I think D was maybe about 5-6 months when I first noticed that he had some cradle cap on the top of his scalp. I read up on it in a few different sources, and even tried dousing his head in olive oil and then prying the flakes loose with a comb (didn't go over too well with him... not a fan of the comb). After I read that cradle cap will usually just go away on its own after a while, I figured I'd just let it be. It didn't really bother me, and didn't seem to bother him, and it seemed like a PITA to try to get rid of anyway.
Well, now he's 27 months old and it's.still.there. And I'm now kicking myself for not tasking care of it when he was a baby, b/c now he has so much more hair and isn't exactly any more cooperative. I wouldn't worry about it much, except I think it's making his scalp itch, too. Frustratingly, when I try to again research remedies for cradle cap I find a bunch of different suggestions, but none of them seem to have much substance behind them as far as effectiveness. I asked D's pediatrician about it a while back and she said we could try using a dandruff shampoo. So now I'm working on trying that consistently, washing his hair with it 2x per week or so, and seeing if that helps at all.
Unfortunately, Zach has had slight issues with dandruff since his teens, so this might also be part of the kiddo's genes. As Zach said to me tonight as I was venting to him about this stuff, "This might just be the price of great hair." ; )
Have any of you had to deal with cradle cap, with a baby or older kid? How did you take care of it?