I was so grateful when my daughter was born with a full head of hair that stuck around for her entire babyhood. My son, on the other hand, wasn't so lucky. His sparse hair became even more sparse after he was born and at about six months, he developed cradle cap. It wasn't the worst I've seen, but it was certainly pretty yucky. And there's something about cradle cap that makes you nervous to try to get rid of it. Not anymore. You just need these hacks to remove cradle cap, because that stuff can look pretty awful.
Whether you're loosening the cradle cap with olive oil or cranking up the humidifier in your baby's room, there are lots of options to try to get rid of those scales on your baby's head. BabyCenter explained, "If your baby's scalp has flaky, dry skin that looks like dandruff, or thick, oily, yellowish or brown scaling or crusting patches, it's probably cradle cap." And while it's harmless and will likely go away on its own, it'll probably bug you. Of course you should get it checked out if it looks extreme, and if you're not familiar with it. Luckily you can help it on its way by using one or all of these at-home cradle cap hacks. Just make sure to ask your pediatrician before you use medicated shampoos or essential oils.