A. How To Remove Cradle Cap With Coconut Oil
The first few months of our babies’ lives are filled with daily discoveries, some more wonderful than others. He found his feet – delicious! You found flakes on his head – less! In this blog we explain what Cradle Cap is and how to treat it with the natural benefits of coconut oil.
1. What is a crib cover?
A cradle cap is a common term for seborrheic dermatitis that occurs on the scalp of babies. The crib cap usually develops around 2 to 12 months of age and appears as scaly red or yellowish patches on the baby’s scalp.
2. Does the crib cover hurt?
Seborrheic dermatitis may seem uncomfortable, but don’t be afraid, Mom: the crib cover doesn’t usually itch, doesn’t bother most babies, and isn’t contagious. In fact, crib cover often improves on its own in a few weeks or months.
3. What Causes Cradle Cover?
The exact cause of the crib cover is unknown. Health experts believe a contributing factor may be hormones that are transmitted in the womb from mother to baby, causing extra sebum production in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles that lead to crusting. Another possible cause could be a type of yeast (fungus) that grows in hair follicles. A crib cap is not caused by poor hygiene, but hygiene can help alleviate your baby’s crib cap!
3. How to Treat a Baby Cap and Why Coconut Oil Works So Well
Bubbsi Cradle Cap Duo contains two products that will help you treat this condition naturally and effectively. How to use them:
a. Step 1: Massage the scalp with coconut oil balm and let it act.
Applying natural oils can help remove dry stains from the crib cover, softening dead or dry skin. Our coconut oil balm is a 100% naturally derived formula, consisting primarily of coconut oil and sunflower oil. Massage the scalp and leave for 10-15 minutes.
b. Step 2: Carefully remove the flakes.
Gently comb your hair with a soft brush to remove dandruff.
c. Step 3: Wash with a mild shampoo.
After removing the dry flakes, wash the oil and flakes off the baby’s scalp with a mild shampoo. Our Creamy Coconut Oil Shampoo + Wash is a nourishing soap from head to toe that gently cleanses hair and skin without aggressive sulfates. The formula is made up of a third of nourishing oils and butter to make your baby super soft without taking her clothes off.
Repeat this process as needed. The crib cover usually disappears on its own within a few weeks or months. Until then, you can help with the process – or take preventative measures – by washing your baby’s hair with a mild, tear-free shampoo every few days.
4. Why coconut oil? It’s gentle on your baby’s skin and an effective cleanser
Add oil to remove oil? It sounds crazy, but coconut oil is a gentle and effective cleanser. One of the basic tenets of science is that “like dissolves like.” This means that coconut oil actually attracts oil-based contaminants (like those oily flakes!) and brings them to the surface so they can be washed off. Although the crib cover does not bother or hurt your baby, your baby’s skin is still sensitive and removing the crib cover can be difficult. However, many crib cover treatment products contain additives that you may not like massaging your baby. That’s why coconut oil is perfect for the job! As coconut oil contains essential nutrients for the skin, it acts as a natural moisturizer that nourishes the scalp, loosens the dry flakes that come with the crib cover and helps to keep the skin hydrated. Still worried about chemicals? We take special care that all our products are made without parabens, phthalates, mineral oils or any of the other 1,400 chemicals banned in the EU.
B. How To Use Coconut Oil To Clear Up Your Baby’s Cradle Cap
As you are adjusting to your daily routine with your adorable newborn, you may notice some scaly patches, yellow or white, on her scalp. These spots can be under the hair, behind the ears, on the forehead, in the folds of the skin or even in the eyebrows. But if you see this, don’t panic. Your baby didn’t get this for not bathing enough or for something else you think you’ve got it wrong. It’s probably just a crib cap box. It’s harmless but annoying. That’s how coconut oil can help.
1. Will the crib cover harm my baby?
The crib cover is almost always harmless. It is not contagious and will not harm your baby. It doesn’t even itch, so if you don’t want to do anything about it, you don’t have to. Even so, many parents don’t like the appearance of yellow scales on their babies, so they want to get rid of them. A popular treatment they are trying out is coconut oil.
2. What is a crib cover?
The crib cover or crib cover is officially known as seborrheic eczema or seborrheic dermatitis. It’s the same thing that causes dandruff in adults. Preventing the hood in the crib is difficult because pediatricians don’t know exactly what causes it. One theory is that it has something to do with the hormones you pass on to the baby before he is born. These hormones can cause excess oil production in the baby’s sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
Alternatively, it could be from a type of yeast called Malassezia, which grows in your baby’s hair. But here’s the good news: unlike the adult version, the condition doesn’t last forever in babies. It is most common in newborns and babies under 3 months of age, but usually clears on its own between 6 months and 1 year.
3. Does coconut oil really help to crack the lid?
Many parents believe coconut oil is a natural treatment for a cradle cap – although the evidence is somewhat scientifically anecdotal. However, it is true that coconut oil hydrates dry, flaky skin, which can help loosen the crib lid and nourish the skin on your baby’s scalp.
For this reason, coconut oil is widely used to reduce eczema symptoms. Therefore, it is also a common ingredient in moisturizers, soaps and skin shampoos. Coconut oil also has natural antibacterial properties that can help with minor skin infections.
4. Is coconut oil safe for baby’s skin?
Unless your baby is allergic to coconut, coconut oil is safe. Also, do not use coconut oil on your baby if there is a family history of an allergy to coconut oil. By using it, you get virgin coconut oil from a reliable source. It is natural because it comes directly from fresh coconuts and is less processed than other oils. This means that it usually does not contain chemicals or perfumes that could irritate a newborn’s delicate skin.
5. So how should I use coconut oil in my baby’s crib cover?
Here are some simple steps you can follow:
- Give your baby a normal bath of warm water.
- Get them out of the bathroom and wrap them in a towel to keep them from getting cold.
- Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a bowl and test it on the inside of your wrist to make sure it’s not too hot.
- Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to your baby’s scalp and gently massage the oil for about a minute. (Just be careful of your weak point).
- Allow the oil to act for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Then put the baby back in the bathtub and wash her hair with a mild shampoo to remove the oil.
6. Are there any precautions I should take when using coconut oil?
If you are using coconut oil on your baby, be sure to do the following to be as safe as possible:
- Make sure you buy the best – and purest – virgin coconut oil you can find. Check the ingredients to make sure they’re pure. You don’t want any extra chemicals or dyes on your newborn’s skin.
- Wash your hands before touching your baby’s crib cover. If you accidentally irritate your scalp, germs can enter.
- If you notice any skin reaction after using the oil, stop immediately. Your baby may have an allergy to coconut and symptoms include hives or a rash. Your child may also gasp, vomit, develop diarrhea or have an anaphylactic reaction (although this is very rare). If your baby develops severe symptoms, see a doctor right away.
- Don’t use too much. Using too much can make hair removal difficult and you don’t want to have to rub the baby’s head too hard to remove all the oil. Using a small amount can also check for any irritation or allergic reaction.
7. Are there any other home treatments I can try?
There are a few other things you can do for the crib cover, including:
- Wash your baby’s hair frequently with a mild baby shampoo. Poor hygiene doesn’t cause a cap, but washing your hair can help remove it more quickly as it helps to remove some of the dandruff and prevent excessive build-up. However, washing your hair too often can dry out your baby’s skin and worsen crib cover formation.
- Ask your pediatrician how often you should bathe.
- Brush your hair with a soft brush after showering. This can also help prevent build-up by carefully removing some of the flakes. Just be sure to brush slowly in one direction and stop if your scalp turns red or fidgety.
- Use olive oil on the scalp. This works similarly to coconut oil as it creates a moisture barrier for your baby’s scalp.
- Try a special baby shampoo that helps with the crib cover. Before using them, however, ask your pediatrician to check the ingredients to make sure nothing is too harsh on your newborn’s delicate skin. For example, adult anti-dandruff shampoos can be toxic if absorbed through a child’s skin.
- See if your pediatrician recommends additional treatment. For more severe cases of crib caps, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal, hydrocortisone, or zinc cream. However, never use without a prescription.
Do not use hydrogen peroxide, undiluted apple cider vinegar, or essential oils without a doctor’s advice. This can irritate and worsen the crib cover. Finally, never scratch or scratch the rash on the crib cover. This can cause irritation – or worse, infection.
The crib cover isn’t very pretty, but it’s almost always harmless and will eventually disappear. So if you’ve tried a lot of home remedies – including coconut oil – and nothing seems to be working, don’t despair. However, if you are particularly concerned, talk to your pediatrician. In some rare cases, the crib cover can lead to a yeast infection, but if that happens, they will prescribe a cream for your baby to help.