Many babies develop a common condition called cradle cap when they are little...or redness and flaky skin on the scalp. Cradle cap is like the baby version of dandruff, as it's caused by overactive oil glands on the scalp and face.
It may look unattractive, but the good news is that it probably doesn't bother your baby in the least. Cradle cap is not contagious and in most cases it is not considered a serious condition. Some pediatricians may recommend a cortisone cream or dandruff shampoo for stubborn cases of cradle cap, but for many babies, the condition will go away with more natural care.
If your baby does develop cradle cap, try one of these natural home remedies to reduce or eliminate the buildup of scales and restore your baby’s head to its natural beauty. For severe cases of cradle cap or unusual amounts of spreading, talk to your baby’s pediatrician to make sure that the skin does not become infected.
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