glad to hear these stories as my girl at 5 weeks got spots they look horrible and thought was something i'd touched her with... bless they don't seem to bother her.. think it bothers us proud mums more....
good luck to us all with the healing...
I was told by the HV that it was normal and just to wash with cooled boiled water but it made no difference. When I took her to the docs for one of the check ups she said it was dry skin and perscribed Aveeno cream (you can get it in boots for a couple of pounds) and it was gone within two days xx
my son is 3 weeks now and has red bumps all over is face head and ears and im so worried cant wai to see the doctor after the holidays.
For the first two years of baby's life their skin is sensitive and newborn babies are also prone to drier skin having recently been encased in fluid within your womb.
To help you can gently massage baby with extra virgin olive oil to help restore natural moisture and goodness. Washing all baby's things with non-bio products will help. Any mummy's who are breastfeeding will also find their milk can help treat many ailments from rashes/acne, sunburn, colds and gunky eyes.
HI my daughter is now 4 months old and has been recently diagnosed with eczema. However she had the same problem starting at about 2 weeks old, and I was advised also by my health visitor doctors etc just to leave it. It progressively got worse upto about 8 weeks, where the advise was still the same, by this time it had spread all over her face and scalp area.
But by then i decided to do something about, being at a advantage of being a pharmacist myself, so I should have followed my own advice earlier I found the following helped manage the condition and eventually clear it for a few weeks maybe had I started doing this earlier my baby wouldnt have been sufferring from eczema today.
things I did from birth to minimise irritation
Avoid use of any products, I used only water for bathing, nappy change etc
olive oil bp for moisturising the body after bath or massage
additional things introduced at 8 weeks for me which helped but fine to do at 2 weeks:
bathing area with rash with cooled boiled water and a cotton wool and applying vaseline-this can be done as often as required througout the day
the key is to keep the skin from dehydrating and drying out, therefore do this many times througout the day, and if it persists upto baby being 8 weeks at this stage baby may need a prescribed emmollient /bath additive e.g doublebase
hope this helps