Baby gets red spots during bath

Seurat - posted on 01/09/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hello,
I have a 7 month old baby and ever since he was born he's been getting this small red-ish spot on his chest every time he takes a bath. Recently, another spot or more have showed up on his abdoman during bath time and in the past two days, especially today, he had a big red spot on his lower stomach that he kept trying to grab (probably scratch).
The skin looks soft and flat in those areas, only there is a red area when he's in the bath.
We've always used a natural home made (not by us) beet-based baby soap that he seemed to respond to positively. And nothing really has changed.
Does anyone know why this happens?

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Starr - posted on 01/09/2013

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How is the water temperature, could it possible be a little too warm for him? I would try a little bit cooler bath and if that doesn't help switch the soap. I think that allergies or skin irritations don't necessarily show up when their first born (our doctor told me that babies have to be around for awhile before they begin to develop allergies) but as they get older and with continued exposure sometimes an allergy will show up. My daughter has an amoxicillin allergy which didn't show up the first time it was prescribed but the second time it was obvious by the third dose. I was completely taken of guard because after all she'd had it before so just because you've been using something (soap) for awhile doesn't mean he couldn't have developed an allergy to it. I could also be something in the water?

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