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This may sound strange, forgive me, but besides their heads, are babies supposed to have body hair?

Just noticing that her feet are a bit stinky (despite a bath 1 or 2 times a day depending on how messy toileting might be) & she has kinda peach fuzz hair... Not sure if thats normal or some abnormal crazy, hormonal growing too early, something? OR maybe I´m an overreacting-nutty-new-mom?

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Asked by anjasmama at 1:32 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter had peach fuzz all over her back when she was born. Her doc said it was normal and it would go away. It did.

    Answer by Kari727 at 1:35 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • It's normal for babies to be born covered in peach fuzz, but it usually falls off the first couple of month and I've never heard of it causing BO. How old is your daughter?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Yes, newborns are quite often covered in "peach fuzz". This will eventually fall out. And the earlier in the pregnancy the baby is more, the more likely to be "hairy".

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • My poor girl had hair almost an inch long on her back until she turned around 1 year old.

    Yes they have hair when they are other places but their head.

    And you may be bathing her too often. Babies don't need a bath more than every other day at most. That could cause additional odor.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:36 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Haha! you know i always was concerned about my middle child who had fuzzy body hair by the butt crack as a baby. he eventually grew out of it or it grew with him but now its not so strange now that he's 10. i wouldnt worry.

    Answer by americansugar80 at 1:36 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Totally normal. Some babes have a fuzz that slowly falls off. Some of the fuzz actually stays through toddlerhood, but becomes less noticeable as they grow.


    All fine and normal.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 1:36 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • my kids had hairy backs when born! It di,as the other said, fall out eventually. And my DD had STINKY feet to! Never did figure out what caused it but she grew out of that to! We used to call her princess stinky feet. Lol.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:37 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • totally normal, you're forgiven.

    Answer by Sillylins at 2:08 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Thanks everyone!!! Just got to thinkin that hair & smell could be hormone issues...maybe I need to worry less & go with the flow... :)

    Comment by anjasmama (original poster) at 2:28 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • My ds has peach fuzzys all over too & has dark lil hair on his lil butt crack lol he is 2.5mths old so its normal!

    Answer by Chelhaidax at 12:15 AM on Jul. 14, 2011

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