In the early days and weeks you may notice tiny whiteheads on your baby’s face, particularly on the nose and cheeks. It’s called milia and approximately 40% of newborns get it. These spots are caused when dead skin cells and secretions get trapped in pores. Fortunately, it’s not painful or contagious and it will disappear within a few days to months without any treatment. Although tempting, don’t pop these little pimples. It won’t make them go away faster and it could irritate your baby’s delicate skin. Definitely no scrubbing, creams or ointments either.
It was one of the first things I noticed about my daughter after she was born. I feel badly saying that, but I remember thinking, “oh, my poor babies skin!” Actually, I may have even said that out loud. I’ll have to ask my husband. I just wasn’t expecting her to look that way. Her precious little face was covered. If you look closely at her picture you can see it.
Have a great weekend and see you next Friday!