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Baby Bald Spot: What to Treat Infant Hair Loss

Baby’s Bald Spot: What’s Going On?

Babies spend so much time on their backs, or leaning their heads against car seats and other objects, they often develop bald patches on the back of their soft, malleable heads. Don’t worry, it’s normal and it’ll grow back!

Nothing can totally prevent a little hair loss from happening (babies’ hair tends to fall out easier than grownups’). But to help prevent a full-on bald spot, try these tips:

• Put pieces of smooth fabric, like silk or satin, on the headrests of car seats, bouncy seats, carriers and swings. Just don’t let baby nap with any excess fabrics, which can pose a risk.

• Don’t over-wash her hair. Harsh chemical shampoos can strip hair of essential moisture, causing dryness and tangles, which only increases the friction when they rub their little heads against something and causes more hair loss. Instead, use a gentle, organic product like California Baby’s Skin Protectant Shampoo & Bodywash just a couple of times per week. The natural vegetable cleansers are non-stripping and low-foaming.

• Make sure your baby spends more time on his stomach or carry her more in a sling. It’s just one of the many reasons why tummy time is so important.

• Alternate sides when laying her in the crib.

If all else fails, remember: hair grows! Baby bald spots don’t last for long. Everything on kids tends to sprout up fast—she’ll be sporting a full head of luscious locks in no time!


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