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Smelly head!

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by ellesabe, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. My daughter (10 weeks) has cradle cap and someone recommended that I use olive oil on it so I did a few days ago but now her head is really smelly! She has had a few baths but the smell won't go away - do I need to use shampoo?? Has anyone else's LO had a smelly head?!
  2. Ha I didn't use olive oil as I didn't want OH to have a smelly head!! Vaseline smells too but works really well and didn't have a lasting smell.
  3. handrail

    handrail New commenter

    We used olive oil on my LO's cradle cap. He got a smelly head too... so what we did is left the olive oil on for 15 mins, combed his scalp and then shampooed with clean water - worked really well for us and got rid of the cradle cap quickly and the smell.
  4. Have you tried Dentinox cradle cap shampoo? we used this when my LO had it when he was a few weeks old and it worked really well. It is also gentle enough to use as regular shampoo so this has become his 'normal' shampoo now too!
  5. We used this too and it went pretty much immediately. Combed his hair while the shampoo was on and then rinsed it out. Now use it as his regular shampoo as well. His cradle cap was very minor though - more like dandruff really.
    When i saw your post heading I expected a question about whether or not you should tell your headteacher that they smell!!
  6. Ha ha!!! Well I'll give that shampoo a try - thanks for the tip :)
  7. MrsDetermined

    MrsDetermined New commenter

    I used to use olive oil too but found that when the scaly bits came back they were yellow instead of white and looked awful.
    We now use Dentinox too and it's working (for the record I think it smells like dog shampoo!) but it definitely works better if you rub in circles with a soft baby brush to loosen it and give it a good rub with the towel when you're drying.

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