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Hair Care (Cradle Cap)

Cradle cap is a condition affecting the scalp of an infant. It is an accumulation of dead skin. It is quite common and is not a cause of concern.

What is cradle cap

Cradle cap (which looks like dandruff) is an accumulation of dead skin and oily secretions on the infant's scalp. The best way to treat it is to rub baby oil into the scalp and massage vigorously.  You should shampoo baby's hair daily, rubbing the scalp briskly with your fingers and then brush her hair with a fine tooth comb. 
 

For how long does cradle cap persist

This condition rarely persists beyond the first months, but if it does, or you notice it on other parts of the body, check with the paediatrician.

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my babyboy is 9 months old and his heir is very less and thin. what should i do for to improve growth of my baby. and how to improve her complexion
 
Name: :)
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i actually thought my baby is having dandruff in her hair but thanx to u guyz now i no wat is it...:)
 
Name: Kim
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my peditrician strongly feels that you should not use powder or cornstarch on a newborn.
 
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my daughter is very dark. i am very fair. how to improve her complexion? can i use fair and lovely?
 
Name: Mr & Mrs Kashif
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babies are just like the beautiful flowers. due to little bit careless by parents they might suffered in illness as normally happened due to weather change. we request all of the loving parents that just keep your open eyes and treat your child as a guest. one more thing is that before sleeping of your baby not to bath him/her cauz it reduces the resistance power and chilg get suffered in fever and nauziness. that is why most of the time basy suffered in fever or any disease are when they took bath before sleep.
 
Name: Mr and Mrs Jones
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as qualified early childhood teachers we believe families should complete parenting classes to fully understand how to assess their babies needs. my husband and i have observed too many families concerned about other peoples opinions and comments and this has blinkered the mothers ability to care for their child correctly.
 
Name: Sneha
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my baby is one week old ... she was pinkish in color when she was born. now she has slowly started becoming dark... i am very fair... is there anyway to improve her complexion?
 
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how to improve my baby complexion
 
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Name: priya
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when my baby was born he was pink but he become bit dark how to improve is colour
 
Name: jocelyn
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my son got a lot of red spots on his face and body for two days and its getting more.what is that ?
 
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when my baby was born she is pink in colour but gradually turning whetish, how to improve the colour of the baby?
 
Name: vidya
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use almond oil for improving colour complexion
 
Name: tanya
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my child was pink in colour for the first 6 months.now she has completed 2 years. she is black now. we are all very fair. how to improve her colour?
 
Name: Toran
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when my baby was born she is pink in colour but gradually turning whetish, how to improve the colour of the baby?
 
Name: Toran
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can i use almond oil for my 2 months baby's hairs
 
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when my baby was born she is pink in colour but gradually turning whetish, how to improve the colour of the baby?
 
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swwet almond oil is good for baby's skin.
 
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to imrpowhat baby complextion what r the tips?
 
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how to improve my child complexion as she is darker than all of us
 
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how to increase the complexion of my baby
 
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if your child has asthma do not use powder. i feel the need to stress even if your baby does not have asthma you need to be very careful when applying the powder. it is extremely bad for babies to inhale it.
 
Name: ishu
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my daughter is wheatish in color.how to improve her comlextion .
 
Name: leena
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my baby is 15 month old, she was very fair at birth but her complexion is tanned now , kindly suggest any remedy to improve her complexion bc we all r very fair ...i shall be highly grateful for the response


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