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Cradle Cap
Organic Baby Products by Trillium Organics are designed to help remove and soothe cradle cap, organically.

ABOUT CRADLE CAP:

Cradle cap (infantile or neonatal seborrhea dermatitis, also known as crusta lactea, milk crust, honeycomb disease) is a yellowish, patchy, greasy, scaly and crusty skin rashthat occurs on the scalpof recently born babies. It is usually not itchy, and does not bother the baby. Cradle cap most commonly begins sometime in the first 3 months. Cradle Cap is very common among newborns and will pass all by itself if left untreated. It is, however, unsightly and if it progresses , it could dry the skin enough to cause cracking which can harbor bacteria and lead to infection.


OGbaby Really Fragrance Free Organic Gentle Soap

Pure, gentle, real soap, buffered with soothing aloe, and organic guar gum.
The Really Fragrance Free Organic alternative to baby body wash.  Clean, pure and hypoallergenic, this organic soap is gentle enough for 6 month old babies through sensitive adults.  For newborns choose the Tubby Rubby, soapless cleanser.
OGbaby Really Fragrance Free Organic Moisture Oil

The Really Fragrance Free Moisture Oil is the most important piece of the infant skin care regimen. Daily application of this emollient is essential during the first three months of life.  After that, applying the oil after every tub will do. . It's smooth texture also makes it's the best medium for baby massage, and since it's made by Trillium you can rely on it to be safe, gentle, and  effective.

Trillium’s Cradle Cap Treatment Approach

  • Apply OGbaby Moisture Oil to the scalp. Leave on overnight.
  • In the morning, apply moisture oil to the scalp again, and gently rub the scalp to remove the softened scales, do not use your fingernails, use soft baby hair brush, a soft toothbrush, I find that the vibrating, not spinning, kind works the very best.
  • Baby's skin is very fragile, so go slowly, this may take more than one night.
  • Comb the scales out of the hair with a fine comb.
  • To remove the oil from baby’s hair, rinse with OGbaby Gentle Soap, or other gentle oil removing castile soap.
  • If the cradle cap persists for longer than a week or increases as you are treating it, seek medical attention, it could be a fungal infection, which can requires a medical diagnosis and treatment.

Other helpful lifestyle choices that will support baby’s healthy scalp.

· Do NOT use baby shampoo, especially not conventional brands. Baby’s hair needs only occasional rinsing with water to refresh it. Sulfate based “detergent” shampoos dry the scalp and promote the overproduction of oils, and sebum. You would be “training “ their hair to need shampoo. Don’t do it. My children never used shampoo regularly until they were about seven years old, and their hair was enviably soft, shiny and manageable.

· Tear free shampoo is laced with an anesthetizing chemical that prevents their eyes from reacting. Gross! Precisely when their natural responses should be tearing to flush the offending chemicals from their highly absorbent eye tissues, they are disabled. The tears which should alert Mommy to be rinsing with fresh clean water and never letting it get in their eyes again, are not there. Ignorance is toxic bliss. What a scenario for failure to protect from offensive substances, which as a mother, I consider to be Job 1.

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