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Ask Childs Farm's skincare expert: 'What is cradle cap and how do I treat it?'

Section: Baby Health

Each month, Childs Farm's resident skincare expert will be tackling all your skincare concerns and giving you the correct know-how, to ensure the whole family has healthy and gorgeous-looking skin. 

This month's instalment is discussing cradle cap. What is it, what to look for and how can I treat my baby's skin?

What is cradle cap?

Cradle cap is very common within new-borns, and it is a form of seborrheic eczema on the scalp that manifests as thick waxy yellow plaques. - Sometimes cradle cap can irritate new-borns, but most of the time it’s asymptomatic and they are completely unaware of it. - When you bathe your little one, try and loosen some of the plaques very gently and then apply moisturiser to the scalp so the skin remains well hydrated.

Childs Farm sensitive scalp shampoo, unfragranced, £5

The sensitive solution for those itchy heads! This unfragranced wonder contains salicylic acid (from Willow Bark) which is a multi-tasker; it gently exfoliates dry, flaky skin, then argan oil helps to moisturise and soothe skin. That’s a winning combination!

Suitable for newborns and upwards. Dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive skin and safe for people who may be prone to eczema.