Skin Care

Don’t be surprised if your baby’s skin is blotchy and red at first. Her skin may also be dry and scaly, particularly if your baby was overdue. You may also notice little white spots on your baby’s face. Milia, as they are called, are generally concentrated across the nose and are caused by blocked sebaceous glands. There is nothing that you can do to remove milia, but they will disappear eventually.

Sometimes babies have red, mottled spots on their eyelids, bridge of the nose, forehead, or nape of the neck. These “stork bites“ or “angel kisses” can look quite dark. Although sometimes they can be long lasting, they’ll usually fade by your baby’s first birthday.