Baby Basics: Cradle Cap Prevention and Care

by Julie Trotter, Newborn Care Specialist and Instructor

Bath Time Tips:

  • Cradle cap is oily, yellowish, scaley skin on your baby's head that you may start to see appear a few weeks after birth.
  • With each bath, use a small drop of soap on a baby brush and gently swirl the brush over the top of your baby's head to loosen the skin.
  • Be sure to thoroughly rinse the shampoo out.