(Closed) why so many babies with facial marks?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@eeniebeans:  +1 to the red between the eyes. I know that some babies get “baby acne” too.. which is like a rash?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Bumble bee

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
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Bumble bee

@FromA2B2013:  LOL omg when I get angry, my circle on my forehead where my hemangioma was, puffs out! It’s so weird!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had a mark on my forehead and a thick, dark wine stain across my ankle.  Everything faded away without a trace.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
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Buzzing bee

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.

 

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