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Cradle Cap (17 month old) Lock Rss

Hi everyone

I hoped this hasn't been asked about recently.
I just noticed the other day that my ds has a little bit of cradle cap!!!
I was so horrified!!! I so know that it has nothing to do with washing and hygiene and stuff, but I still feel so horrible.
I think it might be from when I wash his hair and rinsing out the shampoo. He still is not fussed on having water poured over his head so I used to try and do it quickly to get it over and done for him.

Could that be the reason why?
What do I do about it too?
I have tried putting sorbolene on his head at night and then washing his hair in the morning. I don't think it is doing anything yet.

What have you done?
Is it still okay for a 17 month old to have it?
I thought it was more a baby thing....

Anyway, any help would be much appreciated!

its totally fine for them to have it, you can try making a paste of bicarb and water and rubbing that firmlyonto his scalp. Olive oil worked for us and then it just slides of his head. Bennett still has a little bit its soooooo not worth worrying about smile


Steph VIC Mummy to one gorgeous boy

Hi Hayley
Don't feel bad - like you said - nothing to do with hygiene or anything. My boy had it when he was a bub (before we started using shampoo or anything so probably not that either).
We found that baby oil works a treat. Pour it into your hands, massage it into their scalp, and leave it for 15-20 minutes, then put them in the bath and shampoo their hair as normal. The process usually needs to be repeated for a few days to clear up, so the old saying "It won't happen overnight, but it will happen" comes in handy! (smiles)
Hope it helps......

James' Mum

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