baby acne?

Trina - posted on 06/09/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )




my 2 week old has little red bumps on cheeks and forehead what is the best thing to use on her skin?


Laura - posted on 06/10/2009




My daughter had these -- she's 5 months old now -- and our doctor said to just wash her face with plain water and that they would go away on their own. They did and all we used was water. Baby skin can do weird things in the first month or so, but usually clears up on its own. If there's really dry skin my doctor said to just use Johnson's Baby Lotion to keep her hydrated (which was necessary during December/January). She still gets dry skin if I don't keep up with the lotion, but at our 4 month check our doctor said it'll get better and it wasn't something to worry about.


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Lucy - posted on 07/25/2009




My little girl also used to have these, just clean her face with cotton wool and warm water then dry it off gently with a soft flannel.

Stephanie - posted on 07/24/2009




anything that is a good moisterizer that lets the skin breath. stay away from eucerin it made my son even worse. i like curel for sensetive skin its worth the buy. my son had baby ache with eczema his whole face was a red scab but it did go away after about 1 month. try not to pick at it. if you see loose skin wipe it with a damp cloth

Rebecca - posted on 07/24/2009




I agree with others - the recommendation is generally to do nothing. That said, my first bub had the "hormone rash" so severely she couldn't open one eye. I was told by my paediatrician to use a cortisone cream and it only took a couple of applications and a couple of days to clear it up.

Apparently it is the baby's skin reacting to all the pollutants in the air that it has never been exposed to before, and it settles as the skin gets used to the world!

Danielle - posted on 07/23/2009




My little girl had the same thing, the child health nurse said it is due to immature sweat glands and just to keep clean with water, hers cleared up all on its own

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Emma - posted on 06/10/2009




arrr milk pimples lol.... my little girls is almost 4monts and still gets them (when she goes though a growth spurt. you just have to let them be, the do clear up!!

Amber - posted on 06/09/2009




My son had baby acne from about 2/3 weeks until 7 weeks. It started to clear up around week 6 and was completely gone by week 8. He still gets a few little pimples here and there, but that is normal. Unfortunately, the best thing you can do is nothing...wash their face with water only. Anything else (including soap) will just irritate the skin more. Just be patient, it is very common and goes away on its own. You can check with your dr at your 1 month check up and they will tell you the same thing.

Anne-Odile - posted on 06/09/2009




If you are breastfeeding, you can gently lather some of your milk on her face. It's the best lotion you could ever put on her skin. Full of nutrient and free of harmful chemicals you find in most baby lotions.

Sara - posted on 06/09/2009




Just wipe her face with a wet cloth. She has the bumps because of hormones, there's really nothing you can do will go away.

Toni - posted on 06/09/2009




do they have white bumps in the centre? because if they do its likely that its not acne but a very common skin condition to newborns that actually clears up on its own. my son is 2 weeks as well and he had it for his first week. they just disapear. it has a name but its something long and medical i cannot recall. I would think if anything just keep washing her face with warm washcloth at every changing. I wouuldnt use any skin product..there so sensitive.

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