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Old 03-26-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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Any ideas what I can use on my little ones scalp. Its so dry and flaky. He has really dry skin but we are using aquaphor and that is really helping but I don't know what to do for his scalp if anything. He looks like he has a terrible case of dandrof. I don't think its cradle cap..just really dry skin. My mom said to just put baby oil on his head but I don't think that sounds right and he has a ton of hair.

He is three weeks old today wearing his Milk Junkie shirt with cow babylegs:



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He is absolutely gorgeous! I love the hair. How often do you wash his hair? Perhaps you are washing too often? My son had severe eczema, and I rarely washed his hair when he was that new. I just rinsed. It wasn't until he was MUCH bigger that I used anything at all on his scalp.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:32 PM   #4
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My three month old gets a really dry, flaky rash when his eczema flares die down, and I put massage coconut oil into his hair and scalp. I let it set for an hour with a hat, and then I comb throuh it pretty well with a fine tooth comb. It loosens up all the flakes and scales nicely. Then I wash his hair, and his scalp is always great after that.
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Thanks so much for the responses.. I rinse his hair every 3-4 days and it gets actually washed once a week at this point.
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OMG HOW PRECIOUS!!! I JUST ADORE THAT PIC!!

You can use a salve or something on or maybe a shea cream (along w/not washing often). Shea has amazing healing properties. I have one in my store (also some left on MBW right now too). Both links are in siggy. Sorry to spam, but a suggestion We use it on ourselves (me & youngest DS) skin & scalp for seriously dry skin. It's the Shea body butter... works on about everything on your body.

Hope you find something that works for you! Oh I have to go look at that precious pic again!
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He is so cute.

I use Olive oil on my DD cradle cap. I don't know about the dry skin, but you might try it. I usually rub a few drops onto her scalp and massage it in. I let it sit for a couple hours (I usually do this before a nap), then I comb it out to get the flakes loose, then I wash. It washes out easily w/ a little baby shampoo. Olive oil is very moisturizing.
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Nope then doesn't sound like you are over-washing. I would go with the olive oil suggestion, just massage a small amount into his scalp.
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I use Olive oil on my DD cradle cap. I don't know about the dry skin, but you might try it. I usually rub a few drops onto her scalp and massage it in. I let it sit for a couple hours (I usually do this before a nap), then I comb it out to get the flakes loose, then I wash. It washes out easily w/ a little baby shampoo. Olive oil is very moisturizing.
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Oh my gosh! He could be any cuter! My dd went through this. Their little bodies and skin are used to being wet constantly, so they loose most of those first layers of skin. He'll peel for a while...and that includes his scalp. My dd's scalp did this through her 4th month. What finally worked was using conditioner as a moisturizer during her bath and a mushroom brush and I'd kind of exfoliate and scrube the skin with the brush (very soft) and conditioner (use something mild). Gerber also makes a cradle cap kit that you can get at babies r us, but I never really thought it helped much and it makes their hair look yucky. Just part of being a baby! Congratulations! He's precious! Post more pics! I've got the fever.
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