Babies are adorable, and mothers can never imagine their kids having any form of imperfection. This is why you may be nervous when you notice yellow-coloured flakes on the scalp of your child’s head. This condition is referred to as cradle cap, and it should not cause you any alarm.
Basically, cradle cap is a form of dandruff which occurs in children. It comes with a greasy appearance and has been noted to be a form of eczema. It does not just appear on the scalp; it may also appear on the eyebrows, the fold between the nose and cheeks, at the back of the ears, and even on the chest. The condition typically appears in babies who are between 6 and 8 weeks old. It can persist for up to around four months after the child’s birth.
But as mentioned, you don’t have anything to worry about. This is because the condition disappers on its own. Still, many mothers insist on tackling it head-on.