Cradle Cap

Is my baby having a severe case of dandruff or scalp problem?

Your newborn baby is your pride and joy but when your baby appears to have dandruff or scalp problem it can be quite alarming. It could even be thick, oily, yellowish scaling or in crusting patches; definitely not a pleasant sight.

What your baby is having is most likely a common case of Cradle Cap and you need not be overly concerned. It is not contagious and it is harmless to your baby. Most babies get cradle cap in their first few months of life but it should clear when your baby is between 8 and 12 months old.

Although you don’t really need to do anything about it, but seeing your baby’s scalp condition this way for months and doing nothing can be difficult for some mothers. However, if you must do something about it, there are safe remedies for cradle cap that you can apply such as:

  • Shampoo more frequently and simply brush your baby's scalp with a soft brush.
  • Rub a small amount of baby oil or olive oil; wait several minutes before brushing it away with a soft brush.

Alternatively you could use Mustela Stelaker and Mustela Foam Shampoo combination for your baby's cradle cap problem. I have tried them on my two children and found them to be the most effective. It kept the cradle cap under control in a matter of 1 to 2 weeks.

These are two essential products for babies with cradle cap. They are not expensive, definitely easy to use and it works!

Mustela Stelaker is a light, non-greasy and non-sticky cream soothes and hydrates the skin to help relieve itching and discomfort caused by cradle cap.

Mustela Foam Shampoo is an extremely mild shampoo specially formulated with gentle exfoliating agents to soften, loosen, and wash away the flakes associated with your newborn's cradle cap.

The application is really simple, just apply Mustela Stelaker once a day to affected areas, but I recommend that you leave it overnight and cleanse the next day with Mustela Foam Shampoo.

I highly recommend Mustela Stelaker and Mustela Foam Shampoo for every mother with a newborn baby. In no time your baby’s scalp will be looking beautiful as he or she was meant to be.

Even if your baby does not have cradle cap, Mustela Foam Shampoo for newborns is still a must have. It is one of the best baby shampoos I have used.