Cradle Cap Remedy
Cradle cap or seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp is common among infants. If your baby develops a dry, scaly, or “dirty looking” scalp, consider applying a small amount of baby oil after shampooing.
Leave it on, and then the next day, brush their hair gently to remove old skin before shampooing.
Baby oil benefits don’t include keeping them warm and healing skin infections.
To keep your baby warm, it’s best to dry them immediately after bath and keep them appropriately dressed.
Skin infections, which typically look red and swollen and might be accompanied by fever, need to be checked by a doctor; treating them might require antibiotic therapy.
Also, remember to buy baby oil only from reputable stores to avoid fakes or counterfeits.
Finally, when using baby oil, make sure your little one doesn’t put it in their mouth.
Mineral oil or baby oil is made from crude oil. Extensive studies recognize its safety and effectiveness in locking in skin moisture. Baby oil benefits include skin moisturization, relief and prevention of eczema flare-ups, and relief of cradle cap. Parents can also use it for baby massage.
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