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Old 01-22-2010, 10:03 AM   #11
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Re: Cradle Cap, looking for natural home remedies

We used coconut oil all over, then I massaged/rubbed/combed her head and hair and most of the flakes came off - then I washed with organic baby shampoo and it hasn't come back yet. (there's a post in my blog about it )

That said, you've gotten tons of great ideas of how to get rid of it once it's there...but not how to keep it away and I don't know either!! But... I did read somewhere once (in the green forum maybe?) that cradle cap can be caused by a sensitivity to foods... that might be something to think about. If you can figure out WHY it's coming in the first place, then you'll be able to keep it away easier.

I'll go look for that thread...

eta: I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for... but you could try searching the green forum for cradle cap... there's a few threads about it I did find one post that said they were told to add more fish oil to the LO's diet to keep enough healthy oils in the body...

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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! I really appreciate it! All the feedback and personal experiences is really helpful!
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It can also be due to a deficiency in omega 3s. Upping that omegas helped my older daughter; I'm upping them for me to help my newborn.

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I think he's getting enough Omega 3s, but it wouldn't help to add some more. I've been meaning to get some for myself anyway. It helps my sensitive skin, maybe a little more will help his.

Thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: Cradle Cap, looking for natural home remedies

So I tried using oil and then shampooing it off. Well now his hair is super greasy. What now??
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TTO and taking a DHEA/fish oil supplement has helped clear up my dd scalp
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