Anyone else here have a red haired child or children??

Mia - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I have a gorgeous red haired baby girl, born May 6th, of 2009. She is our pride and joy, so naturally I wanted to find other moms of redheads to talk about our little red heads with!

Upon searching, I realized their isn't any "active" communities for moms of red haired children on Circle of Moms. I wanted to be able to discuss everything, like all the attention the red hair gets from strangers, how it affects the siblings of red haired children, maybe compare notes on sun block, etc, etc.

So I began the group;

Proud mothers of redhead/ginger children!

http://apps.facebook.com/circleofmoms/gr...

Where we can discuss all aspects of motherhood and raising our red haired (and non red haired) children with people who understand, and celebrate our little gingers!

The group is open to the public, so won't you join us? We look forward to hearing from you!

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Ruthie - posted on 05/26/2012

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I have two redheads a boy and a girl they are two years apart. My son thinks his red hair is no big deal he could care less but my daughter they are both teens loves her hair and I can say I do not blame her It is very long past her waist and is long curls. Everywhere we go people stop and tell her it is beautiful and cannot stop raving about it. We live in Los Angeles (Burbank) When at Universal Studios people from Japan always ask to take pictures with her because of her hair. My kids have very fair skin as do the majority of red heads but no freckles what is very rare is we are hispanic I am very fair with dark brown hair I am Mexican their father has black hair and is dark skin and is from Guatamala I read that to have a redhead both parents must have the red hair gene. So you just never know red hair can show up anywhere. I also read that red heads eye color most common will be blue and that brown is very uncommon. My daughters were blue gray and are now green, amber and blue a blend of three colors and my sons are brown. Bottom line is red heads do get a lot of attention!

Cheryl - posted on 03/06/2010

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My middle daughter is a redhead and has faced many challenges. The fair skin still causes issues with sun sensitivity {just say sun and her skin turns pink} and allergies. She was allergic to the plastic in diapers when she was a baby, the plastic in feminine pads still causes a rash, the neoprene in her knee brace when she was injured playing soccer... As a teen she was teased for her red hair but she is proud of it now that she is 30. Guess it took her a while.

Mary - posted on 03/05/2010

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I have a daughter who was born May 6, 1997. She has strawberry-blonde hair. I dont really know where she got it because all her grand-parents had/have dark hair. Her dad & I are both naturally blonde. My mom says she probably got it from my aunt who had strawberry-blonde hair when she was little. The thing about it is, she hates her hair color. I tell her it looks good with her blue eyes. She's stuck with it. My younger children both have blonde hair. She wishes she wasn't the odd-ball.

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Geraldine - posted on 10/02/2014

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My very special little girl came as a suprise ( the girl part not the baby lol) on the 7th of November 2012. We wanted a girl so very much and not only did we get her, we got a peachy!!! thats what her hair reminded me of and now we are heading to 2 years a little darker but gingery all the same...at 2 years old my son who just turned 10, had hair the colour oh his tigger dressing gown!!! His hair is dark now but you can see the red highlights in the sun, just like mine. I a peachy blonde and my hair darkened by age 4.
Love my gingersnaps xxx

Raquelalba - posted on 04/10/2014

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my daughter is 5 and was born with red hair and she has many issuse born with hip displya dislocoted hips she comes home from school everyday and tells me she has no friends and no one wants to play with her? has any one elses child go thu this

Diane - posted on 05/22/2013

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hi there
I have a daughter with red curly hair and green eyes. She looks like Merida from the Disney show. In fact, when the show came out I made her a costume that looked like Merida and the other kids thought it was great.
Yes they get a lot of attention with the hair. she is starting to freckle now at 10, sun block a must but we are in AZ so we would need it anyway.
Good luck that temper streak with redheads is true
Diane

Elizabeth - posted on 03/05/2010

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I have a beautiful 12 year old son with curly brown hair and a gorgeous 4 year old girl with curly red hair. They both receive A LOT of attention from everyone! But now my daughter, who is what they class as a typical red head, is NOT modest! My son just says "thank you". My daughter uses it to her advantage. I don't know if it's being a girl or a red head but she can turn "it" on and off suiting her needs for the day! It's amazing to watch. It's sad to say she can read her crowd but I want to think this will be beneficial in the future, as she's a girl.

Tania - posted on 03/05/2010

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My little Girl is 3 and 1/2 she was born May 11th, 2006. She is my pride and joy. Her coloris so unique she is noticed were ever he goes. I get a lot of questions from strangers if she is a model.

Rebecca - posted on 02/25/2010

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I have three children and only one of them is a red head. My oldest child, Tyler, who is 10 now has red hair. I have red hair also, but my 6 year old has a variety of color in her hair, it was blond when she was younger, but now she has natural brown and red highlights. My youngest who is almost 10 months has mood hair. Some days it's blond, others its red. I have to wait a while before finding out his true color. Both my sisters youngest boys have red hair. The youngest has very red curly hair, it's so cute.

Erna - posted on 02/24/2010

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Two out of 5 of my kiddos is a red-head! My son is not happy about his hair color, but my 6 yer old gets told all the time that her hair color is beautiful!

Leslie - posted on 02/23/2010

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my last child of 4 is a beautiful red head and yes it is wonderful but I have also found the difference in her temperment compared to the other children. I say it is the red hair! LOL.

Tiffany - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son, Elijah, has red hair. He's the only one of the trips who got it... funny because the hubby and I have dark brown hair. He must have got it from my side of the family. My two sisters have red hair. He looks more like their kid then mine. lol

Amy - posted on 02/22/2010

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It is defiantly a special thing to have a red headed child. I never imagined (being a dark brunette) that I would have ever had a red head.
While I was crowning in the hospital waiting for the dr to show up, the nurse was genteelly twirling the curl on top of my daughters head. "I think she's a red head" she said in a singsong voice. No way I thought. I mean I do have red headed cousins but I had never imagined my own children with anything but dark curly hair. Sure enough, she came out with a beautiful thick head of curly red hair.
From that day forward I/we became part of the secret "red hair club" that I never new existed. Everywhere we went I would get stopped by on-lookers saying oh my, what a beautiful baby! Thinking that this must happen to every mother of small children I never put too much thought into it. Until, I was shopping with a friend of mine with 2 beautiful blonde toddler girls. She was shocked at how many people stopped us to comment about the red hair. We made a game out of trying to go into just one store without getting noticed. It never happened.
It's usually fun to have everyone else justify my biased mommy opinion of having the prettiest little girl around. But I dare say it gets a bit frustrating when the trips to Wal-Mart take an extra 30 minutes with stories of "Oh my daughter/niece/granddaughter had red hair when she was little too"
She does enjoy all the attention and I even think it has helped her overcome any shyness that most young kids have. We celebrate her unique feature and hopefully this will help to set the tone of future self esteem.

Cheryl - posted on 02/20/2010

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No , don't but I think they are so beautiful! Lucky you! In college I went to Japan with a girlfriend who is a redhead and people openly started and actually came up to touched her hair as so many of them had never seen a redhead before!

Shaina - posted on 02/09/2010

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Thanks Mia,

Two out of my four children have red hair. I think this is a good idea :) & I have a friend who has two daughters with red hair so I will also let her know :)

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