Fast-forward 15 months, and I recently noticed that my younger tot has been scratching his head a lot lately. A quick search of his scalp revealed the same yellowish flakes he had when he was born. His cradle cap was back. While some doctors believe that the condition's presence in older children is related to dandruff, repeating our oil and soft toothbrush routine cleared it up within days. I only wish I had known that the condition could occur long after a lil one has graduated from the cradle.