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yellow nose? mandysweetie 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Iowa 333 posts
21st Feb '08

My daughter is 5 1/2 months old and lately I have noticed that her nose looks yellow, especially in pictures. She is on baby food now and I've heard that sometimes if they get too much of the orange foods it can turn their skin yellow, however it only seems to be her nose. Has anyone else experienced this? She does get green beans and peas too but since there are more yellows (squash, carrots and sweet potatoes) I'm wondering if it is just the foods. And if it is from the food, is that bad? I'm just curious if this is something I should be concerned about or not.



Thanks, Mandy

shape0fmyheart 3 kids; Pennsylvania 911 posts
21st Feb '08

I notice it in a lot of pictures of babies! I don't think it's anything to worry about.

Everybody ♥s Becca 2 kids; Iowa 13379 posts
21st Feb '08

most likely just the food. Esp. if its only on her nose. If it was jaundice or anything, you would notice it in the whites of her eyes. The nose is where it goes if its food related. Don't think it will harm her, but you may want to cut back on the orange/yellow if you want it to go away.

cristisue 1 child; California 45 posts
21st Feb '08

yes that definately what it is! i had the same thing happen and i noticed if i gave her orange things once a day it wasnt so bad depending how much baby food you give her. try only like every third time mabey.

mandysweetie 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Iowa 333 posts
21st Feb '08

Thanks so much for the replies! I'm going to start giving her less orange foods and see what happens. The only problem is that she hates the green beans and peas and stuff lol. I still give them to her, like orange for 2 days then a green . But I think I will try the other way with more greens and see what happens! I think I might try mixing with some fruit or something to get her to eat them better also. Usually we do a fruit for lunch and veggie for dinner but maybe I'll start doing half and half. She's a very stubborn little girl! But I love her! Anyways, thanks again!

Amy Hixon 1 child; Roanoke, Texas 20 posts
29th Feb '08

My 7 month old has a very yellow nose, in pictures especially. He also eats a lot of yellow and orange food. Looks like its time to switch it up a little and get him outside more. You can always photoshop the pictures just a little for pictures that you are framing and things like that.

EastonsMom TTC since Feb 2014; 1 child; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 30936 posts
29th Feb '08

Hmm interesting! I never knew that food could cause changes in skin pigmentation.

I guess now that I think about it, sometimes my son's nose does appear a little yellow.

Amy Hixon 1 child; Roanoke, Texas 20 posts
29th Feb '08

yeah, i heard that it is too much Vitamin A. They (whoever they are) say to take them outside in the sun more and that Vitamin D (that you get from the sun) helps to break it down better. We should try to get them outside more often anyway. I know I don't enough.

EastonsMom TTC since Feb 2014; 1 child; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 30936 posts
29th Feb '08
Quoting AmyMHixon:
mandysweetie 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Iowa 333 posts
29th Feb '08

I wish I could take McKenzie outside! It'll be weeks yet before the weather cooperates enough for us to go outside! Between the bitter cold temps and snow there's just no outside time for us =( I have been giving her less of the foods with such high vitamin A content, though. She does not like the green beans at all but if I mix them with a little fruit she does much better. The yellow has gone away some but I still notice it. Oh well!