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Children’s Shampoo with a Purpose

familiaBack in 2014 Dr. Eddie, a practicing pediatrician, found himself tired of recommending adult dandruff shampoos (as recommended in the pediatric literature) to fix the red, and scaly condition on very young children’s scalps known as seborrheic dermatitis. People commonly refer to this condition as “cradle cap.”

These shampoo’s work to address the issue but they were designed for the skin of an adult and many times have strong fragrances that are not suited to dry, irritated skin.

Dr. Eddie wanted a medicated shampoo that would take care of the scaling, flaking and redness of the skin made from the ground up with the sensitive skin of a child in mind.

In his pediatric experience, many families would try oils or petroleum jelly which led to treatment failure and further frustration. Dr. Eddie wanted an effective solution that he could whole heartedly endorse to treat a common yet frustrating problem.

Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash

As a pediatrician weary of using scented products on delicate skin, he developed Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash so that children now have a gentle cleansing, fragrance free shampoo that actually works to eliminate these bothersome symptoms while taking into account skin that could easily be irritated with a scented product.

It took four years for Dr. Eddie to bring his vision to fruition with the launch on Amazon (2018) of Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash. This remedy for flaking (as of January 2023) is the #3 Baby Shampoo on Amazon with over 7,800 reviews and a 4.6 rating and is praised not only for what it has done for children but also for adults! It is noteworthy that our medicated shampoo is fungal acne friendly.

Notably, Parents magazine awarded this product “Best Cradle Cap Shampoo” for kids in July 2021. In December 2021 we were named the “Best Cradle Cap Shampoo” by well-known parenting website, ScaryMommy.com.

Seeing consumers embrace Happy Cappy in the way they have is very fulfilling for our company. It feels really good to improve peoples health and well-being.

Getting pediatricians across the country to also attest to our product’s safety and effectiveness and has been very gratifying for us as well.

Dr. Eddie is very proud that within two years of the 2018 launch, Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash appeared on the shelves of Walgreen’s and buybuyBABY stores across the country.

In July 2023 Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo was place on shelves of Walmart Nationwide!

Daily Shampoo and Body Wash

Looking to provide the best care possible for for dry, itchy, irritated, sensitive, eczema prone skin and wanting to offer a safe and trusted irritant free cleanser for the days the medicated shampoo was not needed led to the launch of Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo and Body Wash in June of 2018. On Amazon it has over 1,900 reviews with a 4.6 rating. It can be found in half of the Walgreens across the USA.

Only one item was missing from our product line to become the premiere resource for children with sensitive skin…a non-greasy irritant free emollient to protect, restore and hydrate skin all day.

Moisturizing Cream

In May of 2020, Happy Cappy combined the natural redness soothing ingredient found in all of or products, Licorice Root Extract,with glycerin in a sophisticated formulation with the highest quality petrolatum to yield Happy Cappy Moisturizing Cream. It comes in two formats: a 6 oz tube and a 12 oz pump jar. On Amazon it has over 1,200 reviews with a 4.5 rating. The tube of cream can be found on the shelves of 2/3 of the Walmart stores across the USA. The Jar can be found in half of the Walgreens across the USA.

Gift Box

We also offer a handsome gift box that contain our most popular products. Get one now at Amazon or Walmart.

Vegan-friendly and Cruelty Free

Dr.Eddie’s Happy Cappy truly delivers children’s shampoo with a purpose. The entire Happy Cappy product line is produced without fragrances, dyes, parabens, sulfates,phthalates, and is salicylic acid, lanolin, gluten and dimethicone free. Happy Cappy is also both vegan-friendly
and cruelty free–we are proud to be members of Leaping Bunny. Dr. Eddie is driven to provide families and children with the best pediatric care and is doing just that while also helping the environment one bottle at a time!

Each of our products has many other features and unique ingredient combinations that will make your skin and scalp very happy.

We hope you enjoyed learning the origin story of Dr. Eddie’s line of sensitive skin products. Please look through our website to learn more about common skin problems like: seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, dandruff, cradle cap, keratosis pilaris, neonatal acne, and fungal acne, and find out why Happy Cappy is the best for your family.

Dr.Eddie has a passion to provide families and children with the best pediatric care as he continues to practice medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a board certified pediatrician and an active member of the medical community. He has served as President of the Houston Pediatric Society and in many capacities with the Harris County Medical Society.

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Dr. Eddie Valenzuela is an award winning pediatrician and the founder and CEO of Pediatric Solutions, LLC.

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