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#1 PrincessPeach

Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:21 PM

So the little mr got his haircut the other day & washing his hair tonight I noticed he still has cradle cap in a small part of it.

So any good remedies to help remove it - i tried the olive oil trick, but all it did was result in gloopy hair & hardly any on his scalp.

#2 Future-self

Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:23 PM

I tried olive oil and Moo goo. Nothing. The Ego Cradle Cap lotion from the chemist is the only thing that got it off DD’s (aged 3) hair.

ETA link https://www.pricelin...ap-lotion-50-ml

Edited by Future-self, 14 April 2019 - 07:25 PM.


#3 LucyGoose

Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:32 PM

Moo goo scalp cream,  great for mild cradle cap.

My DD is 7 and has ongoing cradle cap,  we use
neutrogena Tgel shampoo and conditioner,  and it’s been the best at controlling it.

#4 Toddlerandme

Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:34 PM

My 3 year old still has some patches on her scalp too. I’ve just left it alone, as when I removed it when she was a baby it came back fairly quickly. There isn’t really any need to remove it. She says it isn’t itchy or sore.

Fortunately her hair is thick enough that it isn’t very noticeable so I don’t get the comments and judgement from (silly) people who think cradle cap is because ‘dirty’ like I did when she was a baby.



#5 Luci

Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:57 PM

DD (6 years) still has a few patches of mild cradle cap. She has very thick hair and it isn't noticeable so I don't worry about it. But when she was younger it was much worse and I used the Moo Goo Scalp Cream which worked very well.

#6 Jenflea

Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:58 PM

DD gets cradle cap still at 9, my hairdresser said to use dandruff shampoo and it's worked a treat.
We wash her hair once a week using dandruff shampoo and it's not come back.

I've had skin issues(dermatitis, excema ) since birth and Dh gets dandruff so I wasn't surprised when DD got it back a few years ago.

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:05 PM

Awesome - thank you!

Unfortunately with the short haircut, it's quite noticeable & it's a very big patch so I can't just let it be.

#8 xx1stxx

Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

Baby oil.  At the advise of my mum and near on every mum from her generation Rub it on and leave it a few minutes, it will comb out easily.

#9 Ellie bean

Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM

Moo Goo Scalp Cream worked really well here

#10 Lunafreya

Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:11 PM

I e tried the baby oil with my 4YO, but it’s still there. Maybe I’ll try and get a better comb.

#11 AdelTwins

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:26 PM

Head and shoulders works here.

#12 Pocket...

Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:18 AM

QV  cream worked for dd's terrible cradle cap. I stuck it in for maybe an hour, sat her watching her favourite TV shows and very gently ran my nails through it. Disgusting but necessary as by this time it was so, so thick. Then I got a comb to get most of it out of the hairs, then a nit comb. Then washed. There was just too much for just washing it.

It's not come back much.

I used QV purely because it was there and cheap.

#13 ~J_WTF~

Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:20 AM

Make a paste with bicarb and water, spread it over to area, let it dry and comb it off.

Used to do the trick for mine when they got it!

#14 JomoMum

Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:10 AM

Moo goo scalp cream is amazing.

#15 Hands Up

Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:49 AM

Moo goo scalp cream. Put it on half an hour before bath and really rub it in. Then gently comb over it as part of hair washing. Gone in 2-3 days.  My four year old still gets it occasionally.

Edited by Hands Up, 15 April 2019 - 07:50 AM.


#16 seayork2002

Posted 15 April 2019 - 09:11 AM

Olive oil worked eventually but it took ages, we put it on and combed it off after every bath, one day the whole lot came off in one go and never came back.

But it took ages

#17 elly35

Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:56 PM

Head and shoulders also worked for us

#18 boymumma

Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:37 PM

My 4yo DS had cradle cap often as a baby, and we used the Moogoo scalp cream religiously. His hair is very thick and curly  and still gets lots of build up plus occasional dermatitis and the only thing that helps now is Dermaveen oatmeal shampoo, anything else is too irritating and causes buildup.




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