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.
(I couldn't help but pick at his hair as it fell out... that's probably not a good idea...)
DCP to 1 busy munchkin! and a CRST too!
Wife to DH and mama to DD(7) and DD(5) ...Lola the Wiener Dog , Faulkner the Little Giant , Ginger the Wonder Cat , Azkaban the blue parakeet, Sunny the yellow parakeet, 3 nameless hermit crabs, and a whole bunch of fish!
His also went from dark brown tosandy blonde. Now that he's almost 3, it is getting darker every day, heading back towards brown.
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!
R~Mama to my sweet A 7//07 & bubbly Z 3/12
AND due 9/13
My daughter had thick dark hair that resembled a wig at birth. We never noticed it falling out though.
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.