Does your newborn look a little cross eyedéNo worries. Babies aren't born with perfect eyesight. At first, he can't see anythingfarther than your face. And it's common for his eyes not to move in unison. By three months,he should be able to track a toy across his field of vision. And by three to four months,that cross eyed look should disappear. Tell your if your baby has a clouded lookinglens, white color in the pupil, redness that doesn't go away, or if he rubs his eyes alot. Also, be aware of these common baby eye conditions. The first is a blocked tear duct.If your baby tears a lot and collects mucus in the corner of his eye, he may have a blockedduct. The problem usually clears up on its
own, but initially it helps to massage theduct and wipe away the mucus. If it persists beyond 10 months of age, talk to your pediatrician.Another condition is strabismus, which causes one eye to wander after a baby is four monthsold. It's easily managed when caught and treated early. And lastly, there's amblyopia or lazyeye. This happens when the vision in one eye is weak so your child uses the other eye almostexclusively. This is hard for parents to detect, but don't worry, s check for it duringwell visits. It's usually treated by temporarily using a patch or putting drops into the goodeye.
At Home with Your Newborn Skin Conditions
At home with your newborn: Skin conditions It is not uncommon for babies to get skinrashes. rashes can look different on differentbaby skin As a parent, you may not know if the rashis something to worry about. remember that you can always call yourbaby's s office in and ask to speak with the nurse if you're concerned. Some rashes are more commonly seenduring the first few months of life.
Let's look at the rashes that are morecommon at birth. Jaundice Jaundice is commonly seen within a fewdays at birth. It appears as a yellowing of the skin, lips,and eyes. Many babies go home from the with a little bit of Jaundice. If your baby looks more yellow in theeyes or skin, is not eating well, not making is me wet diapers, or hard towake up, it is important to call your baby's s office right away
and ask to speak with the nurse. Mongolian spots these great blue patches is usually appearwithin the first year of life. They might look like a big bruise butthey do not hurt. They may show up in your baby's back, bottom, orlegs. These spots are caused by simpledifferences in skin color and are perfectly harmless. They range from size with pinhead to six inchesacross.
Erythema Toxicum Half of all newborn babies develop thisrash usually within two to three days after birth. The rash begins red and raised and canappear on the face, arms, and legs. This is the normal baby rash. It is notwarm to touch and does not cause any problems. There's nothing that needs to be doneabout it. It will go away within a few
days. White bumps called Milia Milia are small white bumps that a common onnewborn skin. Milia are generally seen on theforehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Leave them alone. They will go away ontheir own. Newborn Dry Skin
Dry skin is common. Your baby wassurrounded by fluid in your womb for several months. It takes a while for yourbaby to get used to his new surroundings. There is no need to do anything. Yourbaby's dry skin will get better on its own. Cradle Cap Cradle Cap is very common. Just like itsname implies, you typically see it on the scalp. Most of the time it appears in the firstseveral weeks after birth.