Cradle cap: how to remove it?

Babies' skin is very fragile . Their skin, which is very thin, can quickly feel attacked by external elements. Laundry, bath water, the sun, washing gels, diapers... We must treat it gently , both in the cosmetics we choose and in the gestures we use to apply them. Sometimes toddlers' skin can react with eczema or irritation from diapers and urine. Another common reaction, or particularity of the skin of infants: cradle cap or also called seborrheic dermatitis ! A little repulsive in appearance, we often wonder where they come from and how to treat them. Today, we explain everything about cradle cap!

In this article, we present our organic multi-care oil , ideal for softening and removing cradle cap.


  • But actually, what is seborrheic dermatitis?
  • How to avoid and prevent cradle cap?
  • Téane massage oil: an effective solution for removing cradle cap!

But actually, what is seborrheic dermatitis?

We'll stop you right away... Cradle caps have absolutely no connection, directly or indirectly, with the milk diet of little ones! Also called “ seborrheic dermatitis ” in infants, cradle cap are small plaques . They are white or yellowish in color , with a rather greasy feel. They are mainly found on the scalp of little ones , at the level of their fontanels. They are also present at their temples or on their face . In the most extreme cases, cradle cap can also form in skin folds or on the buttocks. They can occur in the first weeks of life or a little later and generally disappear after 6 months.

Don't worry, it's neither a skin disease nor a serious problem ! Babies do not feel discomfort from cradle cap. If no care is taken, they may end up in discomfort, but nothing more. Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by an overproduction of sebum . Hence the scientific name: “seborrheic” = sebum! Since the skin is not yet mature, and baths are less frequent, this overproduction of sebum ends up accumulating . It is a natural phenomenon that affects two thirds of babies. Once again don't worry, this is not a sign of poor hygiene! Just like us adults, babies have different skin types. Some people think that babies with cradle cap are predestined to have oily skin, but no studies have been done on this subject!

How to avoid and prevent cradle cap?

Although seborrheic dermatitis is not dangerous , it can be unsightly... To avoid and prevent it, you can put a few little tips in place:

  • Use organic and natural cosmetics to take care of your infant's skin. Fragile and thin, babies' skin tends to absorb everything that touches it more easily. We therefore avoid treatments with alcohol, parabens, essential oils, endocrine disruptors, etc. To consume healthy and safe treatments with your eyes closed: head to our site for natural care products for pregnant women and babies !
  • Don't overwash your little one's skin . The first months of his life, two to three baths per week are more than enough. In case of extreme heat, you can of course bathe him more often!
  • As bath water is rather hard and irritating , consider adding a few drops of vegetable oil to his skin before immersing him in the bath. The Multi-care Oil will protect your skin by creating a thin protective layer. Also make sure that the bath water is not too hot.
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Multi-care oil



If cradle cap begins to form on his scalp: brush him. To do this, use a brush with soft bristles and do not insist too much on the irritated areas. You can also “soften” them using vegetable oil.

Be careful never to scrape the cradle cap ! They will eventually leave on their own over time. Remember to monitor their progress carefully to avoid the development of bacteria or inflammation. In this case, consult a specialist.

At Téane, we have formulated a very gentle massage oil which is also ideal for treating cradle cap ! We tell you more!

An effective solution for removing cradle cap!

Our Multi-Care Baby Oil is perfect for treating cradle cap and preventing it!

For prevention , use this oil to massage your baby . A real moment of sharing between him and you, it is also a good way to deeply nourish your skin . You can also coat your baby with this oil before bathing to protect their skin from the drying effects of water and limescale.

If seborrheic dermatitis sets in, multi-care oil will help you remove them . To do this, take a small amount of oil and apply it to the cradle cap a few hours before bathing . Then , bathe your baby to soften the scabs . Brush his skin after bathing with a soft brush .

Its composition is 100% natural in origin ! Inside you can find:

  • A blend of vegetable oils enriched with essential fatty acids
  • Sunflower oil , which repairs and hydrates the skin
  • Camellia oil , which softens and repairs the skin

The formula is guaranteed to be free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, alcohol and essential oils. For even greater safety, it has been dermatologically tested . To use without moderation !

Complete this routine with Douceur Lavante to gently cleanse the skin or prefer our baby box bringing together three products.

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