecting the scalp of babies. There may also be involvement of the eyebrows and/or eyelids. It consists of a yellowish, whitish scale or flake on the top of baby’s head with a greasy appearance.

To help cradle cap resolve, brush the scalp daily using a firm brush with closely placed bristles. Soap and water washing using the fingertips or washcloth at bathing time will help as well. Never use oils or lotions on the baby’s scalp as these will make the problem worse.

Babies who have cradle cap will frequently have a rash on their cheeks and forehead, or over the arms and chest. This rash may be difficult to clear up until the cradle cap is controlled. Do not use medicated shampoos or soaps without specific instructions from us.

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