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What should i use to get rid of my babies acne?

Both my babies got bad facial acne around 6 weeks....am i just not washing them good enough or what can i do to get rid of it?

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Jeana114

Asked by Jeana114 at 11:29 AM on Jun. 4, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Nothing. It is hormonal, it will go away on its own.
    Washing it with soap will only make it worse. Leave it be, in a couple weeks it will go away.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:30 AM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • It's part of the process. They are shedding all the hormones that you gave them when carrying them. Leave it alone and it will go away.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:31 AM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • Don't use anything harsh on their skin!! It will clear up on it's own!! If you was to much you are depleting their skin of the oil it desperately needs, then their bodies create extra oil and they will have even more acne!! Talk to your babies doc for exactly what to do!!

    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 11:32 AM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • it s normal it will clean up u can use Aquafor cream it s good the doctor recommed it to me when my baby had facial topic ecsema.u can find it in the stores and pharmacy
    Imane1215

    Answer by Imane1215 at 11:33 AM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • Do NOT use anything. It's normal. It will go away as your hormones leave the babies system over the next few weeks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • It's normal. Don't do anything different. Don't use anything new, don't squeeze them, nothing, just a damp cloth for daily cleaning.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:09 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • Sorry, but if you have 2 children you should already be aware that that is not acne! They are called milk bumps! Do not try to get rid of them, they will go away on their own!
    JoLee12345

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 2:46 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • Snort


    Sorry, but if you have 2 children you should already be aware that that is not acne! They are called milk bumps!


    It is acne - what doctor told you there is an official diagnosis as 'milk bumps'?! 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • Milk bumps refers to babies that are fed as they should be- with species specific milk- because the "acne" tends to come sooner, and lasts slightly longer.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:33 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • Do you breastfeed? If so, you can put BM on them and it'll help :)
    milfalicious08

    Answer by milfalicious08 at 10:29 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

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