Parents normally get cautious of their newborns especially when they see a change in their skin, face or their body as a whole. Having worked in a clinic facility for more than 10 years handling children, Recently my neighbor asked me that her two months old son had a lot of small pimples or more like bumps on his head and face. She was so restless when she arrived home from work to notice these signs in her baby that she wanted to take the baby to the hospital at night. She thought it was an allergy, and that the baby was reacting to something she had touched or eaten while she was away.
With my experience, I looked at the baby and I noticed that these baby pimples on head were baby acne or what is popularly known as baby pimples. I smiled and told her this was normal, she shouldn’t be alarmed, just leave them alone, it will get better with time.
Typically baby pimples on head results from the presence of lingering maternal hormones, just as newborn acne. Infantile acne or infant pimples is more severe than neonatal or baby pimples. Typically babies with infantile acne develop yellow papules on the face, usually on the nose and cheeks. Other types of acne including comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pustules also develop.
The good news is this baby pimples usually spontaneously disappears after about 12 months of age, though in some babies the condition may persist until your baby reaches the age of three. This largely is dependent on genetics. Just like during puberty, the level of testosterone in your child varies in part because of their genetic make up.
Many first time parents might find it difficult to wait for the pimples to go away on their own and sometimes they are not able to take pictures with their young babies because of this. I would encourage you to take pictures of your little ones because these bumps can be removed through photo retouch.