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Is 2 1/2 too old for cradle cap

(12 Posts)
Thomasthetank456 Tue 12-Jul-16 18:00:50

Just that really noticed some dark scaly looking patch on DS head. Doesn't seem to feel scaly. Or is it a dandruff?

GloGirl Tue 12-Jul-16 22:30:25

My husband had it at 13! (He wasn't my husband at 13 in case you were wondering...)

nannyj Tue 12-Jul-16 22:35:04

Not too old at all. I've nannied for plenty of children that age and would say it's pretty common for it to appear at that age.

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Tue 12-Jul-16 22:45:18

Not at all. My dd1 had it quite badly until she was about 4! She has ridiculously thick hair which seemed to make it impossible to shift. She is 6 now and the other day I found a small patch at the front of her head.

nennyrainbow Tue 12-Jul-16 22:45:23

My daughter is nearly 2 1/2 and she has it too! Seems to be build up when I haven't washed her hair for a while ( she hates hair washing and screams all the way through so I tend to leave it as long as possible between washes).

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Tue 12-Jul-16 22:47:24

The best thing I found for getting rid of it was plenty of olive oil rubbed all over her scalp then going over it with a nit comb a couple of hours later. It's very satisfying!

annandale Tue 12-Jul-16 22:51:52

Never too late for cradle cap. Ds appears to have moved seamlessly from cradle cap to dandruff.

TheUnsullied Tue 12-Jul-16 22:55:43

DD is about the same age and still has it.

rjet1245 Tue 12-Jul-16 22:59:46

My daughter has had it since being a baby, on and off. She's 13 now.

Hastalapasta Tue 12-Jul-16 23:05:06

My 6 year old has it. Do not worry. My GP once said no adult had ever been to see him for cradle cap grin

WLmum Tue 12-Jul-16 23:05:15

Dd1 had tons of it as a baby and still has the odd patch now - she's 9. You can't see it but sometimes I feel it whine I'm brushing or fiddling with her hair

flutterby77 Wed 13-Jul-16 13:07:14

My son has it at nearly two, it's gradually flaking away now and seems to be disappearing.

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