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cradle cap
February 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM
I think my 2 year old has it. I didn't think kids still got it this old though, so I'm worried it may be something more serious. I'm going to try head & shoulders to see if that helps. If not then I'm thinking it might be plaque psoriasis. Does anyone else still deal with cradle cap at 2 or older?


  • .Angelica.
    February 1, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    I recently tried their multipurpose baby ointment for diaper rash and it worked so well. I'm excited to try the shampoo. lol

    Quoting akrall83:

    I love burt's bees products. Their lip balm is great. I haven't tried their shampoo though.

    Quoting .Angelica.:

    my son still had a spot of cradle cap at 4. switching to a better shampoo helped. I'm going to try the burts bees shampoo next.

  • nerdymom28
    February 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

     Yeah, it totally grossed me out too. My first child never had it, so I was like WTF IS THIS?!?! lol my doc recommended the head and shoulders and it works like a charm. We still wash her hair with it at every bath and we've never had a problem with burning or irritation. :)

    Quoting akrall83:

    That's good, I'm hoping this will be the same kind of situation. I know it looks worse than it us, but it grosses me out. It's super thick this time too. Thanks for the reply :)

    Quoting nerdymom28:

     No, but my newborn had REALLY bad cradle cap. I used head and shoulders on her for a couple weeks and it cleared right up.


  • collinsmommy0
    February 1, 2013 at 7:52 PM
    DS got it when we went on vacation & used some crappy shampoo.

    From looking it up online, it's pretty common for toddlers & preschoolers to get. A lot of websites said to use a conditioner, olive oil, or coconut oil & leave it in for a few minutes then rinse, then use a toddler hairbrush to try to get some out while the hair was wet. It also said wash less often (1-2 times a week).

    I used my Pantene conditioner 2x in one week on DSs hair & brushed it with a toddler brush with a little pressure & it cleared right up!
  • sophiesmom07
    February 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Not sure, but I when my kids were little I used olive oil or vaseline to get rid of it.

  • Basherte
    February 2, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    I like the Aveeno brand of stuff. That works really well, and is a little more gentle to the body. < In my opinion.

    I don't know if they make a shampoo, but if they don't they should. Seriously. They make a diaper rash cream, and lotions. I've used both.. the lotion and the diaper rash cream. I've used a few different kinds of lotion that they put out, and love them all.

    olive oil would work as well.  Although, your child will smell like an italian dish. <Giggles

  • Mama-Doe
    February 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    My daughter had it past age two. She is now three and I don't see it anymore. I would kind of scrub her scalp when I washed her hair but otherwise it's not really anything to worry about.

  • We12
    by We12
    February 2, 2013 at 10:55 AM
    I used Mustela baby shampoo. It worked wonders! Can be expensive, but well worth it. I got it from Amazon, but they also carry it at Target and babies r us.

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