my baby suddenly gets red cheeks at night

Yvonne - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my baby keeps getting red cheeks - mainly at night, dont think its teething as shes had all her teeth for 6 months now.....also no temp

she is now 20months old should i be worried!!!!!

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Janeen - posted on 06/01/2013

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I have a question..my 3week old suddenly has red cheeks/face..he feels a lil warm at times but is not running a fever I thought it was from takin him outside..but it has been 2 days now and they are still red. The rest of his body is ok ..he does get redder when he grunts or cries..which I know is normal but why are they red when he is just laying the there..has thus happened to anyone else? And could it 've serious or me just freaking over everything lol :)

Mindy - posted on 01/03/2010

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I dont think you should be worried. I work for a dermatology office it sounds to me like she probably is getting a case of eczema. Most babies have it and it usually presents on the cheeks first because it is the most sensitive part of the body in cold weather and the most exposed. You can try using over the counter 1% hydrocortisone but only twice a day for 2-3 days while she is flaring. Prolonged usr of a topical steroid can thin the skin or cause broken blood vessels ( and I am talking months of use without stopping). I am just cautioning you of the side effects. Also, before she goes to bed put vaseline on her cheeks to help protect them from being rubbed and irritated. A cool mist humidifier helps because it puts moisture in the air. Eczema is caused from the skin being dry and sensitive. Also only bathe her in dove for sensitive skin just be careful not to get it in her eyes. Put Cerave lotion (found at Walgreens, CVS, Riteaid) right after the bath, no dryer sheets on anybody clothes(there is a liner in the drier that absorbs the chemicals and will still get on her clothes), and also use either Tide free and clear or All free and clear for the laundry. You dont want to use anything with scents on them because this will continue to make her worse. Try all this I know it is a lot but I see this 100 times a day and this works like a charm!!!

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Amanda - posted on 01/07/2010

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it probably just the way she sleeps my 19 mos old sons do to not bright red but reddish tint and just how he sleeps so that oculd be what it is

Sheri - posted on 01/04/2010

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for excema you can also buy spectro excema cream for infants and specto excema bodywash for infants I have both and use it as well as an all natural product called Natures Aide Skin Gel that can be found in any health food store especially Vitality foods and it works on diaper rash as well as I tried every diaper rash cream I could find for Kiera and nothing worked but this skin gel works really well her rash is usually gone with in a week.

Tracey - posted on 01/03/2010

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have you noticed a cough when she lies down? I took my daughter to the dr's because she a had a cough but only when she went to bed. with the red cheeks. he told me that she had astma. But she has no symptoms now it seemed to be a winter thing.

User - posted on 01/03/2010

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My son is also 20 mos and gets red cheeks...but his will turn red when he is tired, dry skin, and if he has been playing outside earlier in the day due to the cold (wind burn)...

Sheri - posted on 01/03/2010

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Quoting Yvonne:

my baby suddenly gets red cheeks at night

my baby keeps getting red cheeks - mainly at night, dont think its teething as shes had all her teeth for 6 months now.....also no temp
she is now 20months old should i be worried!!!!!


Does she get red cheeks before she goes tto bed? Because my daughters cheeks turn red when she is tired its something her cousins on my husbands side get too, also if you live in an area that gets to -30 C in the winter months or lower its probably just from the cold as Kiera has had red cheeks most of the winter and I myself get really dry skin in the winter so Im not too worried about the red cheeks.

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