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Dry Scalp
by MamaJae
December 4, 2008 at 3:20 PM

I just noticed last night that my 3 month old daughters scalp is really dry and flaky. Why would it be so dry and what can i do to get rid of it ??? TIA


  • Cass_Michelle
    December 4, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    My daughter had her 2 week check up today and the doctor noticed that her scalp is dry also. She told me to put some Selsun(sp?) Blue in her hair 2 times a week for 10 minutes. Then use a soft baby hairbrush on her hair and brush it in a circular motion. She also said when the shampoo is in her hair you gotta watch her really close so she doesn't rub it in her eyes. I haven't tried it yet. But hopeully it works.

  • drojohn
    by drojohn
    December 4, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    I recently had this problem with my 6 month old. He had what looked like dry flakes on the top of his head. I asked the dr and she said it was normal, it's called cradle cap, and had me put baby oil on the dry part of his scalp an hour before I bathed him, then wash it away with baby shampoo. I used his baby brush to gently scrub the shampoo on his head.  I only had to do it twice and it was gone. Don't use any kind of adult dandruff shampoo without consulting your pediatrician first, it may be medicated and can harm the baby.

  • Danesmommy1
    December 4, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    It's cradle cap.  My son had is so bad that the pedi recommended Selsun Blue diluted with baby shampoo.  Selsun Blue is adult dandruff shampoo and it worked like a charm.  You have to keep it out of the baby's eyes though, be very careful!


    Added--  Baby oil will only make the hair oily AND flakey, ick!

  • CrystalDawn2506
    December 4, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Cradle Cap is common my DD had it when she was an infant up till she was 5 months old. I used warm baby oil after a bath massaged the warm baby oil in with a baby hairbrush in a circle motion . That got rid of the big flakes and also what got rid of the whole thing was the combo of using warm baby oil and gentle naturals cradle cap care .

  • stacymomof2
    December 4, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Both my girls had cradle cap--I used gentle naturals and also dandruff shampoo after 6m.  It always worked, but they would occasionally get it back and I just use dandruff shampoo. 


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