could it be baby measles?

I don't know with you guys but parenting for me is not like a walk in the park. I'm always the frantic mom everytime I would notice something unusual with my child. But then I guess that's how other moms or parents would react, too.

I mentioned she got out of her teething discomfort and fever some two weeks ago. I thought that was our only health concern for the month. In fact, we brought her along to church with us on Sunday afternoon. However, Monday morning when she was about to take her bath, we noticed some red rashes on her stomach, and then there were some on her back and behind her ear which we suspected to be "baby measles" but then again we can't be sure. She was complete with vaccination, by the way.

I was frantic and wanted to see the doctor right away but my little toddler was acting normal - active, walking and running around the house, jumping in the mattress, just like her normal self. No fever, no itching, nothing except those eruptions/rashes on the skin (parts of her stomach, back and behind her ear).

Time to call mother-in-law. We were advised to just observe first how it goes with her at least for a day. So, we just let her take lots of fluids. I thank God for her strong immune system because the rashes started to fade away hours after and when it was already morning, those rashes on the skin are all clear and gone.

Could it be baby measles or roseola? My analysis was that she got the virus when we went to church. Someone's child might have been carrying the virus, too. It was raining when we were about to go home. We forgot to bring an umbrella so we had to wait (along with the other churchgoers who also came unprepared) for the rain to stop. There were sneezing and coughing here and there. Hmmm, anyway, it's all clear already. Thank you, Lord!


  1. Praise the Lord for sparing Dipdip from any adverse sickness. At least the rashes disappeared after a day. It is understandable that you are a bit panicky with regards to the health of your baby. After all, she is still your only child for the moment. But in due time and with a little bit of experience, you will learn to act more circumspectly. Great that you have older relatives who can give you advices like your MIL. They have gone through those experiences and knew how to react calmly in every dire situation. Praise the Lord for His goodness and grace for your family. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

  2. Thank you brother mel! Our life as parents has been made easier with in-laws that care, my mother-in-law especially.

    Friends: I'd like to thank you for the message you gave on my previous posts. I haven't been around blogging much but I do appreciate all your comments and visits.

  3. Buti naman gumaling agad si baby! Di talaga maiiwasan minsan ang mahawa sa iba lalo na kung mahina ang immune sysyem ng tao mas madaling makakuha ng sakit.

  4. all i k now is that baby is cute! :)

    she looks very healthy.

  5. @anney: i'm just too glad she got out of it right away.
    @hahpiness: thanks for the compliment. yeah, most of the time she's really healthy. thank God.