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All About Baby Birth Marks!

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All About Baby Birth Marks!

Approximately 80% of infants are born with some kind of birthmark.  Birthmarks come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors, and they can show up anywhere on the body. Here are a few of the most common:   1- Stork Bites/Angel Kisses- This common birth mark occurs in about one third of all newborns. They are caused by a dilation of certain blood vessels and may become darker when the child cries or the temperature changes.  The marks on the back of the neck are called stork bites and the ones on the forehead or eyelid are called angel kisses.    ...

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Vernix

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Vernix

Vernix-What is it? It's a cheesy or waxy white substance that is found coating the skin of newborn babies. Vernix is secreted by the baby’s sebaceous glands while it is still in the uterus and is thought to protect the baby’s skin from the amniotic fluid surrounding it.   The amount of vernix present on the baby’s skin decreases near the end of the pregnancy. At birth, some babies have a lot and some a little. How long should you wait to bathe your baby? WAIT FOR 8! Keep that vernix (the yellow-white coating) on your baby for at least 8...

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