By now you've memorized every inch of your child's adorable skin, birthmarks and all. Many birthmarks will have faded already, but new ones could start to show up, too. Here's a quick list of the most common types:
- Salmon patches, angel kisses, and stork bites — all are names for newborn marks that start out red but then fade
- Hemangiomas or strawberry marks — flat, red patches or elevated bumps or growths
- Port wine stains — flat ruby red areas
- Moles or "nevi" — brown or black marks or bumps
- Cafe au lait spots — light brown patches
- Mongolian spots — blueish-black patches that usually appear on the lower back and buttocks area, often seen in dark-skinned children
Talk to your child's primary health care provider or a pediatric dermatologist to find out which of these will go away on their own, and which may be treated.