Natural remedies for cradle cap?

My daughter is 3 month old breastfes and has a not mild of severe case of cradle cap i would say its in the middle (my fist born also had it).Her ped wrote me a prescription for desonide some kind of ointment thats used 2-3 times a day a thin layer. Ive been using it for a couple of days i noticed that her cradle cap is falling out or getting loose but ive also noticed when flakes come out so does a couple of strands that doesnt make me too happy that her hair and the flakes are falling out ive decided to stop using that ointment!! Anyone know why her hair is fallin out?is it normal? Any natural remedies other than baby and olive oil witch made it worse!! By the way she uses j&j baby shampoo!! And has a bath everynite god bless her!! Thanks for your time!

3 comments

  • First of all, I would get as far away from J&J baby shampoo as possible. There are more natural ones out there that don’t have SLS’s and other awful chemicals in them. You can find them on Amazon if your local grocery or health food store doesn’t carry them. Sorry, had to say this as shampoos are loaded with all kinds of yucky stuff.

    A natural remedy for the cradle cap is to combine 2 tablespoons of organic almond oil with 1 drop each lemon and geranium essential oils. Apply small amount on the head and leave in until next shampooing.

    There are different grades of essential oil. I only buy 100% certified pure therapeutic grade as they are unadulterated and have no solvents, pesticides, fillers, synthetics etc. in them. I use the oils from here daily and I’m very happy with them: http://www.doterraessentialoilsgirl.com You CANNOT get good quality oils at a grocery, health food, or dollar store, just FYI.

    I hope this helps!

  • I am a big fan of natural and alternative medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine cured my migraines, and I have used herbs and energy healing for years.

    That said, I am not a fan of using them on a baby. I do not use my naturopathic knowledge on my baby, simply because it is not as safe or reliable as allopathic pediatrics. Follow your doctor’s directions. If you have an issue with the treatment, or questions about the treatment, call your pediatrician’s office!

  • I agree about avoiding J & J!! Try something natural like Dolphin Organics for shampoo and also try coconut oil on her scalp.