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Is it normal for my newborn to be losing hair?

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Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology

In brief: Thanks for asking!

Babies can lose hair on the back of their head by rubbing their head on the crib or bassinet.

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Babies can lose hair on the back of their head by rubbing their head on the crib or bassinet.
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dr. Shelly Friedman
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Most newborns loose their baby hair.

In brief: Yes

Most newborns loose their baby hair.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

A normal young baby can lose some hair, especially if the baby rubs the back of his head on the bed when moving his head side to side.
The back of his head can end up a bit bald. Cradle cap rash on the head can also lead to hair loss, as the hair can fall out as the cradle cap flaky crust is removed from the scalp. Show the scalp to the doctor at the next check up to be sure it looks normal.

In brief: Yes

A normal young baby can lose some hair, especially if the baby rubs the back of his head on the bed when moving his head side to side.
The back of his head can end up a bit bald. Cradle cap rash on the head can also lead to hair loss, as the hair can fall out as the cradle cap flaky crust is removed from the scalp. Show the scalp to the doctor at the next check up to be sure it looks normal.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Newborns lose their baby hair at about 3-4 months of age.
It is replaced by thicker, coarser hair. Some infants will develop "bald spots, " where the hair growth is very thin until the new hair regrows. These spots are now more common on the back of the head in many infants due to lying them on their back to sleep, and putting them in reclining safety seats.

In brief: Yes

Newborns lose their baby hair at about 3-4 months of age.
It is replaced by thicker, coarser hair. Some infants will develop "bald spots, " where the hair growth is very thin until the new hair regrows. These spots are now more common on the back of the head in many infants due to lying them on their back to sleep, and putting them in reclining safety seats.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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