Baby Acne

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amyrenee's picture
Joined: 07/11/11
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Baby Acne

Is anyone else dealing with this?

Starting this past Sunday our little one (5 weeks old today) started breaking out with baby acne. It's now spreading all over his face. He had his one month appt yesterday and the doc said it could last 4-6 weeks and didn't recommend putting anything on it.

Anyone else have any experience with this? If so, how long did it last and did you do anything for it?

socalmama's picture
Joined: 07/28/11
Posts: 334

Yep! I was actually going to start a thread about this today, LOL. Emilie has it. It's not bad but I still hate to see her sweet little face with red dots on it. It's mostly on her left cheek (maybe that's because that's where we kiss her the most, LOL). With Kayla, I did nothing. With Eric, I applied a cream to it (can't remember which one but it didn't help) and with Emilie, I'm just trying to keep it clean daily with a light washing with her baby wash. I don't know if it's keeping it from getting worse or not, but it's not getting worse so maybe it is helping. Kayla and Eric had theirs for several weeks and Emilie is on week 2 with hers now.

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Joined: 02/17/09
Posts: 386

Clara doesn't have any yet, but DS1 did. His was more red and splotchy as opposed to little red bumps, so it looked like skin irritation to me, and I put a tiny amount of hydrocortisone cream on it each morning until it resolved. I don't know if that was the right thing to do, but it did greatly reduce the redness!