Special shampoos

You can buy special shampoo for cradle cap from your local pharmacy. Always read the instruction leaflet tocheck it's safe to use on your child.

Avoid getting the shampoo in your baby's eyes. If you're unsure about using it, speak to a pharmacist for advice.

Generally, don't use shampoos that contain groundnut oil or peanut oil on children under five years of age.

See your GP if your baby's cradle cap is severe, if there is swelling or bleeding, or if there are signs of cradle cap on their face or body.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018