I want to know…

Any links to Amazon are affiliate links.

Okay people. On our most recent poll, 49 of you said that the best shampoo for your baby with Eczema/dry scalp was “Other.” I want to know what “other” you are using!

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it 1-5!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!


Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

Find me on: Web | Twitter | Facebook


  1. Heather
    February 10, 2010 / 8:24 PM

    I am using Episencial's Playful Foaming Wash, and it's working very well. My DD has eczema and horrible cradle cap, and it seems to be taking care of both issues. Plus, it's scented with orange essential oil, so it smells great. 🙂

  2. The Hultman's
    February 10, 2010 / 8:28 PM

    For lotion I use Aquaphor and Gentle Naturals Eczema cream. I combine them. For bath I use Huggies Natural Care wash. They both work great on my 7mo old son.

  3. Casey
    February 10, 2010 / 8:55 PM

    We use the Mustella (sp?) foaming shampoo. Will was "cured" in one week! Plus, one bottle lasts FOREVER!

  4. Dori
    February 10, 2010 / 8:55 PM

    I use Burt's Bees shampoo/body wash and body lotion on a daily basis. All natural and smells so good. For the serious rough patches I'm just trying Weleda calendula calming cream. Seems to be helping. Adding additional humidity to the air also helps.

  5. Two Little Bugs and a Bichon
    February 10, 2010 / 9:54 PM

    We have used T Gel, recommended by our peditrician. It smells awful but really helps. One of my twins has awful Eczema but has been controlled nicely with a topical steroid on his body and T GEl for the head.

  6. MamaBB
    February 10, 2010 / 10:05 PM

    We used Petit Chevre Lil Goatsmilk wash and it really helped his skin

  7. Cabra Clan
    February 10, 2010 / 10:07 PM

    Sounds mean, but our doctor recommended head and shoulders for our son when he was less than a year old. When things get bad we use that and are just really careful with his eyes since it is far from tear free. When not using that we use Aveeno or the Suave kid's shampoo that is dye and frangrance free. For lotion there is nothing better than the big tub of Aquaphor at our house.

  8. The Swan's
    February 10, 2010 / 10:12 PM

    I use mustella foaming shampoo for cradle cap and both of my 4 month old twin girls were cured within a few weeks.

  9. Kristina H.
    February 10, 2010 / 10:12 PM

    Step one, per pediatrician, was STOP bathing them so often! Once a week, maybe twice a week, was plenty, according to the doctor. Daily baths were way too hard on my babies' skin. Next, stop using "baby" shampoo (or anything scented.) We used Cetaphil cleanser (just a drop) and then loaded on the Cetaphil moisturizer. My younger two are blonde with blue eyes and their skin is much more sensitive than my older two (brunette with brown eyes.) During the winter, I use the Cetaphil moisturizer on everyone, especially when they get that chapped ring under their lips (doesn't burn like blistex.)

  10. Jillian
    February 10, 2010 / 11:28 PM

    We were JUST at the pediatrician's office on Monday, and he recommended using Selsun Blue – but only twice per week, and be very careful to not get it in the baby's eyes as it is not "baby proof". He also prescribed a steroid topical cream (desonide) to apply twice per day. We started it yesterday, and it's already cleared up 99%!

  11. Kristin
    February 11, 2010 / 1:16 AM

    We used California Baby Calendula cream (not a shampoo) on my DD's cradle cap and it worked wonders. Got it at Target.

  12. celeste
    February 11, 2010 / 1:22 AM

    My son didn't have cradle cap, but he did have eczema. Someone gave me Arbonne baby wash and it seemed to help. What seemed to make the biggest difference was Burt's Bees Apricot baby oil! I tried cream five or six times and day and it really didn't do anything. The apricot oil got rid of it and keeps it away. I now use Soothing Naturals, but that alone doesn't seem to do the trick.

  13. Amanda Mc
    February 11, 2010 / 9:32 AM

    I just stopped using shampoo at all on her hair. All I do is rinse with water and her scalp has cleared up almost completely! And her hair never seems dirty, even though I don't wash it.

  14. Shawnie
    February 11, 2010 / 4:39 PM

    I would place a little Arbonne Baby Care Body Oil on the dry area at the beginning of the bath and let it sit. At the end of the bath I would wash his hair with ShakleeBaby Gentle Wash. Worked AWESOME for the dry scalp at the front of his head and eyebrows. He still has a dry patch in the middle of the back of his head that just doesn't seem to go away, but this treatment keeps it from getting worse.

  15. Jessica
    February 11, 2010 / 5:47 PM

    We have not had to use a special shampoo or body wash with Avery since she was a newborn. We use Johnson's for her wash and shampoo. For lotion, we use Vaseline Intensive Care. WOW, it makes such a difference for her. If you happen to have a CVS near by, you can get the Vaseline when it is on sale, with ECB's, and using coupons and get it for practically nothing.

  16. A Day In the Life . . .
    February 13, 2010 / 5:12 AM

    Not sure about eczema, but my daughter had serious dry scalp – we used an over the counter dandruff shampoo (head & shoulders was mentioned, Selsun blue is another) every day or every other day until it was under control, (which is a short time – a week or two) and then once a week for a month or two. If there is a flare-up we break out the dandruff shampoo for a couple days, and it goes away. Eventually she grew out of it. I also recommend it to my patients for stubborn dandruff- those who aren't worried about chemicals on a short term basis. Chemical free shampoos would be Burt's and California baby, both sold at Target. I'm not convinced they are as effective as the dandruff formulated shampoos, though.

  17. Jordan and Nikki Brown
    February 14, 2010 / 12:09 AM

    We used Neutrogena T Gel Shampoo every couple of washes & it absolutely took care of it!

  18. Jamie
    February 15, 2010 / 8:27 PM

    Borage oil is what helped the Man Cub's cradle cap & eczema. This is a baby oil from Rainbow Naturals (I think) that has borage oil in it. I would rub it in before bath and use a baby brush or washcloth to scrub with California Baby shampoo. I still use the oil on his body when he gets dry.

Leave a Reply