Is cradle cap infectious?

June 13, 2016

Cradle cap definitely isn't infectious. It's sort of like an intense version of dandruff that makes the skin on the scalp appear scaly, yellow and dry. Common among newborn babies, this dry skin condition doesn't hurt and can't be passed onto others. It usually clears up of its own accord but you can get rid of it faster with this simple three-step method:

  1. Put a few drops of Baby's Rub-a-bye Scalp Oil on your palms and rub them together to warm up the skin-conditioning oil. A blend of Shea Butter and Borage Oil, this moisturising salve for the skin and hair nourishes the scalp and is quick to absorb. Gently massage the oil onto baby's scalp, making sure to cover all of the dry scales and avoiding the eye and fontanelle area. 
  2. Allow the oil to soften the scales for 20 minutes before using a comb or soft bristle brush to gently remove any loose flakes from the hair and scalp. Do not pick at any scales that are still stuck to the scalp because this could lead to redness and inflammation. 
  3. Wash any residual oil away in the tub with warm water or use Baby's Pure Shea Butter Soap. This mild, unscented cleanser is gentle on the skin and combines ethically sourced ingredients. It's perfect for those who are suffering with dryness and skin sensitivities because it doesn't contain aggravating chemical additives, parabens and alcohol.


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