Hair and lanugo

Your baby may be born bald, with a full head of thick hair — or almost anything in between! Don't fall in love with your baby's locks too quickly. The hair color your baby is born with isn't necessarily what he or she will have six months down the road. Blond newborns, for example, may become lighter or darker blond as they get older, and sometimes a reddish tinge isn't apparent at birth.

You may be surprised to see that your newborn's head isn't the only place he or she has hair. Downy, fine hair called lanugo covers a baby's body before birth and may temporarily appear on your newborn's back, shoulders, forehead and temples. Most of this hair is shed in the uterus before the baby is delivered, making lanugo especially common in premature babies. It disappears in the weeks following birth.

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