The best cradle cap brushes are designed to gently exfoliate Baby’s delicate scalp. But first, what is cradle cap? Turns out, it can often come out of nowhere. Suddenly, your newborn baby’s hair will get a little flaky, and it may cause you concern at first. But the truth is, cradle cap is very common. It also doesn’t hurt your newborn, and it goes away fairly quickly. When my daughter, who’s almost four, was just a newborn, she had a pretty bad case. Pair that with baby acne , and it seemed like she was “zero going on 13.” Only with a newborn do you realize how insane the human body can be — both yours and theirs.
While cradle cap often solves itself within a few months, you may wonder what you can do to help speed up the process, and there is a solution. At the risk of sounding weird, we had a brush that helped loosen and slowly remove the flakes, and the activity itself was actually somewhat calming — it was like she was getting a soothing scalp massage. The grooming routine was also a way to feel like I was bonding with my baby in a new way. But also important? The method worked. It didn’t clear the condition up overnight, but it very visibly got better day by day. So the moral of the story, Moms and Dads, is to add a cradle cap brush to your Amazon baby registry, right alongside a set of baby-safe nail clippers, moisturizing lotion, and ear cleaners. (And side note: Don’t forget that baby bouncer that’s sure to save your sanity.)
Ahead, the cradle cap brushes that parents rave about, as well as hair brushes for toddlers to help keep the flakes at bay.
Best Cradle Cap Brushes
This brush looks like it’s best used around bath time. So if you’re gently trying to remove some flakes with water involved, this would be a good choice. It also comes in a pack of three, because as a mom with a newborn, you’ll lose track of everything. Also, having three will ensure that one’s always clean. ” I purchased these on recommendation from a friend, and they have worked magic for us,” writes mom and Amazon Reviewer Kay. “I recommend using one about four or five times, and then discarding for another sponge.”
This set of brushes is awesome because it comes with two types and can also be used for toddlers. The soft hairbrush, made with goat hair, is a perfect way to soothe a baby. This brush set even claims to help stop cradle cap in its tracks by evenly distributing oils throughout your newborn’s scalp. The comb that’s included is another great way to softly remove flakes that may appear.
Safety 1st is a trusted brand for parents. Their specific cradle cap brush is one of the many thought-out products they sell. Not only does this one allow you to massage the scales loose, but it also comes with a comb to help remove them. “It’s amazing and gross and wonderful,” admits Amazon Reviewer and mom ZMomUtah, who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. “And my babe doesn’t even flinch when I spend 10 minutes clearing his scalp of all the goo (that I didn’t even know was on there in the first place!!). It seems to be soothing to him.” Also? You simply can’t beat the price.
FridaBaby, the company that makes the alarming snot-sucker device that parents either swear by or feel repulsed by, also has a solution for cradle cap — and it’s much less terrifying. The system is designed to lather, loosen, and lift the flakes right of the scalp. 85% of the people who bought it on Amazon have given it an impressive five stars, meaning it’s become a big part of their baby hygiene routine.
ScrubBEE makes a very cute infant brush that can also help you manage cradle cap. It’s very safe — it’s free of BPA and PVC, and also easy to hang so that it can stay dry outside of the bath tub. “This is such a simple idea but well-executed!” writes Amazon Reviewer RavyWedding. “The bee hive handle is short and wide enough for little hands and it lathers up body wash nicely.”
This is adorable cradle cap brush for infants will help you gently massage the flakes away. With over 3, 000 micro bristles, you can use the suction cup on the back to maneuver the brush and stick it to the wall if you use it during bath time. And, it’s not just for babies — Mom can use it as a gentle exfoliator, as well.
Best Baby & Toddler Hair Brushes
A brush doesn’t necessarily need to be geared towards cradle cap to help the issue. Sometimes, just a gentle brush will help — and, it’s something they can continue to use as they grow older. This brush is very gentle, and it’s one that adults can also use. “I’m a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her,” writes dad and Amazon Reviewer Nguyen P. “She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked.”
My daughter currently has three of these, and as a parent, I admit I’ve stolen them on occasion. I might not use a brush like this immediately on a newborn, but it’s a great brush for toddlers and toddler hair care. It’s helped keep her hair strong and tangle-free. And other moms agree — it currently has an 85% five-star rating on Amazon.
Your toddler may fall in love with this Minnie Mouse haircare set, which includes a brush and comb. Babies might not get into the character recognition just yet, but this may be all you need to inspire a young child to practice better grooming. Plus, who doesn’t love Minnie? Amazon reviewer Laura found that the soft bristles on the brush would also work for babies, even though she bought it for her 2-year-old granddaughter. “She isn’t fond of getting her long hair combed or brushed so I thought this set might encourage her,” she said. “The brush is very soft like a baby brush but for my purpose it was perfect.”
Conair is a name you’ve likely grown up with. This brush and comb set, if used gently, would be great at removing cradle cap. However, it’s versatile for any child to use. This particular set comes with a cushion brush and a wide tooth comb.
The TELETIES Beginner Bundle does double duty: First, it comes with a wide-tooth brush with a small enough handle for younger kiddos to use themselves (but big enough for you to use, too). Second, it includes three TELETIES, one in each size — tiny, small, and large — to keep delicate toddler hair comfortably out of the way. There’s also a handy carrying case to keep all these hair essentials in one place. P.S. you’ll probably want to stock up on more tiny ties.
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