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I think our daughter has a mongolian blue spot at the base of her spine. Anybody have any experience with them?? Do they really fade as the kids get older??
 

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DD had a lot of them (in particular one on her ankle that looked like a bruise - as if someone had squeezed her leg too hard changing diapers). Most have faded, though a few on her spine are still barely visible. Of course she is darker-skinned so they may be more "covered" than faded.
 

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Thanks Calidris <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> She actually has one at the base of her spin and onto her buttocks... my DH calls her blue butt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I just say that she has an artistic butt.
 

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My oldest had one at the base of her spine across her bottom, as a baby. She's 7 now and it's gone.
 

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I think they're typically at the base of the spine, and over the hips and buttocks. My daughter's were like that--I had never seen Mongolian Spots; it was a rough delivery and my mom and I thought it was bruising. My MIL told us about Mongolian spots. My second child had more, and they were a little more spread out. Theirs are all gone now. (dd is 12; ds1 is 7) Ds2 had the most. He had them on his arms, his legs, his buttocks, his hips, his shoulders, even his nose. The pediatrician at the hospital even noted in his charts that he had an unusual number of Mongolian spots. At five, he still has one on his shoulder that is sometimes mistaken for a bruise, and a faint one between his eyes, on the bridge of his nose.
 

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Both my girls had them, especially my youngest. They are now 3 and 6 and there is no trace of them. My oldest has a dark line running from her navel to her labia, like what some pregnant women get. I had never seen that on a child before but I'm assuming she got that from dh's Indian genes.
 

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They fade as the child gets older, all 3 of my kids had them. Very normal in african/ asian/hispanic children.
 
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