Since I didn’t have much experience, I attempted to rid his scalp of the offender through old school techniques: baby oil and a toothbrush. And it did work; the problem was that the cradle cap returned just as soon as I removed it. I was literally grooming him like a mama monkey at least twice per week.
Then, miraculously, when he turned around 3 months old it just disappeared. I didn’t question it; I just threw out the toothbrush and placed the baby oil at the back of the vanity. I still can’t look at it without scowling.
So before Reid was born, I made a promise that I would be one step ahead of the dreaded cradle c(r)ap. Do you remember my previous review of the MD Moms Baby Silk line? Well, I was fortunate to receive the baby silk gentle scalp rub exfoliating cleanser –
I haven’t had the opportunity to try the exfoliating cleanser for cradle cap just yet. After confessing to an almost OCD-like round of battling mild cradle cap with Ryder (for 2-3 months after birth, never more than a visual problem, yet always a thorn in this mommy’s side), MD Moms were incredibly thoughtful and sent me their gentle scalp rub so I would be well prepared when baby-to-be arrives in May. Thanks MD Moms!
Well, when Reid arrived in May, you can bet he also arrived with a full head of hair… and I was ready.
This time, I didn’t give my enemy a chance to gather the troops (or in this case, crusty scales). One week after birth, I set aside some time to rub the baby silk exfoliating cleanser into Reid’s scalp. The first thing I noticed was that the formula was not heavily oily (thank goodness!) and actually resembled a buttery lotion. And no wonder – with a creamy blend of natural oils, salicylate, marine silk, Vitamins E and B5, aloe and shea butter, it was a super-combination designed to lift away flakes with ease. Within moments, I was able to simply rub away a fine layer of flakes – no doubt, the beginnings of a stronger foe had I not nipped it in the bud.
And now, two months later, I have not seen a single flake. The enemy has been conquered!!! I can’t believe that all it took was one application in the wee stages of cradle cap to completely eliminate all traces of it. I almost want to see a few scales so I can apply the cleanser again (not really). But I do believe that the baby silk gentle scalp rub exfoliating cleanser would easily stand up to even harsh cases – there are tons of positive reviews online, and I happen to think the whole line is best for babies, period.
Nice to know:
Contains no phthalates, lanolin, mineral oil, petroleum, waxes, wheat or gluten
Clinically tested & hypoallergenic
Made in the USA
No animal testing
In the US, you can purchase baby silk products directly from the MD Moms website. In Canada, check out babybot, where you can score free shipping on every order. I know you’ll love it as much as I do!
That sounds amazing! I wish I had this when my middle son was a new baby. He had cradle crap like crazy…yes I did say crap! I resorted to olive oil, calendula ointment and just about everything else. Poor little fella had a huge head of hair at birth and for months his poor head was coated in some sort of greasy mess :O( My newest addition has a bit of dry scalp so I might just try and find this out here in NS.