4 Steps for Babies with Cradle Cap

by Andrea Williams |  | 12 comments

We always recommend starting with our signature Lavender and Rosemary Hair & Body Wash. It's a best-seller for a reason—it's natural, won't dry out skin, and lathers quickly. Using just a dime-sized drop, lather your baby up with our wash, paying extra attention to the dry skin spots on their scalp. Don't be afraid to scrub a little bit with your fingers—the goal here is to soften and release the flakes.

After bathtime, dry your baby off and gently brush his head with a soft-bristled baby brush. We used this baby brush, but we also love the yellow sponge-brush combo ones from the hospital! The bristles seem to have just the right amount of give. Focus your attention on brushing out the little flakes we've loosened from the scalp.

Just before bed, smear a good bit of our All Over Ointment on your baby's head where he has dry skin. Don't worry if it gets on Baby's hair! Our Ointment is thick (but not greasy) so it's best to save this step for bedtime and let it work its magic overnight. You're looking for a medium-thick layer here—you won't have to rub it in all the way, but smooth it in just enough so it won't rub off everywhere. And great news—it's safe for fabrics, so any residue you do get on linens or sheets will wash out in the laundry!

If needed, bathe your babe again in the morning to scrub off any residue from the ointment. Most of the ointment may be gone, but it's always nice to give your baby's head one more look over to see any spots you may have missed.

For most babies, the dry flakey scalp is cleared overnight after one treatment but for others with more stubborn skin issues it might take a few more days. You can also do this on a toddler or big kid!
Have you removed your kid's dry flakey skin with All Over Ointment? How'd it go? Let us know in the comments.

Comments (12)

  • Jessi on February 27, 2020

    My 2 month old had cradle cap. I’d use coconut oil before bath time and bathed my baby every single night for weeks. I’d use a soft bristle brush during the bath as well as afterwards fo get rid of the flakes. My pediatrician said I was doing all the right things but it never cleared up. The bathing just prevented it from getting worse. My friend said she heard good things about Tubby Todd. I looked into it and decided it couldn’t hurt to try it. I’m so glad I did. I followed the regimen of bathing with the shampoo/body wash then applying the AOO onto his scalp before bedtime. I put a hat on him while I was holding him to reduce how much AOO got everywhere. The next morning after I bathed him, 95% of the rash and flakes were gone! His scalp was smooth and not inflamed as it had been. I repeated the process the next time and his cradle cap is all gone! I was definitely skeptical but I’m so glad I tried it! I’ve been putting AOO on his rash on his neck, behind ears and armpits but those haven’t resolved yet. I’d also say it does go on smooth but it feels sticky to the touch. I wash my hands after applying.

  • Sara Valencia on October 29, 2019

    This stuff is amazing. I ordered the AOO for my new borns acne. She is a month old, i had taken her to the dr and they prescribed an ointment that did not help. I stumbled upon a FB post about the all over ointment by tubby todd and with all the great reviews i decided to order it. IT IS MAGICAL JUST 3days using this both day and night and it is all GONE!!! Thanks tubby todd🙏🏽

  • Amanda on July 09, 2019

    I use the all over ointment as shampoo/deep conditioner. I rub into my kids hair (1 and 3) during bath with a little water, let it sit while they play, comb/brush hair, and rinse. It leaves their hair soft and their scalps flake free. It’s amazing!

  • Stephanie on May 21, 2019

    We love Tubby Todd! Just used the AllOver Ointemnt…one application and cradle cap was gone. Amazing stuff!!

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