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Hi all

So my 3 mos old, who was born with a nice full head of hair, is now losing her hair! I'm not talking about the infamous bald spot from all that sleeping on her back, I mean her hair seems to falling out on everything - in the sling, on the boppy, on our sheets at night. Basically any place her head comes in contact with clothe.

Is this normal? Should I worry? I havent taken her to see the ped because she seems to be growing and eating well and I expect some flack about our choice to delay vaxing.

btw, her scalp looks fine. She has a few little red spots, but nothing serious.
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Some babies are born with different hair that falls out. The little boy I nannied for went through this. All his black hair fell out and he ended up blonde! It's all right, it'll grow back.

(I couldn't help but pick at his hair as it fell out... that's probably not a good idea...)

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DS is losing his hair, too. I hear it's no big deal. I kinda like the idea that it's going to be a surprise when it grows back Less maintenance for now
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All three of my children lost their hair around the same age. My youngest dd went from black hair to blonde as well!
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Yeah, totally normal. In fact, more normal than it not falling out. I'm not sure, but I think I read some where that it has something to do with a hormonal shift, from sharing your hormones from the birth to producing their own hormones, or something like that. DD1's black baby hair fell out and came in light brown and curly. DD2's hair fell out and came in blonde. So it's a nice surprise. And really really normal, just a little alarming. DD1 looked like she had mange for a while

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DS's hair did that around the same age. It was very dark when he was born and by four months he was bald! It grew back in a much lighter gingery color. No worries!

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Thank you so much!

Now instead of worrying, I can anticipate a possible change in hair color/texture. Maybe she'll go from thick black hair (DH) to curly dark brown (me!).
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We used to joke that DS was just practicing his future hairstyle....he had the nice ring that went around the sides, and nothing on top.

His also went from dark brown tosandy blonde. Now that he's almost 3, it is getting darker every day, heading back towards brown.

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Our poor guy lost all his hair on top when I treated his cradle cap with oil. Then when that started to peach fuzz, he lost all the hair on the back of his head. lol
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Totally normally.

Hair has a resting state and a growth state. For some babies they occur simultaneously and so you never notice the baldness. For others, they lose their hair in the resting state and it doesn't start to grow back in until the next growth phase.

This happened to my DD. I was sooooooo tickled because she was born with oodles of hair. But it was dark red and I was hoping it would be blonde like mine.

Well, now its growing back and IS blonde, with some wave too! YAY!

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My baby was born with TONS of beautiful, fuzzy, dark brown hair, and it all fell out. I found clumps of it in his bassinet when I'd get him up from a nap. It seriously looked like a shedding dog had been laying there! He was almost completely *bald* for a few weeks. I was so sad. But now it's growing back in sort of a reddish blonde color, and it is so gorgeous! Now I'm glad the brown stuff fell out.
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My boy is also loosing his hair... in a fashion style, LOL.... He has a mohawk! He's Cute!

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My son was born with a head full of lush, silver hair. Now at 4 months, it is thin and frizzy, with several bald patches. It looks like it is not just falling out but breaking off. People would stop us when he was a newborn just to see his hair.
My daughter had thick dark hair that resembled a wig at birth. We never noticed it falling out though.
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My boy is also loosing his hair... in a fashion style, LOL.... He has a mohawk! He's Cute!
My son (10.5 months) is just now starting to regrow his hair and it is growing IN in a mohawk! Mohawk babies unite!

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My boy is also loosing his hair... in a fashion style, LOL.... He has a mohawk! He's Cute!
Same here! Well, a I guess she has more of a faux-hawk actually! It's freaking adorable!

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We used to joke that DS was just practicing his future hairstyle....he had the nice ring that went around the sides, and nothing on top.
Same here. We call him our little used car salesman.

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At least those of you who already posted about the hair cul-de-sac have boys!!! I have a little girl with the used car salesman hair! It's actually just started growing back (she's 5 mos) and is much less noticeable than it was... Also growing back lighter, too. From dark brown to a dark blonde with a reddish tint.
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