February 01, 2012


Cradle Cap - Spotlight

Cradle Cap

This is a very common condition among newborns, which is completely harmless to the child.  Although, parents seeing these flaky, yellow, crusty patches appear on their sweet newborns head can be alarmed, it's good to know in most cases the cradle cap will clear up on it's own with in 6-12 months. 

Is Cradle Cap a result of hormones being transferred from the mother in the last few weeks of pregnancy, which in turn over activates the babies oil-producing glands or is it a fungus or is it yeast related? There is no clear indication as to why some babies get cradle cap or for that matter how it originates. It is clear that it is not a result of bad hygiene and it is not harmful to the baby.

A baby's head is so very delicate, that it's best to use caution when choosing a method to aid in clearing up the patches. It is important to always choose something chemical free and natural. 

If your baby has cradle cap and you want to help clear the flaky, yellowish patches, here are some simple and effective tips:

  • While giving your baby a bath, gently wash their head with a mild soap or bath wash making sure to rinse off all residue 
  • Follow by adding a gentle natural oil and massaging carefully into the areas of concern - leave on for 10-15 minutes 
  • Use a soft brush or gentle face cloth to help loosen difficult patches, making sure to not over do it 
  • Rinse the oil out with mild soap or bath wash
  • Dry off carefully with a soft towel

This purely natural chemical-free combination from Tawna Hill Baby has given many parents relief for their baby's cradle cap:


  • Sweet Almond Oil - Softens and moisturizes
  • Apricot Kernel Oil - high in vitamin A, used for extreme dryness and irritated skin
  • Organic Hemp Seed Oil - anti-inflammatory, balances dry skin, helps heal skin lesions, has 
  • anti-oxidants and moisture balancing properties
  • Jojoba Oil - moisturizes
  • Calendula Oil - helps with inflamed skin, softens and soothes
  • Sunflower Oil - acts as a protective barrier for sensitive skins, helps to moisturize
  • Castor Oil - itching, extreme dryness, bacterial infections, age spots, stretch mark prevention
  • Roman Chamomile Oil - calm and soothes
  • Lavender Oil - relaxing calming, helps with irritation
  • Neroli Oil - regenerates skin, soothes
  • Vanilla Oil - adds warmth

  • Description: Apricot & Hemp Cradle Cap Care helps soften and loosen dry patches on a baby’s sensitive head, as a scalp refiner it will help lift and gently remove unwanted flakes. 


  • Coconut Oil - moisturizes and softens also gives a lather
  • Palm Kernel Oil - gives a lather and luxurious feel
  • Vegetable Glycerin - softens and soothes 
  • Aloe Vera Oil - rejuvenates, healing, reduces inflammation
  • Orange Blossom(neroli) Hydrosol - Floral water - anti stress and calming agent
  • Lavender Hydrosol - soothing and healing for fragile skin, purified floral water
  • Witch Hazel - anti-oxidant and astringent good for acne and eczema
  • Xanthan Gum - sugar that helps thicken and hydrate, keeps product from separating
  • H2O - Water for hydration
  • Rosemary Extract - Natural Preservative, antioxidant
  • Green Tea Extract - anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory
  • Roman Chamomile - allergies, calm inflamed skin(eczema)
  • Lavender- calming, eczema, skin irritations
  • Neroli - helps regenerate skin cells, smoothes skin, calming and relaxing 
  • Vanilla - nature’s fragrance that adds a warmth

  • Description: Bubble-Free Bath Wash calms, cleans and soothes skin without the use of sodium laurel sulfate which is a common irritant to sensitive skins. Bubble-Free is a non-foaming multi-use rinse. 

Customer Testimonials: 

“I’m using the Apricot & Hemp Cradle Cap oil on my son and it is amazing – and also the only product I’ve tried that has really worked! - Penny Dawes, Vancouver Island, BC

“I am so pleased with my purchases from Tawna Hill Baby!”
My newborn had terrible cradle cap that was creeping down to her ears and cheeks, she was so sensitive. I tried Olive Oil for weeks and it did nothing. I bought the Bubble Free Wash and the Cradle Cap Care from Tawna Hill and within two weeks the cradle cap was virtually gone.

I also purchased the Milk and Oatmeal Bath Powder for my 4 year old who has eczema and it has worked wonders on his skin. Living in Calgary’s dry climate it is hard to find something gentle that actually works. After his bath I use the Super Smoothie Cream on the really rough patches and he loves the way it softens.

I am honestly happy to have found these safe, affordable products for my precious babies. I purchased the Smoothie Cream and Bath Powder for my sister’s baby as well and I tell everyone I know to check out the website and I will definitely be re-ordering when I run out of my products!" - JANINE ION Calgary

"I just moved to Vancouver 5 weeks ago from Singapore and it was a big shock to my 1 year old's skin! I used your super smoothie cream and the cradle cap oil and they just cleared up all the skin issues he was going through. Thanks! I love your products and your philosophy." - Ginny Batac, Vancouver,BC 

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