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Best Cradle Cap Shampoo Ever!

Shortly after my now 7-month old (Rosemary) was born, I began to notice that awful brown dandruff, cradle cap, on the crown of her head. At first I dilegently rubbed her head with petroleum jelly or olive oil and a soft brush. By about 3 months I noticed the cradle cap was settling in - it wasn't getting any better or worse.  Attending to the matter fell off my priority list - getting the family fed, the clothes washed, and taking an occasional shower were much more important.

In the mean time, I went through several bottles of shampoo: Burt's Bees, Johnsons, Aveeno, Kiss my Face. The cradle cap remained the same. Magically, a few weeks ago I picked up a bottle of Episencial's "Playful Wash," which boasts "loaded with the good stuff... supporting skin immunity." I'd love to say I picked it out based on carefully assessing the ingredient list, but really it was the image of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpiller that drew me and my 3 year old to it (who doesn't love that book?).

After the first time we used this delicious smelling shampoo, the cradle cap was visably reduced. After two weeks, the cradle cap is still there, but only noticeable if you really look for it.  I highly recommend Episencial's "Playful Wash" 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash if you are struggling with cradle cap.