Post # 1
So recently I have noticed (thanks to Facebook) what feels like alot of babies (I can count 6 personally) being born with significant facial marks, (one even has a bulbous growth on his nose). The parent all say that Dr says that the marks will go away, however in several kids, the marks have stayed. What is causing this? my friends are all over the country, all different hospitals, I don’t remember kids I grew up with having facial birth-marks.
Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this too?
Post # 3
@edgebee: I noticed it on a few babies. One of my friends said her son had a red mark on his forehead from bumping his head when he was making his way out…? I don’t know how common that is, but he’s 2 now and it’s barely visible anymore. But for a while it was very noticeable.
Post # 4
My oldest daughter was born with what they call a “stork bite”- a little red mark on her forehead between her eyes. It has faded over the years and you would not even notice it now.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@edgebee: My sister had red “stork bites” on the back of her neck. Doctor said they were related to labor and delivery. He said they are common and should fade over time and they have.
Post # 7
@eeniebeans: +1 to the red between the eyes. I know that some babies get “baby acne” too.. which is like a rash?
Post # 8
I had the classic red ‘v’ birthmark on my forehead. When I was younger it was really prominent and you can still see it now, but only if you know it is there. Apparently when I get angry it becomes more obvious!!
Post # 9
I had a round red mark on my forehead, called a hemangioma. (My grandpa said it was a raspberry, lol) With hemangiomas, they can either continue to grow, or fade away. In my case, it was completely gone by the time I was 5. My niece was also born with a hemangioma inside her cheek, so it wasn’t visible at all from the outside, but had it continued to grow, it would have interefered with her teeth. But it completely went away by the time she was 2 🙂
I don’t think they know what causes them, but they’re completely harmless and they tend to all fade away
Post # 10
@FromA2B2013: LOL omg when I get angry, my circle on my forehead where my hemangioma was, puffs out! It’s so weird!
Post # 11
I think we all seem to have this image that newborn babies are so perfect when the true reality is totally different. Newborns often look strange because of the huge trauma they go through during the birthing process. I thought my boys were perfect but now when we look back through their photos we have a chuckle to ourselves.
Post # 12
I had a mark on my forehead and a thick, dark wine stain across my ankle. Everything faded away without a trace.
Post # 13
@eeniebeans: I have that! It got much lighter and at 30 unless it’s the fist sunny day of the yr or someone is really close you can’t see it. It was very red growing up and my bff had one on her cheek too…totally normal.
Post # 14
All newborns come out bloated and puffy and frequently with red marks (whether it be stork bites or baby acne or a rash). Most things clear up by day 4-5, unless it’s something that’s more prominent that fades over years. Then around week 5 they tend to get baby acne again, which also clears up.
Post # 15
I think its just the fact that more parents are putting pictures up on facebook of their babies and that people are now less worried about their babies being seen as different. My sister had a strawberry mark on her tummy and I have a cafe au lait birthmark on my hip. Most people don’t know about these because they were and are covered by clothes and baby pictures where they are showing werent shown to many people over facebook.
Post # 16
How long do these marks usually take to go away? One of our nieces has had a red mark on her nose since birth and she’s a year and a half.