What causes puffy eyes in babies?

During childbirth, pressure on the face might leave your newborn’s eyelids temporarily puffy or swollen. His or her legs and feet might look bowed or bent — thanks to the cramped quarters of the uterus. Expect the curves to straighten on their own as your baby grows and becomes mobile.

Why are my baby’s eyes puffy?

Why does my baby have swollen eyes or lips? The most common causes of swelling include food allergens, such as a Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA). Your baby may also have eyes or lips swollen from other allergies such as insect bites/stings, medication or latex.

When do babies puffy eyes go away?

It doesn’t go away completely until 2 or 3 months of age. Call your doctor if: The swelling becomes large.

How do you know if your baby has an eye infection?

Signs of an eye infection can include:

  1. red, sore, or puffy eyes.
  2. swollen eyelids.
  3. yellow or green pus or discharge.
  4. a bump or swelling on the inside corner of the eye.

What do newborn eyes look like?

Just a smidgen of melanin and your baby will have blue eyes; add some more and you get green, gray or hazel; even more and a newborn’s eyes will be brown or black. From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

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