7 Natural Cradle Cap Treatments That Really Work

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Cradle cap is one of those things about parenthood no one ever tells you to expect. All of a sudden your beautiful little peach is shedding big yellow scales of nastiness from their precious head and you have no idea why. Don't freak out! This is a normal condition called cradle cap that happens to many, many babies. Welcome to motherhood!


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Though at first it was worrying, we found that it isn't a hard problem to solve. We had this with my second child and spent a lot of time trying to figure out why and trying to treat it. It turns out, it was easier than we expected to prevent and keep it at bay.

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Doctors still aren't exactly sure why cradle cap occurs, but oily skin is one major issue. It could also be the mother's hormones that the baby is exposed to pre-birth. It could be as simple as dead skin that sticks to oily skin or even a kind of yeast infection. Whatever the cause, it isn't pretty. Here are 7 treatments for cradle cap, from the doctor-approved to the mom-tested.

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