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Old 07-14-2011, 08:54 PM   #11
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Re: Cradle cap at 16mo?

All of my boys have had this...not my girl.

DS1- He had a "weird" version of cradle cap. I actually think it was a skin condition of some sort. He barely has any at all now at 9 years old.

DS2- Major cradle cap. His has finally mostly gone at 5 years old.

DS3- He is 2, and still has a ton.

I'm not sure why they have it, but I pretty much do what others suggested. Olive oil or coconut oil works to loosen it up and get it off, but eventually it comes back. A lice brush works really well to get it off as well. I've used the chemical "specialized for cradle cap" shampoo before but even after stopping it, it would just come back so I stopped using it. The chemicals bothered me.

It's annoying, and my boys all have blond hair as well so it can been seen at times. But eventually it will go away and there's not much I can do.

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:10 PM   #12
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my 3yr old DD still has a bit. I wash her hair (& scrub her scalp) w/ tea tree shampoo about once a month & it seems to help.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:52 AM   #13
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Re: Cradle cap at 16mo?

I used tgel every other day for a couple weeks and I think it helped.

It's hard to see her scalp though as she's got a lot of hair. I need to go sit in the sunlight and check her out again.

I decided on the tgel because it's something we already had and it just wasn't going away even though I'd used baby oil and scraped. The pediatrician couldn't find any cradle cap and said that it appeared the tgel worked anyways, so she was fine with what I did.

The worst part was that her head smelled clinical for a couple weeks instead of all baby magical.
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Both my boys had cradle cap past 1 year, it'll eventually clear up.
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My ds had it too. I rubbed some cjs butter on his scalp. I used a comb to gently loosen and comb away the flakes. They never came back.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:11 PM   #16
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Re: Cradle cap at 16mo?

DS didn't have it at all as a baby. His showed up around 2 years old. After I realized what it was, I got most of it off with olive oil, but he still has a little bit left.
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My 11 year old still gets it sometimes & has since she was an infant. Neutrogena T-Gel extra strength shampoo does the trick for us. The only time it comes back now is when she forgets to use it. We've tried a lot if other dandruff shampoos with out luck but this stuff gets the job done here. It smells funny but she prefers that to yuck in her hair.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:57 PM   #18
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My 3yo also still has it. My mw said it could be caused by food allergies.
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Re: Cradle cap at 16mo?

My ds has it I did the olive oil, scraped/massaged away with my fingers then washed for 2 days when it was really bad. But I make sure I shampoo everyday, really massaging it in and letting it sit. Then I use some CJs or if I'm out regular ol baby lotion on his head.
I really think actually shampooing everyday helps it. I use all Live Clean products.
eta: He also has very thick hair!
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:35 PM   #20
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Re: Cradle cap at 16mo?

My 16 month still gets it, so does my 6 yr old, believe it or not. I use the cradle cap treatment that comes in a blue-ish/green-ish bottle that has Winnie The Pooh on it. You wet baby's head, put the treatment on and let it sit. Then use a comb to gently scrape the scaley stuff off. Then wash the hair. I usually have to wash a few times. I know some moms do this process with olive oil or baby oil as well.

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