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How to Get Rid of Cradle Cap

Test Your Cradle Cap Knowledge

Cradle cap can creep up on your lil one's picture perfect head without warning. Getting rid of this flaky, yellow, and scaly skin condition can be quite the battle — and it's certainly not cute while it runs its course. Take the quiz to see how well you know the facts on cradle cap.

Test Your Cradle Cap Knowledge

True or False: Cradle cap is painful.

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jenni5 jenni5 7 years
5/5...that was an easy quiz since both my kids had it.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 7 years
We used olive oil and a baby toothbrush and after about two weeks it was gone - it was a messy process, but it worked for us!
handbagbride handbagbride 7 years
I didn't find olive oil helpful at at. We used Seborrheic dermatitis shampoo and did a gentle brushing while in the bath and it cleared up in a few weeks.
ncmamma ncmamma 7 years
fyi, we used the mustela foaming cradle cap shampoo for a severe case, and it was gone within a few weeks. highly recommended - olive oil might get the flakes off but it helps them recur because they are caused by oil overproduction - the last thing you want to do is add more oil!
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