Links to useful Web sites about neonatal dermatologic conditions.
A newborn infant's skin has never been exposed to anything save for an amniotic bath for nine months. That delicate skin may take a little bit of time to get used to its new open-air environment, even if parents and caregivers do everything right. Cradle cap, neonatal acne, erythema toxicum, and diaper dermatitis are examples of common skin conditions newborns have. They may also have a birth mark, such as a port wine stain or Mongolian blue spots, that pose no danger, but, seen in the wrong places, could cause teasing and self-esteem issues later in life. These links give parents the "skin"ny on their baby's skin.