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Cradle cap is a very common thing in babies. It is like extreme dandruff in a way but it builds up instead of flaking out leaving a bit of a scaley, scabby scalp.
Both my babies had cradle cap and I was advised to use this, dentinox cradle cap treatment shampoo.
It varies a lot in price from around £1 to about £2.50! It is currently on offer in Boots for £1.39 but is £2.15 in Tesco at the minute!
It comes in a green box and then inside the box is the bottle. It is just a plain - ish white bottle with a flip cap.
The actual product just looks like slightly thick water! It is clear and quite runny. You just use it like normal shampoo however it does not seem to lather like normal shampoo very well and you have to be careful putting it straight on your baby's head as it is so runny it would just run straight off.
If I'm honest I had quite high hopes for this products and thought it would act like a miracle cure.... I was pretty disappointed!
I used it regularly for a couple of weeks and noticed no difference at all and I wouldn't say that either of my babies had extreme cradle cap but it was noticeable enough so expected some difference!
My advice would be to save your money and have a google as there are lots of much more effective natural methods out there to try that worked far far better for us!
Thank you very much for reading
xx Mrs K xx
Our daughter Molly suffered with cradle cap when she was around four months old. At the time, I had never even heard of cradle cap, let alone how to treat it so my parents kindly went out and bought us a bottle of Dentinox Cradle Cap treatment shampoo.
What is Cradle Cap?
Cradle cap (seborrhoeic dermatitis) is actually quite common in babies and it looks similar to dandruff, the only difference being that it is a lot more noticeable than dandruff and appears in scaly patches across the scalp that become dry and flaky. It is believed that cradle cap is caused by a build up of dead skin, where the skin builds up rather than falling off.
As I mentioned before, I had never even heard of cradle cap before having a baby so I wasn't particularly aware of the various treatments on the market. Dentinox cradle cap shampoo costs roughly £2 for a 125ml bottle. In order to treat your baby, you are required to use a half a teaspoon of the shampoo at every application, so as you can imagine, a 125ml bottle goes a long way!
Dentinox cradle cap shampoo comes in a white bottle with green writing on it. To be honest, the bottle is rather plain and boring and certainly does not stand out on the supermarket shelves.
This shampoo is used in much the same manner as all other shampoos. Wet your baby's head with warm water, apply a teaspoon of shampoo and massage into baby's head and rinse the shampoo off. They recommend that you make two applications for best results. The shampoo is quite runny and is clear in colour. You need to be careful when getting the shampoo out of the bottle as with it being runny, it does come our quite quickly and you also need to rub it into baby's head quite quickly too to prevent it sliding down their face. Dentinox actually smells quite pleasant considering the bottle looks so plain. It contains rosewater and definitely leaves your baby's hair smelling very faintly of roses; it's a lovely baby smell. Dentinox is suitable for newborn babies which is great as it means you can start treatment as soon as you see cradle cap developing.
In summary I would certainly recommend Dentinox shampoo. Luckily we spotted the cradle cap appearing on Molly from very early on and we managed to treat it quickly so I definitely think that we got positive results from the product. After a couple of weeks we actually stopped using it and now we just use it whenever her head looks like it is starting to get flaky and dry again.
Cradle cap is a condition that effects babies and leaves them with a dry, flaky scalp. My little boy is now eight months and suffers with cradle cap, and although the condition doesn't seem to bother him at all, it does look a bit unsightly! And as he has very little hair, the scaly bits are quite visible.
This shampoo comes in a very plain white bottle with green writing. It currently costs £2.09 in Boots, and is part of a 3 for 2 deal on healthcare products.
Applying the shampoo
The shampoo itself is completely clear and quite a thin consistency. This consistency means you do have to be careful when you pour it out, as it can easily spill out of your hand, but it does make it very easy to apply and, usefully, you can get it onto baby's head quickly. My little boy is currently at the stage where he lies in the bath, and luckily he loves the water so I don't have any struggles to apply this to his scalp. It lathers up very slightly and gives off a slight smell of rose (it contains rose perfume). It's then very easy to wash off with a little water.
After using this for just a few days, I noticed that the dry skin on my baby's head lessened - not massively but the condition had certainly improved. I now use this every day and although his scalp is still dry and a bit scaly the problem is definitely easing off and I think will get better with prolonged use. After use it also leaves a very faint rose fragrance behind which is subtle enough to be quite pleasant. I also notice my son's hair feels nice and soft and clean after use and the shampoo leaves no residue.
We went away recently and I forgot to take this shampoo with me - within just a few days I noticed the condition began to return, so this is definitely a product that needs to be used every day or two to keep the flakes at bay.
Overall this is a good shampoo that definitely helps improve the appearance of my son's cradle cap. As I need so little, a bottle seems to be lasting me forever, and it is very easy to use. If your child suffers from cradle cap, I would definitely recommend this shampoo.
This shampoo can occasionally cause skin irritation so do take care when using.
Active Ingredients - sodium lauryl ether sulpho-succinate 6% and sodium lauryl ether sulphate 2.7%
Other Ingredients - sodium salf of coconut imidazoline, oleic acid diethanolamide, sodium chloride, rose perfume and water
When one of my daughters was a few months old I noticed that her scalp was starting to form yellow scales of skin. I'd read about cradle cap in one of my parenting magazines and so recognised the signs. My health visitor suggested I tried olive oil on it and as she was still so young I was happy to go with a natural approach. However I was disappointed to find that this didn't make any difference to it at all. Although the cradle cap didn't seem to bother her it did look unsightly so I decided to try something stronger. I went to my local chemist where I saw this Dentinox cradle cap treatment shampoo and decided to give it a try.
The shampoo comes in a box in the familiar green and yellow of the Dentinox brand. The box provides you with all the information you need to make a decision on whether the shampoo is suitable for your needs such as ingredients and directions for use.
Inside the box is an information leaflet which tells you a bit about cradle cap, possible side effects and allergy information. It also explains how to use the shampoo and tells you it is suitable from birth.
The bottle itself is very plain with similar information to the box printed on it. It has a flip top lid and it's easy to squeeze out the small amount needed.
This shampoo has a long expiry date, about 2.5 years on the one I bought which is good as a bottle lasts a long time.
Using the shampoo
You need to use about half a teaspoon of this shampoo per application and massage it into the scalp. It doesn't create much lather but enough to be able to be able to massage the scalp. You need to do 2 applications and use it at every bath time to start with. You need to avoid contact with eyes when using this shampoo which I can imagine is difficult if your baby doesn't like having their hair washed. I was fortunate that it was the twin that doesn't mind having her hair wash with the cradle cap and I've have never had any problems with it hurting her eyes.
This shampoo has a rose perfume to it which is lovely for a medicated shampoo and leaves her hair with a nice smell to it.
Does it work?
Yes, this shampoo started working quite quickly and soon cleared the worse of her cradle cap. When it first starts working some hair comes off with the cradle cap, this worried me but had no lasting effect and the hair grew back. The cradle cap still comes back if I don't use this shampoo every week or so but I only have to do one application.
Price and availability
I purchased my 125ml bottle from Lloyds chemist for £2.59, although it is currently (August 2012) available for less in Tesco (£1.95) and Boots (£2.09). The one bottle has lasted me 1.5 years so I feel it has been good value.
Would I recommend?
Yes, it worked really well at clearing my daughters cradle cap and now prevents it from coming back.
My baby boy suffered quite badly with cradle cap it seemed to cover most of his head and even went down a bit on his forehead. It was one of my friends who suggested Dentinox cradle cap shampoo, and so we decided to give it a try, as it didn't look great to look at but I was also worried it might be bothering him.
We bought the shampoo from Tesco's although it is available in most supermarkets and chemists, and was around £2, it is quite a small bottle though although you don't need to use a large amount to get a good lather of bubbles so it still goes quite a long way.
The shampoo itself is almost clear and I found it had a slight chemical smell to it. I didn't like this at all as it worried me that it could harm my baby, although it says it safe to use from birth. I guessed that this was because of the ingredients in it that would help get rid of the cradle cap.
However I found that using it every other day when my baby was given a bath it didn't seem to help at all. The cradle cap stayed. By the end of the bottle I was slightly put out!
It wasn't until I spoke to the health visitor she said to put baby oil on my babies head and leave it for 10 mintues and then wipe my babies head over with a towel. To my amazement it was as though most of the cradle cap just wiped away! So that's my advice, don't bother with dentinox to me baby oil worked much better!
Our youngest Son (like our Eldest) has Eczema. This seems to have made his cradle cap worse and more noticeable. I purchased Dentinox Cradle Cap treatment shampoo from my local chemist and it cost £2.00 for a 125ml bottle.
Dentinox Cradle cap treatment shampoo is for the treatment of infant cradle cap and can be used for the general care of infant scalp and hair. Cradle cap is a common condition of the skin which causes dry, flaky, itchy scalp and is not serious, but it makes the skin on baby's head look scaly. As an addition to Eczema, I am sure that it drives our Son mad as he is constantly scratching his head, which can make it sore and bleed.
The shampoo contains the active ingredient sodium lauryl ether sulpho-succinate and sodium lauryl ether sulphate, which belongs to a group of cleansing surfactant medicines. The ingredients may sound a little scary; however it is gentle enough to be used from birth. One thing that does amaze me is that for a baby treatment shampoo it doesn't have a 'no tears' formula. This makes it a little tricky when washing a newborn baby's hair as it feels like you are all 'fingers and thumbs' trying to hold baby, wash their hair and ensure that none of the shampoo gets in your baby's eyes. The shampoo contains Rose Oil (amongst other ingredients) and leaves baby's hair smelling of Roses, however it is mild and not too overpowering, but it does have a really clean smell.
The shampoo is used like any other shampoo: wet baby's head with warm water, apply shampoo and wash hair. It is recommended that two applications of 2-3ml of shampoo (around half a teaspoon full) are used each time you wash the hair. The shampoo is clear in colour and quite runny, so you need to be quick to rub it in. When washing your baby's head, you can rub it into the fontanelle (soft area of baby's scalp). Some people don't like touching this part of a baby's scalp but it's perfectly ok to rub the shampoo in this area and this was the area most affected by cradle cap in our Son.
Dentinox's lathering ability leaves a lot to be desired. I find that when applying to baby's scalp the first time, it tends to just run off the hair and just feels slimy. After the second application, the shampoo lathers better so it feels like the hair is being washed properly.
In the first few weeks as a newborn baby, I didn't bath him everyday (but did wash him daily) so that his skin didn't dry out. I was using Dentinox around 3-4 times a week. The bottle contains 125ml of shampoo treatment and as each dosage should be 2-3mls, you get around 40 washes from one bottle, so a little goes go a long way.
After one month of use I didn't feel that Dentinox was clearing up his cradle cap. The cradle cap had softened and I used a soft baby brush to try and brush the flaky skin off, however I was disappointed that his cradle cap was still noticeable and didn't improve as much as I had hoped for. My Health Visitor then recommended that I stop using the shampoo for around a fortnight and rub a little Olive Oil into his scalp before bed. So I did as advised and apart from his hair smelling a little funny, his cradle cap really started to improve and was flaking off in bigger chunks when brushed. After around 2 months of using Olive Oil, his cradle cap has almost disappeared and even though his scalp is still a little flaky this is due to his Eczema.
Overall, I recommend Dentinox and give it 3 stars. Whilst Dentinox Cradle cap treatment shampoo didn't clear our Son's cradle cap, even though his Eczema may be the reason for this, the shampoo did clean his hair, left it smelling of Roses and is gentle enough to be used to keep baby's hair clean and healthy even after cradle cap has gone. A 125ml bottle costs £2.00 but as each dosage is 2-3ml of shampoo the bottle lasts a long time.
For further information, please visit: http://www.dentinox.co.uk/products/cradle-cap-treatment-shampoo.ashx
Thanks for reading xx
© sweetdaisy 2012
I noticed that our daughter started to get a mild dry scalp when she was around 3 months old, i had heard of cradle cap and we looked up about this, generally it said that you can't do anything to treat it that it will naturally go away on it's own. I'm sure that it probably would but i did not like the look of it and so when in tesco i saw this, was £1.75 for a small bottle but you only need a tiny amount at a time which you lather in, then rinse off and then repeat the treatment once more. After about a week of using it i noticed that my daughters scalp was starting to flake a bit and was coming out of her hair when i was combing it. I think this was the dentinox cradle cap shampoo that was starting to work, although it wasn't a fast treatment that completely cleared her scalp up i do think it generally helped.
My daughter only had a very mild case of cradle cap and after about a month or so of using this shampoo i stopped as it appeared to be better. I'm not sure how effective this would be on a worse case, i think perseverance and patience is the answer as it won't just disappear overnight.
The leaflet says you can carry on using this as regular shampoo even when the cradle cap has gone, i didn't as although it isn't unpleasant smelling it doesn't have the nicest scent either so opted for her shampoo which does smell bit nicer!
My little girl has had cradle cap pretty much since she was born (she's two now) and it was always something that I was told would go away over time but it never really did so about six months ago now I bought some shampoo formulated especially for this condition.
So what exactly is cradle cap? Well, according to an article I read, Cradle cap (infantile or neonatal seborrhoeic dermatitis, also known as crusta lactea, milk crust, honeycomb disease) is a yellowish, patchy, greasy, scaly and crusty skin rash that occurs on the scalp of recently born babies.
It doesn't hurt my little girl or cause her any discomfort but she has quite thin hair and it was starting to get a bit unsightly so I decided to do something about it. I purchased a bottle of Dentinox Cradle cap Treatment Shampoo from Boots mainly because this was the only one I could find and that they sold to combat cradle cap. A 125ml bottle cost me £2.71 so in my opinion it is not too expensive.
This shampoo is said to be specifically and clinically tested to treat cradle cap. The shampoo is a clear liquid. It's somewhat thick but not as thick as an adult shampoo. It has a slight chemical smell but it is not very strong at all so it will not smell on the hair after use. It comes in a bottle with a flip top lid which I really like as its easy to just flip this up whilst you are entertaining your toddler in the bath and quickly squirt some on her head. My little girl does not like her hair being washed at all so this is a great benefit for me.
The shampoo comes with recommendations for use. You use about 2-3ml of shampoo each time and then massage gently but firmly over baby's entire scalp once their hair is wet. I generally pay a bit more attention to her two infected areas and massage it in a bit more in these places. It lathers up quite well for a medicated shampoo and I find its ok to use as a generally shampoo on the rest of her hair that is not affected by cradle cap. Then you are meant to rinse off and repeat this process again.
I have been using this shampoo for quite a few months now and am on my third bottle. The cradle cap is still there but its much better than it was before I started using it so I think that has to be down to the shampoo and so far I am pleased with the results. I realise its probably a long process to get rid of so I will stick with this shampoo and hope it continues to clear it up. My daughter has had no redness or skin irritation after using this shampoo although I think it does sting a bit on the eyes when I am rinsing it out of her hair as she does cry quite a bit but that could be because she just doesn't like her bath!!
Obviously I am not a healthcare professional so before you start using this treatment I recommend you ask your doctor or pharmacist about it for any advice but so far for my daughter it is working.
My baby son (at time of writing) is three and a half months old and we are still using this shampoo.
He has had cradle cap from approximately one month old, and my husband and I tried all sorts of remedies, but most irritated his sensitive skin. I bought Dentinox Cradle cap Shampoo from our local supermarket and after the first use noticed a difference. His cradle cap started flaking away from his scalp and was a lot easier to brush out. It did not irritate his skin and smelt really lovely!
The item comes in a little white bottle with minimal text, and you only have to use a tiny amount; a little goes a very long way!
I find it froths up nicely and also rinses out well.
We are still using it to keep the cradle cap at bay, plus it smells much nicer than other baby shampoos!
The only negative is that it is quite runny so you have to bear this in mind when pouring from the bottle.
Overall, a great cradle cap shampoo that actually works!
Dentinox Cradle Cap shampoo is the best thing since sliced bread in my opinion! It comes in a white bottle with very little text written on it. The bottle is relatively small and you wonder how it will last but it does, you only need to use a small drop. You put a small drop on babys head and lather then rinse then you put another small drop on and lather and rinse. You also have to be careful you don't get any in baby's eyes!
My daughter suffered quite badly with cradle cap when she was first born. We didn't have a clue what to use, the Doctors told us to heat a little olive oil then massage it into her head and then comb it out but it never worked.
I had heard of Dentinox so I thought we would give it a go. Within one week of using it every night at bath time the cradle cap had cleared up a considerable amount. I could not believe my eyes! It did take a while for it all to eventually go away but Dentinox worked brilliantly. I would definitely recommend it to clear cradle cap.
My daughter suffered quite bad with cradlecap when she was a few months old, and I thought this shampoo was rubbish, probably because I didn't persevere with it. Just recently she started suffering again. I am an awful picker, and started to pick at it, that's when I thought I'd give this shampoo another go.
The shampoo comes in a basic bottle, it's white and has green writing. It comes in a box and at a first glance, looks like a medicine! On the back it has the directions for use and ingredients. The 125ml bottle has a flip lid to get the product out, it's easy to open with open hand.
The shampoo has a normal consistency for shampoo, not too thick that it's hard to get from the bottle, but not too runny so it slides around everywhere. The scent is quite nice, it smells medicinal but slightly floral at the same time. Only half a teaspoon of the shampoo is needed at any one time, although I don't measure it and just have a guess. The shampoo lathers up very easily, and is quite easy to wash away too, depending on how my daughter is behaving I can usually get all of the shampoo off with two jugs of water.
The directions for using this cradlecap state that the child's hair should be washed with the shampoo twice. My daughter, however, hates having her hair washed and I didn't want to terrorise her twice in one bath session so I only did it once at a time.
Remembering when I first used Dentinox I knew it wouldn't be a quick fix and my daughters cradlecap wouldn't disappear just like that. It was quite bad before I started using the shampoo, so I knew it would take a while. Using this shampoo on her once every 3 days started to make a difference after about two weeks, and when I combed her hair after the bath I could see flakes coming out. It took about 5-6 weeks for the cradlecap to disappear completely.
Dentinox Cradlecap Shampoo can be found in most places that sell childrens toiletries, such as supermarkets and Boots. It can be purchased for around the £2 mark.
Although this takes a while to take effect it actually isn't as bad as I thought the first time I used it. I think patience is definitely the key to success. I would recommend this shampoo if you aren't looking for the cradlecap to magically disappear overnight, 6 weeks may well be a long time to wait until the scalp is totally clear, but it beats me picking it all out.
When I noticed that my baby had quite severe cradle cap (a flaky scalp, similar to dandruff but giving the scalp a scaley appearance) I looked into what I could do to help get rid of it. It wasn't causing my baby any pain or discomfort, but it didn't look very nice none the less and, if I could find something simple that would rid him of it, I wanted to clear it up.
I actually couldn't find many products for this - which suprised me as the baby market is usually saturated with options. I came across the cradle cap shampoo and decided to give this a go. I purchased a bottle of 125ml for a little over £2 from asda. It came in a box as shown above, an inside this was a plain white plastic squeezy bottle containing the product.
The shampoo is to rubbed into the entire scalp and is meant to help lift the scaley patches. It is suitable for use from birth. The shampoo actually smells really pleasant - not at all medicated like I had expected - I would describe it as smelling sweet like turkish delight, and it leaves baby's hair smelling lovely too. It also cleans the hair really well, leaving it clean and soft. But does it work on the cradle cap? Well, I used it on my son's hair every other night for 3 weeks and can honestly say that I could see no difference in the cradle cap at all, which was really disappointing. It didn't seem to have any effect whatsoever. Then when someone suggested I massaged some baby oil into his head and combed through with a baby comb to lift the scaley skin, I thought it was worth a try. After two goes at this, all the cradle cap was removed and none has come back! A much more effective, cheaper solution.
Overall, I found this to be a very disappointing product and is not one I would recommend.
Being a first time mum I was unsure why my daughter had a flaky scalp. I had heard of cradle cap but I wasn't sure what it looked like until the health visitor confirmed it she told me it was common in baby's around 2-3 months of age and would clear up on it's own but I could get a shampoo to clear it. I saw Dentinox in Asda it was only £2 for a 125ml bottle.
The shampoo comes in a white bottle with green writing on. The packaging is very plain. The back of the bottle tells you that cradle cap is a form of seborrhoeic dermatitis and it causes a dry, flaky, itchy scalp. It also tells you that this shampoo with regular use will help to lift the scaly patches and leave the scalp clear.
The active ingredients (sodium lauryl ether sulpho-succinate and sodium lauryl ether sulphate) can be used for even the youngest baby, although as with most shampoos, contact with the eyes should be avoided.
The shampoo can also be used as a general shampoo once cradle cap has been treated to maintain the cleanliness and health of your baby's scalp and hair.
The directions on the back of the bottle advise you to wet your baby's hair and to use about 1/2 a teaspoon of shampoo and to massage firmly but gently over your baby's scalp. You then need to rinse and repeat. The shampoo advises you to follow this method each bathtime until your baby's scalp is clear. You are then advised to use the shampoo regularly to maintain a healthy scalp.
The shampoo smells a little medicated it's not too unpleasant and it is brown in colour. It lathers pretty well and rinses off cleanly. I used this for about a week before I noticed any difference. By the end of a week of daily use I could see that the flakes were disappearing and my daughters scalp looked clean. The shampoo also contains conditioner so it also left her hair soft and shiny. After about 4 weeks of use the cradle cap had disappeared completely so currently I am using the shampoo just once a week as it doesn't really give you much guidence on the bottle it just says 'regularly'. So far I haven't noticed any more flakes on her scalp.
I would give this 4 out of 5 as it did take a little while to work. I would however buy it again as a bottle doesn't cost a lot and lasts a good few weeks.
My daughter is seven months old and she started to get those little scaly patches on her head which I knew were cradle cap so I bought this shampoo to try and clear it for her. Cradle cap is a form of dermatitis which causes a dry and flaky scalp with little flakes and scabs developing, you should not pick the scabs off as this can affect hair growth. The shampoo costs around £2 for a 125ml bottle, you can buy the shampoo at chemists and many supermarkets so it's not hard to get hold of.
The shampoo comes packaged in a cardboard box with a jade green background for the background of the product name and along the bottom and then there is a picture of mother and baby on the front of it.
Inside the cardboard box there is a white bottle of the product, on the front of the bottle there is writing ion the same jade green colour that was on the box it gives you the name of the product and the information "for the treatment of cradle cap and general care of infant hair and scalp."
On the back of the bottle all the writing is in the same jade green colour and you are given the information that once the cradle cap is treated this is safe to use as your babies normal shampoo which I think is good to know as you know it must be safe if it can be used long term. There are the usual list of ingredients the actives one are Sodium lauryl ether sulpho-succinate and sodium lauryl ether sulphate. The directions for use tell you to half a teaspoon to babies hair and massage gently but firmly, you are also told to rinse this off and repeat, I find the fact that you are given an amount like this is strange as babies can have very little hair or a full head of hair.
The bottle has got a flip top cap which I always think is good as I am then not hunting for where the lid has gone, after flipping the lid there is a small hole for the dispensing of the product and you just simply squeeze the bottle to get the product out. The shampoo smells floral but medicated at the same time but is actually quite a nice smell, on putting the shampoo on my daughters hair it doesn't really lather all that well but as my daughter has hardly any hair it covers it just fine, the shampoo is easy to rinse out and doesn't leave any residue.
The shampoo does work but it does take it's time, my daughter has certainly got less of the little flakes but there is still some there and we must have been treating this for about three weeks now, her hair is always left smelling lovely and little bit she has is nice and soft. I would recommend this product just don't expect very quick results.
Dentinox offers a range of baby products which includes a teething gel, colic drops and a treatment shampoo.
Cradle Cap is a form of seborrhoeic dermatitis. This can cause a babies scalp to become itchy, flaky and dry. Dentinox have created a Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo to use on your baby.
It contains active ingredients of sodium lauryl ether sulpho-succinate and sodium lauryl ether sulphate. It is also made with sodium salt of coconut imidazoline oleic acid diethanolamide, sodium chloride, rose perfume and water.
This treatment is classed as a medicine and therefore should be kept away from children and it is also recommended that you contact your doctor if pregnant, breastfeeding etc.
The treatment can be used from birth.
I have misplaced the box however I will say that it is can be recognised on the shelves by the happy mother and baby image as shown above!
The treatment itself comes in a curvy, white plastic bottle. The bottle isn't transparent so it is difficult to judge how much is left. The treatment is dispensed by opening a flip cap on the top of the bottle.
The information on the bottle is pretty straightforward to clear to read. The front has the brand and product name. The back has the product information, ingredients, directions for use, warnings and contact details for the company.
This treatment can be used at the first signs of cradle cap and as a replacement for your normal baby shampoo. It can be used even when the cradle cap has subsided as a gentle shampoo for your babies hair.
-wet babies head with warm water
-2-3mls in the hand and gently massage over babies scalp
-rinse off and shampoo again
-rinse and dry
-repeat until babies scalp is clear
**Availability and Price**
Dentinox can be bought from chemists and Boots. It can also be purchased in supermarkets.
It comes in a 125ml bottle.
My son didn't suffer with cradle cap when he was a newborn and I was thankful for that. When my cousin was a baby, he had it and I used to pick at it which is never a good idea..I would have been too tempted with Ryan!
Just before my sons 2nd birthday in May, I noticed him scratching his head a lot. He had quite long blond hair (I couldn't bear to get it cut) so the underlying cradlecap went unnoticed. Once I had checked and ruled out nits, I spied with my beady eye, a mass of orangey, crusty bits. Horrified, I called my sister and she recommended Dentinox. Off I trotted to Boots and picked up a bottle.
Now the bottle is nothing special. Its rather plain but aslong as it works, I don't care what it looks like. My son seems terrified of the bath for some unknown reason so bath time is usually once a week with daily cleans in between. We have been using this for about 6weeks now.
After wetting his hair, I apply a small amount (I don't take teaspoons or measuring spoons into the bath) and lather it up. The liquid is clear and has the same sort of consistency as Johnson's shampoo..not too runny but not overly thick either. It is just right. The scent is quite strong and smells like a blend of soap and flowers. I can now identify this as rose as listed in the ingredients.
The treatment lathers up quite quickly into a foamy, white mass and a little has certainly went a long way. I gently massage it into the worse affected area which was on top of his scalp and ensured that the rest of the hair was fully shampooed too. After I had done this, I quickly washed his body.
Rinsing out was simple and I needed approx 2 jugs of water for it to be fully washed off. I double checked that Ryans scalp wasn't still soap as this can make things worse. It is recommended that you shampoo the hair twice but with my sons tantrums due to being in water, I felt one shampoo was sufficient.
Once my sons hair was towel dried, I was impressed by how fluffy and soft it was and this was comparable to normal shampoos. It had a left a delicate, baby like smell which meant snuggling up to him for his bedtime story was made even more enjoyable by me sniffing his gorgeous hair!
The most important question is..did it get rid of his cradle cap? Well yes and no. The first time we used this, I personally did not see any improvement in the amount that was on his scalp. I persevered and used it on a weekly basis and there seemed to be an improvement each time I used it on his hair. By week 3, there was no sign of any cradle cap and it has remained that way since. I still use this every week to use up the bottle and his hair is cradle cap free and he no longer itches or claws at his scalp.
I am currently using this as a normal shampoo for him and it cleans his hair perfectly well. The 125ml bottle has also lasted well making it excellent value for money.
I would recommend this for parents who have babies suffering from cradle cap.
Thank you for reading :)