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Why does the hair color of some babies change when they get older?

Why does the hair color of some babies change when they get older?

Normal: Newborns often can lose their whole head of hair (due to decreasing hormones)- but don't worry- it will grow back. And when it does it may be a different color, texture, etc. This is all normal. ...Read more

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My 15 day old baby had lot of hairs on face , back and arms.. What is the reason ?What should I do to get ride of it?Is it normal with babies

My 15 day old baby had lot of hairs on face , back and arms.. What is the reason ?What should I do to get ride of it?Is it normal with babies

Common finding: Examination of all infants will find some fine villus hair covering many body surfaces at birth that gradually diminishes over time.In some ethnic groups it is much darker than others & thus more noticeable. Ignore it. ...Read more

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How do I get my babies hair to stop thinning . And falling out?? Even though its normal what is a way I can make it not happen.!! Help

How do I get my babies hair to stop thinning  .  And falling out?? Even though  its normal what is a way I can make it not happen.!! Help

Hair loss in infant: It is normal for babies to lose some or all of their hair, and this is not safely preventable unless another underlying cause (such as severe seborrhea capitus or fungal infections) is present and not addressed. Hair growth returns in a few weeks to months, not to worry. ...Read more

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Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Anterior fontanelle: Should be easy to feel by gently touching with the soft part of the fingertips whether wet or dry. It usually closes at around a year of age, but the timing is quite variable. ...Read more

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How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair,eyes, and skin color change after born?

How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair,eyes, and skin color change after born?

Newborn babies: Yes, genetics are what determines whether babies have a lot of hair or are close to bald. Most babies are born with a shade of grey colored eyes and will change over the next year or longer. Hair color in the first year and change as well. Babies skin will be lighter or pinker as newborns and also change over time after birth. ...Read more

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Why do babies like to twist and pull out their hair?

Why do babies like to twist and pull out their hair?

Tasty tidbits: Probably due to a nervous habit or stress.As toddlers begin to explore the parts of their body they learn to twist and twirl their hair. The pulled hair eventually gets swallowed and if enough hair accumulates can cause intestinal blockage(bezoars). ...Read more

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Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Dont know: I do not know. I have not heard that. I would suggest though that hair perms contain chemicals that can leach in to the body through the scalp and are in general not beneficial especially if pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Avoid them. Anencephaly has multiple causes and at best chemicals may contribute...Have seen no evidence yet they are causal. ...Read more

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Can cat or dog hair bring on asthma in babies?

Can cat or dog hair bring on asthma in babies?

Allergic triggers: Babies can have asthma and animals can be the "trigger" that brings on symptoms. But it may have nothing to do with the animals, or just one or the other. Every person is individual, and if they have asthma, they have their own triggers that bring on symptoms. The only way to know what your baby's triggers are is to work with his doc or allergist. Can do allergy testing or avoidance/exposure tests. ...Read more