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Old 06-13-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hair falling out with cradle cap?

Is this normal? DS has cradle cap, and it is starting to flake off in big chunks, but his hair comes out with it!

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Old 06-13-2011, 10:42 PM   #2
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Re: Hair falling out with cradle cap?

My girls' hair did the same thing. At first it freaked me out, but then I realized the hair falling out is mostly hair that would have fallen out gradually over time, but the cradle cap was holding it in place, so when it comes off it looks like a big chunk, but it's not like its being ripped out of their scalp.

To answer your question, yup, it's normal in my book!
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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Re: Hair falling out with cradle cap?

I had the same experience. Normal.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:07 AM   #4
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YES! My lo is almost three and I noticed it on his scalp about 2 weeks ago. I started messing with it and wow!...chunks of hair came out!. I decided to buy the cradle cap care stuff in the blue bottle on the baby aisle and it has worked wonders on clearing it all up. If I hadnt, he might look like he had mange by now. lol.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:10 AM   #5
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Re: Hair falling out with cradle cap?

My son had horrible cradle cap and his hair fell out at the same time, but I suspect his hair was going to fall out anyway. He was completely bald by 3 months and his hair didn't start growing back until 6 months. At first I thought something was wrong, but my mom showed me photos of me as a baby...I lost all of my hair too, but never had cradle cap.
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Re: Hair falling out with cradle cap?

Yes. My DD lost all her birth hair, and the rest of the cradle cap, fairly gradually at about 6 months of age. I have some photos that look really funny because she has the longer darker birth hair in the back still, with short blond fuzz on top.
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Re: Hair falling out with cradle cap?

One of my daycare baby's hair fell out with the cradle cap. I was so sad. She went to Grandma's for the day, and Grandma and grandpa spent the day pulling all the crud off her scalp, so she came back bald. LOL It needed to be done, but I was still sad.
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Re: Hair falling out with cradle cap?

One or two of mine did this too but it was OK and their hair grew back fine.
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