Does anyone else have a child with Mongolian Spots?

Jessica - posted on 06/25/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My son is 5 months old and have several big Mongolian Spots. Does anyone else have them and do they really fade and disappear like they say they will?

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Erica - posted on 12/15/2013

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Both my children have them. My first born, a son, his entire bottom was blue and he had what looked like angel wings across his shoulder blades. They are almost completely all faded out now and he's only 3yrs old. His 4 month old sister has a small spot on her lower back. Our Pediatrician said Mongolian spots were a sign of a royal bloodline. Which I think is pretty cool. I'm White, but my husband is Asian (half Chinese, half Vietnamese). He mentioned his faded completely around age 7 or so. I think Mongolian spots are beautiful and I would not worry about them at all.

Alice - posted on 06/27/2010

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hehehehehe, yeah our 8 month old still has his on his butt... i still remember when my husband first noticed 'it' when dressing bub after a bath.. he called me into the room worried about the bruise covering bubs ENTIRE butt! i was sooo shocked and surprised, i started freaking out that we had bruised him without realizing.. i had to call the 24 hour hotline to ask about it...when the nurse told me it was mongolian spot, i told her 'no, im talking about his whole butt, not just the spot!' she told me it was fine, but that the first time she saw it on a baby years before she had worried that the parents were abusing the child. she told me that they just fade after a few years, so i love that bubs has it...

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Brittney - posted on 08/14/2014

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I noticed my sons Mongolian spots when he was just a newborn he was probably 1 month old when I noticed and I had though that may be it was from his swing then my second theory was that his dad was spanking him or something I was scared and furious at this so I immediately took him to the doctors and she had confirmed that it was Mongolian spots.... he is now 3 and still has them and I hate that he has them because they are on his behind and look like bruises

Jane AJ - posted on 12/18/2013

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I had Mongolian spot on my hip when I was young.
But it disappeared as I grew up.
I think that it doesn't matter

Carollil - posted on 12/15/2013

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I am chinese and 25 years old now, I have a huge mongolian blue spot from my mid back to my butt, it didn't fade away and I still have it. It is very obvious too. I am fair skinned, I am the only one in my family who has this type of birth mark.

Anna - posted on 06/28/2010

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Mongolian spots are usually found in darker skinned people. Mostly people with Asian, East Indian, or African descent. All of my kids have or have had spots. My oldest is 8 and had one on his butt. By age 6 or 7 it had faded almost completely. I think I notice it because I know it was there. My 5 year-old had one on her butt, but also one on her arm. The one on her arm, my doctor documented in her chart so that if I took her somewhere else there was documentation that this was a birthmark and not a bruise. (You would be surprised how many other physicians did not realize it was a birthmark.) Hers on her arm has not completely faded yet. Finally, my 2 year-old had one on his butt and one on his shoulder. The one on his butt has faded, but the one on his shoulder is just as blue as the day he was born.
They will fade with time. For sure as they are exposed to sun and have sun related changes. But I would not scrub them. :-)

Jessica - posted on 06/28/2010

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Thanks for all the feedback Mommies! I realize that they are nothing to worry about, but they just look so darn ugly!! I am glad to hear that they really do fade and go away, its definately a relief to hear!!

Kristen - posted on 06/28/2010

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My daughters went completely away by the time she was three =) they were pretty durn big too. No worries they go away! My daughter is mixed as well and they use to look like i beat her =/ My son has them too but his isnt as bad!

Cassie - posted on 06/27/2010

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My son who is Samoan and White had one in his hair we didn't see it till we shaved his hair off :O) I was so scared I had brused him, his daycare thought so as well. But it was his pedatrician that explained it to us. He's going to be two in Aug and I don't really see it the last time we buzzed his hair. :O) But he had a little more hair than last time. :O)

Kris - posted on 06/27/2010

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My daughter has one too (Lebanese not Hispanic.. other groups have them too). Its gotten a bit lighter, I don't worry about it. Is on the small of her back though so its not very visible either lol.

Naomi - posted on 06/27/2010

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Glad to hear I'm not the only caucasian with a child that has this :) I've never even asked my doc about it actually, I noticed it a few weeks after birth, I thought it was a bruise on his tailbone area, like he'd been sitting too long and it bruised, that's what I thought LOL. but it never went away or changed colour and so I figured it must be a birthmark, although I thought that was only darker skinned babies were supposed to get it. phew!

Kai Schele - posted on 06/27/2010

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my son has them all over his back and one large one on the butt. my son is 15 months and his have began to fade but are still very visible to me, the ped has been documenting his spots since the day he was born, one day while he was in daycare, he messed his shirt so the teacher was changing it and took off his shirt next thing i know the school is acussing me of child abuse....i was beyond mad but since its in all his charts from every single doctors appointment they couldnt so anything, they had no case. but i actually like his spots it makes him himself , and i kno every single spot he has!

Charlene - posted on 06/27/2010

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My daughter has them on her back and her bottom. I had found it a big concern when i first had her. She is now seven months and the ones on her back are gradually fading away since her color is coming in but the ones her bottom are still visible. My daughter Pediatrician told me that majority of African American and Hispanic Babies have them as well

Ruby - posted on 06/25/2010

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i dont know bout that. my daughter is 3 and she still has her spots but they have lighten up a little

CLARISSA - posted on 06/25/2010

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Yeah, my daughter is six months old and she has them on her back and her entire butt. They are not as dark as they once were, butt still noticable.

Jeneva - posted on 06/25/2010

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My daughter (half white half black) has one big one on her butt. It's faded but definitely still there and she is almost 3. I really couldn't care less, it's part of who she is and at least for her, it won't be noticeable to many people (hopefully...lol).

Stephanie - posted on 06/25/2010

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yep. my hubby's Korean, so all of our kids have them. My twins are almost 8 yo. which is the age when they're supposed to have faded by. Their spots are almost completely gone. I can still see them, but only because I know where they were/are... :)
My 3yo's spots are starting to fade a little, and I figure our newest little one will have them too.
kinda disturbed their pediatrician at first though. hehe... thought they were bruises or dirt. but nope. my kid's clean, and I don't hit them. :) hehehe. The spots aren't dirt and they aren't on top of the skin. so you can't scrub them off. :) hehe.... they're just like strawberry marks or caffe au lait spots or any other type of birthmark.

Amy - posted on 06/25/2010

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My son had a large round one on his little tush. It looked like a bruise. He will be 4 in Oct and you can't even really notice it anymore. It's almost gone. I don't recommend trying to "Scrub" them off, sounds pretty painful...lol. If you have concerns you can always ask the Doc at his next well baby visit

Triona - posted on 06/25/2010

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My nephews mum is Thai and he had a bit one on his back. He's 9 months old now and its almost completely faded, they just bathed him normally.

Jessica - posted on 06/25/2010

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My son is not Hispanic. He is in the 9% of White babies that have them. They are in the tissue of his skin, I don't think scrubbing will help.

Candace - posted on 06/25/2010

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if your child is have hispanic they will have them if you scrub the spots when in the bath tub they will thin but i just left my sons he had them on his back and ears and legs

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