A baby’s skin is soft – but it’s not always unblemished! Most of the bumps and red spots aren’t anything to be worried about and will go away. White bumps on the nose, chin, or cheeks are very common. So is baby acne. Both usually clear up on their own. A blotchy dark pink or red area that occurs on baby’s face or neck are sometimes charmingly called 'stork bites'. They are also common and go away in a few weeks or months.
A red, pimply rash in neck folds or behind the ears – places where skin is moist – could be prickly heat. It even has a coarse, sandpaper-like feel. Wash the skin gently with plain cool water and pat – don’t rub – dry.
If you are worried about any rash or if your child is sick or has a fever, seek medical advice. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!