This week's topic is CRADLE CAP!
Your baby may have been born with hair, or possibly without hair, however both need some special treatment.You may have heard the term "cradle cap" before. Cradle cap is a flaky, sometimes crusty substance that forms on baby's scalp that may be white or even yellowish. It causes no harm, or discomfort to baby, but is still considered a rash. It can be more prominent around the ear, and crown of baby's head sometimes.
Cradle cap is not caused by poor hygiene! Don't panic! Doctors still do not know exact causes but the two most common thoughts are a fungal infection and overactive sebaceous glands. It is most common in newborns and young babies.
So how can you get rid of it? Treatment is not always necessary, it will go away on its own for mild cases, but gentle washing and using a cradle cap shampoo for babies can help as well. Another thing you can do is gently massage baby's scalp and use a soft bristle brush daily. This can help a lot! If cases are severe, your doctor can recommend some mild treatments that can help. So don't be afraid to call your doctor or midwife if you are concerned about your baby's scalp. There is always someone available to help you out!!
Hope you are all enjoying your spring!!!