Posted on July 23, 2012.
Cradle cap can be worrisome to any parent, especially a new parent with a new, innocent, soft-skinned little baby. However, cradle cap is nothing to be concerned about. It is simply a build up of your baby’s natural oils and discarded skin cells. While baby grows early in life, hormone fluctuations can cause an increase in the skin’s oil production causing a mild to more severe build up.
The best way to treat cradle cap involves gently washing away the oils without drying or causing stress to your baby’s sensitive skin. Harsh cleansers can actually irritate baby’s skin, making matters worse or causing rashes and itchiness. Your goal is to keep that precious baby skin moisturised and healthy. Healthy, hydrated skin is happy skin, and a baby in happy skin is happy indeed!
It is important to use shampoos & body washes that are sulphate-free (sulphates dry skin out), and contain natural emollients like jojoba, almond, coconut, and apricot oils. These ingredients will serve two purposes: preventing new issues related to dry, itchy skin, and gently cleansing and moisturising baby’s skin and hair resulting in healthy skin with no oily build up. Regular use of a moisturising shampoo/wash will gently and naturally clear your baby’s cradle cap issues.
The entire Original Sprout line of shampoos, conditioners, styling products and lotions was designed with sensitive skin in mind. See what these beautiful families are saying about their experience with cradle cap and Original Sprout:
Eliza G. shared, “Love your products. We have been using the body wash, conditioner, detangler and gel for 3 months and we love the products. They completely cleared my babies cradle cap. I still have yet to try the lotion, maybe with our next order.” Sara M. wrote, “Thank you so much for making the 2-in-1 Baby Hair & Body Wash! Our 1-year-old had a horrible case of cradle cap, and the 2-in-1 cleared it up quickly and left her hair beautiful and smelling terrific! We love your products!”
And the UK’s 21st Century Mummy (www.21stcenturymummy.com) wrote on her blog, “Ever since my 3 year old was a baby, she has suffered from cradle cap, despite the fact I always used natural or organic baby shampoos. I have tried olive oil, cradle cap shampoos and various creams you get from the pharmacy, but nothing got rid of it…
…The hairdresser at Trotters recommended Original Sprout Baby Shampoo and Bodywash as it is oil-based, whereas most shampoos aren’t. She also recommended rinsing her hair in fresh water after her bath and not washing it every day. After only a few washes, the cradle cap disappeared. The result: One flake free daughter and one seriously happy mummy!”
So mum and dad, no need to fret over cradle cap. Gentle cleansing with a moisturising wash/shampoo will bring baby’s skin back to its natural, healthy state in just a few washes.