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Babies Encyclopedia: My baby was born with lots of hair but recently lost it all. Should I be concerned?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 2:28 PM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Absolutely not it is very common for neborns to loose some of their hair especially on the back where they lay on it.

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 2:30 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • All four of my babies had massive amounts of hair that seemed to thin out. Well, the pediatricaian told me her head was growing which separated and thinned the hair. They do also lose the baby hair, and a thicker more adult like hair grows in it's place.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 2:30 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Absolutely not! The hair that babies are born with is called lanugo, and is meant to be washed away. You may find that your baby is born with dark hair, but is actually a blond or redhead!

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:30 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • This happened to my baby as well. She was born with brown hair, which soon fell out. She now has lots of blonde hair!

    Answer by babywhatnow at 2:33 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • It's normal. My son was born with lots of dark hair. It fell out and his hair came back in white/blond.


    Answer by Gailll at 2:42 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • This happens to all babies my daughter looked like a gorillawhen she was born lol, ( I say that in the nicest way lol ) But she lost it all it's the lanugo hair that protects their bodies from the amniotic fluid while they are in the womb.


    Answer by cynprz at 2:43 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • very common! my son was born with a ton of dark brown hair, he lost it all around 3 months old, and it grew back full force as blonde!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 2:44 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • no, its very normal for baby hair to fall out

    Answer by elizabiza at 3:31 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • It is common. I read once that it is a reaction to a stressful birth. One out of five of my babies lost their hair (yes, it grew back), and he was my only hospital birth too. My midwives said they have not noticed a connection between stressful births and hair loss though!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:44 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • The exact same thing happened to my daughter's hair. When I asked her doctor about it she said that it was normal and that the hair would soon grow back i no time flat!

    Answer by armanaqueen630 at 4:46 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

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