My red head baby

Angelique - posted on 06/21/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Hey all, people would stare at us everywhere we go, as me and our little girl's dad both have brown hair and she has the most beautiful red hair, it is kinda weird, as we did not expect a red head, but can not imagine her any other way, she is gorgeous... what would u suggest i say to people making stupid comments?

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Sara - posted on 04/07/2013

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Hey everyone. My redhead is now 14 months and it never fails, when we take her out people always make comments about her red har. But it is always so positive! People act AMAZED and Oooh and Ahhh over her! None of us have red hair and it just blows me away how much attention she gets. I even dyed my blond hair red just so I would look more like my daughter. However, it washed out quickly. Red hair is soo rare. Only about 1-2% have natural red hair in the US. We live in the South, so maybe it is different for us but we always get so many smiles and strangers coming up to her to admire my daughters red hair.

Amanda - posted on 06/28/2011

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I would ignore them or when they say it just reply yeah she does.
My daughter was born with a platinum blonde mohawk on the top of her head and was bright ginger red round the back and sides. It blended in to a gorgeous strawberry blonde colour and I was hoping it would stay that colour. She still has a reddish tinge to her hair but it's more of a really light blonde. I get comments on how blonde she is all the time, I'm dark, my husband and son are a mousey light brown so she stands out a mile off. I think people just comment because the hair colour is so different in contrast to our own or they are just making conversation

Elise - posted on 06/28/2011

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Just ignore them! Red hair is beautiful! I'm from a family full of red heads. Me, my dad, one of my sisters, 3 uncles, a cousin, 4 of my cousin's kids and heaps of second cousins. Surprisingly neither of my kids have any hint of red.

AMANDA - posted on 06/27/2011

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i have 6 week old b/g twins and my little girl has dark brown hair and my son has strawberry blonde so i get the comments too.. i just say he perfect and that those are recessed genes which they are

Katie - posted on 06/25/2011

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I get those comments the other way a round though! I'm the one with the red hair and brown eyes, while my son has beautiful blonde hair and blue eyes. People always say "That's interesting he doesn't have your hair colour" or "You're lucky he DOESN'T have the red hair!"...... Don't know what to say to that one!!

Erica - posted on 06/24/2011

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Red hair is a recessive trait and can come out of any parents who carry the gene. I have strawberry blonde hair. My parents both have dark brown hair. My siblings both have dirty blonde hair. My cousin has bright red hair and her parents have dark brown hair and dirty blonde hair. If the "recessive" approach doesn't work: tell people you stole her from some redheaded lady. I tell people all the time that they stole my kid if the baby has red hair and the parents don't. People usually laugh. It's stupid, but it amuses me, so I don't care.

Angelique - posted on 06/24/2011

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Yah i agree, people can be sooo rude sometimes, our neigbour has red hair, and now everyone will make fun of that and ask... mmm... did u maybe visit the neighbour, as my little girl has red hair, how pathetic is that??? I mean duh... she look sjust like her daddy, just not his colour hair! I usually just laugh it off or ignore them, it work best for me!!!!

Melissa - posted on 06/24/2011

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People do and say the weirdest things! Sometimes I get so annoyed going out in public because it seems there is ALWAYS at least one person who makes some odd remark to me, or loud enough around me to where I can overhear. I've learned to just ignore people or I laugh whatever they say off. If I'm in the mood, I'll act as if I don't speak English. Lol. A friend of mine is half black/white and her husband is Caucasian. You can't even tell that Camille is her daughter because she is super light skinned with green eyes and gorgeous, red locks of curls. I am Vietnamese and BF is white. My bf was in the checkout line at the grocery store, and I jumped around to the next aisle to get some gum. I heard a man ask my BF if he knew his son looked Asian?! I was in shock that someone would question the obvious and so was my BF. Anyways, ignoring people works for me.. If I respond to their remarks, they usually have something else to say after that.

Carly - posted on 06/23/2011

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My son's hair has a red tint, but so does my husband's beard when it grows in (his brother too) and my husband is 100% Greek and I'm Italian/Irish (but no redheads in the family) I know a lot of mediaterraneans have red hair actually, as well as Scottish/Irish. Anyone else in the family have red hair (or red beard hair? LOL)
I'd just say it runs in the family or if you want to get snippy tell them you dye it and are hoping to get her on "toddlers and tiaras"- throw in that she looks great with fake eyelashes too.

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WOW Amelia how rude of them! And your right, you know the truth and thats what matters. I just think to many times ppl forget where the filter is between brain and mouth.

Amelia - posted on 06/23/2011

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I had one of my husband's family members ask if I slept with his brother because of our son having white blonde hair and blue eyes.
My husband has green eyes and black hair and I am dirty blonde with hazel eyes. I used to have very blonde hair when I was young but it has darkened over time.
I just shrug it off because my husband, his brother and I all know the truth.

Angelique - posted on 06/22/2011

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Thanks all of you, i will take all the advise, does not bother me, just really annoying sometimes!!!She is absolutely gorgeous, so i dont care what they say, just not nice to find someone around every corner asking srupid questions!!! Have anice day all xxx

Angelique - posted on 06/22/2011

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@Tasha... Hey Tasah, yip... my hubby's mom is originally from Scotland and she has a twin brother with ginger hair, though her hair is dark. My dad also has a bit of ginger hair and apparently both his grandparents had red hair??? Doesnt really bother me, just annoying, as God decides what they must look like, and she is absolutely PERFECT!But thanks for the advise, will definately try it, hehe... we planning a next baby, just wonder if the next one will also have red hair?

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lol I tell ppl I had my husbands baby, the milk mans baby and then my baby...My oldest has brown hair (same as Dads), my second has blonde hair (I did when I was her age), and my son is a redhead (I am now) is there anyone on either side who has red hair? If you do, I'd say "Oh yes, she has beautiful hair just like blah blah blah" Dont let it bother you, its in one of you somewhere lol!

Medic - posted on 06/22/2011

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My son has red hair and even though both myself and his dad have alot of red in our hair I am blonde and he is a brunette. My favorite thing to do when people say "Oh my he has red hair" or anything along those lines is act very suprised and say OMYGOSH I am so glad I had you to point that out for me I would have never known. Usually they just walk away.

Tara - posted on 06/22/2011

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I would just ignore them. People will continue to make stupid comments even if you think of something smart to say back. My uncle (my mom's brother) has red hair, while no one else does. They know somewhere back down the line, someone had red hair and they assume that's how he got red hair.

But like I said, just ignore it. Your daughter will see your reaction when people make comments and so you want to be careful on how you react. To me, ignoring it, is just showing her that it doesn't matter what other people say.

Good luck to you :)

Ashlie - posted on 06/22/2011

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not a clue! sorry. my son is also a red head but it was kind of expected because his dad has red hair lol but i hate when people single out his "red" hair and make comments...but if you come up with a good come back let me know!

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