Tips on how to shower babies with cradle caps
- by Petra Jelinkova
If your little one suffers from cradle cap or flaky scalp, it can be quite frustrating finding the right products to care for their gentle little head. Here are our tips on how to care for cradle caps during shower time.
1. Always use lukewarm water to rinse your baby's scalp, any colder or warmer can cause further irritation to their cradle caps or flaking. Gently run the water on their little scalps and massage softly.
2. Using a shampoo with gentle ingredients, pump less than a pea size amount onto your palm and rub together to stimulate the formula. A product like our Natural Shampoo & Body Wash is a perfect buddy for your little one's shower time. It has been formulated with a unique blend of 100% naturally sourced ingredients (emu apple, aloe vera, and organic coconut) that provide a soothing, calming & tear-free experience. A perfect 2 in 1 product that cleanses the hair and scalp, as well as ensuring moisture for your baby's skin.
3. Rinse rinse rinse! Always make sure to thoroughly rinse off all shampoo residue from your baby's scalp. Why is this important? If any residue is left on the scalp, it can dry up and cause further dryness to their scalp.
4. Gently pat and dry their scalp with a soft cloth or towel. Patting motion is encouraged when dealing with baby scalp and skin as theirs is still extra sensitive. This motion also allows to pat water moisture into their skin whilst soaking up excess water. We stay away from rubbing motion as this can take away hydration from the scalp and skin.
5. Apply a Natural Scalp Oil to your little one's freshly cleansed scalp immediately after drying. We recommend to apply soon after showering as the scalp is still damp and moist, meaning the pores are still open to allow extra absorption for the benefits of the natural scalp oil.
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