Why Do Babies Get Cradle Cap?

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Babies get cradle cap due to hormones that the mother passes on to them during child birth that over stimulate the oil-producing (seborrheic) glands in the baby. Cradle cap is not contagious and is often wrongly attributed to poor hygiene.
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1. Massage the head with mineral or baby oil or petroleum jelly. Do this about an hour before bath time, to give the products time to soften the scales on your baby's head. 2. Wet
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Cradle cap is dry skin and dandruff appearing on the top of a baby's head. This is
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The common treatment of cradle cap involves applying oil to the scalp and letting it soak in . If it is not too severe, after bathing, the softened scales could be very gently brushed
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It is believed that what occurs is new skin cells are produced at a more rapid pace than the dead cells are being discarded.
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