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i noticed on another thread mums talking about cradle cap solutions such as apricot oil and bicarb soda. anyway, everyone seemed to be talking about little babies.
i am just wondering if it's normal for a 1 year old to still have cradle cap. alice is 14 mths and has dry scaly skin under her lovely blonde hair which cannot be seen unless you look real close. i have tried scrubbing, gently brushing, olive oil, the bicard suggestion, only washing hair once or less per/week (mainly coz i'm lazy!) etc, but she hates it and won't let me do anything for long. so i was just going to let it go away by itself. really, I just want to know if you think that is ok (i.e., not to worry about it) and whether this is normal for her age???
DD1 still has it and she is nearly 3. I have also asked for advice on here before and have tried several things with no luck. Two women I work with have 4 year olds and they say that their girls still have it too. If anyone has a solution I am keen to hear it too.
Not sure if I will be of much help but my daughter is 2yrs and I have had this prob also. Her hair is blonde and fine and it has been very noticable.
I put baby oil on her head and left it in there for a day, which wasn't a very pretty look. I think I got her to wear a hat that day if we went out! I just wanted it to soak in. It took a few washes to get the oil out but I found the dryness ( which was now softer) was easier to lift off. I changed her shampoo too and got the one with the conditioner in it and make sure I rinse her hair thoroughly. It has seemed to slowly clear itself up.
Best of luck with it. :)
My DD is 7 months old and has THICK cradle cap... I have been too vain to do anything about it previously - you generally have to leave whatever the product is, in their hair and it looks horrid!!
I just had some success with a product called "Egozite" Cradle Cap lotion. You're supposed to put it in twice a day for 3-5 days without washing... I put it in twice one day, and just used a comb to kind of loosen the crusts - even though it does say to not "forcibly remove crusts"... I don't think there is anything "nasty" in this product - 6% w/w salicylic acid... It has removed quite a lot of the crusts, and I'm sure if I actually followed the directions properly, we would have much better results...
Hope this helps Rachel!
The Egozit or whatever its called is good but it can be a little harsh on young bubs skin so be careful.
DS has had bad cradle cap, really thick since just after he was born. I personally think I washed his hair alot and the product build up wasnt good for his baby skin.
But it is also itchy at times and I think its related to his eczema condition. I just leave it unless I notice DS scratching alot and then I try the egozit, we havent needed to use it now for at least 3 months so I am very happy.
my DD had cradle cap until she was 15 months old. She is going to be 16 months old on October 23. She had a very little peace of it on her fontanelle. I used baby oil before bath and waited for 15-20 minutes, then I gently combed it when she was very little. I didn't comb her fontanelle maybe that's why she had it there for so long. Then I reaziled that it was disappering slowly after every bath. Don't worry it will go away gradually.
Hi, my second son is nearly 4 and a half and he still has cradle cap.I've tried everything on his head and found the best thing is my conditioner.I leave it on for an hour or so then comb his hair and it seems to lift off pretty easily. Ha ha lucky he likes having his hair played with! It's not a miracle cure by all means but if you keep up to it (I do it maybe once a fortnight if I notice some more growing) is seems to work.
just wanted to tell you that this last week i have been putting baby oil on alice's scalp at bathtime and gently massaging it in, leaving her in the bath for 10 minutes or so and then standing in the bath over her, i comb it out (which she hates!! poor little thing. neighbours must think i am murdering her. lol! :D )
anyway, after 2 times of doing that it's 85% gone, so i think i found a solution.
thanks for all the replies...
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