Cradle Cap in older babies
Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:55 PM
But on closer inspection, it is yellow/scabby, like cradle cap I have seen on other young babies. Nathan never had it when he was younger. I know how to treat it, so thats not a problem. If it makes any difference, I use GAIA baby shampoo, and have done for at least a year now.
He is nearly 18 months old - is it normal for older babies to get cradle cap? Should I take him to the GP/CHN/Chemist for other treatment?
Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:01 PM
Angus has a bit as well and it got worse the more I tried to shampoo it off.
Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:06 PM
Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:29 PM
He'd been scratching, and feared the worst (nits) because of kindy, but on closer inspection, it appeared to be cradle cap.
It doesn't seem to bother him all that much, so I'm not going to bother treating it, but I've heard just a bit of baby oil rubbed into his scalp can help
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 04:25 PM
Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:28 PM
I will gve the no hair washing a go for a couple of weeks before I try the baby oil/olive oil (as his hair will NEED to be washed then!)
It doens't seem to bother him at all, no itching/scratching, and his hair is getting thicker so unless you look for it you can't see it.
Posted 13 December 2009 - 07:56 PM
We just use a bit of olive oil on his head in the bath every now and then - just put in on, leave it for 5 minutes and then wash it off - works really well :-)
Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:28 AM
Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:59 AM
Interestingly I also use Gaia shampoo, I wonder if there is a connection? Anyway perhaps I will stop shampooing for a while and see what happens. Rosie will be delighted - she hates having her hair washed
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