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2 week old baby very red skin

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JimmyMcNulty Wed 12-Aug-09 13:21:09

This is ds2 so you'd think I'd know this stuff... but is it normal for a young baby to look very ruddy? It's his face and torso mostly. He had a bit of jaundice on day 3 which then went away and this is def more red than yellow (whites of his eyes are very white). He just looks a bit beetroot like, not just when crying or agitated.

The health visitor saw him on Monday and commented on it but said maybe it was the jaundice just going... but I think that was gone a good week ago. We are away from home for a few days visiting family so I'm reluctant to bother doctors etc as he seems well in himself - feeding, sleeping, having good wakeful periods.

HV is seeing him again next week but I am just feeling a bit anxious about it.

LeninGrad Wed 12-Aug-09 14:44:53

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JimmyMcNulty Wed 12-Aug-09 16:24:12

Thanks for replying. Temp is fine, poo v plentiful and yellow and lots of wee. He seems well in every way except the vivid colour! I just rang my HV and she said to look out for any signs like not waking for feeds, otherwise she'll see him Monday anyway. I guess I will just watch him for any changes.

LeninGrad Thu 13-Aug-09 09:56:21

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