Baby Cradle Cap
What is it?
Baby cradle cap is something that occurs very often in newborns. The scalp of your baby can have mild flake ie small scales, dry skin and more severe flakes where the scales of flakes are thicker and perhaps form a yellowish crust.
When the infant is between 2 weeks and 3 months baby cradle cap may appear and usually it goes away by itself in about 6 to 7 months. It appears as sebaceous glands of the baby producing much fat, which is converted to crust and then dried and peeled off.
It is believed that the level of hormones that inherits mother to child during child’s birth is which contributes to the activation of the glands of the baby. When hormone levels decline after the baby's first months baby cradle cap leaves.
There are special oils that help remove baby cradle cap and shampoos for treating the scalp of infants.