Quoting Draco'sStalker:" DD get's bathed every other day. well, yesterday my mother was looking at her head and said she has cradle ... [snip!] ... put baby oil on it and i'm gonna be getting in the shower with her in a bit. how do i keep it from coming back once it's gone?"
Quoting SaucyPoppet:" It's not caused by dirtiness..and you will probably get a lot of folks on here soon telling you to STOP ... [snip!] ... down. Trying to rip or scrub the chunks off can result in going too far and hitting raw tender skin so you need to be careful."most of the time it's every other day but occasionally every 3rd day...i say scrub but i'm not really pressing down, just being very thorough.
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" now i feel bad about being so misinformed... my mom's and MIL's advice... also, MIL kept telling me i need to start washing her hair every day?"No, that'll just make it worse. Don't worry too much about it. All 3 of my boys had it a little bit. I actually don't know many babies who haven't had it to some degree. Less is more. Don't mess with it much, oil her scalp. I liked the Burt's Bees apricot baby oil a lot.