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For ages we felt slightly smug that our friends kids were malting like a snowy day whilst our little one didn't show the slightest sign of Cradle cap, unfortunately the cursed problem eventually hit us and after reading some great reviews on Boots, Amazon and word of mouth from friends we bought Detinox Cradle Cap treatment shampoo.
Cradle cap is scaly patches of skin that appear on a babies scalp soon after birth, they can be unsightly and no doubt uncomfortable for babies.
This shampoo is usable for babies from birth. It is easy to use in a small white bottle containing 125ml of the shampoo. Ours cost us £2.99 from Boots and was well worth it, you only need one small dab of shampoo which you then massage into babies head, gently but purposefully. We have used ours for roughly 5 months of our babies 9 months and there is still plenty left.
We use the shampoo often as a precaution as it usually works pretty well after two washes, it can get in babies eyes, although avoid it wherever possible, it smells fine and is a clear liquid which lathers up really easily. Once the shampoo has had time to sit for 1 minute or so, wash it off babies head and repeat again for best results.
The shampoo is good value, looks nice without being too showy and has proven very effective, my only complaint would be that when your trying to wash and bath baby, sometimes an easier lid would be useful as it is really difficult to prise open with one hand and things can become quite awkward if you don't have help or haven't opened the bottle in advance.
I would add keep the bottles away from youngsters as this shouldn't be swallowed and could be dangerous in the wrong little hands.
Our little one doesn't seem to mind it and it has had no adverse effects on the bathing routine and works as part of our scheduled bath with the more routine Johnson and Johnson products.
The product is the only one we have needed to use, but the reviews of it are excellent so I would imagine it is one of the best of its kind, this has been excellent value and effective and a superb use of £3 for us and our clean scalped little one.
When my son devloped a scaley head we waited a few days to see if it cleared up by itself however it didn't. My brother who has a 5 month old had said he had purchased some special shampoo to clear it up on his son's head so I decided to invest in Dentinox Cradle Cap shampoo which was £2.03 in my local Morrisons, although I have seen it in Tesco for £1.95.
~*~What is Cradle Cap?~*~
Cradle Cap has a scale like appearance that appears on the baby's scalp. Cradle Cap is a form of seborrhoeic dermatitis it begins looking like a red rash and develops into small scabs giving it the scaly appearance but it can prevent hair from growing so it is important to get it treated as trying to peel away the scabs can cause hair loss for baby and prevent it growing. Alex also had the appearance that his hair was in fact greasy and it had a yellow like appearance which caused his hair to look a different colour.
~*~What is Dentinox Cradle Cap Shampoo?~*~
This shampoo is a medicated shampoo that has been developed for young babies and is suitable to use from birth. Alex had cradle cap from about 12 weeks old and after we were getting comments about his white blonde hair looking dark we decided to treat the cradle cap to get his hair back to its lovely white blonde again.
~*~How is it used and how often?~*~
A small amount of shampoo should be used we used a pea size amount and massaged it into the head, massage quite gently but ensure that it is massaged with enough pressure to stimulate the scalp. Two applications should be used but only once a day.
The shampoo does have a slightly medicated scent but nothing too overpowering, although once used the smell does linger on babies head.
~*~Does it work and how quickly?~*~
We started using the shampoo on the Friday evening and by Sunday we had noticed that the cradle cap had almost all gone and there is plenty of the shampoo left should it return. Cradle Cap is very common in babis under 6 months although it can occur at anytime.
Using the shampoo did treat it very quickly and admittedly we had not been using shampoo to treat Alex as we were warned of using products within the first 3 months and had only been using top to toe body wash but this did not prevent cradle cap from occuring as advised.
It is important before you purchase the shampoo to check if your baby has an allergies such as nuts or coconut oil as there may be traces found in the product which could cause a reaction. Fortunately for us Alex did not have this problem and as quickly as Cradle Cap appeared we had gotten rid of it.
Being a first time mum I am still on a massive learning curve, I recently noticed that my baby girl had a dry scaly looking head (not all over, just on the front & back) so I asked my sister in law about it, she told me it was Cradle Cap and that it was very normal all I needed was a shampoo to get rid of it.
(Cradle cap is a form of dermatitis, which can cause a dry, flaky, itchy scalp. The condition is not serious but it is unsightly, appearing as scaly patches.)
Off I popped to my local Tesco to see is they had a shampoo that I could use to get rid of this, after a bit of searching in the baby section I found a shampoo called Dentinox which is especially for Cradle Cap, it only cost £1.93 so I thought may as well give it a go.
First thing I did when I got home was read the instructions, they tell you all about Cradle Cap and how easy it is to treat. The shampoo is very straight forward to use all you need to do is wet the baby's head with warm water, put about 2-3ml (about half a teaspoon) onto your palm and massage it gently but firmly over the baby's entire scalp, you the rinse it off & then shampoo again, you can repeat this every bath time as it is gentle enough for regular use. You have to make sure that it does not goe into you baby's eyes or mouth though.
I notice a drastic improvement after the first use of this shampoo, it didn't clear it up straight away but it made it look 90% better, I now use this shampoo every other day and every time I use it you can see that it has cleared it up a little bit more. Cradle Cap can last up to one year old but I have herd of two & three year olds still having it, I'm hoping that with regular use of this shampoo it will clear up quite quickly.
Both my children suffered with cradle cap but it wasn't until i had my second son that i discovered Dentinox Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo. Cradle cap is regarded as a form of seborrhoeic dermatitis which appears as scaly patches on the scalp. This can cause the scalp to become itchy and flaky and dry. This is nothing that should cause concern as it is not a serious condition, it can just look a bit unslightly if your baby has not got enough hair to cover it.
The box is green and white, it has a picture of a baby on the front. The Dentinox logo is in black writing along the top of the box. The actual shampoo bottle is very simple. It is white with a flip lid and all the writing on the bottle is green. I bought this about a year ago so i think the packaging has since been updated. The bottle holds 125ml of shampoo and like i said i have had this about a year and im only just coming to the bottom of the bottle.
The actual shampoo is clear in colour. It is quite thick in consistency and goes a very long way so not a lot is needed. One of the ingredients is rose perfume and i think this is what gives it the delicate but definite scent. Although it is quite delicate the smell hangs around for a while and even the following day you can smell it on your babies hair.
To use this shampoo you need to wet the babies hair and then it is recommended that you use 2-3mls shampoo(about half a teaspoon). I squeeze this into my hands and rub them together and then put it on my sons head. It always lathers up very well and so it always feels as though his hair is going to be very clean. It is then recommended to repeat the process again, making sure that you give the scalp a good rub. The shampoo gently softens and lifts the cradle cap from off the scalp, although i found i needed to use this at every bath time and for quite a few months until it cleared it all up. The shampoo is gentle enough to be used at every bath time and can be used from birth onwards. I still use the shampoo even though my sons head has cleared up as i really like the smell and i know in my mind that this is a shampoo that will keep his scalp clear, but will always keep his hair clean and healthy looking.
I was very sceptical at first as to whether or not this product would work but im definately glad that i tried it. It comes highly recommended by me.
When i bought this i paid £1.99 for it, im not sure how much it is now but i would imagine that it has probably gone up in price.
I first noticed my girls had developed cradle cap when they were around 3 months old, i knew what it was and i knew there were shampoos on the market to help get rid of it. So i went out and bought one hoping it would do the trick, it never really cleared anything.
I then by chance noticed when they got out the bath it had obviously softened it up, so with a small comb, towel and a towelling bib i rubbed gently at it, straight away it came off.
I was also advised to use the oil which i did but it just became a huge mess and everything ended up greasy, so i rubbed in sudocream, i guess it would make it soft enough to be able to rub away. I did this over a few days just left the sudocreme for 5 minutes then gently combed or rubbed which brought it all off. Theyve not had since.
It is some years since my children were small but I recently read about this product and recommended it to a friend whose baby was showing all the signs of cradle cap, which I could identify because my youngest child had it when he was a baby.
My friend was delighted at how effective the treatment was, how easy it was to use and how quickly it worked.
Cradle cap is an unpleasant, though not dangerous, condition that affects many babies but does not appear to be a problem once they start leaving the baby stage behind. A simple but effective treatment such as this shampoo is a great way of tackling it and I have no hesitation in recommending it to all new parents. It is very inexpensive for something that works so well.
We all want the best for our children and this product is definitely one I would suggest to anyone who finds the first signs of cradle cap, the scaly scalp, on their baby.
My 6 months old baby had had cradle cap for about a month and it was getting very flakey and sore for him. I had tried all sorts of remedies ie. rubbing vegetable oil in at night, using moisturiser instead of shampoo and trying Johnson's baby conditioner, but a friend told me to try Dentinox Cradle Cap shampoo. I just bought it with my usual weekly shop at Morrisons for around £2.30. I used it on my baby that night and for a further week. I had noticed through the week that it had improved fom day one incredibly and by day 7 it had gone! It doesn't sting babies eyes either. I carried on using it till the bottle was finished to stop it coming back and he has't suffered since. I know use Simple baby shampoo which seems to be fine. The only thing I will say is that it is quite runny so your probably bettr to put it in your hands to rub in instead of straight onto baby's head.
I mentioned my son's cradle cap to my doctor and he refused to prescribe anything for it. He said to continue rubbing olive oil into his head, despite the fact that this had done nothing in 8 weeks. I was naturally using extra virgin so the cost was beginning to mount up and it made all the sheets oily. I went to the chemist and got this shampoo and it cleared it up within 2 days. For a couple of pounds! Fantastic! You should be able to get this shampoo from any chemist and it smells lovely and is gentle enough to use on very young babies. It also doesn't sting their eyes if it gets in them!
We advise you to prepare your review offline, then to copy it to this space. This ensures that in the event of a connection time-out your contribution is not lost on posting. My daughter suffered with cradle cap and I found that after just three applications with the cream and shampoo, her head was completely clear. I found that the best way was to rub the cream into the scalp, gently massaging the head until all of the cream was worked into the scalp. Leave for an hour and then shampoo off.
Medicated shampoo for treating cradle cap.