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Lisa - posted on 04/09/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My baby girl will be 5 weeks old this week and has a terrible case of baby acne. It flares up throughout the day and when it looks to be getting better it comes back again all over her cheeks, forehead, chin, eyelids and into her hair line. I talked to her pediatrician and he says to just use warm washcloth a couple times a day and don't wash with soap which we don't. But it's been over 4 weeks, when will it go away? It breaks my heart to see her face this way :( Could she be allergic to something? The acne is only on her face, and some on her ears too. Anyone experienced or experiencing the same thing?

Any advice would be so appreciated :) Being a new mom I'm freaking out a bit :(


~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/09/2012




Congratulations on the new baby girl, and you have found the right site!

Baby acne is totally normal. So many hormones surging through their little bodies after the birth. I know my sisters children had it, and I think one cleared up around 6 months. I would follow the doctors advice and just use a warm wash cloth (NOT the rough side). You do NOT want to pick them, this will create permanent scarring. Your baby is beautiful, just like every baby. Just clean her face gently, and it will go away eventually.

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