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post #21 of 104
ds is 3/4 caucasian, 1/4 AA and he has a big one near the waistband of his diaper and a little one on his thigh with a matching light spot the same size on his right butt cheek (I call those his "yin and yang spots") and a light streak on his forehead.

I spilled a bit of soup on his forehead when he was a teeny tiny and FREAKED when I noticed the birthmark because I thought I'd burned him and scarred him for life!
post #22 of 104
My niece had one on her rear. It was very large when she was born.
post #23 of 104
dd1 had one at the base of her spine, it faded somewhere around 15-18 months. my little ones are 3/4 caucasian, 1/4 korean.

nak.
post #24 of 104
My daughter (AA) has them all over the backs of her upper thighs. She has an area of lighter pigmentation about 2 inches across on the front of one of her thighs as well.

Do they tend to fade with age? I haven't thought about it much, but the marks may bother her when she is older and wearing a bathing suit.

L.
post #25 of 104

They fade

Yeah, they fade w/ age.

My husband in HK-Chinese and my kids both had spots on their bottoms. I think they were gone by the time they were 3 or so.

My m-i-l had a funny story about the spots, I don't know where she heard it. The story is that souls who are reluctant to be reincarnated "get a kick in butt", and the the number and size of the spots show how much "encouragement" they needed to be reborn.
post #26 of 104
My son had Mongolian spots at birth. Most of them are gone now - he's almost 3 years old. He still has one on his bum.
post #27 of 104
My son has one on his back. I didn't realize they were called that. He is now 2 years old and it hasn't faded away yet. I find it really cute.
post #28 of 104
My daughter is 1/2 South Asian and had a large one just above her tush. She is 4yo and it is very faded now, though it is still visible if you know it is there...I sort of miss it. She also has a stork bite on the back of her neck, as do I, so do not expect that to fade...
post #29 of 104
DS (who is 1/2 Lebanese) has one on his butt and one on his shoulder. The pediatrician who saw him the day after birth was quick to tell us what it was and reassure us it was not a bruise.

Neither one has faded or shrunk yet; he's 2.5.
post #30 of 104
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Originally Posted by skreader View Post
Yeah, they fade w/ age.

My husband in HK-Chinese and my kids both had spots on their bottoms. I think they were gone by the time they were 3 or so.

My m-i-l had a funny story about the spots, I don't know where she heard it. The story is that souls who are reluctant to be reincarnated "get a kick in butt", and the the number and size of the spots show how much "encouragement" they needed to be reborn.
I like that story and it fits with my son! I think he was reluctant to be born, but I think it's b/c he loved being in my belly so much. He is 16 months and they haven't faded. His are all on his bottom. There are a couple small, darker spots and one larger, lighter spot. My DD doesn't have any of these spots though. Oh, DS also has a sacral dimple. FTR, kids are biracial (black/white)
post #31 of 104
My Alaskan Native ds has them They were pretty easy to see when he was a baby, but he is 4 now, and they are fading..

My Filipino kids never had them.
post #32 of 104
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ADD's spot is a little hairy and what's weird is I just noticed it... at 5 months!! She also has a sacral dimple right below it (like a fissure in the skin at the base of her spine) as did my DS. I don't know if it's related to the spots.
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. My baby's spot is a little raised and fuzzy so obviously not a bruise.

All three of my children have had Mongolian spots to varying degrees. My daughter's was squarely on her hips and I thought initially that it was bruising due to trauma during delivery (it was rough). My MIL had to explain what it was. My youngest had them covering a pretty large part of his body--across his butt, up his back, down his legs, on one arm. The pediatrician made a note in the hospital discharge papers because of how much of his body was covered. Except for one on his shoulder, they've all disappeared.

Your baby's really doesn't sound like a Mongolian spot. At least to me. Mongolian spots tend to be flat. That the one you're describing is raised and fuzzy would concern me a little, especially combined with the dimple. That combination can be an indication of spina bifida. At the very least, I'd have both checked out with that in mind.
post #33 of 104
I had one myself, and it didn't go away for a long time, and my daughter had one that went away after about six months, but her dad is Indo-European Asian, not Mongolian Asian, whereas me, I'm a big mix.

Mongolian spots are flat. They are purely pigmentation. I have never heard of one looking like a mole or being raised. I agree that that should be looked at as a mole, not a mongolian spot.
post #34 of 104
is it a mongolian spot if it is NOT at the base of the spine ?
my youngest has a spot at the base of the shin and my second child has one on the inside of his thigh ....
post #35 of 104
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Originally Posted by skreader View Post
Yeah, they fade w/ age.

My husband in HK-Chinese and my kids both had spots on their bottoms. I think they were gone by the time they were 3 or so.

My m-i-l had a funny story about the spots, I don't know where she heard it. The story is that souls who are reluctant to be reincarnated "get a kick in butt", and the the number and size of the spots show how much "encouragement" they needed to be reborn.
That might explain my dd's 5.5 hour pushing phase of her posterior, shoulder distocia birth as well! She had mongonlian spots on her shoulders, wrists, ankles, the base of her spine (and a little hair, too), and, of course, her butt!

All are pretty much gone except there is still a little light discoloration on her butt. She just turned 3 at the end of October.

ETA: My dd is Puerto Rican and AA. We also had her spots recorded in her medical records by our pedi to avoid any issues around an accusation of abuse.
post #36 of 104
My oldest 2 do, I forget if the baby has them or if I have even checked. They are W/B.
post #37 of 104
All of my children have had them. I get sick of my DH asking, "what's that"????
post #38 of 104
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is it a mongolian spot if it is NOT at the base of the spine ?
my youngest has a spot at the base of the shin and my second child has one on the inside of his thigh ....
It depends on what it looks like. The spot mentioned in the first post is not a mongolian spot. All three of my kids had them across their bums, from hip to hip. My daughter's went up her back a little. My youngest child's went up his back, to his shoulders, down one arm, and then also down at least one leg.
post #39 of 104
My ds has a mongolian butt, but it is fading as he ages...
post #40 of 104
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The spot mentioned in the first post is not a mongolian spot.
Then what is it?
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