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golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 20:28:50

They look like bites to me. They are definitely tiny holes and not raised bumps or lumps. He hasn't been outside, nor has he screamed out in pain or anything. What the hell has bitten him? Tia

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Fri 05-Apr-19 20:37:44

Bed bugs can bite in a line like that.

Nearlythere1 Fri 05-Apr-19 20:39:11

Agreed, bed bugs

Justonemorepancake Fri 05-Apr-19 20:40:22

Oh no... I'm hoping you're at least on holiday??

WhiskersPete Fri 05-Apr-19 20:41:06

Defo bedbugs in a line like that!

BillywigSting Fri 05-Apr-19 20:41:33

They don't look like bedbug bites to me, the holes are too big.

Fraserisland Fri 05-Apr-19 20:41:42

Poor thing, that looks sore 😲.

Bed bugs often bite in a line. Google pictures.

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 20:41:54

I've googled bed bugs and they seem to be red bumps rather than holes like this... he slept in my bed last night and myself or oh have nothing?

polarpig Fri 05-Apr-19 20:42:48

They look to be in pairs - spider?

Babyiwantabump Fri 05-Apr-19 20:42:52

A Zipper maybe?

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 20:43:28

Looks nothing like this to me..

Thisisthelaststraw Fri 05-Apr-19 20:44:48

Was going to say zipper too?

NigellaAwesome Fri 05-Apr-19 20:45:24

I agree with bedbugs. Are they very itchy? Bedbugs are notoriously itchy

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 20:47:06

They don't seem to be bothering him at all.. even when I touched and cleaned it. He hasn't screamed or yelped out or anything. It has happened in my living room or kitchen within the space of 3 hours.

Mamaslave18 Fri 05-Apr-19 20:47:33

When I had bedbugs it was red spots, nothing like that. I’d say spider or sone other biting insect.

Soontobe60 Fri 05-Apr-19 20:48:10

He could have scratched himself, or you could have when changing his nappy.

ABC1234DEF Fri 05-Apr-19 20:48:51

What's he been doing in those 3 hours? Do you have any animals?

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 20:49:14

Would a scratch make holes though? It's so weird.

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 20:50:09

We've been playing cars and trains and watching super wings literally that's it!

Fairyliz Fri 05-Apr-19 20:50:22

They don't look like insect bites to me, more like something has gone into his flesh. Toy? Household implement?

sighrollseyes Fri 05-Apr-19 20:51:02

Ask your local pharmacist

gamerchick Fri 05-Apr-19 20:52:46

They look to be in pairs - spider

How ruddy big are the spiders where you are? grin

It still could be bed bugs, or a flea even. The bumps are histamine reaction, they die down.

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 20:53:40

No we have no animals. Nothing around the house that would indent his skin like that either. I've been all round the skirting boards and stuff too.
Do you think pharmacy now or wait til the morning?

snowball28 Fri 05-Apr-19 20:54:35

Looks the exact same as when I got bit by a spider!

gamerchick Fri 05-Apr-19 20:54:36

He could have caught himself. I guess it's the waiting game to see if any more appear.

May I compliment the tummy... Ripe for raspberry's it is grin

LadyOfTheCanyon Fri 05-Apr-19 20:58:50

Looks like the bite I got from the massive type of house spider you get in the UK. Harmless but surprisingly big!

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 21:03:18

@gamerchick funnily enough my dd4 was blowing raspberries on him after I'd took that pic!

polarpig Fri 05-Apr-19 21:03:37

How ruddy big are the spiders where you are? grin

This big! They grow up to 14cm.

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 21:04:48

I think I've gone on a complete paranoid one as I am shit scared of spiders. He's fast asleep in his cot now, have been up to check his tummy and it still looks the same. No new redness.

PatriciaBateman Fri 05-Apr-19 21:05:35

Perhaps looks a bit like a few rounds of this? (spider bite)

Poor little guy, glad he doesn't seem to be feeling it!

PatriciaBateman Fri 05-Apr-19 21:06:38

^^Sorry, cross post! flowers and a strong wine to deal with the fear! (I have it too)

CastleCrasher Fri 05-Apr-19 21:08:52

Was he running the cars or trains over his stomach? Looks like he could have caught himself on a sharp edge/wheel maybe?

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 21:12:56

I ran the cars and trains we were playing with over my arm and non left any kind of mark. They are all wooden ones. I've had all cushions and pillows out to check for sharp things too. My dd hasn't had any of her own toys out either as she was playing cars with us.

ABC1234DEF Fri 05-Apr-19 21:14:05

Has he been playing on the floor? Anything sharp stuck in the carpet?

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 21:17:14

I've literally been round all skirting and sofas, every inch of carpet and nothing. Not wearing a belt or any kind of jewellery today either. Am wearing leggings and a top so nothing sharp on my clothes

gingajewel Fri 05-Apr-19 21:17:49

When I thought we had bed bugs I was told they don’t have red centres, you can’t see puncture marks with them. Bed bugs do typically bite in a line but I don’t think they look like bed bug bites. Poor lo!

Triangled Fri 05-Apr-19 21:23:33

Carpet grippers?

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 21:26:23

@Triangled that was my oh's first thought but they are totally covered up in our living room he's been round and checked and our kitchen is tiled.

Crunchymum Fri 05-Apr-19 21:30:45


Where do you live????? shock shock

polarpig Fri 05-Apr-19 21:33:09

England! It's the cardinal spider - the countries largest spider.

shazkiwi Fri 05-Apr-19 21:47:07

They look similar to a spider bite youngest dd received. Luckily for her just the one bite. It swelled slightly then became itchy. We treated it with antihistamine liquid & antihistamine cream & drew around the swelling to monitor how far it spread.

Iamnotacerealkiller Fri 05-Apr-19 21:53:06

They are very regularly spaced. Tynes of a fork or comb?

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 21:53:49

Thanks everyone for the help. Really appreciated! Will update how he is tomorrow!
Am currently having a large glass scanning my living room for toddler eating spiders only half joking

golddustwomen Fri 05-Apr-19 21:54:59

Mine and dds brushes are upstairs in the bathroom and he hadn't been up there, he can't reach them anyway.

DogHairEverywhere Sat 06-Apr-19 19:22:50

Hi, OP, how is he now, did the marks go down? Are you any wiser as to what it was?

Friedspamfritters Sat 06-Apr-19 19:27:20

Looks a bit like it may be a cut rather than bites? Or perhaps a spider? Don't look like bed bugs to me, especially if they're not itchy.

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