I hate it. I absolutely HATE it. Gavin (my 3 year old) has been the only one of my children lucky enough to escape it. Baby skin is supposed to be soft and smooth, not red, blotchy and bumpy. :( As I'm sure many moms do, I went looking for something to help...and this is what I found. I'll be honest, I was TOTALLY skeptical to be sure, but I thought, what the heck, it's worth a shot.

Make a 'runny' paste out of the baking soda and water. Not totally watered down, but not too thick either. Enough that it stays put on baby's face. I just dab it all over his sweet little face while I'm bathing him, let it sit for 30 seconds - 1 minute, then wipe it off, making VERY sure not to get it in his eyes. Then I follow up with the Aquaphor. This is what my Pediatrician suggested I use for the acne, so that's why I chose it. I've read that Eucerin works well too. I bathe him in the morning, and by the next morning the affected areas are mostly clear. He's still getting new spots, so I'm still using it, but it's almost gone, and it's only lasted a few days. HOORAY!!

So there you have it. Greatly reduce the length of time baby acne affects YOUR precious little one, and get those kissable cheeks back in no time!


  1. Baking soda can be used for everything! Crazy how well that worked for him. I'll have to remember this little trick :)

  2. Dreft is a great laundry soap to use. It is expensive but it prevents baby acne break outs. I just wash baby's clothes and bedding and my shirts in it!

  3. Baby acne looks similar to teenage acne. You'll see white or red bumps or pimples, which may be surrounded by reddish skin.Acne usually appears on the cheeks and sometimes on the forehead, the chin, and even the back. It can become more pronounced when your baby is hot or fussy, or if his skin is irritated Mike Walden Review

  4. I would not recommend using this on an infant! Please check with your Pediatrician first!