A Little Known Way to Eliminate Cradle Cap

by Diane Cuesta - Date: 2007-10-03 - Word Count: 629 Share This!

What is Cradle Cap?

It's troubling when your beloved little baby unexpectedly develops cradle cap! Although it is not very attractive, cradle cap is a very common yet harmless scalp condition found in perfectly healthy newborn babies. So take a breath parents and don't fret! Cradle cap is like baby dandruff. It can develop between two weeks to three months after birth and may last from a few weeks to up to a year. Your baby cakes may have to put up with it for a time, however cradle cap usually clears up on its own with proper care.

Cradle cap is a condition created when a newborn's oil-producing scalp glands become over-active as a result of hormonal changes. This can produce mild cases that look like flaky dandruff to more thick, crusty yellow patches on the scalp, the ears, and/or the eyebrows.

Although some parents swear by using mineral oil or petroleum jelly, these products can worsen the condition by clogging the pores of your baby's skin. Mineral oil is a common ingredient used in baby skin care products; however, did you know that it is produced as the byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil! Most pediatricians specializing in natural skin care warn parents to avoid "petroleum" jelly, which traps moisture against the skin and is also a common allergen!

Baby Skin Care Tip For Cradle Cap

Parents, here's your best common sense tip: Frequent, gentle shampooing is the best way to control the condition until it disappears naturally. Natural massage oil can be used to gently massage the scalp and remove the crusty scales. Do this with a soft toothbrush several times per week, let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes, and then gently comb out the flakes. Follow up with a mild, natural baby shampoo. You can recognize a good natural hair care baby shampoo by what it does not contain: synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, highly allergenic and irritating preservatives including quaternium 15, imidazolidinyl urea, and parabens.

Cradle Cap Treatment

Now available to parents are Baby Cakes ULTRA Bath & Massage Oil and Baby Cakes Organic Therapeutic Shampoo and Body Wash.

Baby Cakes ULTRA Bath & Massage Oil moisturizes dry skin and is free of irritants. Its pH balanced formula for healthy baby skin care is excellent for Cradle Cap care. Creating a soothing layer of protection for baby's tender skin, it protects delicate baby skin with Calendula infused Soy Oil, Borage & Avocado Oils and Green Tea Extract. Baby Cakes massage oil softens dry skin while it calms and relaxes. A gentle massage with Baby Cake's massage Oil can be a loving experience for you and your baby!

Baby Cakes Organic Therapeutic Shampoo and Body Wash - Natural Organic Therapeutic Baby Shampoo and Body Wash for baby problem scalp & skin care. Baby Cakes organic therapeutic baby shampoo & body wash is a mild, safe and effective natural skin care & natural hair care cleanser enriched with herbal extracts, vitamins, Tea Tree Oil and soothing organic oats, organic gourmet coconut milk and pure organic honey. Baby Cakes baby shampoo provides relief from symptoms of scaling, flaking and itchy dry skin also associated with Eczema, Psoriasis and Dandruff. It improves dry skin & scalp WITHOUT the use of harsh acid peels, tars or steroids.
Pamper precious skin with this rich, baby skin care cleanser that contains no parabans and is pH balanced for healthy natural skin care & natural hair care. Oils give it a natural fragrance everyone will love without the use of perfumes.

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Here's to your family's good health!

Diane Cuesta
Owner of SkinCareBaby LLC

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