When will my baby grow hair?

Q: My baby's totally bald. When will she grow some hair?

A: Tired of people assuming your daughter's a boy anytime you don't dress her in head-to-toe pink? You should know that there's a very wide range of normal when it comes to baby hair growth. Most babies lose some of the hair they're born with within the first few months, due to hormonal fluctuations that occur right after birth. In those cases, it can start growing in again pretty quickly. But for those who are born as total baldies, it can take up to a year or more for any significant hair to sprout -- this is totally fine and nothing to worry about. In the meantime, try not to stress about your baby's bare head. You can still enjoy stockpiling all those girly bows and barrettes -- you'll be using them soon enough!

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