You are so excited for your newborn baby photo shoot when you realize your beautiful baby girl or baby boy developed little pimple like spots on their face. This is a fairly common condition in newborns and called baby acne. Don’t worry about your baby’s photography session as your professional newborn photographer will take care of in the editing process.
What Is Baby Acne?
When your newborn baby is around 1 to 5 weeks old you may start to see small pimples on their little face. Baby acne is also referred to as neonatal acne and is common—about 3 in 10 babies get it. It has nothing to do with the acne they might develop during their teenage years.
How Do You Get Rid of it?
There is not much you can do about it and it typically clears up after about three to four months and leaves no scars. A few tips for baby’s delicate skin:
- Use baby friendly detergent without any fragrance
- Gently wash your baby’s face with warm water and gently pat it dry
- Do not pinch the little pimples as that might irritate them and lead to an infection
- Avoid any lotions for the face
If you are concerned about your baby’s skin or it does not clear up by itself after a few months consult your doctor. They will be able to offer a cream or other treatment to help clear up your little newborn girl’s or boy’s skin. Please make sure to use the medicated creams and treatments exactly as prescribed to avoid any damage to your newborn baby’s skin.
If you notice any of the following signs please consult your doctor:
- Skin blisters
- Peeling skin
- Poor feeding
Ready to book your newborn baby photo shoot? Please contact me here and I would be happy to plan a stress-free and relaxed photography session in my North Vancouver studio.