During the first weeks & months of life, some babies keep their mother's hormones. Then, their glands, more active than usual, are producing more sebum. The consequence of this sebum excess is that dead cells stick to the scalp when it should dry up and fall off.
You can detect yourself Cradle cap in your newborn by four symptoms:
- Yellowish greasy patches
- Redness in the area of those patches
- Scales & flakes
- Yellow crusts
Cradle cap starts on the scalp but can spread until behind the ears.