1. GET READY FOR A BATH
We always recommend starting with our signature Lavender and Rosemary Hair & Body Wash. It’s a best-seller for a reason — it’s natural, won’t dry out skin, and lathers quickly. Using just a dime-sized drop, lather your baby up with our wash, paying extra attention to the cradle cap spots on their scalp. Don’t be afraid to scrub a little bit with your fingers — the goal here is to soften and release the flakes.
2. BRUSH BABY’S HEAD
After bathtime, dry your baby off and gently brush his head with a soft-bristled baby brush. We used this baby brush, but we also love the yellow sponge-brush combo ones from the hospital! The bristles seem to have just the right amount of give. Focus your attention on brushing out the little flakes we’ve loosened from the scalp.
3. APPLY ALL OVER OINTMENT
Just before bed, smooth a good bit of our All Over Ointment on your baby’s head where he has cradle cap. Don’t worry if it gets on Baby’s hair! Our Ointment is thick (but not greasy) so it’s best to save this step for bedtime and let it work its magic overnight. You’re looking for a medium-thick layer here—you won’t have to rub it in all the way, but smooth it in just enough so it won’t rub off everywhere. And great news—it’s safe for fabrics, so any residue you do get on linens or sheets will wash out in the laundry!
4. MORNING BATH TO REMOVE RESIDUE
If needed, bathe your babe again in the morning to scrub off any residue from the ointment. Most of the ointment may be gone, but it’s always nice to give your baby’s head one more look over to see any spots you may have missed.
For most babies, cradle cap is cleared overnight after one treatment but for others with more stubborn cradle cap it might take a few more days. You can also do this on a toddler or big kid!
Have you removed your kid’s cradle cap with All Over Ointment? How’d it go? Let us know in the comments.