|No matter what I try I can’t get rid of the flaky skin
on my babies head. It is also quite crusty in places. The
clinic nurse said it is nothing to worry about. Is she correct?
best answer to this is to only buy a car seat that is approved
by the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards). They have
been tasked with checking the safety of every type of car
seat for children available in South Africa. When you select
a car seat, ensure that the shop assistant shows you proof
of the SABS approval.
In the meantime, there are a couple of things you can try
that should reduce the severity of the cradle cap, even if
they do completely solve the problem. Try putting olive oil
on the cradle cap, leaving it overnight, and then brushing
the hair gently before washing it. You can do this for several
nights in a row, and should see a gradual improvement in the
scalp condition. You can also try common dandruff shampoo,
but this is quite harsh for a baby and can, in some cases,
worsen the situation. Keeping the head as dry as possible
may also lead to improvement.