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Top 4 Tips for Parents Caring for Babies with Cradle Cap

“Cradle cap,” clinically known as seborrheic dermatitis, is the dry, flaky, scaly, or crusty patches of skin you might see pop up on your little one. It might look ugly, painful, and scary, but cradle cap is harmless.

In fact, cradle cap is really just a different form of dandruff. It’s a temporary condition that is quite common in newborns. If your baby has cradle cap, don’t worry – you haven’t done anything wrong, and there is an easy and effective way to treat its symptoms.

1. Use Medicated Seborrheic Dermatitis Shampoo

Even though cradle cap and dandruff are very similar, parents should

Top 4 Tips for Parents Caring for Babies with Cradle Cap

What ingredients should you want in a cradle cap shampoo?

Congratulations! You have a beautiful baby in your home or perhaps your sister just had a baby or your second grandson was just born.

Many concerns are swirling around, are all these hiccups normal? Why does my child sleep during the day but not at night? By 3 to 4 weeks of age some of these concerns have tapered, but new ones have probably emerged. The newest addition to the family may now have red dots on her face (neonatal acne).

Sometimes around 3 to 5 weeks of age you may notice flakes in the eyebrows and in his scalp and you

What ingredients should you want in a cradle cap shampoo?

How Long Does Cradle Cap Last?

Seborrheic dermatitis, which is commonly referred to as “cradle cap” in babies and young children,” is a skin condition that can linger for quite some time. It’s difficult to say exactly how long the condition will last, given that the length of time can vary from one child to the next. In general, however, it will take far less time to resolve the condition when parents decide to use a medicated baby shampoo for cradle cap rather than waiting for the symptoms to go away on their own.

How long does “cradle cap” last?

Seborrheic dermatitis is an

How Long Does Cradle Cap Last?

Can Cradle Cap Cause Permanent Hair Loss?

Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as “cradle cap,” is a common, benign condition that often affects children. It is typically caused by the overproduction of oil in the skin. “Cradle cap” results in the development of thick, yellowish, or whitish scales on the scalp. Sometimes, a child’s torso is also affected. The appearance of seborrheic dermatitis can certainly be alarming for parents. Rest assured, however, that the condition can be addressed, and children do not suffer any lasting effects from seborrheic dermatitis.

Can “cradle cap” cause permanent hair loss?

The primary indicator

Can Cradle Cap Cause Permanent Hair Loss?

Does Cradle Cap hurt babies?

By Dr. Eddie Valenzuela

We are used to the idea of a baby having flawless skin, “softer than a babies butt,” some will say. But in reality, a newborns skin is anything but immaculate. Babies born close to full term are have widespread peeling of their skin, a few days after birth they get red spots that come and go all over that kind of look like ant bites—they call this erythema toxicum. They may have been born with fine pinpoint white spots on their nose—milia. Then by 1 month of age

Does Cradle Cap hurt babies?

Can I pick my baby’s cradle cap?

By Dr. Eddie Valenzuela

To pick or not to pick that is the question.  Many parents have pondered whether or not it is safe to pick their baby’s cradle cap.  The short answer is no, we do not recommend picking your baby’s cradle cap.

Let me give an example as we prepare to answer this question. Many who are pondering what to do with the scale on their infant’s scalp may have dealt with acne as an adolescent and still even now. The advice given with acne is leave it alone.

Can I pick my baby’s cradle cap?

What is Cradle Cap?

Cradle Cap is that dry, flaky skin you see on newborns that seems to cover their tender little heads like a crusty, scaly head cap.

You may notice thickened yellow, white, or brown patches of skin. (The color of the patches depends on the color of your baby’s skin.) The patches may be greasy, and some parents may even detect a smell around their baby’s rash. A yellow/brown crust can also develop on baby’s eyebrows or behind the ears. Pink moist skin also pops up around the diaper area or armpits.

For parents –

What is Cradle Cap?