Carolyn - posted on 11/24/2008 ( 98 moms have responded )
Just a FYI for all you new mother's of bi-racial children. When my children where little they has spots on their buttocks that resembled black and blue marks. It wasn't until I went to nursing school that I knew what they were. For some reason they are there (or not) in light skinned children of color.
I was so excited to have a name for this bc I had no idea...I remember taking my daughter ( one year at the time) into my nursing class and dropping her diaper showing her little buns, just to help educate the nursing community.
I also had a girlfriend whose daughter had them and Children and Youth Services almost took Erika when she was a baby bc her mom was being accused of child abuse (a babysitter reported her). That was the furthest thing from the truth, no abuse there.
The spots (bruise like in appearance) do disappear as they get older, but just thought this might be interesting to someone.