Thursday, June 23, 2011

GETTING RID OF CRADLE CAP.



Both of my kids have been unluckily graced with a small condition called cradle cap. When Daycen had it at six months, one trip to the bathroom with some EVOO & he was shining like new! Baby sister on the other hand, she hasn't been so lucky. Actually, it had gotten so bad at a point that she itched the side of her face quite badly to sooth the area. She has undergone countless baths with EVOO, & store bought "cradle cap cure". She has had ointments & lotions prescribed for her skin around the hairline to keep her from itching.

As the days go, it gets better... but it doesn't go away.



I was told by my co-worker to try unrefined coconut oil. Her son had a really bad case too, & it cured it up right away. We haven't quite gotten to the point of trying this method yet. (even though, the jar waits anxiously.) It seems like the oil is a thick paste & I'm not entirely sure how to go about spreading it across her beautiful locks.






I'm just hoping it works. Summer is here, & she shouldn't have to go around town to all the festivals with little scales clumped in her hair. No wonder she has large crowd anxiety! I'd be embarrassed too! If the coconut oil doesn't work, does anyone else have a method to try that worked for you? We'd love any input, & Ripsi would be extremely grateful!

7 comments:

Laura said...

We've only ever tried EVOO and baby shampoo... both seemed to do the trick. Sorry you are having problems getting rid of it... poor baby girl! She sure is a cutie, though!

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

Alyson had cradle cap for a while too. I didn't use anything special to get rid of it because I was always told it would go away on its own. Although one day we decided to buy Alyson a comb instead of a brush (she was always getting lint in her hair or her curls would get knotty) and after I gave her a bath one night and went to comb her hair, all of it just came up from the comb. It was kind of nasty haha! :P

Oh Jazmyn

Joeylee said...

she is so adorable!

Our Family of Four said...

She is just too adorable! Love that little hoodie towel too.

Taylin said...

Adorable! I don't know about the "unrefined" part, but I use Coconut oil to soothe my super dry skin. Remember a little goes a VERY LONG way. Hope you find something that works for your little munchkin!

ruthiehart said...

your baby girl is GORGEOUS despite the cradle cap!

Jaxyyyy said...

She is so adorable.