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:
BUBBLE-FREE BATH WASH
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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.
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