Cradle cap (or Infantile Seborrheic Dermatitis) is a common occurrence among infants. While the sudden appearance of these dry, flaky scales on your baby's skin may alarm you at first, know that cradle cap is not something that is harmful to your baby. On their website, BabyCenter.com notes that cradle cap can be noticed within the first three months of your child’s life, and will likely resolve itself by your baby's first birthday. In this article, you can see some examples of what Cradle Cap looks like, where on your baby's body it can occur and learn ways you can help alleviate symptoms. If you are concerned that your infant's cradle cap may be causing her discomfort, speak to your child's primary care doctor for advice on how to treat her symptoms.
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