Yes, they will probably fade but expect it to take a long long time. DS at almost 4 still has visible marks on his face and head.
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My older DD had one at the nape of her neck. She's 3 1/2 now and it's been gone for a while. I'm not sure when exactly it disappeared since it's been covered by her hair for a while so I kind of forgot about it. Then I went to look one day and it was gone. My little girl has one on her eyelid and I expect it'll fade after a while too.
OP, if your daughter's marks are already fading, I'd think that they'll continue until you don't notice them any more. My midwife says that most she's seen are completely faded within a few years.
DD had them on her eyelids and nape of her enck, and they were mostly gone by 2 (I can see a few ilttle marks on her hairline if I look really hard, in bright light). DS had one on his upper lip, and it was fairly prominent until 18 months or so, and it only shows up now when he cries a lot (he's 2.5). I think it's on its way out.
Both my older brother and I had these marks on our foreheads and the backs of our heads/necks when we were born :) The one on my forhead is completely gone (by the time I was 3 I believe?), but the one on the back of my neck is still there, but it's mostly hidden by my hair, and it's fairly light. You wouldn't notice it unless I pointed it out :) The one on my brother's neck is still there as well, and the mark on his forhead only shows up if he gets too hot, or if he's upset or crying :)
Adorkable- congratulations on the birth of your babies!!!! How old are they?
My 3rd DD had stork bites that went away by age 2. Then her sister (age 4 at the time) ran her over with her bike("She didn't move out of the way!"), and DD's stork bites returned with the giant goose egg that appeared. They went away again a few months later.
I guess it depends on the bites/kid.
I had no idea so many babies had stork bites on their eyelids! DS has one on his left eyelid. He is 6 mo and it has absolutely faded. It is still there but I think I'm the only person who sees it unless he is throwing a fit. Also has one on the back of his head but it is hidden now by his hair.
Here is baby Ezra. Only a few hours old here.
She just turned 3.
My midwife said they'd be gone within the first few months, the dr said within the first year. Oh well. It isn't like they bother her, and I'm not in the least worried anymore!
Thanks to everyone for sharing their pics and experiences! At the very least, it's nice to know it's so common, and not like my Cady has some sort of "weird birthmark." Lol.
All of our babies are gorgeous; just have to throw that out there. :-) Here's a recent pic of my Cady, processed but without me "taking out" her bites via airbrushing or similar.
I wouldn't trade this face for anything!
See my bold below. My almost 5yo's are the most noticeable when she's worked up or crying--any time a person would be red-faced, so to speak. I truly forget how "marked" she was as an infant until I look back at her super-newborn pics.
ETA: I deleted the huge photo files. Slowing my computer.
DD was peppered with stork bites when she was born. The worst was on her right eyelid. It was very purple. Then she had a streak of them very similar to your DD's that went down her nose and above her lip. There was even some blemish right under her lip. She also had one the size of a nickle on the side of her head, covered by hair, and the traditional nape of the neck one.
She was also born with a small red blemish right next to her right ear that over the course of about a month grew to the size of a gumball (compound hemangioma). This was our main concern. We were just really thankful that the other marks did not grow like that one.
At 2.5, you would have no idea. I will always notice, but I don't think anyone else does. The stork bites might flare when she gets upset, but I am madly in love with each and every one of them, and they are nothing anyone would question. I love how her nose is always a little bit rosier than the rest of her face. The hemangioma is almost always covered by her hair now and is much duller, and will be surgically removed when we are ready for that.
Edited by Coco_Hikes - 3/13/11 at 6:49am
All those splotchy babies just look like babies to me, lol! I don't think I've seen many babies without some red marks here and there. To me, it's part of the squishy newness of a baby, and mark of how tiny they still are!
My kids have all faded quite a bit, too. I don't notice anyone's anymore...except the baby's. She, actually, has way more than the others. Her cord was wrapped tightly around her body twice, and where her cord was she has huge deep red/purple marks. As she grows, it is taking up less of her, but as a newborn it covered probably 1/2 of her back. I wonder if those will ever go away?