Posts Tagged ‘baby shampoo’

Cradle Cap Remedies

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

cradle capDo you know what cradle cap is? If no, count yourself lucky. Cradle cap, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a kind of waxy scalp buildup that’s common in babies, and often found around the hairline (adults and children can get it too). It’s not uncomfortable for babies, and it usually clears up on its own eventually, but it’s unsightly for sure.

You can help speed up the healing process by rubbing a little olive or coconut oil into the affected area, and using your fingers or a very soft toothbrush to work it in and gently exfoliate the area (don’t get too rough or it will irritate the skin, and your baby). Let the oil sit for about ten minutes, then wash your baby’s hair like normal with baby shampoo. It may take two washes to get the oil worked out of her hair. You can repeat this daily or every other day until the patch has cleared.

This method worked for both of my kids’ cradle cap, but if you’re dealing with a persistent case of it, you can also moisturize the area after the bath with a gentle lotion (some people select ones with calendula in the formula as it’s thought to help the condition as well). If you live in a dry climate, running a humidifier may help a bit as well. Dr Sears recommends a fish oil or omega 3 supplement to help clear cradle cap.

If it won’t budge, you can use an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo like Nizoral or Selsun Blue. Talk to your pediatrician before using one of these, and take extra precautions to make sure the products don’t get into your baby’s eyes.

Once it clears, continue to wash your baby’s hair regularly using baby shampoo, and take care to massage his scalp each time you wash. This gentle exfoliation will help prevent the condition from returning.

Meaghan Howard is a stay-at-home mom to two little boys, and currently lives with her family and her fur family overseas.

Sunday Funday Giveaway: A Little Something for Baby

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

A friend of mine is getting very close to meeting her little one. Her and her sweet baby have been on my mind a lot this weekend and thus inspired this week’s giveaway!

This week’s giveaway is for “A Little Something for Baby” gift pack by Earth Mama Angel Baby. We LOVE Earth Mama Angel Baby products here in our house…in fact my toddler who is suddenly obsessed with taking a “baf” (how he says bath) uses the Shampoo and Body Wash daily. I love that it’s a foam soap and a little goes a long way. My son likes it when I squirt a little on his tub toys, lol! 🙂

The “A Little Something for Baby” gift pack includes:

  • Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash 1.67oz
  • Angel Baby Bottom Balm 1oz
  • Angel Baby Lotion 2oz
  • Angel Baby Oil 1 oz

The Baby Oil is perfect for a calming baby massage and the Bottom Balm helps soothe diaper rash. All 4 products included in the “A Little Something for Baby” gift pack are travel sized so fit perfectly in a diaper bag for on-the-go access to some of your most favorite baby care products!

All Earth Mama Angel Baby products are made from safe, pure, non-toxic, eco-friendly, organic ingredients! You won’t find any sodium laureth sulfate, cocoamidylpropyl betaine, Quaternium-15, 1,4-Dioxane, formaldehyde or phthalates here! Only high quality and super gentle ingredients such as organic aloe, organic lavender, and organic vanilla. Yum…sounds kind of heavenly to me. 🙂

Would you like to win a FREE “A Little Something for Baby” gift pack for your wee one? Then be sure to enter this week’s giveaway below for your chance to win. Winner will be announced on Sunday February 10, 2013. Winner will be notified via email and is asked to reply within 48 hours of email in order to claim prize.

Good Luck All!