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Just noticed yellowish scabby/flaky patches on 18mo DS's scalp. He never had cradle cap as a baby, so I don't really know what it looks like but this looks like it might be cradle cap, do toddlers get this or is it only little babies? Best thing to treat it?
Dentinox didn't work for us, hv suggested massaging ds' scalp with olive oil, an hour or so before bath time, and then during the bath, combing his head, which lifts up all the flakes the oil has loosened. Then shampoo the oil out (a few washes needed!!)Worked a treat, and was strangely therapeutic for me too
I noticed it recently in my 4 year old (and posted).. She never had it as a baby either. TBH I've just left it, as I'm much the same as pp, can't be arsed with the olive oil. Detinox never worked with my ds, he just grew out of it (but with a bit of picking from me urghh)
How weird - i noticed my DS (2.3yr) has still got it, i know it went after he was about 6 months, yet this morning i noticed its back!!! I picked the loose bits out and was wondering what to do... i'll try dentinox and perhaps comb his hair every day (he has short hair that why i dont comb it, rather than being a slattern!)
DS1 had this really badly up to age 2.5. Doc sent us to dermatologist because she'd never seen such a bad case at this age. Dermatologist recommended good old-fashioned olive oil but said we had to be rigorous about rubbing it in every day for up to a month. Worked like a miracle, but it did take a good month - and there were about 2 weeks where huge flakes lifted up and just sat in DS's hair looking absolutely disgusting. Now he's completely cradle cap free at age 3. HTH