TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Woodie Kessel, MD, MPH, Former Assistant U.S. Surgeon General.

Introduction

Baby Body Signs Panel of Medical Experts

Chapter 1. Your Baby’s Head
Bulging Soft Spots • Sunken Soft Spots • An Extra Soft
Spot • Large Soft Spots • Small or Missing Soft Spots •
Cone-Shaped Head • A Long, Narrow Head • A Flattened
Head • Misshapen Heads in Older Babies • A Large Head •
A Small Head • Head Banging

Chapter 2. Your Baby’s Hair and Scalp
Colorless Hair • A White Streak of Hair • Very Tangly Hair •
Easily Broken Hair • Hair That Pulls Out Easily • Born
Bald • Triangular Bald Spot • Baby Bald Patch • Balding
Baby • Missing Chunk of Scalp Skin • Soft Lump on
Scalp • White Flakes on the Scalp • Spotted, Scaly Scalp •
Hair Twirling

Chapter 3. Your Baby’s Eyes
Different-Colored Eyes • Pale or Pink Eyes • Red Eyes • Yellow
Eyes • “White Eye” in Photos • “Yellow Eye” in Photos •
Mismatched Pupils • Misshapen Pupil • Double Pupil • Red
Eyelids • Crusty Eyelids • Eyelid Lump or Bump • Droopy
Eyes • Double Eyelashes • Baby Shiners • Baby Bags •
Protruding Eyes • Too Many Tears • No Tears • Happy
Tears • Darting Eyes • Crossed Eyes • An Outward-Drifting
Eye • An Up-Cast Eye • Angelic Eyes • Downcast Eyes •
Squinting • Blinking and Winking • Lack of Eye Contact

Chapter 4. Your Baby’s Ears
Dimpled Ear • Ear Tag • Ear Bumps • Wrinkled Ear • Small
Babies and Hearing • Born Deaf • Ear Infections and Hearing
Loss • Stuffing Stuff in the Ears • Deafness or Autism?

Chapter 5. Your Baby’s Nose
Flaring Nostrils • Hairless Bump on the Nose • Hairy Bump on
the Nose • Nasal Crease • Runny Nose • Dangerous Colds •
Sun Sneezing • Small Snorers • Breathing Breaks • Wee Whistles
• Fast or Slow Breathing • Shoving Stuff up the Nose •
Nose Picking

Chapter 6. Your Baby’s Mouth
Blue Lips • Baby Blisters • Blackish Tongue • A Groovy
Tongue • Heart-Shaped Tongue • Smooth Tongue • Traveling
Tongue Patches • Trembling Tongue • Milky Mouth • Crooked
Gums • Tiny Gum Dots • Bad Baby Breath • Tiny Teeth • Tardy
Teeth • Discolored Teeth • Blue-Tinged Teeth • Yawning a
Lot • Drooling a Lot • Stuffing Stuff in the Mouth • Nocturnal
Noises • A Raspy Voice • Stammering When Speaking

Chapter 7. Your Baby’s Torso and Limbs
Budding Breasts in Baby Girls • Budding Breasts in Baby
Boys • One Swollen Breast • Triple Breasts • Leaky Nipples •
Triple Nipples • Invisible Nipples • Sunken Chest • Pointy
Chest • Belly Button Bulge • Belly Button Stump • Limber
Limbs • Bent Thumb • Bowed Legs • Knock-Knee • Pigeon
Toes • Duck Walking • Walking on Tippy Toes • Flat
Feet • Shuddering Spells • Swaddling

Chapter 8. Your Baby’s Skin
Red or Pink Birthmark • Large, Lumpy Birthmark • Burgundy
Birthmark • Blue Birthmark • Black-and-Blue Birthmarks • Lots
of Freckles • Large Freckles • Lip Freckles • Baby Blemishes
• Baby Acne • Baby Blisters • Honeycomb-like Blisters
• Traveling Diaper Rash • Hairy Moles • Skin Tag •
Orange Bump on the Face • Leg Dimple • Back Dimple • Blue
Skin • Yellow or Orangish Skin • Marbled Skin • Light Skin
Patches • Baby Hickey • Easy Bruising • Leg Bands •
Sweaty, Salty Skin

Chapter 9. Your Baby’s Genitals
Boy or Girl? • Swollen Vagina • Extra Piece of Skin • Baby
Period • Yucky Odor • Penis Pearls • Snug Foreskin • Smelly
Penis • Crooked Penis • Little Penis • Small Scrotum • Bulging
Scrotum • Swollen Scrotum • Peeing Off Center • Missing the
Mark • Genital Touching • Penis Play • Diaper Dumping

Chapter 10. Your Baby’s Body Wastes
A Wee Bit of Pee • Peeing a Lot • Very Yellow Pee • Orange
Pee • Reddish or Pinkish Pee Spots • Sweet Pee • Not-
So-Sweet Pee • Yellowish Poop • Orange Poop • Green
Poop • Pale Poop • Blackish Poop • Reddish Poop • Watery
Stools • Recurrent Runs • Periodic Pooping • Floating
Feces • Gassy Baby

Appendix I
Multisystem Diseases in Babies and Their Signs

Appendix II
Resources

Acknowledgments

Index