One of the most common ailments for newborns is cradle cap. It kind of looks like dandruff for your baby, which might strike you as kind of weird to see your precious, perfect newborn with a scaly scalp. Don’t worry; it’s totally normal.
Cradle cap looks like scaly or yellow crusty patches on your baby’s head. It doesn’t imply illness or that your baby is dirty. It just happens.
It’s not harmful, and it will resolve itself, usually by six months but almost always by baby’s first birthday.
To help healing along, all you need to do is treat cradle cap at home, with products you can find at Brookshire’s.
About an hour before baby’s bath, rub his scalp with Top Care Baby Oil, mineral oil or petroleum jelly to help loosen the scales or crusty parts.
Then, when you’re ready to shampoo with Top Care Baby Shampoo, get his scalp wet, and then gently scrub the scalp with a soft bristle brush (a soft toothbrush actually works really well!) for a few minutes to remove the scales. Wash with baby shampoo. Rinse well, and towel dry.
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