My 2-Month-Old Has A Head Full Of Hair And I Notice Dandruff? What Can I Do About It?

My 2-Month-Old Has a Head Full of Hair and I Notice Dandruff? What Can I Do About It?

A mom writes in looking for advice about her 2-month-old’s hair and dandruff. What can she do, and is this normal?

A Community Member asks:

Hey mamas! My baby is almost two months old and has a head full of hair. I noticed she has dandruff, and I’m wondering what I can do about it? Anyone else has babies with dandruff.

-Mamas Uncut Community Member

Community Advice For The Mom Whose Baby Has a Full Head of Hair and Dandruff

To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.

Fan QuestionWhat can I do about my 2-month-olds dandruff?Hey mamas! My baby is almost two months old and has a head…

Posted by Mamas Uncut on Friday, January 24, 2020

You May Also Like: Texas Teen Growing Out His Hair for Sick Sister Leaves School After They Asked Him to Cut It or Get an In-School Suspension

Advice Summary

Bottle Smiling GIF by Petter Pentilä - Find & Share on GIPHY

The community moms gave some great advice and letting her know that this is very normal in newborns.

“It is called cradle cap and it is normal. Just comb it with a very fine comb and be patient. It will go away on its own in time.

My Mexican friend had a baby that had the fullest and longest head of hair that I had ever seen in my life!! She also had cradle cap. It was a struggle but I can say she stopped washing the baby’s hair and parted it many ways dripped baby oil on it day and night rubbing it in and at bath time she would only wet her hair and combed it, it took a bit but it worked.

That young sounds like cradle cap and you can use baby oil, it’ll start coming off a little more and eventually be gone just brush it gently after don’t try to force it off it will come off on its own, it’s normal mama.”

My daughter was the same. I put baby oil on her scalp before bath time and let it soak and then put her in the tub and lightly combed it (not enough to irritate her scalp) and washed her hair till the oil was out. I think I had to do it one more time for the next bath but after that, it was gone.”

“It may not be as simple as cradle cap. When my son was 3months old the doc thought he had cradle cap, so I used the shampoo and oils they recommended but it turned out he had eczema. Which ended up all over. Good luck.”

“It’s probably “cradle cap” use a soft bristle brush with baby oil to loosen up the dead skin before every bath. It’s a pain, but generally goes away by around 6 months old, good luck!

Final Thoughts

Loop Baby Gif By Modgif - Find & Share on GIPHY

Cradle cap is very common in babies and there isn’t a ton of things you can do. I will post some tips from the mayoclinic.org below.

  • Gently rub your baby’s scalp with your fingers or a washcloth to loosen the scales. Don’t scratch.
  • Wash your baby’s hair once a day with mild baby shampoo. Loosen the scales with a small, soft-bristled brush or fine-toothed comb before rinsing off the shampoo.
  • If the scales don’t loosen easily, rub petroleum jelly or a few drops of mineral oil onto your baby’s scalp. Let it soak into the scales for a few minutes, or hours if needed. Then brush and shampoo your baby’s hair as usual. If you leave the oil in your baby’s hair, the cradle cap may get worse.
  • Once the scales are gone, wash your baby’s hair every two to three days with a mild shampoo to prevent scale buildup.

Many of the comments talked about their own experiences and what they did. I hope that with all of the comments and the link above you can have some peace of mind and suggestions of things to try.

Do you have any advice for this mom? Leave a comment to help another mom out!

Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, our robust community of moms is always having a conversation about topics that matter. We like to highlight those conversations from time to time. Important mom questions. Thoughtful mom answers.

Do you have a question you’d like answered? Submit it to the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, and we may feature it along with some of the best answers on this site! You can remain completely anonymous while still getting the information and support you need from other moms who know what it’s like.

About Mamas Uncut

Mamas Uncut is the place for moms online. We cover the latest news around motherhood and parenting, plus entertainment news as well – all with a mom-focused twist. Looking for parenting advice? We have plenty of it, all for moms, from moms. Our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for. We don’t stop there though, we have expert advice on a range of topics, and all of our categories get updated multiple times a day, so if there’s one website for moms you need to bookmark, it’s Mamas Uncut. We cover it all, from the latest and trendiest baby names, in the US and all over the world, to advice for moms in the workplace, or mom to mom advice on balancing it all. Looking for an answer to a specific question you’ve have? Head over to our new answers section, where you can ask questions on a nearly endless amount of topics, and you’ll get answers fast – really fast. Mamas Uncut is more than just the place for moms, it’s the community of moms – all here to help, make friends, and more. Not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our key topic areas like Pregnancy or Relationships – if you’re looking for advice on a specific topic, there’s a pretty good chance that we’ve already written on it (a few times), or that it’s within our answers section. If you don’t have time to read the site every day, we also have a newsletter that you can control how often you want to receive – that way we send all of the must-see content for moms directly to your inbox – it’s that easy. So go ahead and take a look around, ask a question, or just keep reading, we’re glad you’re here.

1 thought on “My 2-Month-Old Has a Head Full of Hair and I Notice Dandruff? What Can I Do About It?”

  1. HELLO EVERYONE AM From united states i never know that spell caster is real, I thought they are fake until I met a man called Dr BAKABA On this day i am very happy to tell the world that Johnson is back to me thanks to Dr. BAKABA who use is great powers to cast a spell that brought Johnson back to me within 3days. I really want to tell the world that Dr. BAKABA is genius and powerful this means that is capable to restore any broken relationship or marriage just within the period of 3days. And due to the fact that Dr. BAKABA is very helpful and must people will need is help to restore there relationship or marriage i will write out the contact via email: ( [email protected] ) or you add him on whatsApp (+2347063836098 ) or you call him, DOCTOR BAKABA CAN AS WELL HELP THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS
    1. HIV/AIDS CURE
    2. HERPES CURE
    3. PENIS ENLARGEMENT
    4. PREGNANCY SPELL
    5. SPELL TO PREVENT COVID-19
    6. DIABETES CURE
    get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for
    him to solve..Contact him now

Leave a Comment