My baby boy developed a strawberry birthmark on his elbow at about 4 weeks old,I don't have a problem with it,infact I think it's quite cute.
We took him swimming for the first time the other day and I bathed him when we got home and felt his skin felt dry so I applied baby lotion to him.
Since then I have noticed his birthmark seems to have a dry texture to it and is slightly changing in look,should I be worried?
My daughter has a strawberry birthmark on her eyelid. These types of birthmarks do change in size, shape and texture. Classically, they grow rapidly for the first 6 months and then plateau. They usuall disappear totally by the age of 4 but there's no guarantee.
My daughters became bigger, darker and a lot more raised. It will become dimpled too like a strawberry.
my brother developed one after being a few weeks old, right between his eyes. when he was a baby it was bright bright red and very noticeable. Over time it changed in color (its not the color of his skin, got bigger and raised, then flatter and smaller). He's 7 now and we don't even notice it. You would never know it was there unless someone completely pointed it out. It didn't completely go away, but my parents aren't doing anything about it unless it starts messing with him emotionally, and he doesn't want it there anymore. it gets "worse" before it gets "better" but don't get worried about it.
We have just noticed that our LO has a strawberry birth mark on the back of her head, but she has soo much hair you can barely see it!
I dont' even know if its dry as its soo hair covered.
My sister had a strawb on her back and it was quite big and raised and squishy but as she got older it went down and eventually near enoough faded. Not that she was bothered and neither were we!
I was glad when i discovered my LO had a bm! Its something distingtive isn't it? But I would say if it was dry keep putting lotion on it? But maybe check with HV first.. maybe olive oil would be better as its natural?
Awwwww thanks all for replies,yeah I think it's real cute,I think I maybe was associating it with the dangers of moles changing,I've been such a worrier since becoming a mummy,they are just so precious
My Lo has one on her chin, it appeared at 2 weeks old and has got redder, bigger and raised, she is 4 months. The doctor advised at her first check up that its likely to double in size till around 2 years of age then it will fade and probably completely disappear xxx
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