I was born with LI, and when I was a baby, my mom used Aquaphor on me, except she used Vaseline Hand Lotions on my hands and feet. I'm not really sure why b/c when I was old enough to lotion myself, I put the Aquaphor on all over.
As a baby, she used a baby's hair brush to help remove the flakes. Pretty much the same thing parents of "normal" babies do to remove cradle cap, which my "normal" daugter has right now! Just wet the hair brush, shampoo his head, and gently rub hishead in circular motions with the bristles of the hairbrush.
If the grass looks greener on the other side, maybe it's time to start watering your lawn!