Natural and Effective Cradle Cap Treatment

As a mother of two young children myself, I have found a fantastic natural cradle cap treatment. It was most effective when my youngest experienced baby cradle cap.

What Is and What Causes Cradle Cap?

Cradle cap is basically a formation of thick, waxy, yellowy crusts on the scalp. It can also occur on the eyebrows and behind the ears of your baby.

Cradle Cap is caused by too much oily secretion being made by the sebaceous (oil) glands. It looks itchy but it's not and can be more visually concerning to the mother than the child itself. If it's mild and you don't mind the look of it then you needn't do anything.

Suggestions for softening and removing the crusts are many and varied. Below is the one I found easiest to use and the most effective cradle cap remedy.

How to get rid of Cradle Cap?

If a lot of crusts are building up softening them and removing them regularly will help to prevent further build up. My suggestion is to try using organic olive oil.

Massage a small amount of olive oil with one drop of essential organic tea tree oil into your baby's scalp before bed. Leave it in overnight and in the morning wash it out with a gentle Organic Shampoo mild enough for babies.

Remove any crusts that are soft enough by using a hair brush.

There is no harm in repeating this whenever you feel necessary. Generally cradle cap disappears on its own within a few months of birth.

TIP: Don't pick at the crusts on your baby's scalp as it could lead to infection. If small parts of the scalp do look particularly red or are weeping, it could be a sign of infection. Consult your natural health practitioner for further advice.

I always use a mild Organic Shampoo and Conditioner weekly to wash my girls hair as it greatly assists in providing natural oils and moisture to the scalp. It also ensures they are never exposed to any harmful synthetic chemicals, fragrances and unnecessary ingredients found in everyday children's hair care.

The above cradle cap treatment worked very well with my girls and I hope you find the same success.

"Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep". H.Jackson Brown, Jr.

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