Cradle cap is caused probably by an imbalance or over activeness of the sebaceous glands in the skin of newborn babies, due to the mother’s hormones still in the baby’s circulation. The glands release a greasy substance that makes old skin cells attach to the scalp instead of falling off as they dry.
Treatment with Cradle-Cap Cleanser.
Treatment in cases of flaking, with or without small patches of yellow crusting:Apply Cradle Cap Cleanser 5-10 minutes before bathing the baby and massage the scalp gently. In most cases, the flakes or the yellow crusting will be washed away. If there are still flakes or crust, you may try to comb it out gently after bathing for total elimination of the crust.