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?
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. :)
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 :)
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.
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!
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