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4 week old with strange mark on head

(10 Posts)
emjellis1991 Wed 04-Oct-17 11:49:11

Hi my 4 week old has a strange mark on the back of her head. I don’t know if it is a rash or birthmark or something else. It is not raised and she isn’t bothered by me touching it. I have attached a picture to get opinions. Thanks

IamPickleRick Wed 04-Oct-17 11:50:34

Is it a storks bite birthmark? They are very common?

LIZS Wed 04-Oct-17 11:54:18


MissFlashpants Wed 04-Oct-17 13:52:16

Both of my kids had stork marks on the back of their heads. Pink/reddish marks. I don't know if they are still there under all that hair!

emjellis1991 Thu 05-Oct-17 02:29:28

Sorry I thought picture was attached here you go........

Pinkbedsheets Thu 05-Oct-17 02:51:54

Looks like a stork bite to me. My dd had one but it faded as she’s ten months now.

BikeRunSki Thu 05-Oct-17 03:27:46

It's a stork bite - not literally, that's just what they are called. Very common, it'll fade by the time she is around 18 months

user1480334601 Thu 05-Oct-17 03:40:02

My baby has that doctor said it's totally normal and will likely fade in time smile

upthewolves Thu 05-Oct-17 04:42:58

My DD had a huge one on the back of her neck. Here in Aus the pediatrician called it a salmon patch. It became redder and redder in the weeks after she was born and started to fade when she was about 7/8 months. She's 2 now and it's only just visible.

emjellis1991 Fri 06-Oct-17 23:09:30

Thank you everyone I will check it with the health visitor but I think you are right

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