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Spotty newborn...any tips?

(7 Posts)
dazedandconfused Tue 22-Feb-05 13:52:02

Beautiful DD (3 weeks old) has broken out in an angry rash of 'milk spots'. I remember DS having the same thing, but not quite as bad. Does anyone have any hints or is it best to leave the skin alone?

moondog Tue 22-Feb-05 13:55:16

ds was dreadfully spotty when he was born in July. Ashamed to say that sometimes used to deliberatley avoid people I knew when out and about as I didn't one them to see him like that!
Advice is always..LEAVE BE!!
Picked one or two and they were even worse. felt dreadful then.
(He's got skin like a peach now though-!)

suzywong Tue 22-Feb-05 13:56:15

it's just nature's way of stopping you h ave visitors

moondog is right don't touch them

moondog Tue 22-Feb-05 13:57:06

d&c, you must be either a Led Zepp fan, or have enjoyed the film of the same name I take it? Both BIG favourites chez Moondog!!

Hang on, can't say d&c like that can I?! So.....gynaecological!!!

moondog Tue 22-Feb-05 13:57:32

lol suzywong!

Lonelymum Tue 22-Feb-05 13:58:24

My ds2 was covered in really horrible spots from about 3 - 6 weeks old. hey were absolutely dreadful, really unsightly, and I didn't take any photos of him at that time because he looked so bad. However, they went away after a bit. I did nothing to them. I just wanted to advise you to still take photos during the spotty phase as I really regret not having any of ds2 for such an important time in his life.

Also, he is now 7 and has never had any skin problems since so I don't think it augers anything.

moondog Tue 22-Feb-05 14:04:04

Yes, lm my sister told me to snap away regardless.
I am ashamed to say that I didn't give anyone a copy of the pictures taken in hospital as he looked so vile.
But... you should see him now!!!!!!

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