mongolian spots on baby

Center stage in the ‘spot’light this week is….(drum roll!)Mongolian Spots! Medically known as Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis, Mongolian Spots are a type of birth mark caused by the collection of pigment in the skin. Most apparent in those with darker complexions, these spots typically form above the tailbone. The marks are flat, smooth and often look grey, blue or black-toned. Though they are birth marks, they can also appear post-birth in the infants first week of life. The good news is they don’t pose any health risks, or cause any pain, and most babies outgrown them over .time, so embrace the spots while you can!